Broad Axe Stout | Granite City Food & Brewery

BA SCORE
3.34/5
180 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Granite City Food & Brewery
United States
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Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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.

Added by beernut7 on 08-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,116
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
180
pDev:
15.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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2.98/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Probably one of the mildest blandest stouts I have ever had. Not bad, it was still enjoyable, but it isn't going to blow any taste buds away.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.01/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served a little too cold, but not by much. The appearance was the best part of this beer. It was very dark mahogany brown, almost black, with a small, medium brown head. The foam remained a thick film throughout and left almost unbroken sheets of lace on the opposite side of the glass. Unfortunately, it was all downhill from there.

There wasn't much going on in the nose, which was a hint of things to come. Weak coffee was appreciated, but that's about it. The flavor was underpowered as well and consisted of roasted coffee beans and very little else.

Every time I'd try to get a handle on the flavor profile, it would vanish in a watery muddle. The finish was short and uneventful. The mouthfeel didn't contribute at all. It was thin and lacklustery bubbled; not at all appropriate for a stout.

Broad Axe Stout might be good to introduce a light beer drinker to the world of dark beer, but anyone serious about authenticity should look elsewhere. Not horrible, just not much there to enjoy.

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Photo of blackcompg
3.02/5  rDev -9.6%
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

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Photo of tempest
3.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A smooth and creamy stout. Unfortunately, it's lacking on taste and aroma. There's some chocolate and roasted barely in there, but its lost behind the creamy body. Looks and feels great, but just doesnt have enough in the flavor department. Give this to someone who likes guinness or likes creamy, low-flavored beers.

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Photo of hardy008
3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark black with a creamy head an decent retention. Smell is not real strong, but I could pick up some coffee and a bit of chocolate. The flavor is also light coffee and chocolate. Nothing extraordinary, but decent. Creamy, medium bodied, decent drinkability.

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Photo of Redrover
3.11/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in an oversized pint & on nitro, the beer is a black with brown highlights. It has a very thick & dark tan head.

The aroma is subdued roasted malts and a bit of coffee. This could be impacted by either the nitro or the chilly temperature.

The taste has the dark roasted malts, chocolate and coffee notes you would expect but everything is dialed down a notch and a bit washed out. Is the nitro or the recipe killing this one?

The mouth is soft yet a bit thin. Not a repeater for me.

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Photo of PVMT
3.14/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Broad Axe Stout from Granite City Food & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 180 ratings
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