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:
1,976
Reviews:
473
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
Wants:
1,565
Gots:
645
For Trade:
71
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.76/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have had multiple times, but reviewing blind on 12/23/11 as part of a "BA barleywine" tasting. Finished #4 of 6 for me.

A - Medium reddish brown with no head.

S - Maple, cherry and fig with vanilla

T - Very sweet up front, with a bit of bitterness to balance, then a strange, somewhat unenjoyable yeasty finish. I don't remember this from previous bottles, so it sort of threw me off. After a bit of oxygen exposure, I notesed a little tart/sour aftertaste, as well as a touch of soy

M - Sharper carbonation, medium body, a bit of heat and a buttery tartness on cheaks.

O - Pretty good, lots going on, but I worry that this beer is just starting to turn. It's also a bit boozier thatn I would've expected.

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3.78/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2012 Vintage, bottled Nov. 5, 2012.

A - Pours a really deep, murky brown with a thin, one finger light khaki head that fades quickly. Not really much retention or lacing to this one.

S - Sweet caramel, brown sugar, molasses, vanilla and and bready malts. It's rich, malty and most of all really quite sweet to me.

T - Overly sweet dark fruits and bready malts at first that develop into good bourbon barrel aged characteristics of vanilla, brown sugar and light oak. Again, it's overly sweet for my tastes here.

M - Medium bodied and carbonation. It has a cloying sweetness to me.

O - I'm not sure with the "whale" factor plays a role in the high rating here. But, the beer is overly sweet in nature, which is a huge turnoff for me.

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Mother Of All Storms from Pelican Pub & Brewery
4.42 out of 5 based on 1,976 ratings.
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