iowaherkeye (2675) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of strong coffee, roasted malts. Pours a dark brown with a small light brown head. Taste is mainly coffee and roasted malts, with a light bitter finish. Soft carbonation, watery. Not that great of a beer.
thedm (4849) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 17, 2008
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This draft brew from a our new Granite City Brewing Company in Fort Wayne, IN poured a head of foamy finely sized dark tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a opaque no visible carbonation black colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was malty and chocolate. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of malt dark malt and oats.
37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On draft at the Maumee, OH "brewpub". Only decent beer they had. Nice black color with a thin off-white head. Roasty aromas and flavors. It is at least drinkable which is more than I can say about their other beers.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Rockford Granite City. The waitress, upon bringing me the sampler called this a watered down version of Guinness. That pretty much hits the nail on the head. It kind of looks like a Guinness, itís brown with a tan head. The aroma has the mildest of coffee aromas, is Granite City scared to put any character into their beers? Itís a stout, not like the general public is going to order this anyway! The body is thin, watery, flavorless with a mild bitter finish, blah. Rant aside, Granite City in Rockford had good food and one of the friendliest wait staffs Iíve had in forever. Itís a shame their beer stinks.
BBB63 (5602) - 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 itís 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.
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?
Kshlava (54) - - MAY 6, 2013
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just an average stout beer. nice and dark with some chocolate notes. Oatmeal is present but is subtle.
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ElGaucho (2115) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
2004 ABR. Did not finish the Autumn Brew Review off on a good note. Smells like milk chocolate. Appearance is lacking. No lace, no head. Looks like diarrhea. Flavor isnít good either. Looked and tasted flat.
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.
ewpitts (13) - , Iowa, USA - JAN 26, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very dark brown, almost black color. Medium to small size foam. Not very much smell to it, except for toasted malt and a hint of chocolate. Not very thick-bodied- kind of disappointing. Has a mild chocolaty roasted taste, and also very dry. Not my favorite stout. Guinness is a better choice.