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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Bottle shared at toncatchers "nothing sour, nothing hoppy" tasting. Some alcohol up front but a nice bittersweet ending. Loved this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Bottle thanks to toncatcher at his last tasting. Pours orangey amber with a tan ring. Nose is sweet malty and quite rich. Taste is sweet, rich, malty, I likey this big old boozy BW.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Vividly Vinious nose, oh so seriously boozy to boot. Crazy burnt sienna and glossy appearance. Refined, sticky, and charred-candy like flavors with a significant but balancing hop characteristic. Nice burnt candy finish. Nicely refined ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours an amber brune body with an off white head. Vinous bourbon and vanilla with a a light salty English style barely wine flavor. Chewy vanilla plum and a light apple with a big lightly roasted malty etoh warming. Great BW!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Pours clear brown with a tan ring of foam. Aroma of vanilla and alcohol. Medium body. Bourbon, chocolate, almond and toffee taste. Peppery alcohol finish. For me, the merits of this beer were outweighed by the hot alcohol character that dominated from beginning to end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewDad (4922) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2009
22oz Bomber – Sent from Pelican Brewing – Pacific City, OR.
Aroma: Awesome Barley wine aroma with dried fruit, bourbon and oak also in the aroma.
Appearance: Dark reddish amber in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Let this warm up and the flavors come alive. The malt mixes well with the oak barrels and the bourbon and fruit flavors are excellent.
Palate: Dry Oaky/Fruity finish, with a Good Barleywine sweet Mouthfeel.
Overall: This was a awesome brew. Flavors come alive the bourbon and oak are right there no missing them. This brew will age well and be super smooth in a few years. The alcohol will sneak p on you so be careful. For #2000 this was well worth the wait and the Vigil for the beer is over. Darron from Pelican Thank You. Next time FedEx I hope you come to the door when I am not in the can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WertMaker (9) - Florence, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2009 does not count
Tried a 22 oz bottle of the ’08 barrel aged Perfect Storm Barleywine the other night while playing cards. At times, I actually thought I was drinking brandy. This is a wonderful representation of a barleywine from a great brewery. Strong malts support the alcohol content nicely and barrel aging creates the vanilla and oak in the finish. One to sip and enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2009
Shared by Goldtwins. Thanks Larry. Great color. Sweet as hell. Nice vanilla bourbon chocolate carmelly thing going on. Definately a sipper. Nice stuff overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2009
22 oz. bottle - wow, thanks hannont!! pours a deep, dark brown with faint tan head; huge nose of vanilla, oak, bourbon, sugar and healthy dose of alcohol; reddish and clear along the edges; sight syrupy texture and quite thin body overall; oaky, earthy, sweet and delicious; a little hot right now and some age could work a little magic in improving an already terrific beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2009
CPLYFO 09. JMFG! Thanks. With how good the 2007 Stormwatchers was, it is no surprise that this was awesome as well. (Although I preferred the original). Pours a slightly more muddled amber than the original- good thin head and nice lace. aroma is similar- loaded with big sweet fruity malts, toasted malts, munich, doughy, perhaps a bit more intense with dark deep fruits- raisin and a touch of apple, bourbon comes through a god amount- nutty, woody, vanilla and sweet caramel bourbon with hints of citrus. Good big malt flavor, toasty, syrupy sweet without being cloying, nice smooth bourbon- all in balance. Big body, but the bourbon and oak seem to thin it out just a bit and also allows the alcohol to come through just a bit. Really good, I just like the 2007 better.

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