RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Apple Brandy Barrel Noir is an imperial stout we age in apple brandy barrels. The beer has major notes of chocolate, coffee, apple, and vanilla in the flavor and aroma. The stout is thick and slightly sweet, making for a smooth, slow sipping beer. Enjoy now, or lay a few down to try it with some age on it.

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Rask0lnikov (1313) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours dark brown colour. No head. Toffee, dried apples, notes of vanilla, raisins, notes of berries and calvados, cocoa or chocolate as well in the aroma. Notes of vanilla, spicy notes, cocoa, slight notes of alcochol, notes of calvados. Raisins. Slight notes of milk chocolate in the taste. Slightly spicy finish. Chocolate and calvados in the aftertaste. Rather heavy bodied, moderately carbonated, beautiful beer.

4.3
koleminer20 (3704) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2017
Shared at the Prairie Everything Dark/Kill Your Liver Extravaganza at Jeff’s House on July 1. 12 oz bottle. The pour is a nice heavy black with a thin dark brown ring of head that vanishes quickly without any lace. The aroma is just lovely. There is a heavy apple brandy up front with a sweeter oak and a lovely roasted chocolate. The roasted malts add a layer of depth above a vanilla addition. This is complex, deep, and surprisingly boozy. The flavor is better. The alcohol just vanishes and leaves this easy drinking monster. Apple brandy, chocolate, vanilla, oak, malts, all just balance out beautifully. The mouth feel is a thicker medium body with a soft carbonation and a lingeringly sweet chocolate and apple brandy. This is just lovely. 8 5 9 4 17

4.4
k0mpsa (2999) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2017
Bottle at home. Black color, brown head. Fantastic aroma has apple, brandy, vanilla, chocolate. Balanced taste, chocolate, vanilla, hint of brandy, coffee notes, roasted malts.

4.1
ebone1988 (1971) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2017
Bottle shared at the Prairie Stout Extravaganza. Aroma is apple, roasted malt, chocolate, booze, barrel, sweet. Appearance is dark dark brown head, light brown head, poured thickish. Taste is apple brandy, roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, barrel, good. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, apple brandy roasted malt barrel aftertaste. Overall, it’s pretty damn tasty.

4.4
AdmiralVernon (1196) - SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2017
A: Dark brown coloured, thin light brown lacing N: Brandy, toffee, vanilla fudge T: Toffee, caramel, brandy O: Very nice and clean flavours. Super nice!

4.6
Trolleo (1610) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 25, 2017
Aroma is chocolate, cocoa, some coffee, little bit of earth, pretty sweet, some alcohol, cherry candy, biscuit, lots of vanilla. Spectacular. Oily black color, no head. Taste is fruity, lots of chocolate, vanilla, some sweetness with cocoa bitter finish. Medium to full body, extremely flat carbonation, creamy. Divine.

4.2
tomekk1978 (1402) - Z±bki, POLAND - JUN 23, 2017
Aromat: głównie beczka. Właściwie na tyle wyraźna, że przykrywa inne nuty. Wanilia, jabłko, ale i ciemne owoce, karmel, toffi plus alkohol (który z czasem narasta). Dopiero później czekolada, owoce w czekoladzie, kakao. Ogólnie więcej niż przyjemny, jednak brakuje tu trochę tego RIS-a i alkohol po chwili nieco zbyt intensywny.

Wygląd: barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta, niestety znikoma i niezbyt trwała pina w kolorze beżowym. Raczej gęsta, oleista konsystencja.

Smak: dosyć duża słodycz, czekolada mleczna i gorzka, kakao, chleb, karmel, toffi. Następnie wkraczają akcenty beczkowe - wanilia, cała gama owoców, alkohol i lekka kwaskowość. Czuć obecność mocnego alkoholu z beczki. Goryczka słodowo- alkoholowa, bowiem nut chmielowych tu, jak na lekarstwo. Ogólnie umiarkowana, przyjemna. Krągła do tęgiej pełnia, bardzo niskie wysycenie (tutaj minus)i kwaskowo- czekoladowy finisz.

Do tej pory nie zawiodłem się na żadnym imperialnym stoucie z Prairie. Tak było również tym razem, choć kilka rzeczy mogłoby być bardziej dopracowanych, jak choćby nagazowanie. Po pierwszym niuchu super, potem ten entuzjazm nieco mija. Sam nie wiem dlaczego...

4.3
beerplace (1736) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2017
355 ml bottle (thx, Nick M.!). Pours a very dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma is amazing with cocoa and chocolate notes. Taste is moderate to high sweet with chocolate, barrel and apple notes. Same aftertaste. Amazing product, despite I would prefer more body and less sweetness in it.

4.7
pkomar (497) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 13, 2017
Aroma full of chocolate and vanilla with amazing note of baked red ripe apple. Strong with lots of complexity. Taste is complimenting aroma really well and following it up in great manner. Loads of chocolate and sweetness with notes of apple doing great work in the background and not overwhelming the beer. Lovely stuff.

4.6
tomekboniek (777) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 26, 2017
Butelka. Wspaniały intesywny aromat beczki, wanilia, czekolada, ciemnych owocow, toffi. W smaku podobnie tylko z większą intensywnością. Wspaniale aromaty beczki, drewno, owoce. Zerowe wysycenie i goryczka. Konsystencja oleista. Mega pijalne. Świetne piwo, genialne smaku, super ułożone. Deser:)


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