Pelican Mother of all Storms

Pelican Mother of all Storms

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Brewed by Pelican Pub & Brewery

Pacific City, OR, United States

Style:  English Barleywine

13.5% Alcohol by Volume

40 International Bittering Units

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There are many storms out there, all of them perfect in their own way. But there is only one Mother of all Storms and it only happens in Pacific City, Oregon. Based on Stormwatcher’s Winterfest, our English-style barleywine, Mother of all Storms spent many months aging in Kentucky bourbon barrels. Now at its peak, Mother of all Storms delivers deep flavors of toasted malt, bourbon and oak. The finish rewards with whispers of vanilla, toffee and caramel. Best enjoyed with gusts exceeding 60 mph.

ID: 47164 Last updated 9 years ago Added to database 9 years ago

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Overall Rank358
Overall Percentile99.2
Style Rank15 of 348
Style Percentile95.7
Lowest Score3.6
Highest Score4.7
Average Score4.188
Weighted Score3.864
Standard Deviation0.376

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  • CYBERCAT 10141 reviews
    rated 4.1 2 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Pours slightly golden chocolate with a parchment head. Aroma presents bourbon, woody and toasted malt notes. Flavor yields bourbon, woody, earthy and malty tones - it makes no bones about packing a punch. Texture features heavy body and peppy fizz. Can you weather this storm?

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.5 7 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Dark leather brown pour, tight cap and ring leaving spots of lacing. Rich plum and and vanilla in initial aroma and palate, then some warm rum and Bourbon, more dark ripe pitted fruits, dark caramel & brown sugar, some cocoa, light woodsiness, earthy hops. Slow sipper as the entire bottle was mine - no sharing. Lovely beer.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 4.0 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    The mother of all winds struck on a bitter cold day as we packed up the fall reserves and headed to the underground for the long, cold days ahead. As the frost bite crept in pfoxyjohn crept up with a bottle to warm the spirit and rest the mind. Out emerged a draught of subtle sweetness mixed with the harsh oak and easy vanilla of warm bourbon. As we sat in the icy cold December air we invited friends to come on in, for the barleywine is fine.

  • ICHORM 144 reviews
    rated 3.6 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 7

    From my notes: Thought I took Mitch for a ride with this trade. I understand this is a $50 bottle, so easily the most expensive beer I'd ever had. I believe it said it was 12%(?). Golden ruby, brown sugar, molasses up the watussui. Love the smell, though at first it was quite cold, and smelled like grape flavoured vitamins. Floridix? Twenty minutes later... Impressive aroma, what a BW should look and smell like___but the flavour spikes into the unfortunate. I think it was off... sigh...

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    2011. Sweet fig and caramel beer, and a large dose of bourbony vanilla. The body is thinner than expected for such a strong beer, but it's pretty smooth. A little alcohol showing, moreso in the aroma, but that's expected at 13%. Pretty nice.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    been wanting to try this for years! just wish it wasn't at the ass end of an old ale tasting .. . deep brown .. light head, medium lacing .. . caramel, toffee, and light wood soaked bourbon barrel .. . light stickiness, coats the coat nicely .. . enjoyable experience and a humdinger to end a good day! .. . . Wipe out all thought? My God! They're like flying televisions!

  • CADDYLAC 298 reviews
    rated 4.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    Thank you Dansting! This bottle was given to me a year ago from Dan. The name pretty much explains this beer. I hate to say anything is perfect, but for a barleywine this was as close to that as I've tasted. The aroma was dark sweet plums soaked in whiskey. This beer had zero head and murky brown look to it. The sticky sweetness of this beer seemed to attach itself to my lips. The taste was of the darkest sweetest plums that were soaked in whiskey. Very glad I got two bottle of this coming to me this year so I can compare young v. a year later. :) If you have to spend $25 for this, I think I'd pull the trigger and do it.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 4.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 10

    Fresh from the 2009 batch, shared by a generous friend. Extremely dark amber brown body with a diminishing tan head and heavy spotty lacing. This beer is big and robust with a smooth blended quality from the beginning. I can only imagine what a fair amount of cellar time could do to this beauty. It's a big sipping beer with a sweet and creamy finish. Peaty aroma with dark fruits galore including raisins, currants and a hint of star anise. Nice tobacco and oat bran scent, the woody bourbon opens up as time passes. Lots of oatmeal and granola in the flavor followed by plum, raisin and port wine. Woody and nutty with mild tobacco and cocoa hints. A good dash of vanilla and a subtle rich bourbon quality. Reminiscent of a young J.W. Lees, extremely complex and very soothing. Thoroughly enjoyable over a stretch of time.

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