Broad Axe Stout - Granite City Food & Brewery
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Reviews by frankiepop:
3.73/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I had this beer on tap and from a growler. They were essentially the same. The color is a nice brown and black. The head and lacing is not much to write home about.
I found the tastes and aromas of this beer were complex. This is a dry irish style stout so you don't get so much sweetness. I get coffee chocolate flavors with a hint of a toffee like finish. Then you get this dry light bitterness that ain't bad lingering on the tongue. Some may really like this. The carbonation is a little light and the beer texture is a bit watery.
In summary a nice refreshing stout. I enjoy drinking this baby with the music of the Cranberries playing "Linger" from the cd Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
Serving type: growler
10-24-2012 03:20:21 | More by frankiepop
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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.