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RATINGS: 394   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Had this at recent tasting. This is by far the best barleywine I’ve had. Excellent stuff. (2011)

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (1800) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
amazing what a couple of years can do to a barley wine. along with FW Subaca, this is the best one ive ever had. (2011).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJvd (919) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2014
Sample from bottle at Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, 2011 vintage, thanks for sharing Kermis! Pours almost dark brown with a reddish glow and a small off-white head. Aroma is boozy, dark fruits, wood, caramel and boubon. Taste has caramel, dark fruits, some chocolate, quite sweet and some alcohol. Over medium body and medium carbo.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (4985) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle at Mr Hangover’s 2014 Nieuwjaarsborrel, Den Haag and courtesy of Kermis. Poured a clear dark brown with a bubbly tan round head. The aroma is pure malt ovaltine maltesers caramel. The flavour is medium to strong bitter medium sweet with a rich malty boozy alcoholic liqourice chocolate palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation. An oily mouthfeel with a long smooth bitter finish. A superb beer. Well deserving of the rating. Might get a little sickly after the second pint though :-)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (5751) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle shared at Nieuwjaarsborrel thanks to trade with Troganmi. Pours brown with a tiny ring beige head. Aroma has massive, wood, malt, light vanilla, cookies, light overripe dark fruits. Flavor is heavy sweet. It’s like drinking boozy maltesers with molasses. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zer0 (1133) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle at Nieuwjaarsborrel. Pours cloudy brown with no head. Huge aroma of wood, caramel, raisin, ripe fruits, banana, bourbon and booze. Taste is very sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied and quite sticky. Long fruity finish. Amazing beer. Very complex and yet very smooth. Incredible.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (2766) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, courtesy of kermis. Pours a clear reddish beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma is caramel, booze and bourbon. Big barrel characteristics going on in the aroma. Flavor is very sweet, alcoholic, malty and has big caramel touches. Sweeet, cloying aftertaste. This is amazing, full bodied beer with loads of things going on. It’s slightly overwhelmed by the bourbon characters, but still very very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4050) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle @ nieuwjaarsborrel. Aroma is big caramel, bread, sugar, toffee, some liquorice, malt etc etc. Flavour is caramel, chocolate, liquorice, alcohol, toffee, malteser, malt etc etc. Great but very sweet and caramelly.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3567) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, hosted by MrHangover. Hazy brown pour. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, licorice, bourbon, vanilla, leather and quite boozy. Flavor is quite sweet, boozy and harsh, but very full bodied. Lovely brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (5738) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Sample @nieuwjaarsborrel No head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Clear alcohol. A very good barley wine.


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