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Pelican "Tsunami Stout"
Pelican Pub & Brewery - Pacific City, Oregon USA
Foreign Stout (ABV 7%) (IBU 45)

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]


Rating: 4.1/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 17/20

The pour was a pitch jet black with an average (1-2 finger) light cocoa brown rocky head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin film and small collar with poor runny lacing.

The aroma was very robust of a burnt biscuit mat, light resin hops and a strong earthy yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses, vanilla, a mild smokiness and a slight alcohol tinge.

The taste was bitter sweet with a nice malty feel and had notes of bitter chocolate and molasses from the beginning, progressing slightly into a purely bitter taste with a huge coffee presence and a mild smoky finish. The flavor lasted a very long time after the swallow with a bold smooth bitter coffee taste left to linger for quit a while.

Mouthfeel was full in body with a dry, oily texture and a solid medium carbonation.

Overall this was a boldly robust brew with a strong bitter mocha / coffee taste that is offset slightly by a mild sweetness, and was done very well may I say. Making this a very enjoyable tasty brew with a superb drinkability...

Sampled: 12/6/2012
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2 comments
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  • Mark
    Mark Sounds delicious! Less sweet seems to appeal to my palate with stouts. I will have to pick a bottle or two up.
    December 13, 2012
  • KajII
    KajII Exceptional is all I will say...
    December 15, 2012 - 1 likes this