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Mother Of All Storms - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

1,372 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,372
Reviews: 399
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 1,443
Gots: 532 | FT: 50
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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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

jophish17, Dec 06, 2011
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stevefinny, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

bespin15, Dec 05, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

KevSal, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

SuperFriends, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

sweatervest27, Dec 04, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

furthurgone, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

leschkie, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

SpillyBeers, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of Kaydogg
4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010

A - Very dark ruby body with a 1/4 inch tan mocha head that doesn't stick around to long.

S - light sweet fruit and caramel up front with a solid bourbon nose mixed in. vanilla and oak is also noticeable.

T - Lots of bourbon flavor..vanilla, carmel, toffee..a nice tiny burn to it...fantastic. It is pretty rich and very complex

M - this is were this beer shines for me.. excellent mouth feel..creamy, carbonation is spot on..really well done.

D - I think this is my favorite BA BW to date. a delicious sipper..
deserves the credit it gets

Kaydogg, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

Diomede, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

teamizm, Dec 01, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

tigervette, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of cbeer88
4.83/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Reviewed from 2010 bottle with about a year on it. Thank you OakedCanuck for this beauty.

Appearace: Gentle pour into SA perfect pint. Dark ruby brown. Minimal head, some wispy swirls from nucleation point float on top of the liquid.

Smell: Bourbon, toffee, caramel. The nose is potent, and I like it.

Taste: Bourbon, malt, sweet fruit, brown sugar, caramel, alcohol. There is so much going on here, and the taste is sublime. Heavenly.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, moderately carbed, and very nice. You can't really hide 13.5%, but while the alcohol was there, it wasn't offensively so.

Drinkability: Split with a friend! But, it's good enough that I wouldn't blame you for drinking it all yourself.

Overall: There is really not much fault to be found with this guy. Not only an awesome beer, but easily the best barrel aged barleywine I've ever had. I can't wait to try the 2011 fresh.

cbeer88, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

Kshock, Nov 26, 2011
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surlytheduff, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.78/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2011 batch poured into snifter, reviewed on 11/20/11.

A: Pours a deep dark chestnut, clear when held to light with a short tan head that dissipates into a collar rather quickly and leaves very little lacing around glass.

S: Very rich with toffee, oak, vanilla, dark malts and bourbon. Plenty of alcohol reminds you how big this beer is. Like most beers of this size the alcohol definitely becomes much more pronounced as the beer warms.

T: Dangerously rich and flavorful with wave after wave of malt, dark fruit, oak, vanilla and toffee. Alcohol is definitely present but quite mellow with very little heat for how young this is. Loaded with malty sweetness but very well balanced from the barrel aging and some hop bitterness. Little to no hop flavor to get in the way of all the malty bourbony goodness. Incredibly smooth oaky finish with some vanilla and more malt. Long lingering flavors tease me to take yet another sip.

M: Extremely rich, smooth and creamy full bodied with low-moderate carbonation and sweet finish.

O: In my opinion this is the barleywine that all others should be judged against. So rich, flavorful and ridiculously drinkable for the 13.5% ABV. Perfect winter sipping beer warms you from the inside out. Without a doubt this is a world class barleywine.

Azurescens, Nov 21, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage. Huge thanks Evan! Split 3 ways. Poured into a KBS snifter.Served at 55 degrees.

A. Murky,muddy brown body. No head to speak of,just some large bubbles. Big alchohol legs.No lacing as expected.

S. Bourbon hits first,not a blast but strong presence. Followed by sweet fruits kind of apricot. Then you get leather, toffee. Damn good!

T. Wow! Great barell treatment, First thing that you get is a perfect amount of bourbon,it's not overwhelming in any way. Then you get the ripe fruits and leather,brown sugar,toffee,caramal. A touch of alchohol in the end,very well hidden.

M. Feel is thick and heavy,just right. Nice sweet aftertaste that lingers.

Overall So far this is the BA barleywine to measure all too. I have to get more. Just a excellently crafted beer!!!

Marty30, Nov 20, 2011
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Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 1,372 ratings.