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Coffee Okie

May, 2016
Judges Rating: 
24 / 24
5 / 6
38 / 40
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

Prairie's Coffee Okie is a complex, barrel-aged spiced Imperial Brown Ale. This deep brown-colored brew with a rather quickly dissipating white head has a huge roasted coffee aroma with moderate levels of raisin, whiskey, chocolate and oak character. Very appetizing!

The first sip delivers an up-front coffee and raisin character that lingers throughout the drink. The flavor shifts to more chocolate and roasted notes in the middle and finish, with the coffee and caramelly raisin flavors playing a supporting role at that point. A sweet whiskey and alcohol warmth is also quite evident in this medium full-bodied brew. The rather dry finish delivers a delicious balance of whiskey, oak and coffee flavors that lingers on the palate for an enjoyably long time.

This is quite a massive brew that delivers a very satisfying overall character. Highly recommended!