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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014

Bottle 750ml.

[ As Boulevard Smokestack Series - Grainstorm Black Rye IPA ].
Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate oat - rye, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hoppy, licorice, roasted, rye, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140812]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36046) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (30747) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (23823) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21414) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Near black rich firm head. Rich licorice and grapefruit. Mid sweet with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Feels light and aromatic, mildly roasty plenty of grapefruit. Quite bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a dark amber brown color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy weak piney caramel aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish with hints of caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
21st July 2013
Opaque dark brown beer with a pale tan head. Palate is light, semi dry and crisp. Mile minerals. Smooth dark malt with a touch of bitter roast. Little rye spice. Light citric hops bring up the rear and add bitterness. Whisper of malt cream and smoke. Semi dry finish. Pretty drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Corked bottle, courtesy of Keir; batch G14035-1, bb 11-2014
Near black color; compact beige head. The aroma is surprisingly fruity, with grains, cereals, bread; lovely (8+). Smooth mouthfeel, dry; strong roasted malt flavor, the acidity from the dark malts is a bit too high; strong bitterness, but any incidental hop quality is hidden. Too much ashes in the final.
Good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (16422) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle. Amost completely black. Massive fine bubble brown head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of spiced pine, roasted coffee beans, burnt toast. Taste is rich roasted coffee, spiced black bread. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle, 75cl corked. A clear, dark brown beer with a dense, two-finger beige head that lasts. Curtains. It’s lightly piney and resiny on the nose, with roasted malts and some coffee hints. The flavor has a nice hoppy bitterness, with pine cones, resins and a nice roasted touch. Spiced notes too. Full body, semi-sweet and lightly effervescent. Lasting bitter and rosted finish with some bonfire notes. Quite nice this one, but too much on the dark malty side for my likings. 140830


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