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:
1,977
Reviews:
473
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
Wants:
1,566
Gots:
644
For Trade:
71
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.54/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2009, waxed when i got it.

poured a deep copper and mahogany. light cream head.

alcohol and some caramel, harsh and rough.

very harsh, somewhat boozy. flavors were near dead and just no where in general. mainly harsh alcohol with a barleywine backbone. this aged terribly.

again, harsh. lots of bite, very moderate carbonation.

do not age this... it was bad.

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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

2012 Vintage poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Deep dark garnet with barely a finger's worth of a brown head that dissipates almost immediately. Massive alcohol legs and big lacing.

Smell: Bourbon, vanilla oak, brown sugar, dark fruit, rum soaked figs or dates. Carmelized sugars.

Taste: Bourbon, oakiness, burnt sugar, sour cherries. Ton of barrel character going on here. Bourbon and caramel fill the end of the tongue. The toasted malt plays off the sweetness nicely, along with the surprising sour-like character at the tip of the tongue. Rich bourbon throughout that distinctly tastes like older bourbon (rather than young, fresh bourbon).

Mouthfeel: Full with just enough carbonation.

Overall: The subtle bitterness at the end of the tongue detracts from the overall flavor. Otherwise a very enjoyable, dark fruit forward barley wine.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Hamburgers
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage. Pours dark brown with little to no head. Aroma is so amazingly strong you can smell it as you pour. Bourbon, molasses,raisons, leather, bourbon, bourbon barrel, bourbon and more bourbon. Flavor is bourbon, caramel, dried fruit, chocolate with just a slight amount of booze. Heavy without being oily. Light/medium carbonation with lingering finish. An absolute perfect barrel aged barley wine that will only improve with age.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Resuin
4.68/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2012 Edition poured from a bomber into a Westvleteren Goblet. Bottled 2.5 months ago.

Appearance: Pours a deep brown/black with a very small dark tan head (less than a finger). Pours relatively thick, but looks quite appetizing.

Smell: Chocolate and bourbon meet the nose first, with a kick. Some caramel, vanilla and figs/raisins as well. The aroma finishes with some alcohol. Quite an interesting smelling beer.

Taste: Pretty complex tasting beer: bourbon up front, along with possibly a toffee-like flavor. Definitely some chocolate in there, along with a bit of vanilla. This one packs a ton of flavor into each sip, awesomely complex.

Mouth-feel: Perfect amount of carbonation for a beer of this depth and complexion. Fairly thick but not quite as thick as the nose suggests. A very well balanced beer for what it is.

Overall: This beer exceeded my high expectations and is an excellent version of a BA Barleywine. So many flavors, and they balance very well together. Definitely a beer to sip and enjoy as it opens up over time. I highly recommend this brew.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
4.42 out of 5 based on 1,977 ratings.
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