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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle: Pour is dark cola brown with a huge tan head. Aroma is citrusy hop and chocolate malt. piney resin and rye spice under that. Flavour is medium roasted malt, piney hop presence and lingering rye spice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boto (1981) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1971) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rarbring (1958) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Black with massive, fine-bubbled, foamy, beige head / Soft nose of fresh cut pine, weed, soap, roast barley / Light to medium body, a hint watery, lively carbonation, some chew, dry, fine balance and bitter finish / Mild flavors of roast grain, weed, rye spice, pine, soap, with notes of chocolate, grapefruit / A very mild ipa for an 8% abv, somewhat lacking in fruit, but nicely balanced and easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
topherh (1916) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is lots of citrusy hop. Flavor is light sweetness, spicy notes, and a bunch of hoppiness. This seems to meld together well, might be the best Black IPA I’ve had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1907) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2014
750ml corked bottle. Pours a dark brown with a huge frothy tan head that you have to wait around for before diving in. Another great brew from Boulevard. Tasty malt sweetness with just the right amounts of ryoe and hop notes. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1902) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Corked and caged bottle. Opaque black that doesn’t allow any light through, topped by a large, thick light tan head. Moderate pine nose with underlying musty orange zest, accompanied by graham cracker, burnt marshmallow, and pumpernickel bread. Leathery catcher’s mitt notes up front in the flavor with light bakers chocolate, black pepper, pine tar, grapefruit rind. Moderately bitter balanced by a nicely sweet malt base. A very pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1887) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget (149:-). Trevlig, frisk doft av grape, citrus, ananas, jäst mm. Humlig smak av grape och ananas bla, ganska kryddig på något sätt. Kanske lite spritig i smaken. Rejält besk. Vet inte om jag druckit någon Black Rye IPA förut, men gillade vad jag smakade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1882) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Big hoppy roasty rye filled nose, and transfers right over to a very smooth and creamy-like body and flavor. Just thick enough, and not too thin. Good stuff.

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