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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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
TXBadger (1625) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours a very dark brown color with tan head. Caramel malt, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, and oak on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a sweet note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gEUS (1283) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2014
660 ml bottle at home - 2010 vintage. Pours deep red amberwith a quickly dissapearing yellow eggshell head. Deep resinous and wine-alike nose, plums, raisins, figs and a load of alcohol, a bit of vanilla. Medium body with an imminent alcohol burn, slightly countered by some candi Sugar sweetness. Taste is madeira notes of dates and nuts. Not a bad barley wine, but there are way more subtle ones out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcox90 (1605) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2014
22 oz. bottle, 2012 vintage, shared by phatdog1. Deep mahogany color with a wisp of a reddish brown head, which disappears immediately. Lots of different scents here. Dark fruit, caramel malt, vanilla, bourbon, oak tannins and red wine. Port and red wine flavor. More alcohol than in the aroma. Notes of bourbon barrel and dark fruit. Not overly sweet. Full bodied and rich. Really begin to notice the alcohol towards the end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3646) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2014
22 oz. bottle 2012 vintage shared by Phatdog1. Dark mahogany color with no head. Aroma is damn nice with the flavor to match. Nose of toasted caramel, burnt molasses, vanilla oak, and dried dark fruits. The bourbon is barely noticeable but still there.

Flavor is rich and has a layered complexity. Toffee, figs and thick molasses upfront. Mild oak vanilla and raisin through the center leading to a subtle, gentle bourbon in the finish. The bourbon is a nice accent to all the deep layers of malts. A nice warming sensation after the sip. Thick nearly sticky texture. Overall this is a killer barely wine, delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2262) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2014
From the 2012 batch bottled on 11/15/12. Thanks phatdog1! The pour is brown with red hues. Great toasted barley malty notes with almost a chocolate nip. Medium to full body. Great barleymalt sweetness without the alcohol bite. It has mellowed nicely in 2 years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (2709) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2014
At Zeebra II. Very good looking beer, ruby red with a small head on top, average retention. Aroma of malts, dark fruits, a bit of caramel and toffee. Taste of prunes, quite some alcohol. Raisins, malts, toffee, burnt caramel. Medium thick body, good carbonation, nicely dry on the palate. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (2256) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
At Zeebra Beer Festival, THX to everybody sharing today’s beers. APPEARANCE: clear dark brown beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: coffee, caramel, sweet. TASTE: caramel, very sweet, alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maarten1993 (402) - - MAY 4, 2014
Sampled @ Zeebra 2014. Good Barely Wine. Bourbon smell. Very sweet. Good beer, okay. Prefer imperial stouts, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1797) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Have had every vintage of this since 2008. This is one of those big bad boys you know you’re going to love just from the aroma wafting off the brim of the glass. Bourbony, boozey, biting your palate a bit at a time. Damn good brew, but has gotten a bit over priced the past few years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (6101) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
22 oz bottle shared with the group in 2012 (from notes) and a few times since. Pours an amber brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have big sweet caramel and buttery toffee, bourbon, vanilla, dark ripe fruits, raisin and oak with just a hint of char. Early it was a bit boozy, but that calmed down with warming. Assertive and on the sweet side, but this is a solid beer.

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