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Stormwatcher's Winterfest - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

140 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 119
Gots: 38 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
32.1 degrees Plato
Alcohol: 13.0% by volume
Bitterness: 31 IBU
Color: 54 SRM

(Beer added by: Shaw on 10-12-2003)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

brandoman63, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

rab53, Feb 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

shelby415, Jan 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

schopenhauerale, Jan 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

twelveinches, Jan 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

pathman, Jan 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

CaptainQ, Jan 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ElGallo, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Seattle_Suds, Dec 25, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2009 Stormwatcher's Winterfest
Enjoyed Dec 2013
Poured from a 22oz bottle

A: Very dark brown, almost black with a think tan head

S: Sweet caramel, toffee, booze and malt

T: Very similar to the nose. Tons of flavor! Caramel and toffee are most dominant, the booze is definitely present but I enjoy it here

M: Slightly thick, nice carb

O: Extremely enjoyable. Never had this fresh before but this beer is pretty fantastic with 4 years on it

anteater, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Cynic-ale, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Quafftastic, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

dsshuck, Dec 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

drummermattie02, Dec 05, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

2011. Big thanks to MrKennedy for opening. Reviewed from notes.

Deep, rich burgundy with a rapidly dissipating saffron head that reforms nicely on swirling.

Baked toffee, brandy snap, molasses, treacle and caramelised figs.

Follows the nose but there's even less in the sweetness department which was minimal to begin with. Burnt toffee, scorched molasses, prunes, rum 'n' raisin. Unrelenting.

Quite aggressive, almost scratchy carbonation that slices through the big body but seems out of place for the style, which needs something more silky and carressing.

Awesome in its stature alone. Somewhat one-dimensional owing to the minimal sweeteness. Never thought I'd be wishing for a Barleywine to be sweeter.

spicelab, Nov 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

strongaf, Nov 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

mjohnson17, Nov 11, 2013
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4.76/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely tremendous berry profile...blackberry, blueberry, marionberry , boysenberry, and lingonberry. There’s also some fig, raisin, rhubarb, and a reasonably hefty helping of very floral hops to dry out the finish. The body is slightly syrupy, but not overly so. I like this even more than Mother of all Storms.

Impfan, Sep 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

PZBREW, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

C_S, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

kevwcamp, Aug 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

Smurf2055, Aug 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

roodie, Aug 06, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle (2012) into a tulip. Pours a deep dark mahogany w/ a 1-finger tan head.

Aroma is rich and complex with dark stone fruits, rum-soaked figs and dates, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, caramel, and vanilla.

Taste is sticky and rich with all the tastes mentioned under aroma above. Sweet and gooey, caramelly. A real dessert beer.

Mouthfeel is thick and coating, chewy.

Overall probably one of the best, most intense non-barrel-aged English barleywines I've had yet, and it gives some of those a run for their money as well. Outstanding.

draheim, Jul 29, 2013
Stormwatcher's Winterfest from Pelican Pub & Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.