Tsunami Stout | Pelican Pub & Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
16.8 degrees Plato
Alcohol: 7% by volume
Bitterness: 50 IBU
Color: 150 lovibond

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
391
Reviews:
148
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
8.37%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
51
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 391 |  Reviews: 148
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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

Photo of elgiacomo
2.82/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottled February 2012. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours black with a three finger brown head that leaves some sheets of lacing and holds a nice thick cap.

Aroma is musty cardboard, hints of cocoa, dark fruit, and roasted malt. Moderate strength.

Flavor is roasted malts, some chocolate, a bit of coffee and dark fruit, cardboard, mineral notes, minimal alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy, soft carbonation.

This beer wants to be good, but is falling short with some apparent oxidation issues. Flavor is OK...aroma is not...

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Photo of Wetpaperbag
2.98/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Black in the glass, but dark brown in the pour. The head is a darker tan.

S- Roasted/burnt malts, smoke and something hearty.

T- The burnt malts are quite pronounced. Almost too much. I feel this is a bit confused, it wants to be a stout but is more like a porter. I like my stouts a little less on the burnt side.

M- Thin more like a porter.

D- Easy to drink, but the bitter burnt taste is not being liked.

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.23/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to H1N1 for this beer!
Poured from 22 oz bomber to brandy snifter.

A - Dark brown with almost no head. Appeared to be medium bodied from the pour.

S - Somewhat light nose for a 7% ABV stout. A lot of milk chocolate notes with a good overall malt profile.

T - Roasted malts with some big chocolate notes. A very slight bitterness in the background. The finish is sweet at first from the chocolate with a very slight bitterness that follows in the aftertaste.

M - Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

D - A good stout but not a great one.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of mactrail
3.27/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Handsome dark beige foam on the black brew. Plenty of lacing in the Affligem chalice. Pleasantly spritzy on the tongue. Light and tingly mouthfeel.

There is just a touch of malty sweetness before the burnt flavors take over. Quite a bitter aftertaste. I tastes like the hops are well supplied, but there is so much charred grains there may be bitterness from that as well. Brewery says it's made with Magnum and Willamette hops.

This is a serious stuff. Bold and impressive flavors but I have to say that the drinkability is less than I would like. The toasted flavors are nice but the darkness obliterates every flavor before it. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Central Market - Shoreline in north Seattle.

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3.29/5  rDev -19%

Photo of Zorro
3.3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear black colored beer with a small brown colored head.

Smells of toasted grain and coffee with a fruit scent of peach with some smoke.

Starts out Mildly sweet with a strong patent malt flavor. Fizzy on in the mouth for the style this one actually get drier as you drink it.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a pretty standard stout.

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Photo of ccrida
3.35/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draught pint at the brewery, black with a small tan head that left light lace.

Smell is soft, dusted coco and coffee.

Taste is also rather soft, roasty, with more coffee then chocolate, and a dry finish. Very smooth and balanced, although I'd prefer a bit more umph. Also, I prefer a slightly sweeter export stout. Served too cold, it didn't really open up in the 30 mins or so over which I sipped it.

Mouthfeel is full and velvety, although I'd like a bit more carbonated creaminess.

Drinkability is just above average. While it's a nicely rounded and well executed stout, and drinks lighter then 7% ABV, it just didn't excite me to much.

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Photo of Falonso3
3.47/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smokey, smooth finish, malty dry neead

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Photo of jpbebeau
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dracook
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of BillyTWilliams
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Painted bomber, always nice for glass cutting or homebrew purposes. Pours black, 1" brown head. Looks good. Aroma is roast, dark fruit. I should also note this was aged 5 years before I drank it.

Taste had more of the dark fruit and roasted malt bitterness, but mouth feel was smooth enough that the bitterness didn't dominate. Hid the alcohol decently. No significant oxidation notes. This hit the hallmarks for style of an export and Russian Imperial Stout.

$7 a bomber I think, I dunno, that comes out to an expensive 6 pack. Would prefer 12oz bottles of this.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Adamostella
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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Tsunami Stout from Pelican Pub & Brewery
4.06 out of 5 based on 391 ratings.
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