Mother Of All Storms | Pelican Pub & Brewery

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Mother Of All StormsMother Of All Storms
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-25-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,970
Reviews:
472
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
Wants:
1,561
Gots:
648
For Trade:
72
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Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JFreres
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bjlynch83
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rudzud
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to JLindros for sharing. 2012.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear dark mahogany hue with a thin off white head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of dirty leather, dark fruits, light toffee, raisins, sweeter malts.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, loads of dark leather, light chocolate, big dark fruits, raisins, light old bourbon. Good sweeter English hops.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, no oxidation, alcohol is hidden nicely.

O - Overall this was a very nice English barelywine. Really pleasant. Aged quite nicely. Delicious.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of Mikeluzzjr
4.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VictorsValiant
4.78/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GOBLIN
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

MOAS ! This beer was one of my most sought after beers in 2014. Once I landed it, in my cellar it went only to be opened for all day consumption today 1/1/17.

Pours deep rustic autumn brown with ruby golden hue. Oily and aggressive looking beer. Aromas are oak, bourbon, brown sugar, molasses, figs and dates. Flavors are similar with a very nice aged silky feel. One of the best barleywines I've had.
Pure and simple barrel aged luxury.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance- The beer poured a deep murky brown color with some white bubbles crowning the glass.

Smell - There was a huge malty, boozy, sweet dark fruit nose.

Taste - I first noted sweet dark rich fruit. Rich dark chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, and roasted nuts. I think what amazed me most was how well balanced the booze was with the diverse palette of taste The richness continues in the aftertaste with a slight alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel - Almost syrupy in feel, this coats the tongue nicely.

Overall - MoaS is a fantastic beer. The only barleywine I might like better is Sucaba.

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Photo of TravisMason
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of boogerisu
4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Robdiesel21
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of efrankmcguire
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADG2995
4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cjgiant
4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle:
This pour was a tad flat, though the other pour had a thin rim.

Nose is baked date bread with a bourbon kick.

Flavor is chocolate licorice sweet/spicy with a bit of fig, and this gives me more of a Quad impression. The bourbon that comes in gives me some alcohol heat, but a pleasant one. Fairly thick and silky feel that coats the palate.

A powerful and full bodied/flavored offering that might just lack a little in nuance. A very general thought would be that of a chocolate covered liqueur candy, though a tasty quad-like one.

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Photo of Hop_God
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: deep brown to prune juice. Almost black. Thin khaki bubbles

S: booze bourbon. Figs. Candied dark fruits. Dates. Brown sugar.

T: bourbon. Booze. Dark fruits. Candied orange. Dates. Sweet figs. Burnt brown sugar. Subtle hops.

F: nice medium plus body. Boozy. Good bite.

O: very nice BBA barleywine Glad I finally got my hands on this. Well done

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Photo of smi69
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wulfie85
4.62/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Easily one of the best BA barleywines I've ever had. Excellent caramel flavors from the base beer with excellent chocolate, oak, and vanilla notes as well. Absolutely delicious

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Photo of A_Rad
4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gshak
4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2015 editions from bottle, at refrigerator temperature into my Delirium tremens tulip.
A - pours a dark murky brown, with an off-white head that quickly recedes into thin ring leaving alcohol legs everywhere it's been...like a gangsta mother that doesn't want to be seen or heard but leaves a trail of dead bodies in her wake.
S - doesn't let the cold temperature bother her one bit. Raisins for days, with liquid caramel, torched brown sugar, dates and prunes by the boatloads. Traces of almonds and toasted wood, which I predict will only grow stronger as the beer warms up.
T- opens sweet and....oh crap... this is one motherful load of malty goodness. Ok.. gathering my senses now.. let's see.. raisins, dried stone fruits(dates, prunes...etc), brown sugar, molasses, almonds, toffee. Getting some vanilla and coconut as well, not quite as intense as the FW ones, but it's definitely there. Warming alcohol noticed as the liquid makes its way down.
M- very full, and welcoming so. A fantastic winter warmer.
O- in the pantheons of the great BBA Barley wines, this brew stands atop.

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Photo of mrchrisray
4.57/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RNbeerfan
4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattmarka1
4.67/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
4.42 out of 5 based on 1,970 ratings.
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