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Tsunami Stout - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

267 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Ratings: 267 | Reviews: 133 | Display Reviews Only:
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jpbebeau

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-01-2012 04:31:43 | More by jpbebeau
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Dracook

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

05-24-2012 20:27:04 | More by Dracook
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tvv375ia

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-22-2011 19:17:59 | More by tvv375ia
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BillyTWilliams

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-11-2012 16:22:25 | More by BillyTWilliams
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

02-26-2013 05:41:39 | More by drewone
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akttr

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

09-24-2013 02:59:41 | More by akttr
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Adamostella

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

10-25-2013 21:52:59 | More by Adamostella
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-28-2013 01:53:56 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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claytong

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

02-14-2013 04:23:17 | More by claytong
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-29-2014 21:50:33 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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CoryR

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-02-2012 00:23:39 | More by CoryR
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towlea25

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-08-2012 02:29:07 | More by towlea25
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-26-2014 20:08:16 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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youradhere

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

03-04-2012 04:53:39 | More by youradhere
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -11.8%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Sam Smith pint glass. Pours jet black with tan foam. Thick creamy head that hangs around for a long time. Very well presented.

Aromatic. Rich roasted malts. Coffee hints.

Taste is deep and rich. Some hints of chocolate. Roasted. An overriding hop prescence throughout. Tasty, complex.

Enjoyable to taste, but honestly 22 oz was a lot to put down. The taste was very rich, the hop was present throughout. This one's a sipper. Schedule some time to work through it. Its worth it, but not something you can do quickly.

06-13-2009 00:40:36 | More by KTCamm
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.64/5  rDev -10.3%

Appearance- Pours up a fair amount of head which looks to have fairly good retention. The head is a dark beige/mocha color while the body is pitch black and remains that way when held up to the light. Lacing is pretty much nonexistent.

Nose- There is a significant aroma of roasted malts with hints of chocolate and coffee but I do wish for it to be stronger. The bottle seems to hint at smoke. Swirling doesn't do too much to intensify the aroma; it simply reveals a bit of sourness to the roasted malts. Overall, the aroma is nice but could be more conspicuous. There is some breadiness and sweet malt on the nose as well.

Taste- Very reflective of the aroma with more punch. Roasted malts dominate this matched with coffee bitterness which finishes the flavor profile. While some have mentioned noticeable heat, I haven't sensed any. What this beer has in presence, it seems to lack in complexity. There is nothing wrong with the flavor profile but it is quite dominated by the espresso (or coffee) elements that the label mentions. Some hints of sourness and a bit of fruitiness are tucked underneath. Slight notes of chocolate as well. A solid beer but kind of boring in comparison to all the great stouts out there. Also seems to effectively match the style requirements. I really need to compare this to some Guinness Foreign Extra Stout.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light carbonation. Seems a little thin for a stout but this is not a major issue.

Drinkability- If you like beers which taste like coffee (which I do), this is pretty drinkable. I only wish there was more complexity to keep me interested.

Overall- A good beer which meets the style requirements. Worth a try and has a nice price tag. I think this is cheaper than Guinness per ounce but my memory seems to tag Guinness Foreign Extra Stout as being slightly better.

07-14-2013 04:51:53 | More by artoolemomo
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koopa

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -8.9%

Bottle received in a trade with a generous BA thanks.

Appearance: Pours a very attractive dark brown to black with a 1.5 finger dirty khaki crown that shows good retention and lace.

Smell: A bit of acidic soap up front with lightly roasty malt, bitter dark chocolate, and a light espresso rounding it out.

Taste: Same as nose with a touch of black currant.

Mouthfeel: A bit chewy for a medium bodied brew with good carbonation.

Drinkability: Fairly drinkable but not much going on in the flavor dept.

02-20-2011 02:11:37 | More by koopa
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oberon

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -8.1%

Pours jet black with a deep mocha colored quick to fade head,even when held to the light nothing gets thru this body.Coffee roast and molasses mainly in then nose,a bit of rawness to it.Not as creamy and full as the label suggests,its not thin or fizzy but not quite what I expected.Earthy and roasted flavors with mild molasses-like sweetness,it's a litle raw in the finish with some woody tomes.Its pretty good but not great,the sweetness creeps up more as I drink more.

12-25-2011 20:55:17 | More by oberon
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JasonA

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -8.1%

bomber from my main BIFIII duck

Pours an opaque oil black. Finger of head that disappears very quickly. Little lacing.

Smells chocolate malt, maybe a little oats, some toffee.

Tastes a little sweet, maybe porter-ish. Maybe a little dry, not sure about the finish. Is that coffee flavor? Sure is quiet.

Some carbonation, but not much considering. Thin and medium bodied. Does have staying power though. Finish isnt overpowering, maybe a bit tart. No real alcohol anywher. ABV is pretty low.

Good stout. Nothing special, but pleasurable to have something different. Not deep, dont come into this beer looking for much, but you will ger a tasty, fresh and mild stout.

12-01-2006 02:24:16 | More by JasonA
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.73/5  rDev -8.1%

First Pelican beer, opened at Mike's house last night. Not sure who's bottle it is. Beer is black with a thin brown head, low carbonation and low lacing.

Aroma is a little sweet, mildly roasty.

Beer is medium to light in body forward sweetness. The finish is a little bitter and a little ashy. Its a decent beer, pretty drinkable but a little thin. I like it, FES are all about like this. Sweeter, lighter, this one is a little ashy and just OK.

11-12-2010 22:05:33 | More by drabmuh
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Lgrec8

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

02-24-2013 00:14:44 | More by Lgrec8
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

I like the FES style, thanks Derek. Smooth drinking. Dark brown with soapy head. Roast and malt nicely balanced, bitterness at the finish. Some coco, light coffee, and its in the nose too.Carbonation is suitable, medium mouthfeel.Nice balanced stout.

04-09-2008 21:56:18 | More by Sammy
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dirtylou

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

22oz bomber

used as the base for a pot of penn cove mussels, paired remainder with the dish

appearance: served in great taste taster chalice, deep ebony body - light garnet hue, thin creamy mocha cap

smell: deep rich aroma - charred malts, espresso, chocolate, smoke, sugars.

taste: The mussels turned out great, but the stout was a bit dry and bitter for my taste. espresso, char and smoke, heavy roasted malts, bitter bakers chocolate

mouthfeel: bitter from the roast, dry

overall: to-style, but not a style I'm too crazy about

01-04-2012 21:31:47 | More by dirtylou
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Smurf2055

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-15-2013 03:00:58 | More by Smurf2055
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-19-2014 00:36:52 | More by Dave_Treat
Tsunami Stout from Pelican Pub & Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.