Mother Of All Storms - Pelican Pub & Brewery
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Reviews by sukwonee:
4.2/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2011 Vintage bottle - consumed on 11/21/2012.
A: It's almost black - really dark reddish brown but clear body with half a finger head.
S: Wow. Vanilla, caramel, oak, dark fruits, alcohol, sweetness. amazing.
T: Vanilla, toffee, caramel malt, brown sugar, dark fruits (plum, cherries, fig). It's a tad bit hot. Barrel aging on this beer is done to perfection, adding so much complexity. If it was slightly less sweet and less boozy, it would been perfect. I think this could use another year or two of further cellaring.
Update* - I had a chance to try 2012 bottle (fresh) and I have to say that the fresh bottle had much more fruit notes and surprisingly less alcohol burn. It felt sweeter too.
M: Thick, syrupy, with lots of alcohol heat.
O: I think I much refer fresh Abacus/Sucaba over this, but it was pretty solid. Too sweet for me though.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2012 23:57:30 | More by sukwonee
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4.19/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a clear auburn color, with 1/2" of light khaki colored head. pretty nice retention time, and ultimately reduced down to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. minimal lacing.
Smell: Rich, sticky toffee, vanilla, hints of wood, medium amount of oxidation, which does not retract too much, and is reasonable considering this is 4 years old.
Taste: Toffee, caramel, sherry, wood, vanilla, and hints of oxidation, although not as prevalent as the nose. Sweet, but not too much so especially for this style.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full mouthfeel, appropriate carbonation, sticky with residual sugars. Again, good. Overall, this probably would have been better a year ago, but still has retained much of its quality. A bit oxidized, but does not affect the beer too much overall. I have a 2011 that I will open very soon and hope it has faded a bit less than this.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 05:10:31 | More by zhanson88
Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 1,332 ratings.