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RATINGS: 457   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joes (92) - Oirschot, - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Small beige head on a clear redbrown beer. Nice aroma of bourbon/wood, alcohol, resins, cherry, marmelade, malt/molasses/nougat. Most of that comes back in the taste which also has something slight peppery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (3402) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2017
Pours very dark brown, almost black with a low tan head. Aromas of muscovado sugar, roasted nuts, leather, caramel, oak, bourbon. Massive depth. Taste is roasted and caramel sweetness with bourbon character and syrupy notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (3084) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2017
Pours dark dark brown wirh minimal brown head Aromas har lovely notes of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, muscavado, burned caramel, hints of dark fruits Taste has notes caramel, bourbon, vanilla, muscavado, dark fruits, figs, dades, hints of liqourize, leather, tobacco Mouthfeel is full bodied, sweet, low carbonation and medium bitter finish. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (1302) - Bled, SLOVENIA - JAN 28, 2017
On tap@:pours deep mahagony color, slighly clear, with tan off-white head, which transforms itself to a ring around the glass. Aroma-Flavor: intense malt profile, which takes on toasted toffee, caramel, hint of dark chocolate, dried fruits esters, hint of vanillin & gentle sherry-like note deep in the background. Finish is dry, slightly sticky, body is medium to full, texture is velvetly, carbonation is low. Alcohol is very well hidden.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Squizzle (294) - Ashland, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Super tasty with small sips. Its a smorgusboard of complex flavors. At $9 a glass I better like it! On tap at Rogue Growler with Celina.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (9767) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 5, 2017
2014 and 2015, side by side. Big malt nose, raisins, caramel, booze, dried fruits galore, some orange. Great raisiny flavor with caramel and treacle. Silky and smooth, the 2014 was for me a step above the 15.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (3706) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 5, 2017
Bomber, 2014 vintage. Nose of strong sugary stone fruit and dark fruit, some barrel, along with alcohol fumes. Clear dark reddish/brown color. Super sweet, caramelly, vanilla, light bourbon, and some slightly tart dark fruit. Heavy body, very smooth and slick. Rich, ripe stuff. A bomb on the tongue.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emartell (352) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - DEC 27, 2016
Excelentes y complejos aromas. Destacan las notas dulces, el bourbon, grano, madera, nuez, algo de pasas y un toque licoroso similar al oporto. Su color es negro con tonos granates, de cuerpo redondo y denso, carbonatacion baja y ligera corona de espuma de nula retencin. En Boca es suave, dulce, compleja, con notas a frutos secos y un final licoroso. Al paladar es exquisita contemplando que se est a punto de beber. Los lupulos son inexistentes por el tiempo de guarda. Se desarrollaron notas a oporto. Se perciben fcilmente los sabores a pasas e higos, es densa, se encuentran el bourbon y la madera. Es sumamente maltosa y el final es pronunciado, largo, pleno de sabor y algo alcohlico, aun que definitivamente este ltimo punto.muy bien integrado. En general es muy buena. Disfrutada a cada sorbo y con ganas de dar el que sigue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DYCSoccer17 (3668) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 13, 2016
2016 bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma is essentially dominated by sweetness, vanilla, and bourbon. There might be a touch of caramel present. I dont really smell the base beer in any way. The beer itself has a brownish-yellow head that is fairly strong, and a mahogany, slightly transparent body. If I didnt know any better, Id say this is a BA Impy Stout at this point. Starts with a sweet, sugary, sticky, caramel and toffee flavoring. A little buttery diacetyl is also present, but I think thats ok in a big English Barleywine. The middle has a little bit of bourbon and vanilla flavors, but the bourbon is surprisingly not over-done flavor-wise. This finishes with some leather and tobacco. Its a bit warming, and the ethanol is surprisingly well-hidden. The mouthfeel on this is just the right balance of carbonation to make this dangerously drinkable. This is decadent, and a little on the sweet side. Definitely something I would enjoy drinking 8oz of, but 22oz is going to be tough to drink solo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CheersMate (1342) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2016
2016 bottle. Bourbon, molasses, brown sugar, oak, and syrup dominate the aroma. This beer is quite pungent. The head is ever so wispy, and fades fast. Flavors are much the same, with the added warmth. The heat from the alcohol is pleasant, and soothes the body into complete relaxation. This is a beer, when consumed alone, brings you into the land of "Who Gives a Shit?". The texture is rich, and slick. Quite honestly, Ive quite had it with the barrel-aged trend, but Pelican has been brewing this beer prior to that trend, and theyre doing a damn good job with it. For me, the texture is hard to beet. Every year I can count on this being just as great as the previous year. Well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (2018) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2016
22oz bottle of 2015 release. Pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Delicious malty bourbon aroma. Smooth malty flavor with good balance of bourbon. Alcohol well hidden. Was much hotter when newly released.

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