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RATINGS: 441   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PMgep (224) - 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 (2263) - 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 (1165) - 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 (1559) - 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 (5201) - 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 (3629) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abio (1831) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
Not really a barley-wine lover, but this one I really enjoyed. Good sweet mixture with the malts, some booze. Liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barrelbelly (740) - BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2015
Sweet caramel and hazelnut aroma. Candy sugar, honey and sticky sugar finish. High liquor aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
whale_hunter (10) - - JUN 12, 2015
Pours a dark amber brown. Aroma is caramel and molasses. Overall has a beautiful complexity and delicious sweet, malt flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garlic_of_Doom (614) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
2013 vintage from a trade. Thanks ye nameless one! Pours dark brown/red-brown with a small khaki coloured head. Aroma is sweet, bready, caramel malty with bourbon and liquor-marzipan candy. Taste is sweet, caramely with well balanced bourbon notes, some peppery/spicy notes, well balanced bitterness. Full body, low carbonation, smooth and soft mouth feel. Short warming after taste.

Wow! This BA Barley Wine has the usual elements that you’d expect but everything is just that notch better than any other I’ve had. Top notch beer!

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