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Mother Of All Storms - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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1,324 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,324
Reviews: 397
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 1,414
Gots: 521 | FT: 48
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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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harrymel

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2011 - Thanks Jamie!
Pours a cherry leather with a rim of dark tan foam. Smells nougat, bourbon, raisins, chocolate and chewy caramel. Aromas of cake and sugar - a sincerely exquisite nose. Mmmm, cherry, tawny, sweet vanilla cake, rich mousse and caramels. Goddam, this is a good beer. Full bodied for the style with just a hare more carb than I prefer with a good, sticky and chewy finish. This is a truly excellent beer. I think I prefer this to KH, which is a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 15:40:18 | More by harrymel
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

04-23-2012 02:45:56 | More by jacewg
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DovaliHops

California

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

2011 Vintage. Pours a beautiful dark brown with a ruby-red hue. Medium sized tan head with a hint of red that goes down slowly. Scent is outstanding! Great toffee and brown sugar notes...nice sweet bourbon booze. You can definitely smell the barrel in this beer...sweet oak and bourbon with some nice dark fruits, toffee, and vanilla. Taste is just as it smell...more complex than I was expecting. All the flavors in the nose are present in the taste and equally distributed, except I get a bit of chocolate in the taste. For such a high ABV beer, this gem is not overly sweet, nor is it too hot and boozy. Well crafted. Mouthfeel is full bodied and a bit sticky. Drinkability is high, as this is a delicious sipper. Overall, I haven't been this impressed about a barrel aged BW since King Henry. Would love to try these guys side by side. I got plenty of love for Sucaba, but KH and this are rightfully powering over it. Fantastic beer!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 07:29:46 | More by DovaliHops
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2011
Served into a tulip glass

A: Deep dark brown with crimson hues throughout the body. Atop is a small bubbly medium tan colored head that settled out into a thin ring rather quickly. A few splotches of lacing coat the walls, too.

S: Mildly muted when cold, but as this warmed the aroma opened up tenfold. Big dark fruits, sweet caramel, subtle bourbon undertones, vanilla and toffee. It's big and rich, the barrel gave this some wonderful qualities.

T: For a beer this size, it's remarkably drinkable. Vanilla and toasted caramel/sugar are the first on the palate. Plenty of bourbon, winter fruits and wood come through towards the back end.

M: Thick and full-bodied with enough carbonation to keep this from being sticky. Sweet linger and very easy drinking.

For me, this sits right behind King Henry in my favorite bourbon barrel aged Barleywine list. This had so much flavor, all working so well together. Balance is key and this is quite the achievement.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 14:36:36 | More by ShanePB
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

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

Bottle share in Hoboken, NJ.

2010 Vintage.

A: Pours a slightly hazy mahogany in color. The beer has a thin light beige head that reduces to a thin ring at the edges of the glass. No lacing is observed.

S: This beer has a lot of caramel/toffee/molasses sweetness as well as a heavy presence of dark fruits (plums and figs).

T: The beer was very sweet tasting, not quite cloying but still very sweet. There is a lot of caramel/toffee/molasses malt sweetness and a heavy presence of dark fruits (plums mostly but a little fig). Some light bourbon presence and a hint of oakiness. Some very light alcohol present in the finish.

M: Medium to full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O: There is a nice complexity in the flavor and aroma of this beer but there is a heavy sweetness and some alcohol presence. This beer is a definite sipping beer and a very nice one at that... Glad to try this and hope to get another vintage at some point in the future.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 17:50:07 | More by dbrauneis
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

04-11-2012 18:39:16 | More by sholland119
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denimdemon

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

04-08-2012 22:54:12 | More by denimdemon
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

04-07-2012 22:10:00 | More by TKEbeerman
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muchloveforhops3

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

04-04-2012 22:47:33 | More by muchloveforhops3
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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

04-02-2012 03:07:33 | More by egrace84
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nmbr0ne

Florida

4.18/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter from 22oz, 2011 bottle. Thanks to Alieniloquium for the Christmas gift!

Appearance: Dark, dark brown with subtle redness. Centimeter thick, khaki head that dissipates ridiculously quick. Barely any lacing at all.

Smell: Great aromas. Molasses, caramel, vanilla, little bit of bourbon, plums, figs, spices. Huge combination of complex smells.

Taste: Sweet at first and throughout the majority of the sip. Caramel, burnt sugar, some roasted malts. Bourbon is more pronounced in the flavor than the smell. Huge alcohol flavor towards the end. The booze takes away from overall experience.

Mouthfeel: Thick, heavy drink. It feels like my glass weighs six pounds. Leaves a warm feeling after every sip that lasts for a bit afterwards. Low carbonation. Goes flat pretty fast as it warms up.

Overall: Not as bad as I might make it out to be. It's a good dessert beer. A definite sipper. The aroma and flavors were above average by far. Very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 00:44:11 | More by nmbr0ne
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to whoever brought this one to Imminent Liquidation II. Bottle from 2011, not my first run in with this one.

A - Pours dark caramel brown with a decent one finger tall khaki colored head leaving small streaks of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of toffee, caramel, vanilla, dark fruits, oak, molasses and plenty of bourbon booze. This one still smells a little too hot for my liking but still very nice.

T - Starts off with plenty of sugary sweetness - mostly toffee, caramel, vanilla, dark fruits, etc. - quickly giving way to the hot bourbon booze and some dry oak tannins. Finish is best described as sweet bourbon heat, lingering long after consumption.

M - Big, boozy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. The carb goes a little flat as it sits in the glass and the booze is still way too strong.

O - I remember when I had this beer for the first time. It was a 2009 bottle, consumed in early 2010, and it was the #10 overall beer in the world. At the time I thought that was WAY too high. I have had it twice since then and it is still very good, but the best I have ever had? No way.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 16:02:28 | More by orangesol
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FalconA

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

03-26-2012 12:38:54 | More by FalconA
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MordorMongo


4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

03-25-2012 17:08:55 | More by MordorMongo
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Dan25D

California

5/5  rDev +12.4%

03-25-2012 05:07:00 | More by Dan25D
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

03-25-2012 02:09:50 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +12.4%

03-22-2012 15:36:55 | More by Cyclone8
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Rickythejeweler

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -27%

03-20-2012 18:45:05 | More by Rickythejeweler
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nanobrew

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

03-20-2012 18:08:12 | More by nanobrew
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B0dacious187

Texas

1/5  rDev -77.5%

03-19-2012 22:17:30 | More by B0dacious187
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tclapper

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

03-16-2012 04:07:10 | More by tclapper
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

03-14-2012 16:24:23 | More by phingdong
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Treebs

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz gold foil capped bottle served in a Jacobin tulip. Split three ways. 2011 vintage.

A: Pours a dark brown, almost black with a once finger, light tan head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin collar and doesn't really leave on lace, just some brown stick.

S: Dark fruits and malts with some burnt sugar, light barrel presence (Oak and bourbon. The barrel isn't as pronounced as I anticipated.

T: Well this took a big, complex jump. The barrel really shines here. Caramel and oak with nice sweet bourbon undertone is up front. Burnt sugars and booze soaked fruits start to mix with a mild leather and tobacco. There is slightest piney hop presence on the back end.

M: Smooth and creamy. This is heavy bodied. Slightly warming in nature with a medium to low carbonation.

O: Very delicious. One of the heavier English barleywines out there, it was very complex and the ABV was pretty well hidden save for a slight throat warming that was more than welcome. A must try for any English Barleywine fan.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 18:11:05 | More by Treebs
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brystmar

Texas

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

2012. Pours much darker than every previous year of MoaS: very dark brown with way more head than its older siblings.

Caramely aroma, strongly malty, a kiss of dark fruits to round things out. Black licorice and molasses join the caramel train across my palate. Meadows of malts are a safe haven for all things barleywine-y.

The 2012 is a clear departure from previous vintages of MoaS, and I like what they've done with the place. Excited to see how this develops with age.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 23:50:54 | More by brystmar
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Auracom

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

03-12-2012 04:43:40 | More by Auracom
Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,324 ratings.