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RATINGS: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Stormwatchers 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.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - APR 7, 2012
Bottle 2011. Pours a dark brown with tan head. Smells tastes of dark fruits vinillia caramel oak bourbon booze. medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation, Very nice beer has lots of character a bit heavy yet on booze but over all a great beer. Im looking forward to a year or so to mellow it out.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Thanks to whoever brought this one to Imminent Liquidation II. Bottle from 2011, not my first run in with this one. A - Pours dark caramel brown with a decent one finger tall khaki colored head leaving small streaks of lace down the glass. S - Smells of toffee, caramel, vanilla, dark fruits, oak, molasses and plenty of bourbon booze. This one still smells a little too hot for my liking but still very nice. T - Starts off with plenty of sugary sweetness - mostly toffee, caramel, vanilla, dark fruits, etc. - quickly giving way to the hot bourbon booze and some dry oak tannins. Finish is best described as sweet bourbon heat, lingering long after consumption. M - Big, boozy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. The carb goes a little flat as it sits in the glass and the booze is still way too strong. O - I remember when I had this beer for the first time. It was a 2009 bottle, consumed in early 2010, and it was the #10 overall beer in the world. At the time I thought that was WAY too high. I have had it twice since then and it is still very good, but the best I have ever had? No way.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2012
2010 vintage: Pours a cloudy brown orange with an off white head. Nice and sweet, caramel, toffee, vanilla and bourbon really show thru even with a few years on it. Well worth seeking out.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maledictum (774) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - MAR 18, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2013 Cerveza muy oscura. En nariz predomina el bourbon. Sabor tostado, acaramelado pero sobre todo bourbon.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 9/28/2011. Poured from a 2010 22 oz. bottle into a tulip. Thanks to goodstrongbeer for bringing this out, I have wanting to try this for a long time. Mother of All Storms pours a ruby brown color with a fast fading tan cap. No real lacing is left on the glass. There is a good amount of booze in the aroma. Caramel, smooth malts, toffee, oak, and vanilla. The flavor is boozy, yet very smooth and tasty. The malt presence is strong but not overwhelming. The sweetness starts firm, but fades through the sip. Caramel and toffee work well with bourbon, vanilla, and oak contribute to a complex flavor. The finish is slightly sweet. The mouthfeel has a nice texture; it is full bodied and lightly carbonated. The alcohol is more noticeable in the throat and stomach than in the flavor. The tongue tingles as well from the strong flavor and booziness. Overall, this is a boozy delight. It makes no attempt to hide its identity - thick, sweet, boozy, and delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Sample at Hunahpus day. While Im not a huge barley wine guy, I really dug this one. Aroma is bourbon and really nutty, with a light bittersweetness. Pours an opaque brown with a mild head. Flavor is rich, malty sweet, bourbon, boozy and at 13%, its gonna be. Rich and not too thick. Flavor lingers in your mouth.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle at RBWG- Pour is light black with thin head...Nose is sweet candy, Vanilla, wood, toffee..Taste is sugar,caramels,wood and spice..Palate is thick and oily..very solid aged barley wine

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (5703) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Had this at Ratebeers Horny Devil Pittsburgh Winter Tasting 2012. Big thanks to mrchopin for this gem. Very dark beer with no head. The bottle had a very nice gold foil on top. First taste is some oxidation in there I think. Quite alky overall. Its a little rude to my taste buds. Smell is boozy and alarming. Burns going down the hatch. Strong and rather over the top for this lager lover. Very little co2 in there. Very winelike on the finish. Thanks Kevin for the chance to try this beer!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle shared at the RBWG in Austin. Reddish brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is light chocolate with some vanilla and maybe wood. Taste is licorice, caramel, molasses, and other varying sugar-filled things.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
2010 I think. Red-brown, beige foam. Aroma is sweet, light prune. Taste is sweet again, bready caramel, light oxidation.


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