kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A black beer with a creamy tan head that lasts as long as you want it to. Coffee, toffee, and thin roasy malt nose. Flavor is bitter and dry and dominated by light cofee and chocolate taste. Texture is smooth and creamy. There is not much of an aftertaste for a beer of this stature, but what is there reminds me of toasty, chocolate malt.
patrick767 (3727) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 oz draft - Pours very dark brown with a thin, long lasting tan head. It has a mild aroma of roast malt and some hops. The dark roast malt flavor has a good hops balance and a dry finish. Itís a little thin, but not too bad. Give it some time. Like most bars and brewpubs, they serve it too cold. I rather enjoyed it.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Cedar Rapids, IA location. Opaque black with foamy light brown head that left a thin, filmy lace on the glass. Smelled of chocolate and roasted malt with a hint of anise and a dash of molasses. Flavor was well rounded with chocolate and coffee notes, but was not as complex as the aroma. There was a pleasant subdued campfire smoke finish. Carbonation was on the low end, and it was creamy, dry, and earthy on the tongue. Pretty good beer.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 5, 2004
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
On tap at the Lincoln, NE brewpub. Good black color with great head retention compared to their other beers. Roasted malt and smoke aroma. Extremely mild body. Nice smoke flavor emerges from the void. This seems very smooth due to the lack of character. Not dry enough for me. Iíd like to see more hops. This would be a good stout for someone who wants to be seen drinking a stout, without actually having to drink a beer with any taste. Maybe that describes the beautiful people who frequent such a place as this?
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewpub, Wichita, KS. Pours solid black with an olive-green head and lacing. Rubbery coffee aroma. Flavor is coffee and chocolate. Lighty and syrupy on the tongue. Solid melding of tastes and flavors.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 Cedar Rapids, IA location. Pours to a translucent dark brown body with a fully lasting light brown head. The aroma is chocolate, pretty basic, light licorice. The flavor is light chocolate, heavy coffee, light licorice, decent taste. The palate is dry, roasted, medium bodied.
SrSilliGose (3319) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tricked into going to granite city. tried to keep an open mind about the beer, as itís from a chain restaurant in the mall. This was better than I expected. pours kind of like a guinness. More roasted malt and chocolate than guinness. very creamy. could have been worse.
shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11/28/2008: Granite City Broad Axe Stout is nitro-induced, os the near black beer is comes with an extremely cream and frothy tan-colored head and silky mouthfeel. The beer is dense, but smooth and has a nice roasty coffee aroma and flavor. It isnít anything terribly unique or complex, but it goes down quite well nonetheless!
Draught (pint) at Granite City Food & Brewery in Maumee, Ohio. Rating #83 for this beer.
Brigadier (3250) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap in Cleveland (OH)
Another so-so impersonation of a stout mirrors the Momís Cookies. Any highlights are drowned in a sea of watery blandness. Save your time and money unless you want a cheap tick.
Aroma / Appearance - A black fluid base swirls limply around the glass. Thin bodied and watery the view alone inspires little confidence of a great memorable experience. Coffee and undercooked oatmeal have cheap smoky undertones like a smoking patio rinsed clean by a rain shower.
Flavor / Palate - Watery smoke and cheap coffee tease the palate with a promise of something better. If you took the bottom of the pot and added enough water to unstick it youíd have a good equivalent of this flavor profile. A half hearted release falls just short of average and isnít worth more than two ounces at best.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Davenport, IA location. Pours a dark brown, with a small tan head. Aromas of faint chocolate with some roasted malts. Flavor isnít as big as I like, a little chocolate/coffee and some mild hops.