bdw3355 (4) - Manhattan, Kansas, USA - JUL 23, 2007 does not count
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
At Wichita, KS location, this beer had very little body, and absolutely no lacing. It seemed to have deep chocolate and roasted coffee flavor, but without that proper full texture, this beer falls flat as do the most of Granite Cityís selection.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 8, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught sample at the St Louis Park MN location, RBSG Minneapolis weekend, June 23 2007. Served on nitro. Not quite opaque, the bit of off-white foam lasts through the tasting....faint berries, chocolate and medium-roast coffee in the mild but pleasant aroma...weak cocoa and flat cherry-coke are the results in the body, somewhat watery and certainly not malty enough....smoooth, dull nitro-killed mouthfeel, not quite as poor as most of the other offerings.....probably the best beer of this sampling.
WhyStopAt12 (12) - USA - JUN 12, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
A Granite City opened up in Mad-town about a year ago. I stopped in and the bartender recommended this Broad Axe Stout because it was a step up from Guiness. I should have known that the bartender was full of sh*t!! You would think that it would have some type of taste considering how dark it is... but you would be wrong. You almost would think you were drinking a chocolate/coffee hybrid by the smell of it... but you would be wrong. You also would think that I made out with the bartenderís girlfriend since he recommend this crap... you might be right. ;)
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light, somewhat dry, but mostly papery and flavorless. Very slight roast flavor but no discernible chocolate. Bland. On nitro.
k2 (146) - USA - APR 14, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A disappointing stout. Good color but no body to go along with the notes of chocolate malt and hops.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a grey head with nice lacing. Smells of chocolate and coffee. It has a light, sweet, chocolate, roasted coffee flavor. It is creamy and smooth.
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This reminded me of a modern porter mixed with a dry stout rather than a "traditional dry Irish Stout". However, it was very good for what I was expecting based on the reviews here. As black and opaque as a good stout should be, it featured a thick mocha head of foam that lasted throughout the pint. Aroma was roasted malts and a bittersweet cocoa. Good bitterness in the flavor department, quite creamy-tasting. Maybe a tad too watery for its style.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Foamy white head on this dark brown head. Watery with burnt coffee flavor and a hint of chocolate.
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
above average nitro stout.....not too wimpy, but just wimpy enough.....nice and roasty......i was a bit offended when i got the bill and saw that i was charged $5.25 for what they called 20 oz of beer. (it looked and drank like a pint to me) iíll stop there, because if i donít this will turn into a review of the restaurant not just the beer........
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had never heard of this place, but happened to stop in. Tried this stout and was impressed by the chocolate and nuttiness in the aroma and flavor. The next logical step for someone who likes Guiness but hasnít really tried a lot of micros.