Broad Axe Stout - Granite City Food & Brewery
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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
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 114 ratings.