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Prairie Artisan Ales Vanilla Noir

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atom (1584) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
12oz bottle pours a dark brown/black with a large light tan head. Sweet fruity aroma with Chocolate and hints of vanilla. Taste of smooth medicinal vanilla, alcohol, and chocolate. Not by favorite of the Noirs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Johnsense (910) - - JAN 19, 2015
Dark pour, small had, low carbonation. Vanilla and coffee in the aroma but also a heavy funk note that im not sure was intentional. Vanilla is present but again this bottle is heavy on the oak and quite funky.... If you told me it was a dark sour id agree, but im not certain that was the brewers intention or what other bottles have been either.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (9190) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle from Beerenberger. Aroma of chicken coup. Taste is a little chicken feather and Greece. Vanilla is there, but not well integrated with coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9891) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle... This beer lifts! Pours murky and dark brown with a minimal, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The aroma supplies heaps of beautiful, bright vanilla and candied nuts. Not much else going on here. Not much else needed. Full-bodied and creamy with tingly carbonation. The flavor presents tons of dark chocolate, toasted nuts and vanilla with a smidge of cardboard-like oxidation in the aftertaste. Kudos to biggsbowler for supplying this world-class treat!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Date unknown. Pours black with no head. Aroma is oak, char, boozy. Taste is the same with some vanilla/licorice notes at work. Not the best combo and the least favorite of the series. That said, I finished the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joet (2289) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Black resinous surface low medium aroma sharp citric vanilla bits of wood vanilla hot medium thin feel a bit thin and sharp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (2991) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle @ Another Tasting, courtesy of me. Pours a pitch black beer with a small tanned head on top. Aroma is rather peppery, spicy, little vanilla, loads of tobacco, wood. The pepper is also strong represented in the flavor with a light burn in the back. Flavor overal is medium bitter, light sweetness detected, The vanilla is not as present as I hoped it to be. Still an ok beer, very good even, but where is the vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3789) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle at another tasting. Black pour with tan foam. Aroma is really spicy much more spicy than I expected, perfumy, woody, tobacco, cocoa, chili peppers, quite intense. Taste is dry, really spicy, tons of cocoa, ginger, allspice, black pepper, extremely spicy. Palate is med-full bodied with med carbonation. Decent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (6067) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle shared at Another Tasting thanks to MrHangover. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma is spicy up front with wood, tobacco, cinnamon, vinous barrel aspects and milk chocolate. Flavor is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Light full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk (4134) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle @ another tasting. Aroma is cedar, smoke, roast, chocolate, liquorice and more. Flavour is huge cedar, other wood, vanilla, chocolate, liquorice, roast, etc etc. Some alcohol in the finish. Hefty but nice.

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