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Mother Of All Storms - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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1,367 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,367
Reviews: 399
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 1,442
Gots: 533 | FT: 51
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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5/5  rDev +12.1%

splax23, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

SourNotes, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Exiled, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

heyta, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

mgbickel, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

bauermj, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

ejyoung, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

hwwty4, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

mikecharley, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

chcfan, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

MarkIntihar, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

JAHMUR, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

dubinsky, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

crusian, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

yeahnatenelson, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

hu5om, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

inflatablechair, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

champ103, Nov 14, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Bobbydigi, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.35/5  rDev -2.5%

Had this one twice now, and I finished the 2nd bottle all by myself this time. With that abv, it's drinkable..until you finish it. Buzzz...

Anywho, a rich brown, leather like pour. Off tan head billowed up nicely. Lacing is a touch thin. Looks delish

Aroma is hot at first, singeing some nose hair. Underneath that are whaffs of caramel, vanilla, cocoa, leather and sweet orchard fruit.

Yeah, it's a bit hot. Flavors cover it up. Caramel apple, chocolate, vanilla, wet leather. Rich flavors like a good old ale. It seems there's a fight between the wood tannins and the hops for pucker-power. Moderate amount of each, nothing outstanding. With the malt and other rich, sweet flavors, the puckering serves as a cleanser of sorts. That and the alcohol.

A sipping beer to be sure. Nice dessert beer methinks.

Mebuzzard, Nov 03, 2011
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4.3/5  rDev -3.6%

Kind of a muddled brown appearance to it, almost nothing in the way of head. Beautiful mahogany and bourbon aroma with no heat, very immaculate smell, plenty of vanilla.

Taste, bourbon heavy, very low hopping, good mouthfeel carbonation wise, something that wasn't apparent from the appearance. Good amount of toffee to it, caramel to a lesser extent. Mild wood tannin in the mouthfeel, nice vanilla meld with it.

The last beer of the barleywine cabin fest, you chumps should have stayed up later, I couldn't finish the bottle (but came so close).

Probably not as good as Abacus (the standard), this one, if there is a complaint, was just a tad too dominate by the bourbon. But yet, it wasn't hot for 13.5% so what can ya do?

Beerandraiderfan, Nov 02, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev -8.5%

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet. I had this at a tasting with finewinemike and Arenbeer. Was super excited to get to try this.

Appearance: Pours a mahogany color with hardly any head at all. The head goes away completely almost right away.

Smell: Very sweet with vanilla, toffee, dark fruit and some warm booze.

Taste: This is a really nice and complex barleywine. Sweet toffee, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruit all show up. The finish has a slight bitterness to it along with some warm alcohol.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thicker side and mildly sticky. The carbonation is mild and the finish is a bit slick.

Overall: A very tasty beer, but I wasn't as blown away as I expected to be. Great depth of flavors and I will seek it out again, but I do think I have had some barleywines I enjoy just a bit more.

oline73, Oct 24, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev -1.8%

2009 Vintage, shared among friends, poured into a snifter. Thanks to LIVEFAST for sharing this.

A.Deep mahogany in color, nice and clear, carbonation low but it is not an issue on the mouthfeel or the flavor.

S. Caramel, Bourbon and oak and toffee

T. Mild sweetness, with notes of cherry, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Hop undertones even this one out.

M. Silky smooth, much lighter then I imagined

O. Very good and complex. Remarkably drinkable barrel aged Barleywine. I recommend seeking this out.

Centennial, Oct 22, 2011
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4.78/5  rDev +7.2%

This beer is about as close to perfection as you can get, and by far the best barleywine that i have ever had.

This beer pours a nice reddish brown color with a thin but present head. the smell is a big sweet bourbony nose with hints of caramel oak and vanilla. the taste follows the smell with a bit of a burn in the finish, i think aging for a few years would definitely help this beer out. the burn was the only think i could find to deduct for. i think at a 2-3 year mark this beer would be a 5 the mouthfeel is very full and overall and amazing brew.

rowingbrewer, Oct 22, 2011
Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 1,367 ratings.