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Broad Axe Stout - Granite City Food & Brewery

Broad Axe Stout
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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.36%


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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Hhawk06

Massachusetts

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
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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

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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.

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Broad Axe Stout from Granite City Food & Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.