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RATINGS: 416   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (4696) - 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.

3.9
   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.

4.2
   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.

3.8
   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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Bottle courtesy of thirdeye11. 2009 vintage. Pours brown with a very small tan head. Aroma is strong oak and bourbon. The flavor is complex, with vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and very drinkable. This beer didn’t disappoint.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2010
( 22oz bottle, 2009 vintage, courtesy of thirdeye11 ) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of oak, toasted coconut, caramel, raisins, and chocolate. Flavor of cherry, caramel malt, bourbon, subtle vanilla, and toasted coconut.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2010 Pours chestnut brown with reddish edges and a tan head that fades into nothing. Sweet lacing. Huge aroma of malt and booze, cherries, raisins, dark fruits. Big flavor, just really big sweet English toffee, malt, bourbon. A bit of hops keeps this from being the least bit cloying. A bit hot but balanced. Huge, bold flavors. Really similar to Wooden Hell and Bullfrog Old Toad. An English-style barleywine with heavy bourbon influence that remains balanced but is quite strong and boozy. Good stuff. ******************************************Second bottle, opened 7/15/10. Pour is a fairly dark brown, not much head or lacing. Still quite boozy on the nose. Flavor has refined to a pretty nice chocolate liqueur thing going on. Of course it’s malty, a bit boozy, but it’s more refined now. Doesn’t really have the fine pipe tobacco quality of Wooden Hell at this point. A fine beer though, and comparisons between the two are warranted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010

Name: Perfect Storm
Date: December 11, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, ORF
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel and chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich dark caramel flavor, lots of chocolate, touch of vanilla, long oak finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
This luscious brew was served up by none other than Gillard! Thanks Ryan. Pours clear deep mahogany with thin tan head. The aroma is full of dark fruitiness heading into solid boozy nose searing heat at the end of the draw. The taste is smooth and sweet with prunes, ripe plums and raisins. By midway solid heat like booze tries to take over the flavor right into the finish. Very nice stuff that could use a few years of aging to bring it into perfection.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5012) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2009
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. pitch black with a cream head. nose is light alcohol, wood, fruits and chocolate. great thickness with flavors of wood malts, chocolate and dried fruits. very tasty stuff


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