Mother Of All Storms - Pelican Pub & Brewery
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4.43/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
10-25-2012 23:52:47 | More by mltobin
4.23/5 rDev -5.2%
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.
10-01-2012 23:03:42 | More by Etan
4.6/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
09-16-2012 19:53:02 | More by augustgarage
4.38/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
09-13-2012 20:46:48 | More by scottfrie
Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
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