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Tsunami Stout - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 56
Gots: 22 | 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 mactrail
3.26/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

mactrail, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of mtbeer3649
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

mtbeer3649, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Dave_Treat, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22-oz bomber to tulip. Traded for at Bottleworks in Seattle, May 2013. Unsure of the bottling date. Consumed 3-15-2014. Yeah, it old.

Very dark chestnut brown, hews closely to black. Minimal head. Appearance anticipates the smell and taste. Smoked malts, reminiscent of dark brown bread soaked in coffee; dark chocolate too.

Harsh roast - though, luckily, this doesn't get acrid. Thinner, but very drinkable, true to style.

StoutItOutLoud, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of NWHopinator
4/5  rDev -1.2%

NWHopinator, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of StJamesGate
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Honey-combed rose-tinged sandstone head over black body.
Sweet, smoke, meat and red cherry nose.
Big sweet licorice and dark chocolate, a warm roasty hit, and branch + blackberry hops with some real IBUs.
Black rye bread bite to end and creamy anise linger.
Medium to full, well chewy, round.

A big stout with contribution from PNW hops. Not all the usual RIS notes: creamy, some red berry, but no coffee. The definition of American Stout.

StJamesGate, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Kurmaraja, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of rrock44
4/5  rDev -1.2%

rrock44, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of anteater
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

anteater, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of schopenhauerale
4/5  rDev -1.2%

schopenhauerale, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of crowbar540
4/5  rDev -1.2%

crowbar540, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of NickSMpls
4/5  rDev -1.2%

NickSMpls, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

jaydoc, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of iatethecloudsfor
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of TaborTime
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

TaborTime, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of Unchi
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Unchi, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

oriolesfan4, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -1.2%

stereosforgeeks, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Adamostella
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Adamostella, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Cynic-ale, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours thick and dark, solid black. Very small hints of brown and red at the edges when held to direct light. Dark beige head fades, but leaves a small collar with decent retention. Some splotches of cap. Negligible lacing or carbonation.

Smell: Mega roasted malt. A hint of smoke in the back. Dark fruit abounds pushing cherry, plum, and some fig. touches of leather and stale coffee. Loaded with cocoa and dark powdery chocolate. Crazy chocolate. Some mineral undertones with a touch of floral on the back. Nicely balanced.

Taste: Cocoa powder and dark chocolate. Lots of it. Some old coffee and a solid roasted element. Dark fruit mixes through the back with cherry and plum mostly. Balanced malt sweetness with a touch of smoke through the back. Loses a little complexity as it warms, becoming crazy roasted cocoa. Hops are minimal, adding some herbal and floral notes, but little else. A hint of roasted bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with a slightly above average carbonation. Surprisingly clean finish.

Overall: Aggressive, not catastrophic waves.

A big stout without teeth. Crazy roasted and definitely drinkable. Would be better shared.

Goblinmunkey7, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of meatyard
4/5  rDev -1.2%

meatyard, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of akttr
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

akttr, Sep 24, 2013
Tsunami Stout from Pelican Pub & Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.