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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AgedOak (99) - Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2007
On tap in Omaha NE. Very dark brown color with a medium amount of head. Slight aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Not much of a stout; flavor was very mild and very poor mouthfeel. Slight taste of chocolate and malt. Somewhat too watery. Scored a little higher than desrved but it is a stout nonetheless.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Tap: Pours a nearly black dark brown and is capped by a modest yet sustained tan head. The aroma’s fairly light for any type of stout, but it’s come some bittersweet chocolate and roasted coffee there if you sniff hard enough. A bit thin, but has a flavor of roasted malt & barley, coffee, chocolate, and some nuts. Dry finish.

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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brewosk (137) - Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2007
On tap at Cherry Valley. Not the best stout I’ve had by far but nice roasted chocolate coffee and malt flavors

2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
bdw3355 (4) - Manhattan, Kansas, USA - JUL 23, 2007 does not count
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 City’s selection.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 8, 2007
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.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
WhyStopAt12 (12) - USA - JUN 12, 2007
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 bartender’s girlfriend since he recommend this crap... you might be right. ;)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Light, somewhat dry, but mostly papery and flavorless. Very slight roast flavor but no discernible chocolate. Bland. On nitro.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
k2 (146) - USA - APR 14, 2007
A disappointing stout. Good color but no body to go along with the notes of chocolate malt and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2007
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2007
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.


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