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Tsunami Stout - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

264 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 52
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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n2185

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-20-2013 03:57:41 | More by n2185
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thegodfather1076

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 09:38:03 | More by thegodfather1076
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TATURBO

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-11-2013 22:33:13 | More by TATURBO
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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-11-2013 01:19:49 | More by JRod1969
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SourinQns

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-10-2013 22:38:44 | More by SourinQns
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cocojoe

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 05:08:23 | More by cocojoe
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-05-2013 02:16:02 | More by thinwhiteduke
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tiwee23


4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-03-2013 00:01:03 | More by tiwee23
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JMBSH

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-01-2013 02:03:08 | More by JMBSH
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SHODriver

Louisiana

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 03:50:00 | More by SHODriver
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-20-2012 03:47:15 | More by mendvicdog
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steinz

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

[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...

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Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 00:37:20 | More by KajII
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-07-2012 03:29:26 | More by t0rin0
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flagmantho

Washington

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 20:12:41 | More by flagmantho
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Nzinger

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-19-2012 06:47:47 | More by Nzinger
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FosterJM

California

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1608th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
22oz

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 21:31:47 | More by FosterJM
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-07-2012 01:39:22 | More by nmann08
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codsmith

Illinois

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 20:14:06 | More by codsmith
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AgentMunky

California

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

10-17-2012 18:22:31 | More by MCDub
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2beerdogs

California

3.25/5  rDev -20%

10-09-2012 05:04:16 | More by 2beerdogs
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-07-2012 07:23:03 | More by MarkyMOD
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scottfrie

California

4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 23:31:14 | More by scottfrie
Tsunami Stout from Pelican Pub & Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.