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Broad Axe Stout - Granite City Food & Brewery

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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Granite City Food & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A thick creamy head sits atop the opaque blackness of this traditional dry Irish stout. Roasted chocolate and coffee notes make this beer a great treat.

(Beer added by: mynie on 08-21-2004)
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-02-2014 00:08:46 | More by Brushkanna
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Markus98

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-05-2014 17:59:23 | More by Markus98
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ffshore545

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

07-04-2014 01:31:51 | More by ffshore545
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Viperman1316

Indiana

3/5  rDev -8.8%

06-28-2014 17:34:50 | More by Viperman1316
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enelson

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

06-21-2014 22:51:05 | More by enelson
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Dave2234

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-16-2014 05:31:55 | More by Dave2234
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boogieman

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Definitely a decent beer I would drink again. Color is a very dark thick brown, almost black. 1" light caramel color head that dissipated slowly over about 5 minutes and left thin lacing. Smell was chocolate with some fruity elements. Texture was very thick and almost creamy, which made it seem sweeter than it actually was. Taste had overarching chocolate tones, with nutty, sweet malt, elements of coffee and a dry citrus aftertaste. Very low carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2014 18:54:45 | More by boogieman
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Miami66

Nebraska

2/5  rDev -39.2%

06-05-2014 02:07:20 | More by Miami66
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Hodgin

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-20-2014 02:22:51 | More by Hodgin
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msquared36

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -24%

05-11-2014 00:30:34 | More by msquared36
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Kris450

Iowa

4/5  rDev +21.6%

05-03-2014 03:08:54 | More by Kris450
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pathead

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-28-2014 22:04:13 | More by pathead
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +14%

03-25-2014 14:26:05 | More by DaveMiller
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target88

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -8.8%

03-15-2014 15:15:03 | More by target88
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blackcompg

Illinois

3.01/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - deep translucent garnet brown, minimal head

Smell - dark chocolate, roast, dark fruits

Taste - chocolate, followed by light roast, and a hint of anise

Mouthfeel - watery, but still quite smooth and drinkable

Overall - not a bad stout, flavors are there but watered down

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2014 23:23:01 | More by blackcompg
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IceMike

Ohio

4/5  rDev +21.6%

02-28-2014 01:46:10 | More by IceMike
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IrishFrenchman

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-23-2014 15:45:04 | More by IrishFrenchman
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J2t645

Michigan

4/5  rDev +21.6%

02-16-2014 19:45:32 | More by J2t645
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MalibuKyle

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +14%

02-15-2014 23:08:34 | More by MalibuKyle
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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

01-26-2014 22:06:21 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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Brenden

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I'm not sure who shared this, but I appreciate it.

The growler's fresh and looks well enough sealed, and it shows it by the development of the head. It's small, but it's not flimsy, and it doesn't dissipate too quickly. The pale cap does a pretty good job of keeping up for the session and manages a good moderation in the distribution of spotty and patchy lacing.
It seems like more of a breakfast-type stout than a Dry Irish; there's nothing particularly telling of the dryness. I do get something like flaked oats with a bit of weak coffee and a good chocolate presence. A quick look at the Granite City beer list tells me it's actually an Oatmeal Stout.
I get a little more out of the flavor. The coffee's not so weak, the oats add their own flavor and a bit of smoothness in it as well as it does in the feel, and the chocolate is nice in the decently big malts and the roast they add.
The oats make this beer flow smoothly, as intended. The body is big enough for a stout. I would tone down the crispness just a notch.

Serving type: growler

01-15-2014 19:50:36 | More by Brenden
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AlexHess

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-27-2013 17:16:53 | More by AlexHess
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kraticus41

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +14%

12-25-2013 06:22:01 | More by kraticus41
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jmw4437

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-14-2013 02:17:42 | More by jmw4437
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BeerBucks

New York

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-07-2013 00:30:16 | More by BeerBucks
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Broad Axe Stout from Granite City Food & Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.