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Mother Of All Storms - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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1,530 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,530
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 1,477
Gots: 564 | FT: 61
Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-25-2008

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
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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of gregc
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle...most recent vintage.

Pours a deep mahogany, with a small but nice looking tan head.
Aroma is magnificent, so much happening here...huge smooth bourbon notes, vanilla, toffee, wood, cinnamon, caramel and rich dark fruits. Wow the nose the very complex. Seems like each time I give it a sniff something new is coming out.
Flavor is equally impressive if not better...rich and smooth flavors of caramel, vanilla, oak and a nice spot on for the style hop presence.
Really nice full body and extremely smooth, very drinkable almost no alcohol presence. This is hands down the best barleywine I have ever had.

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4.97/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This will probably be my only review, ever; Rhinos00 split a 22oz with me on the condition that I review it. Poured into a 10 oz snifter. Simple brown bottle with silk screen print, like their other beers. Aged in '98 Evan Williams barrels.

Very deep mahogany color. When held up to light - shows a deep red glowing spot light. A cream colored head that only sticks around the edges of the glass. The center of the beer doesn't hold any head; instead a small area of carbonation bubbles keeps it interesting.

I can't describe how perfect this beer smells. Amazing combination of alcohol, whiskey, and wet malt. If inhaled enough it creates a burning sensation. It took me 10 minutes to build up the courage to taste, out of fear that it wouldn't live up to the aroma.

It lived up to the aroma. Toasted bread, alcohol, molasses, prunes, vanilla; a nectar fit for gods. I want to jump right ahead to mouthfeel. It didn't occur to me until I tasted this beer just how English this Barleywine is.

Most amazing mouthfeel of any Barleywine. Creamy. Possibly the best mouthfeel of any beer. If you didn't have taste buds and you closed your eyes, you might think you have a cream stout in your mouth.

I haven't read Rhinos00's review, he may have said this: "Although you would get hammered, you could easily drink a bomber of this. It is just too good to only have one ten ounce snifter if there is more in front of you."

This beer is going to give Pelican one of the greatest reputations in the country. The last sip made me shudder in oral-gasm. My belly is warm, my soul content.

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4.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - dark malty brown, fades to blood red around the edges. Has a small off tan/khaki head that fades quickly.

S - Roasted malts, hint of hops but not too much at all. Loads of molasses and candied brown sugar

T - Sweet, cocoa and brown sugar. A bit hot but no particular spirit comes to mind at this point. Should mellow nicely.

M - Near perfect, perhaps could do with a bit more carbonation.

D - Good, but I couldn't drink a whole bottle of this...and I've drank many 22's of Abyss all alone!

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours brown with mahogany and reddish highlights and a two finger tan head that disappears quickly.

S - Carmel, vanilla, brown sugar, wet wood, caramelized candy and some dark fruits, raisin, prune, fig etc.

T - Taste follows the nose very well. Carmel, vanilla, brown sugar and dark fruits. Also have a boozy finish.

M - Medium Body to syrupy, somewhere in between

D - ive had 2 glasses and although i would like to drink more at 13.50% i probably shouldnt

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.85/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle poured into Redwood Curtain snifter. 2012 edition.

Appearance- dark with hues of red in the light. Tan head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing. Light carbonation.

Smell- smells of bourbon, vanilla, oak, and a bit of toffee. Getting a big bourbon note as expected.

Taste- wow! This is the most complex beer I have had to date. Picking up on all of the nose plus some dark fruit, cherries, and big brown sugar. Alcohol is warming but not too apparent for a beer of this magnitude.

Mouthfeel- medium to heavy body. Low carbonation, but just right for this style.nice warming alcohol but not too hot. Just right for the style.

Overall- impressed is an understatement. This blew me away! This was my white whale and was finally able to secure a bottle. Glad to enjoy this very special beer and highly recommend it.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 1,530 ratings.