padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUN 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at toncatchers "nothing sour, nothing hoppy" tasting. Some alcohol up front but a nice bittersweet ending. Loved this one.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 31, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BrewDad (4922) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
WertMaker (9) - Florence, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2009 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared by Goldtwins. Thanks Larry. Great color. Sweet as hell. Nice vanilla bourbon chocolate carmelly thing going on. Definately a sipper. Nice stuff overall.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.