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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2312) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Draft sample. Black in colour with medium carbonation. Classic C-hops upfront in the nose, along with cut grass and toasted and roasted malts. Malt notes come through much stronger in the mouth, with both pale malt and spicy rye playing a strong roll. Some white grapefruit notes on the back end. Slick on the palate, but with a solid amount of bitterness. Good overall.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cool_Bond (2293) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2013
Very good smell of this beer. But it is not the taste. It is incredibly boring and dull. The aftertaste is also boring and a little too thin. Had it tasted the same as it had smelled it anywhere really good. Follow me @ Kung av öl / King of Beer @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a brown black with a very carbonated khaki sudsy head that lasts and lasts. Aroma has pine spruce and chocolate malt and subtle rye scents. Taste is bitter pine hops and rye with a chocolate roasted malt that smooths everything out quite nice. Palate is medium fizzy and dry. Good one!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Near black garnet tinted brown pour with a tall (huge nearly explosive pour), fluffy tan head that has great retention. Aroma of citrus, toast and nuts, fruity notes, spicy earthy rye and nice grainy notes. Flavor is full of toasty grain up front, rye and oats make pretty noticeable appearances, nutty notes, some roast, bitter rye, grapefruit, light pine and spicy hops seem Amarillo-ish. Heavy, full body with the creamy, slightly gooey feel of a beer with lots of oats, light, somewhat sharp, blanketing carbonation. Good stuff, a little on the thick side for my taste, but it works pretty well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rarbring (2236) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2013
Aroma: Smelling of bread, pine, resin and soap.
Appearance: A clouded black colored beer. A tan head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet dark bread, pine and grape-fruit peel. Some licorice.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft texture. A good body with a long dry finish.
Overall: A clever BIPA, smells IPA, tastes half stout, half IPA.
Note: Bottle 650 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2013-04-20.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2013
(bottle) black with tan head. Aroma of pine hops and rye. Flavor is toasty grains and pine/grassy hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bomber into glass at deckbar... Pitch black pour wih big thick light brown head... Good pine.. Hopps.. Excellent black ipa... Really enjoyed it

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (2205) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Pours a finger of tan head on a black body. The aroma is a solid burnt wood, molasses, roasted malt and lemon. Nice. The taste is grainy all over, burnt and roasted malt, mild lemon bitterness and finishes with a little honey sweetness. Nice balance. The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation. Very enjoyable. The malt takes a front seat to the hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (2198) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bomber shared. Poured a dark brown but translucent enough. Off white long lasting head. Medium lacing. Aroma is roasted mslts with a solid hop base and rye spiciness. The flavor is straight up is hop forward. Very nice bitterness. Love the underlying rye spiciness gives it a whole new dimension. Overall another solid offering from boulevard.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boto (2086) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 4, 2013
750ml bottle: This one pours a fairly opaque, dark brown color. There was about a finger of fairly dense tan head on it. It leaves a bit of lacing. Nice nose to this one. Pine, some citrus and rye are predominate. Getting some other fruits hiding in the background. Nice taste. A good citrus and pine bitter bite to it, followed by some roasted malt. Some rye, maybe some of the fruits hiding in there. Very nicely balance body. This is very good and worth searching out!


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