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RATINGS: 412   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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2008 (The Perfect Storm): Stormwatchers Winterfest 2007 aged in Evan Willliams bourbon barrels.
2009 (The Perfect Storm): Stormwatchers Winterfest 2007 aged in Evan Willliams bourbon barrels.
2010 (Mother of All Storms) - Stormwatchers Winterfest 2009 aged in Evans Williams bourbon barrels.
2011 (Mother of All Storms) - Stormwatchers Winterfest 2010 aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels.

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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10611) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2011
Bottled.(Thx to Sarro for this) Nicely mahogany colouerd. Uncelar. Huge beige head. Aroma of sweetness, ripe fruits, sugar, caramel. Flavour of bourbon, sweetness, wood, alcohol, ripe fruits, caramel and the some. Quite smooth. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a fruity and alcoholdense note. Nice.
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2010 Total Score: 4
Bottled. Dark reddish amber coloured. Light brown dense head. Aroma of sweetness, liqourice, herbs, caramel and chocolate. Flavour of liqourice. alcohol, syrup, herbs, sweetness. Medium to full bodied. Herbal and flowery bitterness with a grapy touch in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of madsberg. Pours a clear reddish brown with a small light brown head. Heavy, chewy overripe fruit in the nose - and quite some booze. Solid body, roast, wood and licorice allsorts - sweet and rich. This would make for an amazing sipper. Boozy finish which overpowers the hops. Nice indeed. 311011
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2010 Total Score: 4
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Sean9689. Vintage 2009. Pours a hazy dark orangey brown with a tiny off-white head. Sweet aroma of licorice allsorts and lots of oaky bourbon. Medium body, low carbonation, spicy, dark fruit and bourbon, woody, herbal and medicinal with a hot alcohol finish. The bitterness is fairly subdued. 241010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 65cl, Vintage 2011, no mention of ABV, new exclusive American brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, sweet/alcoholic and slightly spicy/woody, heavy, yet balanced, hazy, small head, very good Winter brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22105) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2011
Bottled@SBWF2011. Deep ruby red colour, small brown head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, sweet fruits and some mild wooden and toasted notes. Flavour is alcohol, toffee, caramel and some mild berryish notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (2689) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2011
Sample at SBWF 2011. Bottle. Very dark amber/brown clear liquid with small tan head. Aroma of burnt caramel, chocolate, raw sugar, vanilla, roasted malt, booze, oak and light earthy hops. Delicious aroma, very balanced. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter and malty with great complexity. Notes of caramel and unrefined sugars. Medium to full bodied with OK carbonation and sticky mouthfeel. Wow, really well made barley wine with absolutely no alcohol in the taste and great balance and complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (20758) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2011
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Clear dark mahogany colour, small head. Aroma of bourbon and vanilla. Sweet and full bodied with dense mouthfeel .Treacla and bourbon, somewhat sticky with marked bitterness and warming alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gyllenbock (5668) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle at SBWF, October 6, 2011. Dark brown with a small head. This was a very nice Barley Wine. Sweet with oak, reisin, roasted malt, wood. Thick mouth feel but still very drinkable. Would love to have a bottle or two at home.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2011
Sample at Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival 2011. This is without a doubt one of the best beers I have ever tasted, and undoubtedly the best barley wine. The aroma had loads of vanilla, toffee and caramel combined with the oak and bourbon aromas from the cask. It tastes so much it is hard not to get overwhelmed when sipping it, there is sweetness but so much more complex, it reminds you of toffee and bourbon and marshmallows and fireplaces and of all that is good and great in the world. Despite the high ABV there is no hint of alcohol anywhere in the beer, so well hidden. Amazing beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mad_Ferret (729) - SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle. Sample @ SB&WF 2011. Very dark, almost black with a brown head. Elegant robust aroma with barrel notes, raisins, roasted, caramelized sugar. Nice balanced oak and bourbon notes in the taste with lots of roasted malts. Yes, a bit stout like. Complex but quite smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4804) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2011
Bottled, bomber. Thanks Noize for the share. The aroma has bourbon, caramel sweet malts, raisins, wood. Dark brown coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. The taste is sweet, has caramel malts, raisins, wood bourbon. Very full, sticky and sirupy. Yeah, nice!

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