Broad Axe Stout - Granite City Food & Brewery
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Reviews by Hhawk06:
3.73/5 rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Upon my fourth or fifth visit to the wonderful Granite City establishment, I was pleasantly surprised to see one of the standard offerings available on cask. Surely I had to jump at the chance to taste. I will say, this is one of the most handsome brews I have seen in some time. It has a beautiful chocolate colored head that has a peppery cloudy look. If there has every been a head that you just want to eat, it would be this one. As you would expect, the color of the beer itself is dark as night while the nose is strictly limited to deep cocoa notes. Not a bad limitation. The mouthfeel is thick and velvety, certainly not out of the ordinary given the style and serving type. There are large roasted barley flavors on the forefront while faint chocolate and coffeeish notes linger. An oaken quality lends that handcrafted feel that is much appreciated. It finishes a tad roasty and dry, with that unmistakable cork-flavored background. Smooth and tasty, this is surely a cask driven brew.
Serving type: cask
01-10-2006 01:54:51 | More by Hhawk06
More User Reviews:
3.01/5 rDev -8.8%
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 +5.5%
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.