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Mother Of All Storms - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

1,326 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,326
Reviews: 397
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 9.21%
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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mltobin

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 bottle, shared with a couple friends, poured into a Duvel tulip.

This pours a deep ruby red color with a small off-white head. Its` nose contains caramel, brown sugar and quite a bit of bourbon. The smell is very fragrant, but those who enjoy bourbon from time to time, it is quite nice. Sipping on this and I taste vanilla, toffee, more bourbon and some oak. And that bourbon really continues to shine it the taste. Mouthfeel is rich, but finishes smooth, a rich, sweet texture lingers on your palate afterwords. Wow, this was a very tasty English barleywine, an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 23:52:47 | More by mltobin
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AleApostle

Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.4%

10-24-2012 15:35:50 | More by AleApostle
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sind310

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

10-23-2012 09:35:05 | More by sind310
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joshwith

Colorado

5/5  rDev +12.4%

10-23-2012 05:13:49 | More by joshwith
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -10.1%

10-06-2012 16:55:51 | More by oldp0rt
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duff247

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

10-05-2012 04:19:14 | More by duff247
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MattMew


4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

10-03-2012 04:29:50 | More by MattMew
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.23/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a Maine Beer Company wine glass. 2011 vintage.

A: Pours a dark cola brown with a small dark tan head. No lacing or retention.

S: Raisiny with a lot of barrel notes. Prunes, toffee, dark grain, vanilla, pleasant sting of booze.

T: Roasted malt, crushed raisins, vanilla, slight hop oil and bitterness, a bit of oxidation, heavy boozy heat throughout. Tannic and bitter in the finish.

M: Thick with slight, tingly carbonation.

O: The alcohol shows itself a bit too much, leaving a slight astringent bitterness, but otherwise this is good.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 23:03:42 | More by Etan
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beenitty

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

10-01-2012 21:09:46 | More by beenitty
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pvequalsnrt

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.4%

09-30-2012 18:29:09 | More by pvequalsnrt
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +12.4%

09-25-2012 17:16:26 | More by FreshmanPour77
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amnesia85

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -10.1%

09-24-2012 01:18:59 | More by amnesia85
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

09-22-2012 19:26:45 | More by sliverX
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Mark000

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

09-20-2012 01:49:26 | More by Mark000
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

09-19-2012 01:18:16 | More by BeerHunter76
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jl28r1

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

09-16-2012 20:08:08 | More by jl28r1
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augustgarage

California

4.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2009 vintage. Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Spirit Sippers snifter.

A vigorous pour produces a thin active layer of mixed yellow-browns: khaki/citrine/fulvous which bubble out to a thin lasting collar and smattering of surface slick. Delicate lacing is suspended in viscous tears. The liquid below is an abyssal shade of auburn.

The bourbon barrel contributes immense aroma without any sharpness, redolent of fine tobacco, leather, loam, vanilla, and cocoa for starters...a low fruity note like that of a fine sherry flitters in and out as well.

Deep unctuous palate entry intensifies all the aromas into corresponding flavors and integrates them into a delicately shifting yet extremely potent cascade. Gentle hops contribute just enough bitterness to offset the immensity of the malt which itself is just strong enough to stand as a foil against the bourbon notes. Finishes moderately dry, fruity, and earthy. Surprisingly balanced and clean despite its stunning richness.

Silky mouthfeel is like melted chocolate ganache on the tongue though sufficient carbonation enlivens the mouthfeel.

An inspired and inspiring glass - a truly top tier example of the style...while any one element might be improved upon in theory, doing so would upset the balance of the whole.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 19:53:02 | More by augustgarage
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bbadger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

09-16-2012 14:33:07 | More by bbadger
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H0rnedFr0gs

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

09-15-2012 19:31:40 | More by H0rnedFr0gs
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -10.1%

09-15-2012 14:32:18 | More by kjkinsey
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scottfrie

California

4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage split with friends.

A: Pours a deep raisin brown with hardly any head. A bubbly film lasted a short while and left spots of lace down the glass.
S: Decadent notes of caramel, raisins, leather, milk chocolate, grapes, with hints of red apples and booze.
T: Sticky flavors, very woody with large notes of leather. Caramel, cocoa and earthy spicy hops come through in the finish. Low alcohol burn in the aftertaste along with more spice. Almost rye-like with just a hint of fruit.
M: Full bodied with a smooth and heavy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation, extremely smooth.
O: I’ve had a few pours from fresher bottles and this is by far the best. A couple years, maybe more, on this does wonders. Very rich, complex and smooth.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 20:46:48 | More by scottfrie
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mcbeerbrew

Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.4%

09-11-2012 06:05:57 | More by mcbeerbrew
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claytong

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

09-04-2012 05:07:57 | More by claytong
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

08-28-2012 20:55:31 | More by mendvicdog
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duceswild

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

08-28-2012 01:53:01 | More by duceswild
Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,326 ratings.