Broad Axe Stout - Granite City Food & Brewery
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Reviews by BuckeyeNation:
3/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Served a little too cold, but not by much. The appearance was the best part of this beer. It was very dark mahogany brown, almost black, with a small, medium brown head. The foam remained a thick film throughout and left almost unbroken sheets of lace on the opposite side of the glass. Unfortunately, it was all downhill from there.
There wasn't much going on in the nose, which was a hint of things to come. Weak coffee was appreciated, but that's about it. The flavor was underpowered as well and consisted of roasted coffee beans and very little else.
Every time I'd try to get a handle on the flavor profile, it would vanish in a watery muddle. The finish was short and uneventful. The mouthfeel didn't contribute at all. It was thin and lacklustery bubbled; not at all appropriate for a stout.
Broad Axe Stout might be good to introduce a light beer drinker to the world of dark beer, but anyone serious about authenticity should look elsewhere. Not horrible, just not much there to enjoy.
Serving type: on-tap
02-02-2004 23:08:57 | More by BuckeyeNation
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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
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
Broad Axe Stout from Granite City Food & Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.