vyvvy (4777) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours quite dark with a dense tan head that was determined to say on there the whole time. The aroma is very light with a hint of cream. Medium rich body that gets light on the finish and has the expected sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with light cream, vanilla and some roasted malt. The finis is sour and almost fruity. Like all of the GC beers it is watery. Fair.
doubelknv3 (1056) - Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild roast aroma (served too cold). Black with sticky brown head. Bitter roast with mild coffee malts. Unbalanced.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Server said "this one is like Guiness". well he was mostly right, cause this wasnt very good. Very thin, not much to speak of for malt flavor. It was creamy but awfully blah. GC is not the place to go for good beer.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
St. Louis Park location. Chocolate, cocoa and dry malt on the nose. Pours black with a thick khaki head with excellent retention. Flavor reminded me of Guinness Draught. Mostly dry with a hint of malty sweetness. Medium boded and creamy. Lacked depth and complexity.
AgedOak (99) - Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap: Pours a nearly black dark brown and is capped by a modest yet sustained tan head. The aromaís fairly light for any type of stout, but itís 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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Brewosk (137) - Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Cherry Valley. Not the best stout Iíve had by far but nice roasted chocolate coffee and malt flavors
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 (4420) - 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. ;)