Mother Of All Storms - Pelican Pub & Brewery
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4.38/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Mother of All Storms 2010
Pours a brown with deep ruby highlights. Low clarity through the beer. There is a half inch of beige head that sat on top but quickly fizzled out to nothing. The ring of foam that usually stits around the edges of my glass is no longer their either. Once poured this beer looks ready to be drank.
The aroma is that of a rich caramel malt with a touch of breadiness. There is plenty of oak and bourbon that follow with just a hint of sweet raisin on the end. It smells slightly hot and sweet.
The flavor is very well balanced yet complex. There are lots of rich malt up front as well as bourbon. I can taste the traces of oak from the barrels as well as a touch of vanilla. The dark fruit flavor I smelled (raisin) tastes more like dark cherry as all of the flavors combine on the finish. The flavors are warm and full bodied.
Lots of body and warmth, with very little sensation from carbonation on this mouthfeel. A very creamy body that bites on the first sip, but really smoothes out the rest of the way. Easy to drink, although not to be guzzled.
I enjoy Barleywine very much and this beer really set the standard for the style (at least for barrel aged). The flavors were bold yet well balanced, a true sipping beer, not because you want to but because you have to.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2011 01:07:59 | More by SiepJones
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