Mother Of All Storms | Pelican Pub & Brewery

Mother Of All StormsMother Of All Storms
BA SCORE
4.45/5
1,985 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:
#184
Reviews:
476
Ratings:
1,985
pDev:
8.76%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
Wants:
1,568
Gots:
644
Trade:
68
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,985 |  Reviews: 476
Photo of RochefortChris
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Harrison8
4.51/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rich and robust, deep brown with merely a nickel's width of fizzy khaki head rising to the top. This is a bottle from 2014, stored in a cellar. All things considered, it's a good look. Aroma is huge, with notes of bourbon, caramel, toffee, roasted malts, and barley. Each note hits with power, and is well executed. Flavor profile is bourbon, caramel, toffee, roasted malts with an earthy, barley finish. It's absolutely every bit of robust, and yet slips down smooth. The earthy finish is hearty, and may be a little polarizing. Mouth feel is smooth, and medium-thick. Overall, the presence in this beer is absolutely in the flavor profile. Aroma is great, with a hearty feel, but the flavor profile is deep and complex, and yet slippery smooth. The 14% ABV hides in well.

Served in a teku glass. Consumed and reviewed on 2/17/17. 2014 vintage bottle.

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Photo of JNForsyth
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drockjenkins
4.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.88/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Dark, dark, dark brown, with a nice mocha head upon pouring...nice bourbon nose with vanilla, toffee and raisins...the taste is a wallop of burnt sugar, chocolate, molasses-y sweetness backed by a sticky icky mouthfeel that warms the body on the way down. Just a stellar beer, no wonder it's regarded as a classic. Well deserving of its spot in the BA top 250.

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Photo of Snig623
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.85/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

By far, one of the most outstanding english style barleywines I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. Dominant flavors were caramel and vanilla blended with one of the smoothest barrel tastes I've ever had. Wish I had a way to get this on the regular.

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

Photo of akk14
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gcamparone
4.18/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a oversize snifter.

Pours a deep brown almost black, stout looking body with a brown head that reduces pretty quickly to leave a ring of retention and no lacing.

Aromas are sweet with caramel, bourbon, butterscotch, sweet vanilla, chocolate. On the tongue is an initial sticky sweetness, sweet caramel and bourbon a little boozy, sticky and sweet, chocolate, lightly roasty, vanilla and butterscotch. Thick, rich and low carbonation.

A solid barleywine, super sweet.

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

Photo of BWood
4.43/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: almost looks like a stout. Near black. Nice little khaki head that leaves a ring.

S: huge bourbon and sweet malt. Some sticky fig and raisin as well.

T: amazing BA barleywine. Toss up with FW Sucaba. Tastes just as it should. The barrel is strong but not overpowering. A little bitter bite and sweetness.

F: rich and full. Sticky all over. .

O: top tier barleywine. One that others should try to be.

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

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

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

Photo of Bjlynch83
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rudzud
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
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 -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VictorsValiant
4.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GOBLIN
4.45/5  rDev 0%
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 +6.5%
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 +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 1,985 ratings
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