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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cobaink2 (526) - seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Taste from chucks CD. Carmel and vanilla are well blended. A little carbonation on the back end. Nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brentv (664) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2016
From bomber. This is a 2013 bottle opened in January of 2016. Pours dark dark coppery brown with a very small orange-cream colored head. Huge aroma of caramel. Taste is very sweet with caramel and gingerbread, with a strong finish of biscuit. Full mouthfeel. Viscous. Very sweet and good, but I cant drink much of this. Its so rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5457) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2015
2013 bottle. Dark amber brown, with a thin (almost non existent) head. Very sweet, sugary, some dark fruit, molasses, cardboard, light oak, and very light on the bourbon. Its not that old, but still noticeably oxidized. Unfortunately I am not liking this too much, its okay, but does not live up to the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (4217) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - DEC 28, 2015
2014 bottle. Thanks Roger. This was poured into a tulip, why, well, because I broke one of my snifters today and Im an asshole. Heres the rest; The appearance was a black color with a slim finger-ed filmy head that quickly dissipated to leave barely nothing for lacing. The aroma makes up for lack of show in the aroma to allow a stellar amount of sweet caramel, light toffee, subtle tobacco, eloquent vanilla, sweet boozy/alcohol (almost bourbon-esque sort of underlying aroma). The taste enables a sweet to glossy slide of the malts just riding all along my tongue in a sticky sort of sweet fashion. Definitely a sweet sticky aftertaste of the malts running into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body as its a good sipper. Carbonation runs extremely light but Im assuming thats because of the age of the bottle, so no worries. Overall, English Barleywine, oh hell yeah! Definitely fits the style and am extremely glad I finally got to try this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Karstenborg (862) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2015
Almost black with a small white head. Aroma is rye, chocolate and bisquit. Taste is rye, caramel and bread.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (7981) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle shared with karstenborg at xmas night in Rauland, Norway. 2010 edition. Very dark brown body with a creamy tan head. Huge toasted caramel aroma. Loads of crackers and biscuits. Toasted barley. Oak and nuts. Rye bread. Huge complexity here. The flavor is loaded with toasted rye bread and crackers. Chocolate and caramel. Some hoppy notes. Oak. Boozy notes. Just brilliant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopverdju (896) - BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2015
Zwart bier zonder schuim. Vanille en cacao geur. Bitter-zoete lekkere chocolade smaak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepatrickman (1074) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 17, 2015
2012 vintage, bottle share at Earth Eagle. This is a thing of beauty. All of the strengths of an aged barleywine are here -- smoothness, sweetness, fantastic flavor -- and the barrel again counteracts any limpness or oxidization that you typically get by 3 years out. Strong flavor, rich and complex. Extremely highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is. Extremely dessert, caramel, molasses, brown sugar. Taste is full bodied, med carbonation, very rich, hot, bitter finish. Overall, goid but needs to age a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2015
2012 Bottle shared while at Brouwers in August 2015. Brown caramel color pour without any head on top. Aroma of bourbon and overly sweet malts. Flavor follows with some muddled sweet malts, a bit hot, a bit thin, and lots of oaky bourbon. Feel is on the thinner/harsh side overall, with little to no carbonation. I dont know if this was past its prime or what, but I was pretty disappointed. Not bad, but not up to expectations.

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