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Mother Of All Storms - Pelican Pub & Brewery

Mother Of All StormsMother Of All Storms

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1,219 Ratings
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Ratings: 1219
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 9.19%


Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
First Release - November 2008 'The Perfect Storm'
2007 Stormwatcher's Winterfest Barleywine, aged in 1998 Evan Williams Bourbon Barrels.

Second Release - October 2009 'The Perfect Storm'
2008 Stormwatcher's Winterfest Barleywine, aged in 1998 Evan Williams Bourbon Barrels.

***NOTE - Third Release - November 2010 The name was changed to 'Mother of All Storms' for trademark reasons.***

Fourth Release - November 2011

31.7 degrees Plato
Alcohol: 13.5% by volume
Bitterness: 40 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-25-2008)
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into large snifter - 2010 vintage

Pours a caramel copper color with some slight reddish hues when the light hits it. Thinner beige head dissipates into a filmy collar and some spotty lacing.

Bourbon and vanilla notes in the nose with oaky tannins. Earthy and robust with a thick malty character and toffee. Some hints of raisin and dark fruit. Boozy and sweet.

Big and burly up front with a caramel and toffee attack. Light touches of pine hops and sticky sweetness. Oaky bourbon tones with vanilla and burnt sugar. Definitely an earthy feel to the backbone, which continues with bread crust, caramel, and brown sugar. Finishes with another wave of oaky booze.

Full body, decent carbonation, sticky, lingering and chewy on the palate. Holy crap this is a big beer - insanely delicious and satisfying but a definite sipper. I've had the 09 before and I think this was better.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 04:52:46 | More by xnicknj
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Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 1,219 ratings.