Mother Of All Storms | Pelican Pub & Brewery

Mother Of All StormsMother Of All Storms
BA SCORE
96.7%
Liked This Beer
4.45 w/ 1,980 ratings
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
Ranking:
#181
Reviews:
474
Ratings:
1,980
Liked:
1,915
Avg:
4.45/5
pDev:
8.76%
Alströms:
4.33
 
 
Wants:
1,566
Gots:
642
Trade:
69
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5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TmKeisySC
4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jamison85
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Goatdavemac
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrotherDylan
4.53/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2016 @ 14%

Look: Big deep molasses brown.

Aroma: Its too boozy. The alcohols over power the bounty of subtle aromas. But it smells like bourbon s'mores.

Taste: Some things in this world just taste like quality. This is one of them. It is rich, it is layered, and it is complex. The beer is 14% abv, yet drinking an entire bomber seems effortless. The bourbon flavor is dense, packed between notes of rich cacao and sweet cherries. It finishes long with a fruit leather sweetness and a bourbon bite.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is oaky, tannic, and sticky.

Overall: This is, or should be, the benchmark for massive bourbon barrel aged English barleywines. Its drinkable, its sweet, it bourbony, and its expensive. But the dollar per delicious sip ratio is very favorable.

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Photo of TGanyone
4.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ejeffer11
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.47/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.46/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

2012 bottle. Oxidized

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Photo of Wesley_Legg
4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.66/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.8/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.21/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle, 2013. Really quite nice. Has some similarities to brew 1000, but not quite as powerful as the Fremont beer.

Beer pours a dark brown/black, with a very mild head. Smell is of great Kentucky bourbon, backed by a brown sugar sweetness. Taste follows nose - the bourbon here is *extremely* smooth and well-rounded. every sip is laced with bourbon, but never in an overpowering way. Nothing is hot, and everything is in balance with the base beer. Mouthfeel is appropriate for the style - moderate carbonation. All in all a great beer, if only it weren't so pricey :).

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4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.62/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 96.7% out of 100 with 1,980 ratings
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