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Prairie Artisan Ales Wine Barrel Noir

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Imperial stout aged in red wine barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (783) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle shared at Hunahpu Day in Tampa. Deep brown pour with not much head. Opaque. No real lacing either. Aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, and roasted malts. The taste you get the dark chocolates and the wine barrel/oak. Surprisingly not boozy for an 11%. Creamy mouth feel and full body for sure. Lingering wine barrel and chocolate at the end. Great stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (1736) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Aroma: Milk Chocolate, Bitter Chocolate, Mild Red Wine Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing Taste: Bakers Chocolate, Red Wine Barrel, Mild Milk Chocolate Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Drying

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WilliWill (2) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
This is simply the best Stout I have ever consumed. I was hit with the thick syrupy consistency first off, then by the rich velvety head. Chocolate, Malt, Sharp tannins from the red wine barrel, I canít say enough good things about this brew. Yum! Just Yum!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
this stuff was great, another gem from prairie .. . wonderful tartness with a jammy and grapey flavour .. . everything about this is brilliant .. . Conspiracy Theory: Whoever framed Roger Rabbit is involved in the disappearance of Waldo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
750ml caged and corked bottle served in a Old Guardian snifter. A - Pours pitch black with a micro bubbled mocha head. Smooth lacing left behind. S - Roasted malts and bakerís chocolate jump right out. Sweet but savory. The wine barrel is very present. Woody red wine, and raspberry aroma, some smokiness. The malts overtake the wine barrels as it warms up. T - A vinous tartness wakes up the palate. Pinot noir, raspberries, cranberries, woody tannins, tangy fruit, the roasted chocolate malts stay underneath the acidic fruit/wine notes. As it warms the chocolate comes out more and almost pairs with the wine character, but when room temp the roast seems to clash with the acidity of the fruit. Finishes tart and dry. M - Medium body, kinda on the thin side, carbonation is low but creamy, This was a fun one to drink. I havenít found a wine barrel stou that Iíve fallen in love with yet. This comes close though. Thereís a small window of temperature were the flavors work pretty well together but before and after that window itís not exactly harmony. Itís not bad just not great. The nose is very enticing and gives notions of minor tartness but the flavor is more tart than I was expecting. I love the wine component but Iím not in love with the combining efforts. Glad I tried this and am anxious to see how my other bottle turns out in a couple of years. Serving type: bottle 12-17-2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (7926) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle shared at the 8th Richmond Industry Gathering, 12/1/13. Pours a dark red-brown color with a thin head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, earth, wine. The taste is big jammy grapes, chocolate, roasted malts, mild tannins. Medium bodied, nicely balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle via trade from ant_wailes. Black with a dark beige head that fades to a ring. Lightly roasted malt, somewhat malty, chocolate (partly milk and some bittersweet), hazelnut, mild carbonation, moderate body, some tannins coming through on the palate and finish along with a slight tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2139) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle thnx to flunkminnow, shared at Epic Sour Sourpuss Tasting. Pours a black beer with a thin off white, beige head on top. No light shining trough. Aroma is funky coffee, barrel, vineous and has some red fruits. Flavor is light sour and vineous with big barrel influences. The wine barrel aging gives this beer a funky, hard to describe note of which Iím not sure what it is. Very strange and interesting in a good way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle shared at the epic sour sourpuss tasting. Pours near black with medium beige head. Aroma is vinous, light chocolate, a little light generally. Everything explodes out in the palate, initially hitting with massive milk chocolate covered Turkish delight, followed by big red vinous aspects, roast and caramel. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter, a little acidic. Lingering sweetness and dry in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle shared with friends. thin tan head. Clear black pour. Interesting aftertaste. Fruity chocolate aftertaste.

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