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Broad Axe Stout - Granite City Food & Brewery

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Broad Axe Stout
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | 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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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.

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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

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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
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