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Tsunami Stout - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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268 Ratings
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 133
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev 0%

[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 -1.2%

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

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


4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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


3.85/5  rDev -4.9%

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 -7.4%

11-07-2012 01:39:22 | More by nmann08
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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 -0.5%

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.

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

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

10-17-2012 18:22:31 | More by MCDub
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

10-09-2012 05:04:16 | More by 2beerdogs
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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


4.43/5  rDev +9.4%

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
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

09-28-2012 02:54:37 | More by jrcmlc
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3.8/5  rDev -6.2%

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
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-10-2012 04:35:38 | More by Beercounter1
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

09-07-2012 00:55:24 | More by WheelsRule
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3.88/5  rDev -4.2%

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
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

08-05-2012 00:07:51 | More by BeerOps
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-31-2012 02:48:48 | More by Wowcoolman
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-26-2012 04:14:02 | More by dnorton222
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4.33/5  rDev +6.9%

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
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-21-2012 04:14:29 | More by dasmusik
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-20-2012 21:10:38 | More by DarthKostrizer
Tsunami Stout from Pelican Pub & Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.