Mother Of All Storms - Pelican Pub & Brewery
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.28/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume III, Issue II:
You can hear the head crackle as the remnant fusel oils lower it quickly, not uncommon depending on the freshness of the barrel from spirit to beer. Mahogany darkness in the glass, good clarity when brought to the light. Big bourbon nose from the first whiff, boozy with charred wood and vanilla. Some caramel and ripe fruitiness in the aroma as well. Semi-syrupy, full body; prickly, moderate carbonation. The taste buds scream of bourbon from the first sip--soon after is the Barleywine alcohol with its fruity esters that tag along with the fusel bourbon character. Sweet maltiness plays off of the note of vanilla. Modest hopping, though the alcohol and wood keep any trait from going cloyingly sweet. The wood flavor actually cuts deeper than we thought, but not to the point of puckering, just at a perfect level. Finishes with some residual sweetness, peppery alcohol and a smack of wood.
Nothing subtle about this beer. If you are going to name a beer "The Perfect Storm," it better live up to it, and Pelican without a doubt came through. Beer geeks, hunt this one down.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2010 12:52:22 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
4.04/5 rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured at 41 F into a large chalice. Bottled on date is 12.03.13.
Pours dark brown, but translucent, with little or no head, not much carbonation. Doesn't look cloudy, just dark. Smell is mostly alcohol for me (although my wife can't smell it). I get dark fruit, a little smoke. Yeast. Overripe fruit.
Taste is hella sweet. Some alcohol, masked well by the incredible sweetness. Some smokey flavor. Woody. Something is really nice about this, but I can't nail it down with a descriptor. Maybe some slight vanilla.
Mouthfeel is silky and smooth. Overall, I like this beer, but I still can't describe why.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 04:59:06 | More by snaotheus
Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 1,214 ratings.