Mother Of All Storms - Pelican Pub & Brewery
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Reviews by julian:
4.35/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
2011 vintage. Really excited to try this. Thanks Jordan for the in person hook up! Cheers brother!
A: Medium viscosity, deep dark color with minimal head. An aggressive pour kicked up a nice light tan colored head and when held up to the light you can see this thing is damn near clear and would be if it weren't for it's dark color. It's not brown however, but more of a deep dark ruby or garnet. Really stunning. Head is disappears after a few minutes leaving a perfectly still surface. No lacing. Not surprising for a barrel aged beer and better than other examples I've had.
S: Lots of malt character here. Very complex. Lots of sweet malt in the form of caramel and toffee mixed with some sherry like vinous notes. Slight alcohol on the nose but for something so high gravity it's extremely well masked. Bourbon is very subtle also but clearly playing it's part. Some dark fruits essence here, perhaps some prunes and fig. Hop bitterness is undetectable.
T&M: Taste follows the nose (love it when that happens). Sweet malt character, some toasted caramel, dark fruits, sherry like vinous notes, followed by some throat warming booziness. Mouthfeel is big and luscious. Carbonation is medium. Some slight harsh alcohols on the finish, but I think that would clear up over time. This is a relatively new bottle.
O: One pretty damn good barleywine and relatively local to me too (even though it was a bitch to get a hold of!). Great barrel aging on this one, it's not over the top but you know it's there which in my book is the mark of a great barrel aged beer. Color is really nice and wish I had seen it in daylight. The dark crystal clear garnet hues look amazing! The aroma and taste share many similarities and this is deceptively drinkable. You will not be disappointed! Is it worth the price? To try for the first time: yes. To buy a case of? I'm not sure...you be the judge of that :)
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2011 05:10:10 | More by julian
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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.