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Mother Of All Storms - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

1,331 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,331
Reviews: 397
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 1,413
Gots: 524 | 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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Franch

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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JMRSN

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-08-2013 19:54:19 | More by JMRSN
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Quackus

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-08-2013 19:14:13 | More by Quackus
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portia99

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle - 2010 vintage poured into a New Belgium globe.

A - Pours a dark brown with mahogany highlights. Sparse light tan head that fades quickly leaving behind a small tan colored collar. Faint trace of lacing is left on the glass.

S - Caramel up front, earthy, macadamia nuts, boozy and warm, toffee with a touch of coffee and roasted malts.

T - Tons of caramel and toffee. burnt roastiness, a bit of a weird burnt caramel sweetness that is a bit offputting. Boozy with some bourbon, butterscotch.

M - Rather full bodied. Bittersweet, malty with a lite warmth and alcohol tingle. Medium/low carbonation.

O - Overall, nice barleywine, balanced and complex, sweet brown sugar and caramel, toffee with touches of molasses. Not sure I'd put this up as one of my overall favorites in the style, but it is definitely a solid beer and one I'm glad to have tried.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 18:12:24 | More by portia99
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

01-08-2013 17:34:54 | More by josephwa
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daleyke

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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ajramirez1

Washington

4.98/5  rDev +11.7%
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 +6.5%

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mcintire78

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Brew33

Ohio

4/5  rDev -10.3%

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Kevlee722

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Iowa

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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SchuStar

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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zrab11

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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cfrances33

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
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 +9.4%
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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Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 1,331 ratings.