Mother Of All Storms | Pelican Pub & Brewery

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Mother Of All StormsMother Of All Storms

Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery
Oregon, United States

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured at 41 F into a large chalice. Bottled on date is 12.03.13.

Pours dark brown, but translucent, with little or no head, not much carbonation. Doesn't look cloudy, just dark. Smell is mostly alcohol for me (although my wife can't smell it). I get dark fruit, a little smoke. Yeast. Overripe fruit.

Taste is hella sweet. Some alcohol, masked well by the incredible sweetness. Some smokey flavor. Woody. Something is really nice about this, but I can't nail it down with a descriptor. Maybe some slight vanilla.

Mouthfeel is silky and smooth. Overall, I like this beer, but I still can't describe why.

2014 bottle served in a snifter. Lots of the fruitiness mentioned above, less plain alcohol presence. Something very sweet and fruit juicy about it. Still like it, still not good at picking out why.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

2012 Vintage had at 2.5 years old.

Incredibly rich, dark and sticky barleywine. Dark chocolate macaroon with an undercurrent of rich plum and other dark fruit. Macaroon taste comes from the caramelized oak and bourbon - vanilla cream, coconut and nuttiness. Very nice bourbon on this as well.

Worlds better than the 2013 and a top barleywine no doubt.

2013 vintage, had at a half a year about. Rated 4.23

Very dark barleywine - opaque black in the glass. When held up to a light it's surprisingly clear with a dark ruby/red wine color. The burnt khaki head fades immediately.

Lots of bourbon oak, red wine, musty, booze, some caramel and overpowered dark fruits. Aroma seems restrained, this is the first time having it so that is an odd comment to make - pretty hot and disjoined but still very good.

Huge flavor - booze, bourbon soaked oak, some slight vanilla and dark fruits in the back ground. Prominent red wine note. Dry for the style, which is interesting - not very sweet. Feels great - full bodied, very soft carbonation - carries the flavors well.

Very good beer, excited to see what age can do. Can imagine it improving - mellowing out and blending together. Time will tell.

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Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
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