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Stormwatcher's Winterfest | Pelican Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.11/5
Exceptional
184 Ratings
Stormwatcher's WinterfestStormwatcher's Winterfest
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery
Oregon, United States
pelicanbrewery.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
32.1 degrees Plato
Alcohol: 13.0% by volume
Bitterness: 31 IBU
Color: 54 SRM

Added by Shaw on 10-12-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,856
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
184
pDev:
10.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
130
Gots:
44
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 184 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deNerval
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevlee722
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I know this beer is supposed to good, so I'm disappointed in this go round. It pored flat with smallest head, smell and taste were good. Figs, dark fruits, plums raisins, caramel and toffee. Hint of tobacco. Mouthful was sticky, full body, fair carbonation. This was a 2012 bottle opened 3/16. Perhaps my cellaring was subpar? Either way,good stuff but not amazing.

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Photo of VictorsValiant
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mportnoy
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraftFan5
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of w5baron
1/5  rDev -75.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Ohiovania
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Did not enjoy the after taste on this at all. Kinda of like a harsh grape cough syrup.

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Photo of airpup
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
4.61/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdwardAbbey
3.26/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a beer that separates the men from the boys, and the women from the girls, and does so by the threshold of tolerance for sweetness. Personally, I'm okay being a boy, given how sweet and intensely toffee and butterscotch-forward this beer is. It's some treacly shit, but if that's your jam, this is your beer.

As a side-note, MOAS, which is based on this, somehow tends to be more balanced and drinkable, despite being even bigger. But you will always want to split a bottle of this one and that one in at least 3 or 4 ways. Your survival depends upon it.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sir_Goatman
2.16/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of marct13
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrebeka
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black in color with a dark khaki colored head. Rich and decadent. It's drinkable. Yum. Not to sweet, but a nice medium thick mouthfeel. Malts and hops balanced beautifully.

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Photo of donnierickles
4.71/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PacNWDad
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PG2G
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gouettn
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PeakedInHighSchool
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DOCRW
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stormwatcher's Winterfest from Pelican Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 184 ratings
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