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Tsunami Stout - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 54
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
16.8 degrees Plato
Alcohol: 7% by volume
Bitterness: 50 IBU
Color: 150 lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-16-2002)
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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

craigreno, May 26, 2014
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2.85/5  rDev -29.6%

22oz bottled February 2012. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours black with a three finger brown head that leaves some sheets of lacing and holds a nice thick cap.

Aroma is musty cardboard, hints of cocoa, dark fruit, and roasted malt. Moderate strength.

Flavor is roasted malts, some chocolate, a bit of coffee and dark fruit, cardboard, mineral notes, minimal alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy, soft carbonation.

This beer wants to be good, but is falling short with some apparent oxidation issues. Flavor is OK...aroma is not...

elgiacomo, Jul 02, 2012
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2.93/5  rDev -27.7%

A- Black in the glass, but dark brown in the pour. The head is a darker tan.

S- Roasted/burnt malts, smoke and something hearty.

T- The burnt malts are quite pronounced. Almost too much. I feel this is a bit confused, it wants to be a stout but is more like a porter. I like my stouts a little less on the burnt side.

M- Thin more like a porter.

D- Easy to drink, but the bitter burnt taste is not being liked.

Wetpaperbag, Aug 17, 2010
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

switzer, Jun 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

CummingsK21, Dec 22, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Thanks to H1N1 for this beer!
Poured from 22 oz bomber to brandy snifter.

A - Dark brown with almost no head. Appeared to be medium bodied from the pour.

S - Somewhat light nose for a 7% ABV stout. A lot of milk chocolate notes with a good overall malt profile.

T - Roasted malts with some big chocolate notes. A very slight bitterness in the background. The finish is sweet at first from the chocolate with a very slight bitterness that follows in the aftertaste.

M - Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

D - A good stout but not a great one.

TheSevenDuffs, Sep 23, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

2beerdogs, Oct 09, 2012
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3.26/5  rDev -19.5%

Handsome dark beige foam on the black brew. Plenty of lacing in the Affligem chalice. Pleasantly spritzy on the tongue. Light and tingly mouthfeel.

There is just a touch of malty sweetness before the burnt flavors take over. Quite a bitter aftertaste. I tastes like the hops are well supplied, but there is so much charred grains there may be bitterness from that as well. Brewery says it's made with Magnum and Willamette hops.

This is a serious stuff. Bold and impressive flavors but I have to say that the drinkability is less than I would like. The toasted flavors are nice but the darkness obliterates every flavor before it. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Central Market - Shoreline in north Seattle.

mactrail, Apr 21, 2014
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3.38/5  rDev -16.5%

Draught pint at the brewery, black with a small tan head that left light lace.

Smell is soft, dusted coco and coffee.

Taste is also rather soft, roasty, with more coffee then chocolate, and a dry finish. Very smooth and balanced, although I'd prefer a bit more umph. Also, I prefer a slightly sweeter export stout. Served too cold, it didn't really open up in the 30 mins or so over which I sipped it.

Mouthfeel is full and velvety, although I'd like a bit more carbonated creaminess.

Drinkability is just above average. While it's a nicely rounded and well executed stout, and drinks lighter then 7% ABV, it just didn't excite me to much.

ccrida, Jan 02, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

jpbebeau, Jan 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Dracook, May 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

tvv375ia, Dec 22, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

BillyTWilliams, Jun 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

drewone, Feb 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

akttr, Sep 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Adamostella, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

claytong, Feb 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Phobicsquirrel, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

CoryR, Jan 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

towlea25, Jan 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

youradhere, Mar 04, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -11.6%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Sam Smith pint glass. Pours jet black with tan foam. Thick creamy head that hangs around for a long time. Very well presented.

Aromatic. Rich roasted malts. Coffee hints.

Taste is deep and rich. Some hints of chocolate. Roasted. An overriding hop prescence throughout. Tasty, complex.

Enjoyable to taste, but honestly 22 oz was a lot to put down. The taste was very rich, the hop was present throughout. This one's a sipper. Schedule some time to work through it. Its worth it, but not something you can do quickly.

KTCamm, Jun 13, 2009
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Tsunami Stout from Pelican Pub & Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.