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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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Just when you thought it was safe to come out of the root cellar, along comes Grainstorm, a big, wet wallop to the senses. Dark clouds gather on the horizon of your glass. A high-pressure system of pungent hops collides with a stationary front of barley, oats, wheat, and rye. The forecast: a monsoon of flavor with surges of roasty malt, microbursts of fruity notes, and a chance of golfball-sized hail. The extended outlook calls for unseasonably pleasant enjoyment.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20749) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Clear orange-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Fruity and light roasted aroma of hops and licorice. Fruity and light roasted flavour of licorice, hops and grass. Roasted finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
Bottled. A red-brown beer with a brown beer. The aroma has notes of malt and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, strwa and caramel, leadin to a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
75 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden dark amber to brown with a small tan head. Aroma is grapefruity and citrusy. Smooth fruity and toasted malty. Caramelish and crisp hoppy. Smooth fruity and bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2498) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2013
Bottled:
Dark, brown colour. Thick, rising head. Hoppy, grainy aroma with some notes of coffee. Well balanced taste of roasted malt and hops. Alcohol bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joakgust (888) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle, 75cl - Clear black red beer with a large beige head. Aroma is fruity with notes of citrus, peaches, roasted oats and metallic hops. Flavor is toasty with notes of roasted barley, spruce, citrus and caramel. Very nice take on a Black IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6497) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a huge tan head and a citrus aroma. There is a rich treacle flavor that is appropriately flat and smooth with a nice bitter finish. The rye gives a nice grain bitterness to even out the hop bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11066) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Pours very dark orange brown with a 4 finger creamy tan head. Aroma of fruit and a little chocolate malt. Med body. Flavor is grainy chocolate with moderate floral/fruit hop. Finishes lightly rye spicy with a little fruit and a fair amount of chocolate. Very smooth, with moderate flavors. Quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3275) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a large beige head. Aroma of liquorice, caramel. Flavour is caramel, roasted malt. More of a Black DIPA than a regular Black IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1290) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2013
75cl corked bottle from Rayans at cellar temp shared with ck1. Batch number 2012-3. Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Some drops of lace. Aroma has tremendous grassy hops with black patent malts. Exciting . Taste is of spicy grains, sweet toffee, some bittersweet butterscotch. Needed to be colder probably. Medium bodied. Finishes sweetly bitter and very dry. A touch disappointing after the aroma. About in line with typical Boulevard offerings.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2013
more from the smoke stack series. dark black with heavy light tan head. Aroma hits with grapefruit at first and a little mango. Taste is a soft maltiness with rye spice. slight smell and taste of being in a woodshop as i roll it in my mouth. Even bitter comes though. Besides the dark color I dont get a lot of roast chocolate malt. More a really good rye IPA


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