Beer Review: Prairie Artisan Ales Pirate Noir Vintage 2015

 

Brewery: Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer: Pirate Noir (Vintage 2015)
Style: American Imperial Stout
ABV: 12.0%
Character: Imperial Stout aged in Jamaican Rum Barrels
Ratings: BeerAdvocate: 4.2/5 | Untappd: 4.27/5
Metal Connection: PIRATE HYMN – Black Jack

BeerMetal Rating: 4/5

This is going to be something new that we are doing here with our website. I have done written out reviews for several years, and will continue to do so every once in a while. Then we went ahead and started The Beer Metal Show Podcast, which is going strong will not stop! Now, we added a YouTube Channel, and with that, we created vlog beer reviews under the name of 6 Minutes & 66 Seconds in the Beer Cellar.

I’m sure you guessed it by that title, but just in case you didn’t, let me tell you about how this works. We will be doing video beer reviews in exactly 6 minutes and 66 seconds.

Here is the first one that we have done.

Metal Connection: In case you are wondering why I just didn’t include the Metal Connection in the video review, it’s because for starters I have to fit all the content within the 6 minutes and 66 seconds. Secondly, YouTube sucks and when you involve music in your video, there is that risk that the video will be flagged and then taken down. Trust me, it has already happened on our channel in the past.

Alright, well let’s get into this Metal Connection for Pirate Noir. Instead of finding a song that is pirate themed, because I already did that a couple of times here in the past. For this beer and Metal pairing I went with a band called Pirate Hymn for obvious reasons. Pirate Hymn is a one man project from Poland. The man behind this project goes by the name of Jean Paul, but his real name is Jan Pawel. He is also the keyboardist in the Power/Speed Metal band, Blazon Stone. The songs by Pirate Hymn are all instrumental only. The song chosen as the Metal Connection is called “Black Jack” from his latest album, Crossbones, which was just released this past March independently on his bandcamp page. The song starts off with a minute long acoustic guitar intro, which of course has a pirate theme to it. Then it just bursts into a Heavy/Power Metal instrumental, complete with keyboards and all. The song never loses that pirate theme. It’s weird, but just a certain way of playing instruments just fucking screams Pirates. I imagine a serious drunken pirate attack here on an old ship or something. Not all Jack Sparrow-like, more like a nice campy B-Movie type pirate, which I can not think of one right now. Check out the video below for Black Jack and show some support for this amazing musician. Oh, and comment below with a great B-Movie Pirate film. Let’s see some good ones. Cheers!

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