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RATINGS: 398   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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 Stormwatcherís 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
alexsdad06 (6114) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
22 oz bottle shared with the group in 2012 (from notes) and a few times since. Pours an amber brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have big sweet caramel and buttery toffee, bourbon, vanilla, dark ripe fruits, raisin and oak with just a hint of char. Early it was a bit boozy, but that calmed down with warming. Assertive and on the sweet side, but this is a solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3970) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2014
2012 bottle shared by Tommy. Iíve had this before but do not remember it being so damned sweet. Holy shit, I could hardly drink a sip of this. Super cloying, syrupy and sugary sweet. Some light oak, big sweet bourbon, vanilla, and caramel. Woo boy. Too much for me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (557) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a very dark, reddish brown with a small brown head that fades quickly. S- Very oaky, deep bourbon notes, brown sugar, caramel, hints of toffee. T- Dark fruits up front, fig and plum followed by a wave of bourbon, brown sugar and faint piney hops. M- Thick with medium carbonation. D- Extremely drinkable for a beer this big. So well rounded. The strong and complex malt presence complemented perfectly by an equal wave of bourbon on the back end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italarican (1494) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle at the Triad bottle share at Foothills organized by Mike. Luscious profile of dark fruits, chocolate, coconut, and toffee. Almost stout like in its darkness. Velvety and damn good.

   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 Iíve had. Excellent stuff. (2011)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (1824) - 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).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJvd (935) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (5154) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle at Mr Hangoverís 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 :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (5871) - 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. Itís like drinking boozy maltesers with molasses. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   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.

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