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RATINGS: 305   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (894) - Vermont, USA - FEB 15, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2013 750mL bottle bottle purchased from Leary’s for $9.80. Shared with my sister and our old high school friend, Troy. Pours a rubyish deep brown with which sustained sudsy tan head. Supremely awesome lace. Aromas of rye flour, American yeast, tapioca, dried black plums, shiitake mushrooms, honeydew melons, saké kasu, soy milk, and Grains of Paradise. Tastes of rye malt, American hops, pine needles, caraway seeds, parsnips, and chamomile. An explosion of farmhouse yeast, dark chocolate and sunflower seeds by swallow. De-lic-ious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (887) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Good blend. Decent roasted and hoppy aroma. Dark coffee brown color with a slightly tan head. Medium weight with strong carbonation. It had a nice blend of flavors consisting of roasted malts, spicy rye and bittering hops. It had some piney and floral hop notes as well. It’s finished somewhat dry. A beer to definitely try.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Oh yeah! Says the KoolAid man. So delicious. Deep, dark nutty british looking, but west coast hoppy tasting but with undercurrents of wheathy, grainy, goodness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (875) - USA - FEB 24, 2013
Black with a thin lacing of brown head. Aroma is rye, hops and slight notes of fruit. Flavor is hoppy with a sharp bite of rye undercut by some slight citrus notes. Strong roasted malt finish with just a touch of chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joakgust (866) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Staffan47 (860) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
Varför slösa bort en sån här öl på mig? Har mycket svårt för den här tramsiga stilen. Skänker bort det som är kvar i glaset

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (853) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2013
bread, biscuit, grassy hops, and citrus in the aroma. Flavor is rich and malty, with fruity, bitter pine hops in the finish. Really good balance in a really good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (851) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Black pour, small brown head. Fresh hop aroma, spicy happy flavor with roasty notes. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (850) - , CYPRUS - AUG 1, 2014
On tap. Black colour. Roasted malt aroma, chocolate, lots of citrus hops, finishes bitter

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
berntholer (850) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2013
light beige head disappears with some lacing. coffee coloured. aroma spicy, peppers, bubblegum, hopresin, slight cheesy. taste is hoppy aftertaste long bitter and coffee. quite thin mouthfeel, medium carbonation. bottle 75 cl / bd aug-2013


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