Sunday, September 13, 2009
#146, Tsunami Stout, Pelican Brewery, Pacific City Oregon
This is the only way I'd ever want to experience a Tsunami...
It pours opaque with a big caramel colored head.
The aroma holds tones of vanilla and caramel.
It has a thick full body, but not too heavy or sticky on the palate. Vanilla and caramel malt appear on the tongue and there is slight bitterness on the sides on the tongue which keeps it lively and not too sticky.
The aftertaste is mild chocolate with vanilla. The hop bitterness keeps the sweetness from dominating. The nice rich malt fades fairly quickly on the palate.
A great stout that is balanced and easy to drink. It is very smooth and surprisingly clean on the the finish!