Tsunami Stout
Pelican Pub & Brewery

Tsunami StoutTsunami Stout
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Pelican Pub & Brewery
Oregon, United States
Foreign / Export Stout
Ranked #12
Ranked #9,558
4.03 | pDev: 8.44%
May 21, 2022
May 16, 2002
Notes: Like the force of nature it is named for, Tsunami Stout will bowl you over with its jet black color and dark seductive aroma. Roasted malts and unmalted barley give this full-bodied brew its dense creamy head and distinct dark chocolate and cappuccino flavors that swell to a clean, rounded malty finish. Grab a Tsunami and head for high ground.

16.8 degrees Plato
Bitterness: 50 IBU
Color: 150 lovibond
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Bathtub Gin & Co. Speakeasy. Straight from the bottle. Fairly strong but pretty good.
May 21, 2022
Rated: 4 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Apr 13, 2022
Rated: 4 by mdfb79 from New York

Apr 06, 2022
Rated: 3.98 by bumchilly25 from Canada (BC)

Dec 21, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Had on tap. Brownish black pour with a light brown head. Aromas of chocolate, black strap molasses, light roast coffee and earth. Taste hits the chocolate hard, with the earth, molasses and coffee falling to the background while licorice, light char, and roasted malt step up to the plate. Feel is thin for an export, but appropriately dry, roasted and malty.
Sep 13, 2021
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz bottle
no apparent freshness date, but I didn’t look that hard
L: pitch black body; tall & frothy tan head leaves tons of lacing on the glass
S: roasted barley, dark cocoa, char, earthy hops
T: robust roasted barley, dark cocoa, French roast coffee, char, earthy bitter hops
F: full body, ample carbonation, dry finish with roasted grain lingering
O: really good!
Aug 08, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by Dsimenson from California

Jun 09, 2021
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Rated by erickc from Washington

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on tap while socially distant outside at Special Brews Lynnwood WA.
Apr 05, 2021
Rated: 4.07 by Anacross from Oregon

Mar 27, 2021
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Reviewed by BNSlums from Germany

3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a chilled pint can. The nose jumps out of the glass. It is almost black in color, a super deep brown. The peanut-tan head did not perform well here, perhaps a glass error. Chocolate and roasted coffee nose. Bold but not incredibly complex. Paler malts detected despite how dark. On the palate there is graham cracker with melted chocolate, semisweet-semibitter. Moderate hops are balanced by the malt. It does have a milky texture, reminding me of hot chocolate combined with the flavor. Again, not super complex. It is a clean dark beer, surprisingly so for 7abv.
I am not enthralled by this export stout, but there are no problems with it. Middle of the road, it fits the style, but doesn't offer anything unique to bring me back.
Mar 12, 2021
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Reviewed by warrenc from Oregon

4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Dark black , thick brown head with nice lacing. Smells of coffee, liquorice nice roasted malts. Medium bodied for a dark stout, but very drinkable. Taste good up front, coffee, chocolate. For the price this is the stout to my neighborhood.
Jan 17, 2021
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Reviewed by RedBalloon from Washington

4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle dated 10/1/20 poured into a pint glass on 12/19/20.

Pours a 3" light tan head. Opaque black color.

Scents of dark chocolate, coffee, dried cherries, and caramelized sugar.

Tastes like cocoa, espresso, dried cherries and caramel. A little lingering bitterness in the finish.

Smooth, but not velvety or creamy mouthfeel. More effervescent than other stouts. Medium-bodied.

An easy-drinking stout that hides its ABV. Smooth but not creamy. Standard stout flavor and aroma profile with an unexpectedly effervescent mouthfeel.
Jan 01, 2021
Rated: 3.81 by MobBarley from Oregon

Dec 28, 2020
Rated: 4.37 by MaximumYuks from Oregon

Oct 22, 2020
Rated: 3.96 by Twal from Colorado

Oct 08, 2020
Rated: 3.96 by VashonGuy from Washington

Sep 19, 2020
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On-tap in Meridian ID;

A: Dark pour with a mocha-colored head that settles into an attractive ring.

S: Roasty aromas of dark roasted malt, milk chocolate, hints of coffee.

T: Roasty here without bordering into acrid/bitter territory; approachable dark malt/roasted malt character; impressions of oatmeal? I know there isn't any in the base beer but thats what I'm picking up...cappuccino, milk chocolate.

MF: Creamy and smooth.

O: This is a good one, definitely worth trying if you enjoy good Export Stouts.
Aug 14, 2020
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Reviewed by MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
19oz get wasted can, no canning date

What seemed like a smooth pour yields a massive 3 fingers of light brown head into my nonic. Very pillowy, with great retention. Initial lacing looks wonderful as well. Body is pitch black, even when held up to light. Looks great so far.

Nose is dominated with roasted malts. Burnt, bitter, a little mineral, a little creamy, British yeast. You mostly just get roasted barley, not really much cappuccino or coffee notes, like the can suggests. Noticeably clean. Extremely strait forward, but this smells good.

Flavor is pretty on par. A little abrasive at first, with those bitter roasted flavors coming out harder. After a few sips the palate adjusts, and this becomes really enjoyable. Very clean. Nothing crazy here, but this is solid and quite tasty.

Mouthfeel is pretty involved with this beer. Carbonation is on the lower side, no mineral feel,
definitely leans more towards being a smooth drinker, not quite creamy though. Bitterness plays a perfect role balancing this thing out, yet remains low enough to blend in well. Sugars are also balanced extremely well, not cloying in the slightest bit, with enough malty sugars to be palatable, a touch of dryness. Body drinks pretty light overall, though not too thin. Really lovely mouthfeel.

Drinkability is fantastic for a stout with a good amount of flavor and overall umph.

Appearance turned out pretty nice. Retention was far above average, and the lacing was pretty decent.

Overall a really nice beer. A great go to, and an easy drinker. Seems slightly more approachable than a true export stout, but I’m not complaining.
Jul 16, 2020
Rated: 3.87 by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon

Jun 22, 2020
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