Prairie Coffee Okie

Posted: May 2, 2016 in American Brown Ale, Prairie Artisan Ales, Reviews

I love coffee and I love beer. When done right, a coffee beer can be absolutely outstanding and amplify the roasted malts. This is a beer that marries coffee into it perfectly.

coffeeokie

ABV: 13%

Style: American Brown Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “With the holidays just around the corner, I’m sure everyone could use an excuse to take a step back from the chaos and relax with a beer. We took an old favorite and put a twist on it, so get ready for Coffee Okie! Okie is an imperial brown ale that we aged in bourbon barrels, and we’ve taken that barrel aged base and added our favorite blend of roasted coffee. The intense coffee flavors are complemented by notes of caramel, toffee, and vanilla resulting in a boozy, sweet and aromatic experience. This beer will start hitting shelves late this week and early next week in all major markets, so check out your favorite retailer and pick up a bottle or two!”

Random: The worst coffee I had (as a whole) was in Delaware. It tasted like ashes.

This beer poured with less than a finger of tan head. It dissipated almost instantly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown that was almost black. As a result of the color, I couldn’t see if there was any carbonation. The nose was filled with strong, cold press coffee. It took awhile for the beer to warm, but when it did, I picked up toasted oak. The taste was also filled with cold press coffee. It had some nuttiness with lots of hazelnuts and toasted brown bread. It also had whiskey and alcohol warmed the back of my throat. Vanilla came through at the end of the sip. The body was thick with high carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with coffee and bourbon. A bottle of this was expensive at $11.99 ($1 per ounce), but this isn’t going to be a beer you drink every day. I would bring this out on a special occasion. I loved this beer and I think you will too, especially if you like coffee and a unique take on a brown ale.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

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