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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
Ranking:
#183
Reviews:
477
Ratings:
1,992
pDev:
8.76%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
Wants:
1,568
Gots:
647
Trade:
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hell yeah! Thanks to whomever opened this one up at a recent tasting (forgot who brought it). Never thought I'd get to try this one. Pours a deep-ass ruby-red color, appearing jet black underneath dim lighting. The tan head reaches about a quarter-inch, but fades quickly into nothingness. Aroma is dense, heavy, and robust as fuck. Loaded with sweet caramel, toasted brown sugar, molasses, bourbon, oak, wood, light vanilla, and candied dark fruits. There's no mistaking thing brew - it is powerful as all hell, and you'll know it after taking one whiff.

The first flavor to go to work on the palate is a delicate, yet strong display of booze-soaked raisins, dates, and juicy plums, with the booze, of course, being a whiskey-bourbon type blend. Malt bomb, incoming - melted brown sugar, thick syrup and molasses, more juicy dark fruits, and plenty of clashing cocoa and oaky vanilla flavors. This beer is sweet as hell, but never hits the point of being cloying, as it's kept in check by the dense oak and warm bourbon profile, making it insanely drinkable, even at a whopping 14% ABV. Nice, sweet molasses, vanilla, and booze in the finish; thick, syrupy mouth feel with a low level of carbonation.

Hot damn, this was an amazing brew. 2012 vintage. Absolutely delicious and dangerously drinkable given the pretty high ABV. Wonderful display of flavors clashing together with an addicting sweetness than never becomes overbearing. Well done.

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

A: A deep ruby red with almost no head.

S: Deep caramel malts are in the front of this beer followed by a rich bourbon aroma.

T: Rich caramel malts are primary flavor. The smoothness of the oak and bourbon cut through this very nicely.

M: Sharpness comes from the alcohol and subtle carbonation. It is nice a viscous and fills the mouth well.

O: One of but no the best Barleywine. I like King Henry, 2010 Bourbon BA Old Guardian, and Abacus more, but this is one of the elite barleywines.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
13.5% ABV, 2012 vintage. Bottled 110512

Thanks to KAlvarez for doing the legwork on this one!

A - Perfectly clear ruby mahogany in color with a fast-forming tan head, it's thick but there's almost no retention, due to the high alcohol level, and no lacing left on the glass. Give this beer a swirl and you'll see legs slowly dribble down, though.

S - Rich molasses and toasted pumpernickel bread arise with a rich and smooth warm alcohol bourbon barrel aroma that adds light oak and vanilla. This is aged to perfection without being hot. A plethora of fruity notes enter as well; raisin, fig newton, and chocolate covered dark cherry.

T - Maltiness overwhelms with a punch of sweet caramel and dry toasted bread following behind. Notes of milk chocolate emerge with grace as the attention shifts towards the smooth barrel-aging. Oak and vanilla pull from the aroma to flavor easily and are flanked by warming bourbon while the beer finishes with the aroma's fruity notes.

M - Gentle carbonation caresses the tongue, keeping the beer from syrupiness because it's one full bodied barleywine. Smooth on the palate, the feel is robust and sweet but nicely balanced by alcohol heat and dryness on the finish as this beer lingers for quite a while, slowly turning lightly bitter and gritty.

O - Mother of all Storms is a quintessential barrel-aged barleywine, showcasing exceptional malt flavor and layers of complexity with bready notes, chocolate nuances, and bourbon wamth. Sip gingerly, soaking in the uniqueness and depth of this one-of-a-kind beer, and share with others, for it's a heavy hitter begging to be split and savored.

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Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 1,992 ratings
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