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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
budznsudz (557) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 2012 bottle poured into a tulip. Got this from Brent or Aaron awhile back. Can’t remember who. Pours dark ruby brown with very little head. I’m greeted by a blast of toasty malt, oak, pancake syrup, and bourbon. The taste is toasted oak, caramel, leather, tobacco, and maple syrup which meld together throughout the syrupy mouthfeel. Pretty boozy. A powerhouse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
22oz bottle. Mohagany pour, ring of tan head. Nose of dark fruit, bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar. Flavors of oak, vanilla, slight sweetness, wood.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1373) - Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2013
On draught at Pelican Brewing Company, vertical flight of 2011 to 2013. Deep chocolate brown color, darker as they age. Aroma is bourbon, raisin, oak, vanilla; more boozy in 2013, more molasses in 2011. Taste is candi sugar, bourbon, vanilla, molasses, caramel. Sweetest in 2012, more viscous molasses in 2011. All very boozy, with most dark syrup in 2011.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx76 (627) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2011 on draught at pelican. Pours dark amber with medium thick tan head. Nose of molasses, booze, and caramel. Taste is of dark molasses, malt, syrup, and an overall warming boozy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Big grainy, oaty, chocolate, light roast aroma. Big malty flavor, dark fruits, plum, some light grainy character to balance. Overall just delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (965) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Draft at Bigwood, from notes. dark pour, no head, opaque. Aroma: dark fruit - plum, steeping grains, toffee, chocolate. Very nice. Vanilla and all. Taste: damn. Sweet, rich, plum goodness. Nice! Rich thick sexy dark fruits; anise/licorice/red vines. Minor bitterness. Palate: full body, slick texture, really nice long aftertaste. Overall: this is legit. Damned good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 vintage 2013 Cola brown with a rim caramel of foam. Otherwise there’s a cool central circle that then dissipates into four circles, giving it a major freeway intersection look. Smells like bubble gum up front, some vanilla, oak, bourbon. Nice nose, a little on the artificial side. Flavor is malts, alcohol, sweet candi sugar, some cherry. Medium bodied with low carb and a dry finish. This is a good beer, but not worth over $1/oz. 10/3/9/4/19 - 4.5 Vintage 2011 - Thanks Jamie! Pours a cherry leather with a rim of dark tan foam. Smells nougat, bourbon, raisins, chocolate and chewy caramel. Aromas of cake and sugar - a sincerely exquisite nose. Mmmm, cherry, tawny, sweet vanilla cake, rich mousse and caramels. Goddam, this is a good beer. Full bodied for the style with just a hare more carb than I prefer with a good, sticky and chewy finish. This is a truly excellent beer. I think I prefer this to KH, which is a great beer. Serving type: bottle 04-24-2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nocturne (786) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
2012 bottle. Dark brown/ruby shade with ring of tan foam. Aroma is heavy on dark, sticky fruits, adding wisps of chocolate, smoke and a lighter-than-expected bourbon presence. Taste is brimming with sticky toffee and barrel influence. Hint of anise spiciness in the finish. Thick mouthfeel with no real trace of heat. I think I’ve had more complex barleywines, but few as delicious and easy to drink. A superb example.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
On tap at Brouwer’s Big Wood 2013. Honestly? This smells like a fruit roll-up. Artificial cherry, and it tastes like a sweet, young barley wine. Not bad, but this was definitely not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2921) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle from International Trade; deep ruby red pour with bubbly tan head, bourbon aroma, big bourbon taste, very sweet, a hint of hop bitterness, some caramel, big ABV present.

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