King Grackle Stout
Texas Beer Co.

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From:
Texas Beer Co.
 
Texas, United States
Style:
American Stout
Ranked #175
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,584
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 10.66%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
5
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 21, 2022
Added:
Mar 02, 2018
Wants:
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SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes: None
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Reviewed by HardTarget from Texas

4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Black glass, holds a thin halo of foam.

Aroma: Some barrel, brown sugar, dark malt.

Taste: Deep malt, barrel twang, little hits of whisky.

Mouthfeel: Medium Heavy body, medium carbonation.

Overall: Easy drinking for such a big beer. Clean, whisky is a little heavy but I like it that way. Worth a try!
Aug 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Vykk_Draygo

4.59/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
It's beautifully dark, and fully opaque even with a liggt against the glass. Head is a nice sort of mocha color, initially thick but fades quickly with minimal lacing.

On the nose it mostly dark roasted malts. Chocolate, cocoa, bitter coffee, and a hint of almond toffee. Sweet barleymalt is in the background, but isn't the star.

The palate is hard to pin down. Dark, dark, dark. It's like toast dipped in bitter coffee washed down with a dark cocoa made with almond milk. Whatever it is, it's delicious. Lingering, herbal hop bitterness intertwined with the roasted malts. Definitely balanced towards bitter, but very pleasing.

Hefty, creamy body, with good carbonation. The silky mouthfeel helps to attenuate the unrelenting bitterness of the malt and hops.

I really like this stout.
Jul 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by -Andrew- from Michigan

Aug 02, 2020
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a one finger head of brown colored foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave tons of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is big of a strawberry smell mixed with aromas of chocolate. Along with these smells comes a little bit of a roasted malt smell and a touch of caramel and molasses. Overall it smells like a chocolate covered strawberry.

Taste – The taste begins with a cocoa flavor that is matched with a little bit of a strawberry taste. The strawberry is light upfront, with it becoming more pronounced as the taste moves forward. All the while some other flavors develop on the tongue as well. At first the sweetness is light with just a hint of caramel and brown sugar, but these flavors increase as the strawberry does. At the same time the cocoa takes on a bit of a crème taste, giving a more milk chocolate like flavor. The sweet and strawberry later fade a tad toward the end of the taste, as a char and more roasted malt flavors arrive, leaving one with a somewhat more dark and bitter, lightly strawberry flavored taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is slightly thicker and chewier with a carbonation level that is lower. For the dark chocolate and chocolate strawberry like nature tastes of the brew the feel is good and makes for a nice slow drinking, sort of, dessert like feel.

Overall – While not being a big chocolate strawberry fan I will say this is a decent stout overall. I likely wouldn’t do it again, but it was a fun one to try.
Feb 13, 2020
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A good straight up,stout.

Had it from tap into a shaker pint. Dark brown with decent head and lacing. Dark pumpernickel toast smell and taste. Earthy, with a bit of dark fruit. Some sweetness as it warms, molasses. A nice beer!
Jan 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by bundy462 from Texas

Mar 12, 2019
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Rated by ccheng9 from Texas

3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This beer has some metallic off-flavors that are unpleasant.
Feb 01, 2019
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Reviewed by Premo88 from Texas

4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. can poured into "stout glass" (tall snifter)

L: dark brown, clear, topped by thin head of beige/tan foam about 1/5-inch tall ... not much more than a full skin; keeps a thin collar of tan foam; no sticking or lacing

S: mocha latte, vanilla, coffee ... maybe a hint of molasses; as it warms, red wine, chocolate-covered cherry, brown sugar

T: dark chocolate, milk chocolate, hint of espresso or licorice ... something a bit bitter; the aftertaste is woody and earthy and has a growing intensity that gets a bit bitter

F: thick and smooth, carbonation tickles at end of swallow; at times it is thick and slick, almost a heavyweight

O: fantastic all around with a relatively manageable ABV for a big stout; reminds me of a super hoppy West Coast-style imperial stout that's been aged for a year and is ready for drinking yet still has a pinch of that bitter hoppy bite lurking in the shadows; this single can came with a 12-pack of mixed brews, which is awesome but one can isn't nearly enough -- I'll be buying more of this as soon as I see it
Oct 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by Tiernan from Texas

Jun 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Mar 02, 2018
King Grackle Stout from Texas Beer Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 10 ratings