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Tsunami Stout - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.62%
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-22-2013 21:10:12 | More by CJS
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4.06/5  rDev 0%

The colour a stout should be. Completely opaque. Beautiful middling brown head. Pillowy and resilient.

I can smell... raosty barley and some hops. Combine to take it in a direction I can't quite describe, but suffice to say it smells good.

There's that roast again. Coffee beans, not ground or brewed, with some dark cocoa and a little bit of bitterness to finish. Great balance. Great brew.

Smoothe across the tongue, damn this is a solid example of a stout.

01-22-2013 16:22:19 | More by kemoarps
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-22-2013 05:10:11 | More by jmccraney
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-20-2013 03:57:41 | More by n2185
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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%

Presentation: Very cool but simple label with the Pelican on the front. Back gives info on brewery and info on the beer itself. Painted on!

Appearance: Poured from a 22oz bomber into a 16oz English Pint. Poured out jet black with an airy 2 finger dark brown head. Head retention was 2min16sec before dissipating to a thin foam coating then ring.

Smell/Aroma: Smells of deep roast right off the bat. Milk chocolate and dark roast coffee aromas are very prevalent. Slight hints of molasses and dark fruits can also be detected.

Flavor/Taste: Tastes milk chocolate and dark roasted coffee. Hints of toasty toffee and caramel sweetness are detectable. A charred burnt flavor is tasted throughout. Roast if very prevalent. Alcohol is masked very well.

MouthFeel: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation and creamy mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Very drinkable and not very filling at all.

Overall/Comments: Excellent beer. Very well balance. Complex flavor and aroma profile help mask the alcohol content and compliment each other nicely. Classified as a Foreign/Export Stout at 7% ABV. Consumed on 10/9/2012

01-15-2013 09:38:03 | More by thegodfather1076
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-11-2013 22:33:13 | More by TATURBO
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New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-11-2013 01:19:49 | More by JRod1969
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New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-10-2013 22:38:44 | More by SourinQns
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

22 oz bomber

A: Black color with two fingers of a rich mocha head

S: Roasty, smoothe, creamy. Subtle milk chocolate-esque notes. Subtle floral hop notes are prevalent.

T: Smoothe roastiness up front, sweet chocolate notes in the middle, and finishes with a semi-dry roasty bitter quality.

M: Wet, smooth medium/medium full body.

O: Roasty, smoothe, wet, and enough chocolatey sweetness to balance it.

01-08-2013 05:08:23 | More by cocojoe
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-05-2013 02:16:02 | More by thinwhiteduke
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-03-2013 00:01:03 | More by tiwee23
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-01-2013 02:03:08 | More by JMBSH
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4.05/5  rDev -0.2%

A: pours deep black with a light tan head that is only about a quarter of an inch and fades somewhat slowly
S: smells of roasted barley, bitter dark chocolate, coffee and a slight dark fruit smell
T: roasted barley comes in droves across the palate with some bakers chocolate flavor and a hint of coffee. a bit grainy but not bad. swallow brings a bit of black malt and burnt sugar with some coffee and chocolate
M: thick and nearly chewy with adequate carb that is fairly soft on the palate
O: a very solid and flavorful beer. I can understand why it's a friend of mine's favorites. definitely an excellent example of the style and sure to please.

12-21-2012 03:50:00 | More by SHODriver
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-20-2012 03:47:15 | More by mendvicdog
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-15-2012 03:45:25 | More by steinz
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North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

The pour was a pitch jet black with an average (1-2 finger) light cocoa brown rocky head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin film and small collar with poor runny lacing.

The aroma was very robust of a burnt biscuit mat, light resin hops and a strong earthy yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses, vanilla, a mild smokiness and a slight alcohol tinge.

The taste was bitter sweet with a nice malty feel and had notes of bitter chocolate and molasses from the beginning, progressing slightly into a purely bitter taste with a huge coffee presence and a mild smoky finish. The flavor lasted a very long time after the swallow with a bold smooth bitter coffee taste left to linger for quit a while.

Mouthfeel was full in body with a dry, oily texture and a solid medium carbonation.

Overall this was a boldly robust brew with a strong bitter mocha / coffee taste that is offset slightly by a mild sweetness, and was done very well may I say. Making this a very enjoyable tasty brew with a superb drinkability...


12-14-2012 00:37:20 | More by KajII
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-07-2012 03:29:26 | More by t0rin0
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4.03/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

12-03-2012 20:12:41 | More by flagmantho
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-19-2012 06:47:47 | More by Nzinger
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3.85/5  rDev -5.2%

1608th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter

2012 Bottle
Purchased from Letspour.com

App- Deep dark brown pour into the glass with a great color shade and density in the center. A nice tan head that was about 1-1/2 fingers deep and tightly wound. A good amount of cling and lace to it.

Smell- It was a small aromatic stout. A bit like an amped up Guinness Export. Grainy, cracker, hoppy and a tinge of malt. Little bit of chocolate behind it. Wasnt much there really. Even when warmed hard to pick them out.

Taste- I thought it was a pretty good stout. It was a bit different to me to have that more grainy hoppy stout with the export, because well I drink more RIS and DRIS. So with the grainy came a bit of earthiness and a bit of graham cracker. A bit hoppy and dry.

Mouth- Its a bit of a mix of layers on the body. A little light. A little medium depends on each sip. Not really a solid state throughout. The carbonation was a bit too prickly. It had residual malty and earthy hops.

Drink- It was okay. Well it was better than that, but think I am being critical over the graininess and because I like smooth RIS and DRIS. Id probably have this again.

11-09-2012 21:31:47 | More by FosterJM
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-07-2012 01:39:22 | More by nmann08
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

A: Jet black with slight caramel head that keeps with a ring around the rim. Head retention is very minimal.

S: It has a forefront of roasted grains followed up with a medium amount of fruitiness and an overall sweetness to round it out. A slight alcohol aroma is also detected.

T: Low-moderate fruity esters, sharp/assertive (burnt) roasted grain character, and sharp bitterness. Decent finish, but carbonation adds additional bitterness.

M: Medium-heavy mouthfeel, Carbonation is on the high level, adding some additional bitterness.

O: If carbonation were less it would really allow for the roasted grain flavor to carry through and finish off with a nice smooth flavor instead of a sharp bitterness.

10-28-2012 20:14:06 | More by codsmith
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4.03/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

10-21-2012 05:09:47 | More by AgentMunky
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-18-2012 23:38:06 | More by Axnjxn
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

10-17-2012 18:22:31 | More by MCDub
Tsunami Stout from Pelican Pub & Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.