Mother of All Storms (2016)
Pelican Brewing Company
A Note on This Beer
Aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels and thrashing palates with a 14% ABV monsoon of burnt toffee and plum-soaked riches, there’s no denying Pelican Brewing Company’s Mother of All Storms lives up to its name - with a flavor that’s only surpassed by a ridiculous reputation:
A perfect 100 score and a Top 20 ranked Barleywine on RateBeer.
98 on BeerAdvocate, 96 from the Bros
A 4.47 score on Untappd!
Every sip brings layers of boozy caramel, black coffee roasts, and spicy whiskey that seems to unfold on the tongue like a vision from the heavens. Biscuity Melanoidin and mellow sweet Golden Promise Malts are swept up in a waterspout of bourbon from a year of barrel-aging. Cherried vanilla tones flow with umami-rich plum juice, serenaded by a smooth mouthfeel courtesy of flaked wheat.
Barleywines are the very model of decadence, created for sophisticated palates craving depth of flavor with a complex, daunting ABV. And without question, Mother of All Storms is one of the best its kind. Pour into a snifter now and swirl to fully appreciate its atmospheric depths, or cellar this bad Mother for a future indulgence.
In the land of big, boozy brews, Barleywines reign supreme. And in this high-ABV landscape, one beer rules them all as the undisputed Queen: Pelican’s limited edition Mother of All Storms.
100 on RateBeer, 4.47 on Untappd, 98 on BeerAdvocate
Pelican Brewing Company - Mother of All Storms - $24.99 For a 22oz bottle
Style: Barleywine, ABV: 14.0%
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Classic so good. Some years better than others.
Always a banger