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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (4911) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle shared at Nieuwjaarsborrel thanks to trade with Troganmi. Pours brown with a tiny ring beige head. Aroma has massive, wood, malt, light vanilla, cookies, light overripe dark fruits. Flavor is heavy sweet. It’s like drinking boozy maltesers with molasses. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle at Nieuwjaarsborrel. Pours cloudy brown with no head. Huge aroma of wood, caramel, raisin, ripe fruits, banana, bourbon and booze. Taste is very sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied and quite sticky. Long fruity finish. Amazing beer. Very complex and yet very smooth. Incredible.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, courtesy of kermis. Pours a clear reddish beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma is caramel, booze and bourbon. Big barrel characteristics going on in the aroma. Flavor is very sweet, alcoholic, malty and has big caramel touches. Sweeet, cloying aftertaste. This is amazing, full bodied beer with loads of things going on. It’s slightly overwhelmed by the bourbon characters, but still very very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (3772) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle @ nieuwjaarsborrel. Aroma is big caramel, bread, sugar, toffee, some liquorice, malt etc etc. Flavour is caramel, chocolate, liquorice, alcohol, toffee, malteser, malt etc etc. Great but very sweet and caramelly.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3317) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, hosted by MrHangover. Hazy brown pour. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, licorice, bourbon, vanilla, leather and quite boozy. Flavor is quite sweet, boozy and harsh, but very full bodied. Lovely brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (5164) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Sample @nieuwjaarsborrel No head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Clear alcohol. A very good barley wine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3650) - Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Poured a dark amber color with aromas of bourbon, toffee, caramel, vanilla, oak, and light licorice. Flavors are the same a smooth blend of caramel, toffee and bourbon. Drinkable and smooth, dangerous.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (2958) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
Glass, 4 ounces, draught, on the premise during a trip to Portland (Oregon), savoured on January 17 2014; eye: dark brown, clear, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: malt, alcohol, woody, bourbon, oxidation, molasses, alcohol; mouth: malt, alcohol, woody, bourbon, oxidation, molasses, alcohol, alcohol warmth, finale in malt with presence of alcohol, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly sticky texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Verre, 4 onces, en fût, sur place lors d’un voyage à Portland (Orégon), savourée le 17 janvier 2014; œil : brun foncé, limpide, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, alcool, boisé, bourbon, oxydation, mélasse, alcool; bouche : malt, alcool, boisé, bourbon, oxydation, mélasse, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, finale en malt avec présence d’alcool, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement collante; en résumé : bien bon

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (3790) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2014 Draft - Vintage 2013 - Licorice, prune, dark malts and bourbon. Dark mahogany with a thin brown head. Molasses, dark fruit, bourbon and vanilla, but roasty as well. This has the color and dark malt profile of something other than a barleywine. I would have never guessed if given blind. Vintage 2009 - Rich chocolate and light bourbon notes. Dark chocolaty amber with almost no head. Roasty, booze and dark fruit. Again very dark and rich, unlike normal barley wines.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2014
sample of 2012 & 2011. deep caramel color. Full bodied. aromas & flavors of deep rich caramel & toffee males, bourbon, oak, vanilla. Awesome


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