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Mother Of All Storms - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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1,326 Ratings
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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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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

01-30-2012 13:22:18 | More by sideshowe
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

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

Thanks to sugit for this one.

A: 1/4" light brown head that dissipated quickly over dark mahogany coloured liquid.

S: Oak and bourbon are the most predominant, along with rich toffee malt. Quite sweet.

T: Really strong tasting bourbon and oak. Toasted malt and some rich toffee malt are also present. Quite boozy tasting throughout.

M: Thick viscosity and low carbonation. So thick it really coats the mouth.

O: Not for the faint of heart, this is a really complex barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 05:17:20 | More by DaftCaskBC
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 bottle shared by Balosss, thanks again. 2009 bottle I believe.

The Perfect Storm comes in the glass looking a very dark shaded brown with sprays of mahagony towards the sides. Nice dark beige foam sits on top with nice retention, no sticks though.

Smell is in your face bourbon. The aroma is very strong and it hits you. The bourbon is big, some vanilla/oak notes with dark fruits, mollasses, etc. Some sweet caramel with warming and some booze.

With some time on this bottle, the heat is there. The alcohol is noted and blends into the bourbon and malty base well. Heat, bourbon, into some oaky territory with the usual vanilla. Some dark fruit comes into play with warming.

Feel is big and approaching thick. The carb is there, yet not overbearing. A nice amount of heat creeps up on the tounge, especially with warming, but there is so much flavor to go along with it.

All in all, this is one of the better English Barleywines I've had from America. I could imagine this vintage was super hot when 1st out. For my 1st time having it, this is nice stuff.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 22:10:19 | More by BARFLYB
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

01-29-2012 18:00:26 | More by brendaniel
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decadance

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

01-29-2012 16:47:20 | More by decadance
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -21.3%

01-29-2012 09:15:11 | More by ygtbsm94
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stbo101

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

01-29-2012 05:01:48 | More by stbo101
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bertram

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.1%

01-29-2012 04:52:07 | More by bertram
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

01-29-2012 01:10:40 | More by nathanjohnson
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

01-28-2012 20:58:56 | More by DSlim71
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ASUBeer

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +12.4%

01-28-2012 02:32:45 | More by ASUBeer
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KAF

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

01-26-2012 21:30:09 | More by KAF
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beast464

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

01-25-2012 20:20:04 | More by beast464
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jamescain

Texas

4.65/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to nate8767 for sharing this one. Poured into a sniffer.

The beer pours a dark reddish brown with a tan head about a finger thick that quickly fades to a thin ring and patchy lacing. The first aroma that I pick up on is oak and bourbon followed by toffee, caramel, dates, and raisins, with just a noticeable alcoholic smell. Despite the alcohol aroma the finish is barely noticeable. The taste is best described as a combination of dark fruit, a hint or chocolate, fresh oak, bourbon and molasses. The mouthfeel is chewy with low carbonation. This is a spectacular beer and one that I would definitely seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 19:48:53 | More by jamescain
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1noa

Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.4%

01-24-2012 14:53:18 | More by 1noa
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared at a tasting at MrHirschybar's place.

2011 vintage.

Pours a clear dark brown with a khaki head that settles to a thin film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, toasted coconut, bourbon, and wood. Taste is the same with the bourbon flavor sticking around as the aftertaste. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a light crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good barleywine and the bourbon barrel aging is very nice on this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 02:32:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
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spdyfire83

Ireland

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

120th Review
Bottle to snifter
2010 Vintage

From notes. Thanks to exitmusic00 (I think) for contributing this to our tasting.

A: Dark caramel/tan. Single (creamy white) fingernail head on soft, gentle pour.

S: Burnt fig, caramel, oak, bourbon, vanilla and loads of malt sweetness. Hint of booze coming off the nose, but very inviting.

T: Loads of caramel sweetness up-front followed by a combination of dark fruit, bourbon, and vanilla. Hint of spice towards the tail-end along with oakiness.

M: Full bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Well put together and definitely worth seeking out. I think this beer can be enjoyed now or cellared for many years to come.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 12:01:43 | More by spdyfire83
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

01-22-2012 04:39:18 | More by johnnyboy76
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ejl4

Vermont

5/5  rDev +12.4%

01-22-2012 01:44:49 | More by ejl4
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CapitalGains

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -21.3%

01-20-2012 17:15:14 | More by CapitalGains
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tigrstylz

Texas

5/5  rDev +12.4%

01-20-2012 07:33:05 | More by tigrstylz
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

01-17-2012 14:13:34 | More by jsilva
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mcc1654

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

01-17-2012 05:51:13 | More by mcc1654
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GreatBloomer

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

01-17-2012 02:12:50 | More by GreatBloomer
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

01-16-2012 23:15:04 | More by drummermattie02
Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 1,326 ratings.