DuffMan (7622) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ the Granite City Food & Beer in the Indianapolis airport, concourse A. A thin offering, simple roast, cola-ish sweetness. Didn’t finish it.
BVery (7606) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tap. Nice dark brown/black pour with a nice foamy cream head. Really nice chocolate and coffee aroma. Palate is impossibly thin - kills this beer. Taste is watery with similar elements as aroma.
phaleslu (7363) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft in a sampler at Granite City-Creve Coeur. Pours a very attractive, deep, opaque brown with a cascading creamy tan head that settles into a nice lasting cap. The aroma is roasty, with notes of chocolate, coffee, and some sugars. The flavor has dark chocolate, coffee, toasted sugar, and some bitter earthiness. The body seems initially full but quits quickly, if that makes sense. Bitter and gritty without having much substance. Moderate carbonation. Could be better.
Ughsmash (7327) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro pour at GTMW. Poured deep brown with a tall, creamy beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasty chocolate and nutty notes accented by a hint of lactose. The flavor found sweet chocolate and toasted black patent maltage at the core.. vanilla and light coffee bitterness surrounded and complemented well.. good moderate level of roast. Medium-bodied and creamy on the palate, especially due to the nitro pour.. nicely toasted and balanced.. candy-like.
drowland (6671) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I hate this place, but when one came to town, I had to try all the beers. They’re all average to bad. This one tastes like water mixed with a teaspoon of old coffee grinds.
BBB63 (6394) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Mishawaka location: Basically opaque with a creamy nitro tan head and very good lace. The best part of the brew is it’s appearance sadly. The aroma is very weak with roasted, oats, and chocolate malts, mineral water and charcoal. The taste is just like a Guinness Draft but with even less flavors, malty, mineral, slight plum, chocolate and an ashy dry finish... where are the Fuggles? Soft and creamy nitro mouth feel but alas it is watery and ashy. Whatever, it is not offensive, just not very good either.
PorterPounder (6044) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at their St Cloud Mn location. Dark brown appearance - very thick mocha colored head with good lacing. Has a very good smoky roasted flavor and aroma. Faint coffee and chocolate notes come through in the flavor and aroma. All in all - pretty impressed with my visit to Granite City - seems to be a formidable brewpub.
Braudog (5975) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2005
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
At the Lincoln NE restaurant ... This is their best-looking beer, if that says anything. It’s black with a standing creamy head. But although it starts a bit creamy, it’s definitely just watery like the rest ... little flavor, just a bit of nutty bitterness. Bland. At least the food was good.
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 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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badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with almost no head. Grainy roasted coffee and chocolate aroma and taste.