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Tsunami Stout - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

263 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 263
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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California

3.25/5  rDev -20%

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

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-08-2013 01:38:34 | More by GilGarp
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Solid black with a thin tan head and spotty lacing.

S - Heavily roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate and coffee.

T - Heavily roasted malt, dark chocolate, hint of vanilla and a touch of bitter hops. A touch of smoke from the heavily roasted grains.

M - Medium body, slightly sweet, with a lingering dry finish.

D - Very roasty and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2009 00:55:16 | More by brewcrew76
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Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-24-2012 20:56:22 | More by Hopmodium
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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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augustgarage

California

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Pelican pint glass.

Coffee-colored liquid with faint rust highlights towards the edges of the glass...otherwise, opaque. Three fingers of sandy brown, creamy, springy, supernatant foam - receding to a small but thick layer with lacing that reminds me of a sugar cone mold or a pie crust...dropping back onto the surface like sand surrounded by sea-foam (legs).

Light toffee, coffee dipped toast, chocolate, licorice, and brown sugar aromatics. Roasted malt and hints of dried persimmon.

Roast chocolate malt, coffee, green cocoa beans, and a lime-like hop note on the palate. Creamy, sweet, lightly fruity, bitter, with an almost tangy roasty finish and hints of walnuts. Everything in its place. Spot on for style, clearly made with high quality ingredients and care. No off flavors at all.

Body is a little bit light, though the carbonation is just right. Not much warmth from the alcohol, it is very well disguised.

Surprisingly subtle and straight-forward - the name had me expecting a big Imperial leviathan rather than a polite slow session beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2009 04:07:45 | More by augustgarage
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Rutager for this one.

Poured from a bomber, bottled 112612.

Appearance: A very massive, cascading head that has halfway brown color (not too light, not too dark). Body is a dark brown color and the retention is excellent.

Smell: Cocoa, raisins, alcohol-soaked nuts, wisps of coffee beans. Shy, not an overt aroma.

Taste: Smooth coffee at first, ground coffee beans, an alcoholic nut flavor, mild raisins and ends with a very bitter-sweet chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth texture, low carbonation, midway there's a roasted bitterness.

Overall: The finish is quite intense, like a very strong & bitter coffee. Not top shelf but pretty good for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 14:11:03 | More by papat444
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aracauna

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The stream from the bottle is a cola brown that turns into black in the glass. The head is a nice size, dense, a good medium tan that lasts as a fuzzy film and laces nicely. The aroma is almost spot on. Great coffee and chocolate nose with the java being dominant. Hops are present in the aroma, but more so in the flavor. The flavor doesn't quite live up to the aromas promise being a little overwhelmed by the hops. Still an excellent stout.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2004 07:06:28 | More by aracauna
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ElGordo

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I lugged this one all the way across the country with me from Portland and resisted it sitting in my fridge until tonight. Beautiful, dark dark dark color. Pours fairly thick with minimal head. Malty, coffeeish aroma. Beautiful taste, a WHOLE lot of malt, some coffee, a faint hint of chocolate and chicory. Dry mouthfeel, but not too dry. Semi-sweet aftertaste. This is a wonderful beer from one of my favorite breweries in the world. Darren does a great job out on the coast, I wish I weren't 3000 miles away now.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2003 01:31:23 | More by ElGordo
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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-02-2014 00:03:59 | More by Kurmaraja
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New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-24-2014 11:26:48 | More by BeerBucks
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Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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

Germany

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-11-2012 06:24:23 | More by pixieskid
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-10-2012 22:16:29 | More by thebigredone
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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

02-03-2014 00:29:56 | More by anteater
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-19-2014 00:36:52 | More by Dave_Treat
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JMBSH

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured black with two fingers of dark mocha head. Roasty aroma with dark cocoa, coffee, and a hint of smoke.

Moderate carbonation and a creamy, somewhat light mouthfeel. Roasty espresso and dark chocolate up front are nicely balanced by some caramel sweetness and hints of vanilla. Bitter roast and traces of hoppy bite on the lingering finish.

Drinks lighter than the ABV and initial roastiness would indicate -- a very nice stout.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 03:33:13 | More by grittybrews
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Wildman

Ohio

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

This beer poured very dark, almost black and formed a huge dark tan foam head that left lots of nice circular lace around the glass as it subsided. An aroma of malt, coffee and chocolate with some toasted/roasted elements. A flavor of malt, coffee and chocolate. A very interesting sweetness is present in the finish, yet a touch of bitterness. Almost like bittersweet chocolate. A very good stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2003 19:07:43 | More by Wildman
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a light brown head with no retention. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Sweet chocolately flavor with a roasted bitter finish. Medium-full bodied with a great chewy mouthfeel. Is also quite dry. Pretty good stout, this is enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 03:51:26 | More by chickenm
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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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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-05-2012 00:07:51 | More by BeerOps
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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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Eric908

South Dakota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-17-2013 05:10:23 | More by Eric908
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draheim

Washington

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

22oz w/ "10" handwritten on cap, I think October 2011. Into a snifter. Pours a nice deep black w/ a thick crackly mocha head that settles pretty quickly to a thin film.

Aroma is dark, bitter roasted malt and rich chocolate. Some dark fruits too.

Taste is highly bitter and roasty, but somehow also dry and drinkable.

Mouthfeel is smooth and dry. Vanishes off the palate, leaving just a slight bitter aftertaste.

Overall a really solid, if not especially complex, stout from Pelican. Closest I think I've come to a "session stout."

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 05:05:23 | More by draheim
Tsunami Stout from Pelican Pub & Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.