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Broad Axe Stout - Granite City Food & Brewery

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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Granite City Food & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-06-2002

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.
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Photo of bditty187
3.71/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled in Sioux Falls:

Deep black hue. Creamy slightly tan head, served small in size but what was presented had good retention and as I sipped away the beer it did lace rather well. The potency in the nose was weak, it was served too cold, only some light roasted malts found their way to my olfactory. The taste profile is solid, smooth roasted malts with a nice complement of hops, functionally and agreeably bitter from the hops and coffee taste. The mouthfeel was a smidge too thin. Yet, this is a flavorful enough stout to enjoyable. Only objection: it was served too cold!

Photo of frankiepop
3.7/5  rDev +12.5%
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?

Photo of bucko
3.66/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a jet black color with a nice, tight tan/light brown two-finger head. The head disappears slowly and recedes a bit, leaving a lot of lacing. The aroma has notes of roastiness, coffee and chocolate. The flavor is mild with a definite dry, roasty flavor that reminds me just a bit of coffee. Caramel, toffee and chocolate come through as the beer warms. The flavors are an interesting mix of subtleties... complex, yet subtle... subtle yet not watered-down. The mouthfeel is smooth and silky... medium body with a creaminess helped along by the nitro. Overall a very drinkable dry stout. I've got to admit that this one surprised the heck out of me... I expect good beer from Granite City, but not necessarily great beer... regardless, this beer is very good. Color me impressed.

Photo of Deuane
3.61/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A landmark beer for me as this offering represents my first beer from North Dakota making it my 50th state to have a beer from.

A-Deep, black/brown with a thin, creamy, light tan head. Head retained nicely and left nice lace.

S-Light roasted malt and...nothing.

T-Thank goodness...more roast on the palate along with some earthy bitterness too. Fairly full flavoured without being robust. A bit of coffee in the finish.

M-Medium-light, a bit on the thin side but the creamy nitro delivery and lasting roasty bitterness helps.

D-Solid, albeit lacking aroma and body. Easy to drink and tasty enough to enjoy my 20 oz. pour. This one will not rock your world but...hey, it's North Dakota!

Photo of tpd975
3.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

HonusWagner was kind enough to think of me on his travels across the county. Picked up from the brewpub in Fargo.

A: Pours a nice rich black hue. Very tall tan head that exhibied no real retention or lace.

S: Very mild aromas. Hints of toasted malt and coffee.

T: Roasted malty goodness. Nice coffee with very mild chocolate. A touch of sweet caramel to go along with a bit of lactic like sweetness.

M: Medium in body, ample carbonation, a bit of dryness in the finish.

D: Good, nice mild little stout. Michael can't thank you enough for thinking of me during your travels.

Photo of woodychandler
3.57/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This came with a big, foamy, deep-tan/light-brown head. The nose had a lot of roasty coffee notes. The mouthfeel was full and creamy, due to the pour. There was a good bit of cocoa on the tongue with the finish an interesting mix of coffee and a light smokiness. One was plenty, though, when faced with the prospect of going back into the Kansas sun (103 F that day).

Photo of mbutter1997
3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Served way too cold, probably 37-F or so. Black in color with a creamy light tan head, about 1 finger thick.
S: Deep roasted malts, hints of coffee/espresso, chocolate and oats.
T: Taste resembles the aroma and Guinness. Because is was served so cold, it took a while for the flavors to come out. Along with the malt, a good hop character comes out later. This is definitely an Irish Dry Stout, the brewery seems to be trying hard to offer a "new and improved" Guinness.
M: Very creamy, good bitterness and sweetness on the palate.
D: Once it warms, this became a much better beer. A good offering from Granite City, but if you're in Omaha, you'll be better off going to Upstream or Lazlo's.

Photo of zeff80
3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Granite City - Wichita, KS.

A - Poured an opaque, jet-black color with a creamy head. The long lasting head receded to leave thin rings of lace.

S - It smelled of flaked oats, light chocolate and toffee.

T - It tasted of bitter flaked oats and chocolate. Some sweet toffee and caramel balanced it out.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale.

O - This is a nice version of an Irish Dry Stout.

Photo of mynie
3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Now this is what a micro stout should be like!

Very pretty, almost complete blackness. This is the kind of beer that you can stare into for hours while thinking about the things that went wrong that make you want to drink. Smells like oatmeal and chocolate.

A very potent but nice taste, with hints of chocolate and coffee and a grainy bitter aftertaste with a hint of hops. Nice body, not creamy but full, and it went down pretty smooth.

This was a really nice stout.

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3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nothing really to brag about, but I'd have another. Appearance is average dark dark brown with some head. Smell is weak but there exists hints of bitter chocolate and coffee. Possibly some slight hops as well. Taste is more of the same but they are more prevalent. Mouthfeel and drinkability are good.

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Broad Axe Stout from Granite City Food & Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.