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Tsunami Stout - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

271 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Photo of flagmantho
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: completely black with some dim brown highlights around the edges. Head poured three thick fingers of pillowy dark tan foam which is dissipating very slowly. There is also a nice chunky lace left on the glass. A very attractive brew.

Smell: roasted grains and chocolate malt predominate, but there's also a yeasty creaminess underneath. Some of the roastiness comes through a bit harsh, but overall it's quite good.

Taste: roasty and chocolatey with a surprisingly sweet fruitiness. Classic export-stout fruity character (cherry, raspberry, blackberry) balances well with the roast. Smooth and enticing.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a very smooth, silky creaminess. I like it.

Overall: a very good export stout. I like the fruit character of the flavor and its overall drinkability. Would definitely have again.

flagmantho, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of AgentMunky
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet. Bottled 22 August 2012.

A: Finger of mocha head. Black, opaque body. Heavy lacing.

S: Smells like a porter. Roasted sweet malts, hint of vanilla.

T: It's pretty good, until the finish, which is phenomenal. The maintaste is sweet chocolate, lightly roasted malt, and only a hint of bitterness. The endtaste is rich and expressive, with dark cocoa powder and cappuccino. A touch of hops on the aftertaste. It only gets a 4.0 because the majority of the flavor is mediocre.

M: Rich, smooth, and sweet.

O: Great finish, short on delivery. Recommended, but not worth going out of your way. Would maybe have again.

AgentMunky, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

Bottle. Pours black with a super pretty, thick dark brown head. Aroma of coffee and rich sweet roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt, toffee, and caramel, with a bitter chocolate finish. A nice blend of rich flavors. A top-notch foreign stout.
Appearance: 4/5
Aroma: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Flavor: 8/10
Overall: 15/20
3.9/5.0

LilBeerDoctor, Nov 07, 2008
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

Aroma is strong and oily with tones of coffee and unsweet chocolate and an overtone of molasses. It pours a deep, warm sable with a thick chocolaty brown head - would have gotten a perfect score in this department if the head had been a little more persistent. Flavor is smoky and sweet, tones of quality coffee, molasses and licorice with a touch of chocolate. Texture is smooth and fizzy, a teensy thin for a stout but still good.

Cyberkedi, Jul 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Cynic-ale, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

stereosforgeeks, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

InfernoBoss, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of ElGordo
4/5  rDev -1.2%

I lugged this one all the way across the country with me from Portland and resisted it sitting in my fridge until tonight. Beautiful, dark dark dark color. Pours fairly thick with minimal head. Malty, coffeeish aroma. Beautiful taste, a WHOLE lot of malt, some coffee, a faint hint of chocolate and chicory. Dry mouthfeel, but not too dry. Semi-sweet aftertaste. This is a wonderful beer from one of my favorite breweries in the world. Darren does a great job out on the coast, I wish I weren't 3000 miles away now.

ElGordo, Oct 10, 2003
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

jmccraney, Jan 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

mdillon86, Jun 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

n2185, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

rogerthegill, Apr 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Hopmodium, May 24, 2012
Photo of JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev -1.2%

22 enjoyed a few weeks back at ditmier's house.... bottle provided by buckeyeboy.. Thanks to Jeremy for the brew and to Eric for hosting.. Poured into my small La Trappe glass.

Nice dark tan head and lace... black brew with a good lasting cap.

Nose is lite chocolate and some caramel ... but pretty much a dry dark maltiness in the aroma.

Flavor is pretty much what I was expecting from such a highly recommended brewery... lite bittersweet chocolate and some background coffee.. descent hop bite but the grains envelope most of it... Body is a bit light for the style especially given the abv. and the carbonation may be a touch high..

Thanks Jeremy... I appreciate the opportunity.. a pretty damn solid beer from a brewery that I almost always overlook.. and a style that I rarely go after.

JohnGalt1, Sep 02, 2009
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Tsunami Stout from Pelican Pub & Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.