Category Archives: Prairie Artisan Ales

Prairie Bourbon Paradise

Brewery: Prairie Artisan Ales
Country: USA
ABV: 15.9%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Krebs Brewing Co., Krebs, Oklahoma

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout aged with coconut and vanilla.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.67
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.6

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. bottle with a Julian bottled on date of, I want to say, 32517, but it’s not so clear. Meaning that it was bottled on 21st November 2017. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a thin mocha brown head that dissipated quickly to a ring around the glass while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toasted coconut, bourbon and oak.
Taste: Rich creamy milk chocolate, bourbon sweetness, oak, vanilla, caramel and light toasted coconut.
Mouthfeel: Velvety smooth, rich, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Wow, almost 16% ABV but it still drinks so smooth. The bourbon sweetness comes through strongly along with the booziness that follows, but it’s well balanced with the rich chocolate flavours and compliments the vanilla and coconut. An excellent sipper.

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Prairie Christmas Bomb

Brewery: Prairie Artisan Ales
Country: USA
ABV: 13%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Krebs Brewing Co., Krebs, Oklahoma

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout brewed with spices.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.42
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. bottle with a Julian bottled on date that has mostly been smudged off, but I do know that this is a 2017 vintage. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a half finger mocha brown colour that dissipated quickly to a ring around the glass, while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Spice strong with cinnamon, anise, nutmeg, roasty coffee, chocolate and a hint of dark fruity cherry.
Taste: Milk chocolate, roasted coffee, cinnamon, anise and nutmeg.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, light booze, full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: Christmas spices compliment the nice roasty coffee and chocolate with a very nice smooth and creamy feel.

Prairie Vanilla Noir

Brewery: Prairie Artisan Ales
Country: USA
ABV: 11%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Krebs Brewing Co., Krebs, Oklahoma

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout aged in oak whiskey barrels with vanilla beans.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.3
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 32117, meaning that it was bottled on 17th November 2017. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a thin mocha brown head that dissipated quickly to a ring around the glass while leaving some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate fudge, vanilla, marshmallow, whisky, brown sugar and caramel.
Taste: Chocolate, whisky, quite boozy (but not in a bad way), vanilla, marshmallow and caramel.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: A nice enjoyable sipper. Vanilla while there, seemed lighter than expected given the name, but not a big problem.

Prairie Prairie Noir

Brewery: Prairie Artisan Ales
Country: USA
ABV: 11%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Krebs Brewing Co., Krebs, Oklahoma

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout aged in oak whiskey barrels.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.32
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 32017, meaning that it was bottled on 16th November 2017. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a very thin mocha head that dissipates quickly to a ring around the glass while leaving sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, whisky, marshmallow, brown sugar, caramel and vanilla.
Taste: Chocolate, whisky, quite boozy (but not in a bad way), marshmallow, vanilla and caramel.
Mouthfeel: Rich, smooth, full bodied, with low carbonation.
Overall: A wonderful sipper with nice strong whisky aromas and flavours.

Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel Noir

Brewery: Prairie Artisan Ales
Country: USA
ABV: 12%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Krebs Brewing Co., Krebs, Oklahoma

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout aged in apple brandy barrels

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 13316, meaning that it was bottled on 12th May 2016. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a very thin tanned head that dissipated quickly and left pretty much no lacing.
Aroma: Apple brandy, caramel, chocolate, vanilla and a light whiff of alcohol.
Taste: Sweet apple brandy, chocolate, fudge, vanilla, raisins, oak, caramel and toffee before ending with apple brandy once again.
Mouthfeel: Rich, smooth, full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: Another great sipper from Prairie with wonderful aromas and nice taste. The apple brandy did make it almost too sweet for me, but this was kind of kept under control so long as I only sipped it slowly.