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RATINGS: 379   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Vintage 2010 ]. Clear dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dark bred, caramel, chocolate, alcohol, licorice - brown confect, light roasted. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, bread, dark malt, alcohol, brown licorice candy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20111031]
Earlier Rating: 10/26/2010 Total Score: 4

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark brown color with a small, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, licorice, licorice konfekt, dark fruit, light alcohol - bourbon. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate malt, licorice - licorice konfekt, bourbon. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20101024]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30755) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and dark fruity. Light phenolic. Dark malty, toffee, caramelish and sweet. Light bitter, dark malty and roasted flavoured. Mild bitter and dry finish.
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2010 Total Score: 4
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma is caramelish and breadish. Sweet, caramelish to toffee. Dark roasted breadish. Dense malty, breadish and slight bitter. Mellow vanilla and bourbon notes. Alcohol burn into the finish. Ends sharp and dark.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29169) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2011
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, bourbon, wood, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, caramel sauce, malt, alcohol, bourbon, and alcohol, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. Thanks madsberg for sharing.
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2010 Total Score: 3.9
Bottled. A dark red-brown beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, malt, caramel, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of over ripe fruits, caramel sauce, and alcohol, as well as medium notes of tobacco and wood, leading to a dry finish. The alcohol burns in the top of the throat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of madsberg. Pours a clear reddish brown with a small light brown head. Heavy, chewy overripe fruit in the nose - and quite some booze. Solid body, roast, wood and licorice allsorts - sweet and rich. This would make for an amazing sipper. Boozy finish which overpowers the hops. Nice indeed. 311011
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2010 Total Score: 4
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Sean9689. Vintage 2009. Pours a hazy dark orangey brown with a tiny off-white head. Sweet aroma of licorice allsorts and lots of oaky bourbon. Medium body, low carbonation, spicy, dark fruit and bourbon, woody, herbal and medicinal with a hot alcohol finish. The bitterness is fairly subdued. 241010

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red-brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, oak and dark chocolate with notes of vanilla. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, liquorice and dark chocolate with notes of vanilla and alcohol. Warming alcoholic finish.
Earlier Rating: 4/5/2010 Total Score: 4
Bottle at Sahlholdt, thanks. Clear orange red coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel and dried fruits with oxidized notes. Sweet and light roasted flavour of caramel, dried fruits, oak and vanilla with notes of alcohol. Warming alcoholic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20251) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2011
Bottled@SBWF2011. Deep ruby red colour, small brown head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, sweet fruits and some mild wooden and toasted notes. Flavour is alcohol, toffee, caramel and some mild berryish notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19233) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2011
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Clear dark mahogany colour, small head. Aroma of bourbon and vanilla. Sweet and full bodied with dense mouthfeel .Treacla and bourbon, somewhat sticky with marked bitterness and warming alcohol.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16456) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle @ SBWF2011. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty dark fruit and caramel aroma. Sweetish malty dark fruit and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit finish.
Earlier Rating: 3/2/2011 Total Score: 4.1
Bottle @ Papsø. 2009 vintage. Pours a clear dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy dark fruit aroma with woody hints and hints of vanilla. Sweetish malty dry hoppy dark fruit and weak vanilla flavor. Has a dry malty hoppy bitter dark fruit finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14496) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 4th June 2011
2011 Bottle. Opaque dark brown beer, pale tan head. Sweetish bourbon nose. Crispy palate, semi dry. Rich chocolatey malt and bourbon. Alcohol heat. Minerals. Vanilla oak sweetness. Overall a huge beer but the palate is light and crisp. Good but should have left it for a year or three!

8th September 2011
2010 bottle at 13.0%. Palate is crisp and comparatively light. Semi dry. Nice coconut, mildly toasted. Trace of vanilla. A little dark chocolate liquer. Aniseed and brandy alcohol. A bit less aggressive than then 2011.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s, vintage 2009
The color is very dark brown, almost black, with a small head. Strange aroma, burnt wood, ruhbarb candies, cut branches, phenol... But the flavor is excellent, starting with a full body, then powerful chocolate flavor, and a stingy alcohol presence that actually fits well in the picture; a woody character; strong bitterness, the final also shows some liquorice and more chocolate. Very good.


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