Serve in Snifter


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
Vanilla Noir is Prairie Noir aged on organic, fair trade vanilla beans, and let’s just say it takes a lot of beans! The vanilla flavor compliments the whiskey barrel aging process and adds a delicious layer to the beer.

gururyan's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gururyan (665) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Once again, I want to like Prairie not only because they're literally in my backyard, have amazing artwork, and dish out new brews constantly...but damn it Prairie, please venture out a bit further. It's like you have one saison and one stout that you just vary ingredients or barrels on just enough to market it as a new brew. Give us a pale, white, IPA, red, SOMETHING! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4065) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2015
Black, beige head. Aroma of Bourbon and candy floss. Sweet flavour, sour coffee, malts and cacao. Finish coffee, light Bourbon.
(from 35.5cL bottle @ Let’s drink all of Rich’s American beers Tasting. Thanks for sharing, omgrich!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3433) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2015 At Rich’s Massive Cellar Emptying Tasting. Deep brown with red highlights, candy floss and vanilla. Med-light bodied this shit is infected and taste medicinal or like battery acid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crispy34 (486) - Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2015
2014 draft. Aroma is vanilla and wood. Appearance is back with a creamy, tan head. Taste is vanilla that turns to the dark malt mixed with booze and the wood. Palate is dry from the barrels and the booze. Overall, a well done beer. Would have liked to try fresh to see how hot it was, but it is very well blended now. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7975) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. Nose of vanilla, coffee, tart, bretty aspect, some grapefruit. Quite bretty at first, with a sour edge, though that diminished as it opened up, being taken over by the Vanilla. It was far from unpleasant, though I am not sure it was intentional. Dark brown, with lace. Dry and crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atom (1878) - 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 (1038) - - 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 (9823) - 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 (10206) - 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 (2424) - 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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50