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RATINGS: 412   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3414) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 14, 2010
22 oz bottle, courtesy of a friend. Pour is mostly clear mahogany, with a 1/2 inch tan head that falls quickly. Aroma is the barrel right up front, following close behind is the alcohol heat. Taste is brandy alcohol heat, oak wood, and some weird roastiness. Palate is hot, medium bodied, oily, with a quick and clean finish. This is ok, just hot. Not sure if it would improve with age, but right now too much wood and alcohol for my tastes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2010
drank over 12 hours after opening. had a barleywine fest at my house, didn’t get to this one. Dark wet soaked wood, smooth oaky bourbon. Dark ruby/tawny, little darker than the Stormwatcher’s. This beer takes on the barrel so nicely, heat is tempered and stretched out into a long warm finish. Chewy wood, inky bourbon and tobacco, coats my mouth and gentles my soul.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Dark mahogany pour with minimal head on it. Woody, oaky nose with vanilla, toffee, roast on it. Pretty weighty body. A lot of wood is on the flavor as well, along with complex toffee and dark dried fruit sweetness, vanilla, more light roast notes. Quite nice overall.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (5443) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, vanilla, raisin, caramel, and fruit. It pours a a dark, mostly transparent orangish-brown with a minimal head. The flavor starts with maple syrup and raisin. The finish has notes of chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. Full bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9323) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2010
Pours dark brown, with moderate head. In a word, well integrated bourbon, this is a knochout punch of dangerously seductive alcohol. I am not the biggest fan of bourbon, but it is good for what it is. Some coconut from the barraling. The English barlewyine takes a secondary role to the bolder bourbon.Thanks Augustgarage.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2010 Bottle thanks to Datjai007 (BA) and Chris!
Dark brown, beige ring for a head. Oak, peanut, light alcohol, and maple rule the nose. Earthy flavor of more oak and maple, quite sweet. More cohesive than the BA Numbskull this was tried next to, particularly with the hot yet malty oak finish that showed dry elements as some form of balance.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SrSilliGose (3293) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 2, 2010
Bottle shared with kan and ky at the big fight. shawn, kan, and ky against the perfect storm. we won! but barely. Bunch of vanilla, prune, dates, bourbon, toffee, and oak notes. very smooth. awesome booze compliment. flavors flow and meld together quite nicely. Well crafted. Awesome beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBunker (846) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Pours black with a small tan head. Fair amount of carbonation. Aroma is of bourbon, wood, chocolate, sugar, dark fruit, grass, and malt. Taste starts off with lots of bourbon and wood. The alcohool kicks you in the ass right away, but isn’t overpowering. Lots of chocolate, dark fruit, and for some reason lots of sugar. Big malt flavor as well. Has a strange grassy taste to it, but it doesn’t detract too much from it. Lingering taste of bourbon and chocolate. Sharp alcohol burn at the end of each sip. Thick, very sticky mouthfeel. Definitely a sipper, but damned if it isn’t good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GranvilleTim (1767) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2010
Thanks to Skyview for sharing at DLD. Dark reddish-brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is complex-dark fruit, bourbon, molasses, vanilla, chocolate. Taste is the same, but you get some wood in the drink. The alcohol is warming but not overpowering, A nice balance of flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2010
Shared by Skyview on DLD 2010. Pours orangey with some tan head. Nose is some vanilla and caramel candies. Same with the flavor. Dry finish. Good stuff.


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