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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2015
2012 Bottle shared while at Brouwers in August 2015. Brown caramel color pour without any head on top. Aroma of bourbon and overly sweet malts. Flavor follows with some muddled sweet malts, a bit hot, a bit thin, and lots of oaky bourbon. Feel is on the thinner/harsh side overall, with little to no carbonation. I don’t know if this was past it’s prime or what, but I was pretty disappointed. Not bad, but not up to expectations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (2389) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle from somewhere in Portland. I was glad to find this one, and it seems to have aged nicely. Beautiful glowing brown pour. Boozy sweet nose, but not discomfiting. Relatively sweet but not too much so, hops present to bitter things out a bit but not all that prominent. Lots and lots of caramel, aged barleywine. Tasty stuff. I’m a bit over barleywines, even BA barleywines, but this sure is a nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (827) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2015
2014 vintage. Thick viscous pour - dark golden brown. Looks dangerously good. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, caramel, toffee. Taste is molasses, bitterness, syrupy, mild bourbon, booze, mild vanilla. Just a touch too much darker malt in my barleywine than I appreciate. Also alcohol is pretty prevalent. Great stuff, not the most complex one around but definitely super tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4468) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
At Rich’s Massive Cellar Emptying Tasting. Mother of all storms pelican 2010 13.5% Deep reddish brown with a malty rich stone fruit, maple syrup and some heat. Med-full bodied with a scratchy carbonation and big heat. The taste is malty sweet fruit, whiskey and heat. It’s an alright big ass beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PMgep (247) - Lund, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2015
Rating from 2011 at Stockholm beer. This was wonderful, deep black colour, full aroma and great barrel aged taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2015
2012 bottle, big thanks to hannont! Pours murky brown color with a wispy film that fades to a tiny collar. Aroma is awesome tootsie rolls mild bourbon chocolate toffee English malt. Taste is all of the above great tootsie rolls English malt chocolate toffee candied sugars soft bourbon, just fantastic! Palate is full stick with a nice dry finish. This stuff is so good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1336) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2015
2013 bottle at all killer no filler! Pours a burgundy brown with a minute frothy brown head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, vanilla and a touch of leather. Taste is caramel, vanilla, oak, leather and a moderate touch of bitterness with a minute sensation of cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1774) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle to tulip Caramel, port, vanilla, and bourbon. Dark brown with no head. Bourbon, caramel, wheat, and coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pyrmir (5474) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
650 ml bottle at Hasse, thanks! Amber brown with bright mocca head. Aroma sweet, malty, marmalade, alcohol, slight salt and some hops. Taste is salty, pretty sweet, toffee, sugar, alcohol, marmalade, mild hop notes, vinous dried fruits, plums, oh god this is great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (3983) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Aroma of raisin and vanilla. Taste has lots of malty raisin, sweet ripe red fruit, vanilla and mild bitters. Nice wedding of barley wine and port.

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