Mother Of All Storms - Pelican Pub & Brewery
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Reviews by JamesMcPolin:
4.9/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Bomber into a BW glass.
Mmmm…..Dark, dark, dark. Ruby red when held directly to the light with tan head.
Oak! Bourbon!!! Earthy/woody. Sweet sugary prunes, toasted vanilla. No alcohol present, like none! Dark cherry as it warms.
Bourbon! Toasted malt and dark candied fruit. The sweet malt is balanced perfectly by the bourbon-barrel. Really rich in flavor!!
Warm. Medium-bodied. Borderline on full, but not syrupy.
AGE IT!! Sooo good now, but resist the temptation if you can. A lot of potential here for one of the top BW’s of all time. Very pleasurable. Just a joy to sip on.
If you’re into bourbon (we’ve been doing shots of Maker’s Mark lately) you have to get your hands on this, whatever the cost in trade or dollars.
Serving type: bottle
04-30-2011 02:59:55 | More by JamesMcPolin
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4.21/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Mother! 2013 vintage, bottled 12/03/13 and enjoyed 02/28/2014. Bottle bought at Full Throttle Seattle for $27.25.
Appearance: Beautiful fizzy pour. Two fingers of solid but ephemeral head. Still and mysterious like a swamp. Enticing dark-auburn color, like an old church pew hidden in the attic of grandma's house.
Smell: Toffee, caramel, brown butter. Nuttiness abounds. Toasted grains, quinoa. Raisin. Old wine, most likely port. As it warms up, booze and wood come out to play. Milk chocolate confection (Milka).
Taste: Follows nose, intensified. More of that toffee, brown sugar, sweetness galore but not overwhelming. Candied bacon, bourbon gastrique. Syrup, fruit cake. Oak, vanilla, black pepper. Chestnut mousse and roasted parsnip. Reminds me of drinking Aventinus Eisbock or Samichlaus, but more refined. The Kentucky barrel is not immediately present but well blended with the overall brew.
Moutfeel: Low carbonation, medium body and full taste. Prickly-spicy feel. Sweetness in check.
Overall: I didn't like it as much as the first time (that 4.75 rating) but this is still a great beer. I enjoyed it more than Sucaba... drinks rather well for such a huge beer. Slighty one-dimensional perhaps, and a tad too filling, but it makes for a lovely sipper. Definitely would buy and enjoy again.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 07:24:58 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 1,165 ratings.