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RATINGS: 392   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2010
A brown color with faint head. A butttery strong aroma. Bourbon. Soggy malts as well. Tastes like butter. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2010
2009 22 oz. bottle via trade with ditmier - Pours a hazy brown color with a small tan head that didn’t last long. No lacing. Light carbonation. Aroma is toasted caramel malt, dark esters, oak/bourbon, and vanilla. Flavor is the same. This is good stuff. Medium body. This is a wonderful sipping beer. Thanks Eric.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4139) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Thanks turdferguson for sharing. Pours a dark brown with a noticeable viscosity. Head is one to two fingers thick and light tan. Nose is bourbon/vanilla, rich, caramelly, malty, some alcohol. Flavor is rich, syrupy, caramel, bourbon, malty, bready, toasty, Palate is rich and alcoholic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
( 22oz bomber and rating #800! Thanks to BA piclee for this) Pours garnet red with no head and nice lacing. Nose of honey, caramel, brown sugar, raisins, and rum. Taste of cola root, wet wood, and burnt caramel. The body on this is nice. Perhaps I built it up too much, but I really wanted this to be a top 10 beer for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle courtesy of gillard. Pours a amber to color brown color with thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of toffee, caramel, brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla, oak. Flavor is about the same with more sweetness and somewhat stronger barrel notes. Medium to full body with a pleasing malty booze finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2010
2009 A - Pours a ruby tinted root beer stream with a short lived dark tan head that recedes to nothing. Only a few sips in, but no lace. The appearance should be a 4, but I’m adjusting it to bump the taste to ~5. S - Damn this smells great. As I started pouring this I could smell the sweet sweet bourbon. Fantastic toffee, raisins, oak, vanilla, and I think some nuts? T - Thick brown sugar, vanilla, and rum soaked raisins. This is freakin’ delicious, and is making a great dessert night cap. I might be crazy, but it reminds me of Nutella a little bit... M/D - There really isn’t much of an alcohol presence, but I also enjoy a glass of good bourbon. The mouthfeel is awesome; oily and coats your whole mouth with light carbonation. It’s a sipper, but one I seriously can’t put down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle. Brune pour with some tan head. I like to ask where this 13.5% is because this was smooth and had only a slight warming. Bourbon barreling probably smoothed out any sharp edges. Flavors include but are not limited to bourbon, oak, big malt flavors, vanilla, and dark fruits. Great barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2010
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured rubyish brown. aroma was fantastic with bourbon, dark fruit, brown sugar, and cherry. flavor was right on par with the nose plus some alcohol. nice slick and full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Bottle at toncatcher’s 2. Dark red amber color. Malty. A bit of booze. Sweet. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2010
a big fucking boozy beer...too early to drink...would like to see how this will age hot as of thanksgiving....but I am sure it will improve....tons of hot bouban and whatnot will age well

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