RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Coffee Noir is Prairie Noir kicked up a notch! Whole roasted espresso beans are added to the barrels in order to enhance the roasted and chocolate malt flavors in this intense beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fujimo2000 (122) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Pours thick oily black/brown with an aroma of coffee. Taste is coffee and plum. This is so smooth, and incredible, a must try beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (6066) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Bottle, around 3 years old, drunk 10/6/16.
"Thick"-looking, dark ebony body is assumedly opaque, with a tan head atop showing strong retention.
Smells pretty mild, surprisingly, with even-toned coffee notes adding roast and earthiness which balances the light fudge and milk chocolate notes. Vanilla, honey and moderate caramel all soften things and its shockingly low on booziness in the nose. Theres some plastery yeast notes which work with the general mildness of the beer. Lingering toffee, burnt caramel and aromatic coffee notes on the finish.
Medium sweetness arising from caramel-chocolate-like maltiness is not overly fudgey and theres very little syrupiness here. Carbonation is still tight and the roasty, earthy character from the coffee helps add dryness and balance. Vanilla, light dark fruit acidity and slight alcohol also contribute to balancing the beer. Engaging, tight carbonation and the oats provide a very soft, enjoyable texture. Shockingly easy to drink, fairly elegant and not a mess like Bomb! Id say maybe Ive been wrong about the Bomb! series and they just need extended aging (which Im sure doesnt hurt), but Ive tried that with a couple of them to not much success. Rather, I think the Noir series is just far superior.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle:   Thanks Bill for the bottle!   Black, moderate to large frothy dark beige head, nice lacing.   Ashy roasty nose, a touch astringent.   Not sure its as complex as the label states.   The Whiskey, Oak , and Coffee are there but are minor.   A little ashy and astringent roastiness on teh backside.   A little husky you might say.   Seems like a mild example. &nsp Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finishes with soft Oak, Whiskey, and a chalky ashiness with a touch of sweet roasted malts.   Decent, but not mind blowing.   Softer example thats a little dirty.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
echudy (151) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Strong licorice and coffee scents with a bit of alcohol. Nice coffee flavors, with a bit of sour on the back note. Very thick in color.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4560) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2015
Black, dissipating white head. Bit of a gusher. Sour aroma, coffee, caramel. Coffee flavour, malts, light metallic. Finish coffee, roast, steak crust.
(from 35.5cL bottle @ Lets drink all of Richs American beers Tasting. Thanks for sharing, omgrich!)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (8420) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2015
15/VIII/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ Were drinking all of Richs American beers tasting - BB: n/a, gold waxed (2015-1071) Thanks to omgrich for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, some vanilla, lots of coffee, roasted. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bitter start, very hoppy, caramel, really bitter, metallic touch. Aftertaste: more metallic, very bitter, weird, hoppy. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9553) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle @ Drink Richs American beer, thanks to Omgrich. Brune fonce, col pais moka. Arme au bouquet caf nettement plus agrable que sur la vanille noir. Retrouve un rtro chocolat. Palais reste malt, caf avec des notes grilles en rtro, chocolat perce et accompagne un caractre dont lalcool devient vite rchauffant. Fini sur une pointe de tourbe.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4767) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2015 At Richs Massive Cellar Emptying Tasting. Nice creamy coffee aroma on a deep brown/black body with great lacing. Coffee and light medicinal battery acid. Off-infected but nowhere near as bad as the vanilla. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRenter76 (845) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Dark black in color with a half inch of tan head that quickly receded, that left random spotty lace. Nose was dominated by coffee, with a hint of bourbon, chocolate, dark fruit, wood and booze. The taste was a strong blast of burnt, earthy coffee up front with a smooth finish of brown sugar, chocolate and wood, some fruit comes in the backside. Yet another winner from Prairie.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13762) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured black color with an average fizzy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium to heavy roasted coffee and bitter chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted coffee and chocolate flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good and my expectations where met.


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