Mother Of All Storms | Pelican Pub & Brewery

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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:
1,969
Reviews:
472
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
Wants:
1,561
Gots:
648
For Trade:
72
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Having this with couple years on it compared to the '09 Vintage, the fresher bottle was better.

A big barrel character up front with rich toffee and caramel sweetness throughout. A balanced beer with oak tannins and drying on the back. The 14% is decently hidden behind this.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

No carb,
less barb,
nor too sweet,
or discrete.

Nose that grows,
and goes and goes:
Sherry, butterscotch, oak,
Prunes, macaroons, and smoke.

Smooth as silk.
Pleasant, sweet ilk.
Mellowed current, un-fold!
Bright and bold, all told.

Lasting, lengthy, lush.
Sank with nary a hush.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter on 4/25/12

2010 Vintage

With much appreciation to PDXHops for giving me a bottle
Split with MbpBugeye

A) Medium brown pour. In the glass the beer has a gorgeous deep ruby hue (especially when held to the light). The beer fostered about 1/4th inch head but it dissipated quickly leaving only a ring of retention and a few lily pads. No lace.

S) The aroma is dense with notes of raisins, molasses, prune, caramel, bread, butter toffee and tobacco. Overtones of wood with a sturdy booze note across the board. The barrel characteristics emerge as it warms taking a more prominent roll. There is faint vanilla as well.

T) The taste is comparably deep. Deep, and rather sugary (which I reckon is appropriate in this case). Hints of chocolate, molasses and caramel. On the back end, the sugars are a bit toasty too. Dark fruit notes. The barrel has blended in very well - the oak actually pulls a higher card than the whiskey. Vanilla creeps in as it warms.

M) Full, slick body with some granular undercurrents. Moderately low carbonation that mellows a bit, but always maintains a bite. Some heat on the finish.

O) This is the kind of beer you want to drink and not write about. I screwed that up big time.

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Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
4.42 out of 5 based on 1,969 ratings.
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