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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.

jrob21's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3161) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2013
The v-day present from the wife this year. She knows exactly what I like. Ipas of any sort. Pours a decent black with red hue. Nice lacing. Pineapple aroma with some pungent citrus coming through. Nice rye peppery bite to the flavor with a faint toasty grain working behind the scenes. Finish is peppery spice and grapefruit bitterness. All working together really well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015
Brown colour, beige head. Roasted malty aroma, hops, light yeast and chocolate. Bitter flavour, liquorice, drop and a salty hint. Finish liquorice and roasted malts.
(sampled from bottle @ GBBF 2014, London)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (1853) - SPAIN - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle 75cl / Botella 75cl. @ Pat’s Liquors, Porter, IN, USA A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro. T/S: Hops, roasted malt, rye, resinous / Lupulo, malta tostada, centeno, resinoso.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjgmd (1863) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2015
With Z , pours a deep black color with a nice beige head. Nose is pine and resin and hops. Taste is piney with resinous notes and a nice hoppy taste. Finish is bitter and the ending moderately long with the piney and resinous taste . quaff score 6 / 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zgaier (1793) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Bomber. Pours a dark brown with a tan head and aroma of malt and grains. Taste is of roasted malt with oat, wheat, and bread notes into the malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
From my backlogg: Bottle at GBBF 2014. Black beer with an beige head. Hoppy chocolate fruity tar licorice aroma. Hoppy chocolate roasted, tar, licorice grassy flavour. A nice one :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (1953) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2015
Olmost black with a light brown head - Nice malt aroma with roasted notes and there is some hops in the aroma as well - Nice malt body with a nice hop profile that has bitterness - The bitterness from hops goes into the finish - This was nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
valpoaj (673) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Pours near black with reddish hue on the edges - absurdly robust and resistant head that seems to gain depth with time (seriously, had to discard some, else I’d still be waiting to try it an hour later). Aroma is a balance of sweet and bittering hops...mildly resinous, spicy (peppery), yeasty - interesting stuff. Flavor is solid with the balance of sweet malts up front quickly getting slapped aside from the bittering hops...slight citrus note along with a good dose of roast and spice. Palate is medium bodied - one could argue thin for the flavor. Very nice offering...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jesperhammer (3786) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2015
28-JUN-2013, bottle @Yespr tasting. Almost clear with lasting tan, creamy head. Weak aroma of roast and a little hops. Taste the same. A weak Black IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (8345) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 7, 2015
shame on us for not checking the date, but shame on city beer SF for selling year old expired hoppy beer. it was still ok, which leads me to believe it would have been quite nice 9-12 months ago, but it was best by 11/14, and it showed. slight bitterness, but the hop balance is gone. nice chocolate and roast on the malt...slightly overcarbonated like a lot of Blvd beers, but has potential. will update score if I get to try a fresh one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (7168) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong roast and pine. Medium mouth with rye, roast, pine, light bitterness, very good.

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