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RATINGS: 422   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2011
Sampled at SBWF. Stockholm, September 30th, 2011.
Aroma kicks of with big notes of wood and ageing on top of that bourbon and chocolate. Very balanced and very refined nose with a nice amount of sweetness. The taste also starts of quite sweet with a great complexity. Warming alcohol, fruits and wood. Great barley wine that I’d love to try when I’ve got more time!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle shared by Ryan, thanks brotha! Nice dark brown murky color with a thin head. Aroma is a mix between sweet malt and slight caramel. The ABV is masked very well here and all the flavors seem very well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJestersBeer (2264) - SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown, beige head. Complex aromas, lots of oak, vanilla, fruit, cocoa, madeira wine, dried fruits. Medium sweet, full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2. Very rich taste, dried fruits, figs, apricots, tobacco, marzipan, oak, vanilla, spices. Impressive. (2011-10-08)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14477) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2011
Bottle at Papsoe’s - Thanks. Clear dark red/brown - offwhite head. Raisins, barley, licorice, hoppy, bourbon notes, sweetness, dried fruits, wooden, lakridskonfekt, caramel, oakey, vanilla. Lovely smooth.
Earlier Rating: 10/26/2010 Total Score: 4.1
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear dark dark deep red/brown - offwhite head. Dried fruits, coconut, bourbon, licorice, lakrids konfekt, dark fruits, wooden, sweetness, riped fruits, barley, caramel, toffee. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Vintage 2010 ]. Clear dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dark bred, caramel, chocolate, alcohol, licorice - brown confect, light roasted. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, bread, dark malt, alcohol, brown licorice candy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20111031]
Earlier Rating: 10/26/2010 Total Score: 4

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark brown color with a small, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, licorice, licorice konfekt, dark fruit, light alcohol - bourbon. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate malt, licorice - licorice konfekt, bourbon. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20101024]

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2011 2010 vintage. Bomber served in a goblet. Visually the same as Stormwatchers. Dark mahogany with amber hues. Little to no head and minimal lace. But this is where the minimalisticity ends as there’s something lurking in this viscous elixir. Massive aromatics show toffee, bourbon, dense dark fruits, nutty toasted malt, vanilla, caramel, and oak. Very complex. The hedonistic flavor is urged on by the alcohol. The mid-palate explodes with dark fruit, oak, and bourbon, all flowing through the finish. Huge body, ultra creamy thick texture, soft carbonation, and a long, sticky, warming finish. Amazing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (23765) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red-brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, oak and dark chocolate with notes of vanilla. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, liquorice and dark chocolate with notes of vanilla and alcohol. Warming alcoholic finish.
Earlier Rating: 4/5/2010 Total Score: 4
Bottle at Sahlholdt, thanks. Clear orange red coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel and dried fruits with oxidized notes. Sweet and light roasted flavour of caramel, dried fruits, oak and vanilla with notes of alcohol. Warming alcoholic finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11520) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2011
bottle at papsø tasting. clear red amber, no head. super nice nutty malty barley wine aroma. complex. wood. bourbon flavor is malty, bourbon, wood, hops faint, only providing great bitterness, For this kind of barley wine, fantastic.
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2010 Total Score: 3.4
dark hazy brown, almost no head. nice nuty caramelly aroma. strong. flavor is sweet, licorice, malts, spices, alc. burn. a little too spicy imo.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (35959) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and dark fruity. Light phenolic. Dark malty, toffee, caramelish and sweet. Light bitter, dark malty and roasted flavoured. Mild bitter and dry finish.
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2010 Total Score: 4
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma is caramelish and breadish. Sweet, caramelish to toffee. Dark roasted breadish. Dense malty, breadish and slight bitter. Mellow vanilla and bourbon notes. Alcohol burn into the finish. Ends sharp and dark.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (30682) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2011
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, bourbon, wood, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, caramel sauce, malt, alcohol, bourbon, and alcohol, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. Thanks madsberg for sharing.
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2010 Total Score: 3.9
Bottled. A dark red-brown beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, malt, caramel, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of over ripe fruits, caramel sauce, and alcohol, as well as medium notes of tobacco and wood, leading to a dry finish. The alcohol burns in the top of the throat.


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