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Tsunami Stout - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

265 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 53
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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dasmusik

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-21-2012 04:14:29 | More by dasmusik
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-20-2012 21:10:38 | More by DarthKostrizer
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gleemonger

California

4.75/5  rDev +17%

07-18-2012 20:16:48 | More by gleemonger
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours pitch black color with a nice 2 finger dense tan head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some good spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, coffee, molasses, toast, light fruitiness, and light herbal hops. Very nice and pleasant aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, toast, toffee, light char, and light herbal hops. Decent amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, light char, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Great flavor balance and complexity; and good malt sweetness to bitterness balance. Medium carbonation and body; with a very nice creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent export stout. Great roasted flavor balance and robustness; and quite smooth to drink. Really enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 04:02:46 | More by superspak
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mettkea

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +17%

07-14-2012 02:03:33 | More by mettkea
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-10-2012 22:16:29 | More by thebigredone
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber purchased from Whole Foods in Pearl, Portland, OR.

Pours a very pleasant deep black-brown, with a very frothy and persistent head of mocha. Lacing is punchy and bubbly, but sticks well. Body is firm. Looks very good indeed.

Chalky cocoa on the nose, with a hint of carbonic bite to it that lessens its impact. Roasted notes come through with a touch of bland husk and char to it. There's not significant depth, but it's pleasant.

Taste is nice, and suits the style well. It's charred, dry and crispy, with a very pronounced roast. Malt sweetness is muted, leaving the roast to really come out strongly—that's what I want from an export stout, and this delivers. Finish is bone-dry. Almost puckering. That's powerful stuff.

Feel is dry and light on the finish, but with enough power to support the flavours at the start.

Yeah, I'll pay that. That's really powerful and unapologetic, and it works as it is. I can imagine you could make an imperial version of this that I'd enjoy more, but this is under no qualms about what it's trying to do, and for that it's successful.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 03:43:43 | More by lacqueredmouse
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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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M1A2

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-26-2012 01:25:36 | More by M1A2
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured black with great carbonation leaving a big brown cap, nice lacing

S: Big roasted malts bith huge bitter chocolate presence and some coffee

T: Immediate big roasty and bitterness. Bitter and dark chocolate, very dry with coffee lingeing.

M: Again, big body for this beer, lots of bitterness, especially as it warms, I am suspecting this from the buttloads of black malts

O: Very good, drinkable and good representation of the style

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 18:26:09 | More by barleywinefiend
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-14-2012 04:00:04 | More by strongaf
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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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homebrew311

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pitch black, minimal brown head with small amount of retention

S: roasty charcoal character along with bitter hops, bitter chocolate present, deep tobacco quality

T: taste is dry and bitter, lots of earth character along with chocolate, ash, coffee and roast, lots of flavor

Mf: medium body, high carbonation

O: tasty stout, lots of character, plenty of roast and ash

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 00:44:03 | More by homebrew311
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Florida9

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark dark brown. Almost black. Forms a thin dark tan head that sticks around. Some light lacing. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee with a metallic note to it. Flavor is heavily roasted malts, dark coffee, chat, and some brighter hops on the finish. Heavy medium body with appropriate carbonation and a moderate hoppy bitterness. A decent beer: fairly aggressively roasted and hopped for the style, but it works.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 00:40:46 | More by Florida9
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switzer

Oregon

3/5  rDev -26.1%

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

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle with "1" on the top (maybe indicating 2011?) poured into oversized wine glass.

A: Half an inch of tan, thick, creamy head, which is pretty uneven around the glass– thicker in some places than in others. Lots of lacing with big bubbles in it, great looking all around.

S: A rich chocolaty smell really dominates things at the beginning, and is quickly joined by the aroma of toasty, roasted malts– there's just a hint of a burnt character to them. Complementary coffee, smoke, and earthy (maybe even slightly piny) hops add depth.

T: Big, roasty, bitter flavor controls things here, accented nicely by the chocolate which has elements of both dark chocolate and cocoa. Coffee, vanilla, licorice, and a subtle, earthy hop bitterness all supplemental.

M: Crisp body; lighter than I expected considering the ABV but contributes to a lasting, dry finish that really brings some of the bitter flavors of the beer through. Smooth and moderately carbonated.

O: My glass went down pretty quickly, and considering that I don't have easy access to this beer wish that hadn't been the case. Will have to resist the urge to buy this at the expense of other, brand new beers next time I have the chance to pick some up.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 08:58:26 | More by AwYeh
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draheim

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz w/ "10" handwritten on cap, I think October 2011. Into a snifter. Pours a nice deep black w/ a thick crackly mocha head that settles pretty quickly to a thin film.

Aroma is dark, bitter roasted malt and rich chocolate. Some dark fruits too.

Taste is highly bitter and roasty, but somehow also dry and drinkable.

Mouthfeel is smooth and dry. Vanishes off the palate, leaving just a slight bitter aftertaste.

Overall a really solid, if not especially complex, stout from Pelican. Closest I think I've come to a "session stout."

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 05:05:23 | More by draheim
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-03-2012 01:38:31 | More by thegerm87
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Arborescence

Finland

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-31-2012 20:18:04 | More by Arborescence
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Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-24-2012 20:56:22 | More by Hopmodium
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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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Piason

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-11-2012 07:26:13 | More by Piason
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rogerthegill

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-01-2012 19:30:31 | More by rogerthegill
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-15-2012 05:04:58 | More by Kopfschuss
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youradhere

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

03-04-2012 04:53:39 | More by youradhere
Tsunami Stout from Pelican Pub & Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.