Tsunami Stout - Pelican Pub & Brewery
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4.43/5 rDev +9.1%
22oz bottle into SN tulip pint glass.
A: Pours a very thick near black color beneath a dense and foamy dark brown head. Fluffy dense head faded into a very thick layer that stuck around through the whole beer and left deep streaks of lace down the sides of the glass.
S: Rich and roasted smelling with notes of bitter chocolate and roasted grains. Hints of coffee as well.
T: Deep notes of dark chocolate followed by anise, peat, hints of dark fruits, and roasted malts. Finish is roasted and slightly nutty. Bitter coffee and more chocolate in the aftertaste. Smoky just smoked a cigar aftertaste (good thing) long after the swallow.
M: Very rich and creamy mouthfeel with a thicker body than I was expecting for the style. Carbonation is fluffy and everything goes down very smoothly.
O: One of the best foreign stouts I’ve had. Knocks the socks off of Guinness. Check it out if you get a chance.
10-04-2012 23:31:14 | More by scottfrie
3.8/5 rDev -6.4%
3oz taster pour
Enjoyed at brewpub on 9/3/12
A: This pours out pitch black. There is no light getting through from what I can see. There is a medium color tan head. It leaves some light lacing sheeting.
S: I pull some good roast on the nose. I get hints of dark chocolate, roast coffee.
T: For the flavor, bitter dark chocolate on tip of tongue. It's not overly aggressive. Then you get some of that roast coffee meshing in nicely towards the middle. Nice malt bill to pull it all together.
M: Being an export stout, not as big. It's medium leading to full bodied, B to B+
09-19-2012 17:36:20 | More by inlimbo77
3.88/5 rDev -4.4%
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.
A- One finger light brown head. Decent retention, thick wall of lacing. Black and opaque. Wish it had a better head, but alas.
S- Dry stout, creamy, chocolaty and medium bodied malts. Smells like a Guinness with a higher alcohol content. Very dry smell, toffee and coffee in the mix.
T- Robust roast malts, some alcohol taste that kicks in at the end. Finishes bitter. Chocolate is minimal, as is the coffee. I'm getting just full-bodied malts. Not complex, but delicious.
M- Thick, biting carbonation. Surprisingly wet finish.
O- Good, not great. I'd love to have it again on tap. Pelican Pub I'll be visiting!
08-28-2012 05:36:18 | More by Murrhey
4.33/5 rDev +6.7%
A - Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a one-finger, light brown head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled very roasty with coffee, chocolate and molasses notes.
T - It tasted of dark chocolate, rich roasted coffee and burnt molasses. Subtle piney bitterness, too.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a clean finish.
O - This is a really good stout. I hope to find more brews from Pelican.
07-25-2012 00:54:08 | More by zeff80
4.1/5 rDev +1%
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.
07-16-2012 04:02:46 | More by superspak
3.9/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
07-08-2012 03:43:43 | More by lacqueredmouse
2.85/5 rDev -29.8%
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...
07-02-2012 03:33:13 | More by elgiacomo
4.08/5 rDev +0.5%
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
06-25-2012 18:26:09 | More by barleywinefiend
4.1/5 rDev +1%
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
06-10-2012 00:44:03 | More by homebrew311
Tsunami Stout from Pelican Pub & Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.