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Mother Of All Storms - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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1,374 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,374
Reviews: 399
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 1,443
Gots: 532 | FT: 50
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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4.22/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

BARFLYB, Jan 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

brendaniel, Jan 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

decadance, Jan 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

ygtbsm94, Jan 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

stbo101, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

bertram, Jan 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

nathanjohnson, Jan 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

DSlim71, Jan 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

ASUBeer, Jan 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

KAF, Jan 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

beast464, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of jamescain
4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

jamescain, Jan 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

1noa, Jan 24, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 23, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

spdyfire83, Jan 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

johnnyboy76, Jan 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

ejl4, Jan 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

jsilva, Jan 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

drummermattie02, Jan 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

nightwing002, Jan 16, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2011 version shared generously by Chico1985.

A- Dark red brown with a nice tan head, about a finger for the beer style. Creamy pillow stays around atop the ale. Spotty lace sticks to the glass.

S- Deep strong caramel and vanilla over an awesome toasty oak barrel whiskey note. Some roast, raisin and slight alcohol.

T- A great, fairly mellowed out blend, nothing really jumps out intensely. Balance of charred oak, deep caramel sweets, vanilla, peppercorn spice, raisins, dark fruit cherries, whiskey and slight alcohol.

MF- Silky thick oily body with low smooth carbonation. Fairly warm feel rounds it out quite nicely.

Awesome balance of flavor. Once I'm done with King Henry the scores will come through, what is the true king of bourbon barley wines. Can't compare them in retrospect. A truly balanced master craft.

cbutova, Jan 16, 2012
Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 1,374 ratings.