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Tsunami Stout - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

263 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 52
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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craigreno

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

05-26-2014 04:25:44 | More by craigreno
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elgiacomo

Georgia

2.85/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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...

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 03:33:13 | More by elgiacomo
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Wetpaperbag

Washington

2.93/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 06:02:03 | More by Wetpaperbag
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switzer

Oregon

3/5  rDev -26.1%

06-03-2012 21:56:10 | More by switzer
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -26.1%

04-21-2013 16:40:16 | More by Whiskeydeez
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CummingsK21

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.1%

12-22-2011 05:23:52 | More by CummingsK21
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2010 23:51:53 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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2beerdogs

California

3.25/5  rDev -20%

10-09-2012 05:04:16 | More by 2beerdogs
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mactrail

Washington

3.26/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 05:49:38 | More by mactrail
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ccrida

Oregon

3.38/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2008 17:50:19 | More by ccrida
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jpbebeau

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-01-2012 04:31:43 | More by jpbebeau
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Dracook

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

05-24-2012 20:27:04 | More by Dracook
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tvv375ia

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-22-2011 19:17:59 | More by tvv375ia
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BillyTWilliams

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-11-2012 16:22:25 | More by BillyTWilliams
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

02-26-2013 05:41:39 | More by drewone
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akttr

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

09-24-2013 02:59:41 | More by akttr
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Adamostella

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

10-25-2013 21:52:59 | More by Adamostella
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-28-2013 01:53:56 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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claytong

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

02-14-2013 04:23:17 | More by claytong
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-29-2014 21:50:33 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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CoryR

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-02-2012 00:23:39 | More by CoryR
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towlea25

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-08-2012 02:29:07 | More by towlea25
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youradhere

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

03-04-2012 04:53:39 | More by youradhere
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2009 00:40:36 | More by KTCamm
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a fair amount of head which looks to have fairly good retention. The head is a dark beige/mocha color while the body is pitch black and remains that way when held up to the light. Lacing is pretty much nonexistent.

Nose- There is a significant aroma of roasted malts with hints of chocolate and coffee but I do wish for it to be stronger. The bottle seems to hint at smoke. Swirling doesn't do too much to intensify the aroma; it simply reveals a bit of sourness to the roasted malts. Overall, the aroma is nice but could be more conspicuous. There is some breadiness and sweet malt on the nose as well.

Taste- Very reflective of the aroma with more punch. Roasted malts dominate this matched with coffee bitterness which finishes the flavor profile. While some have mentioned noticeable heat, I haven't sensed any. What this beer has in presence, it seems to lack in complexity. There is nothing wrong with the flavor profile but it is quite dominated by the espresso (or coffee) elements that the label mentions. Some hints of sourness and a bit of fruitiness are tucked underneath. Slight notes of chocolate as well. A solid beer but kind of boring in comparison to all the great stouts out there. Also seems to effectively match the style requirements. I really need to compare this to some Guinness Foreign Extra Stout.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light carbonation. Seems a little thin for a stout but this is not a major issue.

Drinkability- If you like beers which taste like coffee (which I do), this is pretty drinkable. I only wish there was more complexity to keep me interested.

Overall- A good beer which meets the style requirements. Worth a try and has a nice price tag. I think this is cheaper than Guinness per ounce but my memory seems to tag Guinness Foreign Extra Stout as being slightly better.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 04:51:53 | More by artoolemomo
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Tsunami Stout from Pelican Pub & Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.