Mother Of All Storms - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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1,495 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,495
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 1,462
Gots: 551 | FT: 59
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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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3.93/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle, 2009, part of a BIF from mikey711. Didn't think I'd try this, don't generally like barleywines, but due to mikey's generosity I'm now tackling it.

The beer is dark mahogany color, brown with a ruby shade to it when held up to the light, with about 1 finger of tan foam. The beer smells strong and rich, lots of malty sweetness with toffee, dark fruit, and only a little bit of bourbon. The taste is all of the above, rich and complex, sweet with a burning aftertaste. The definition of a malt bomb.

The body is medium-plus, low but peppery carbonation. This beer is massive, glad to have the chance to try it.

Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown, with moderate head. In a word, well integrated bourbon, this is a knochout punch of dangerously seductive alcohol. I am not the biggest fan of bourbon, but it is good for what it is. Some coconut from the barraling. The English barlewyine takes a secondary role to the bolder bourbon.Thanks Augustgarage.

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3.95/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a dark mahogany wth a finger of khaki head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: loads of sweet caramel and vanilla on the nose with oak, toffee, and bourbon.

T: similar to the aroma, loads of vanilla, caramel, toffee, oak, bourbon, and sweet bread. Boozy finish.

M: thick body with low carbonation, this beer is sticky sweet, but avoids being overly so.

O: a god beer, overall. I'd like to try it witb a bit more age, though.

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3.95/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the southsound gathering.

A Pours a nice brown color.

S Very sweet with a sugary note that reminiscent of cotton candy. Odd but it worked.

T Again quite sweet almost sugary with some bourbon and vanilla present.

M pretty full body with some good carbonation.

Overall I was kind of dissapointed, it is a good barleywine but nothing about it stuck out except for that odd cotton candy thing. That being said its still a good barleywine worth seeking out.

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4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a lightly cloudy dark brown color ale with a medium size head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light whisky notes with some brown sugar, toffee and some pretty robust caramelized malt notes. Taste is a great mix between some toffee notes with some brown sugar and caramelized malt with some whisky notes which kinds of round off the rough edge. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no real apparent alcohol. Very well done but I would have like the residual sugar to be more subtle which would have provide more space for the malt backbone to shine.

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Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,495 ratings.