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Mother Of All Storms - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

1,324 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,324
Reviews: 397
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 1,413
Gots: 522 | FT: 48
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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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

01-06-2013 23:27:55 | More by AlexFields
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

01-05-2013 21:47:33 | More by Morey
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PackerBacker


4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

01-05-2013 07:30:38 | More by PackerBacker
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ajramirez1

Washington

4.98/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2012 Mother of all Storms.

Color is a rich dark brown color. Smell is amazing. Cracking this blitch Fiesta Bowl Ore vs K St. Winter season perfect time. Poured beast in a snifter.

Beer is down right dirty. Very great taste initially cold then better with warmth. I have this ranked no1 in Barleywines as of right now. Fairly new to Barleywines but ive had highly ranked ones and this is tops. Was going to give it a perfect score but no. Thats for PtY, PtE, Westy12. With time, this may be perfect.

Musy try, chalked off another top50 beer...

A-

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 02:46:52 | More by ajramirez1
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C2H5

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

01-03-2013 23:05:50 | More by C2H5
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mcintire78

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

01-03-2013 03:50:10 | More by mcintire78
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Brew33

Ohio

4/5  rDev -10.1%

01-02-2013 13:43:57 | More by Brew33
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Kevlee722

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

01-02-2013 03:16:38 | More by Kevlee722
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

01-01-2013 20:32:41 | More by iL0VEbeer
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whatsleftofyou

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

12-30-2012 20:13:19 | More by whatsleftofyou
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QCABeerTour

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

12-29-2012 02:06:50 | More by QCABeerTour
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eorwar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

12-28-2012 10:35:17 | More by eorwar
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SchuStar

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

12-27-2012 20:14:32 | More by SchuStar
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zrab11

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

12-27-2012 15:28:18 | More by zrab11
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to islandboi8204, served in a HF stem.

Pour: Super dark brown body, but not quite black. A very small tan head forms and disappears quickly, leaving only a rim along the glass.

Smell: Big sticky toffe up front, followed by some dark, chocolate covered figs and raisins. A light roastiness. Some boozy caramel bourbon comes through on the finish.

Taste: Follows the nose, but with a big roastiness at first, that quickly morphs into chewy chocolate covered figs and raisins. Heavy, super sticky bourbon toffee and caramel dominates the majority of the palate. A thick sweet booze finishes.

Mouthfeel: Boozy, but relatively well balanced. Booze and sweetness can get cloying, but only serve to make this a lon time sipper, which is enjoyable with me.

Overall: A really decadent beer. Probably best for sharing, which is the way I will go the next time I have a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 23:15:23 | More by cfrances33
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bstave

Washington

4.88/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle poured into Redwood Curtain snifter. 2012 edition.

Appearance- dark with hues of red in the light. Tan head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing. Light carbonation.

Smell- smells of bourbon, vanilla, oak, and a bit of toffee. Getting a big bourbon note as expected.

Taste- wow! This is the most complex beer I have had to date. Picking up on all of the nose plus some dark fruit, cherries, and big brown sugar. Alcohol is warming but not too apparent for a beer of this magnitude.

Mouthfeel- medium to heavy body. Low carbonation, but just right for this style.nice warming alcohol but not too hot. Just right for the style.

Overall- impressed is an understatement. This blew me away! This was my white whale and was finally able to secure a bottle. Glad to enjoy this very special beer and highly recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 02:55:36 | More by bstave
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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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MASPuros

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

12-25-2012 22:10:13 | More by MASPuros
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Maudite snifter. Pours a very dark russet brown with only a thin light tan head that dissipated to a ring around the glass. There appears to be active carbonation, but the bubbles don't stick around. Classic English barleywine aroma of caramel malt and dark fruit with nice bourbon and oak notes. Flavor follows with caramel malt, brown sugar, bourbon, dark dried fruit, a hint of cherry and chocolate. Finishes somewhat dry with oak and light hops. Medium bodied. Alcohol is covered but still hot and warming. A really nice English barleywine that was worth waiting for. Will lay a few bottles away for ageing, I think this will score even higher when the alcohol mellows and the flavors balance out over time.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 06:33:11 | More by LiquidAmber
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

12-25-2012 06:21:49 | More by mdillon86
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.13/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

650 mL bottle poured into an Eclipse snifter/taster. Awesome little glass. 2012 bottle.

Appearance - Deep brown with some reddish notes. Khaki head retains nicely and settles to an island of foam and naught else.

Smell - Lots of bourbon goodness. Oak and vanilla. Deep brown sugar and caramel. Everything you'd like in a BA barleywine. Maybe some hops come through as well.

Taste - Everything the nose belies, with an intense boozy and strange aftertaste. Bourbon up front, but it doesn't linger. Lots of caramel and dark brown sugar. Hop bite in the back with an intense nutty/oaky flavor. It's kind of unpleasant and I don't get it out of other BA barleywines.

Mouthfeel - It's quite boozy and that aftertaste is harsh. Not really sure what it is.

Overall - I have had different vintages of this beer from 2010 to 2012 and all of them have had the same off-putting aftertaste. It's not awful, but it could be so much better. Not sure if it's a nutty malt or an oaky flavor, but it keeps this from being the perfect BA barleywine. That said, it's still incredible.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 05:58:09 | More by Alieniloquium
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CummingsK21

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

12-23-2012 04:12:16 | More by CummingsK21
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exitmusic00

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

12-23-2012 02:09:06 | More by exitmusic00
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CJS

Florida

3/5  rDev -32.6%

12-22-2012 17:04:51 | More by CJS
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BobCobb

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.1%

12-22-2012 07:31:06 | More by BobCobb
Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,324 ratings.