The Grackle
Family Business Beer Co.

The GrackleThe Grackle
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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
8.9%
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Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 12.43%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
5
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Family Business Beer Co.
 
Texas, United States
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The GrackleThe Grackle
Notes: Rich, robust, maillard. Notes of coffee, prunes, baker’s chocolate, and heavily roasted malts are complemented by a lingering alcohol warmth. Full bodied and full of attitude. The name is also a nod to the owners as the last names Ackles and Graul combined make ‘Grackle’ as well as a nod to the grackle as an unofficial bird of Austin.
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4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz crowler poured at the brewery 7-18-20. Opened 7-26-20.
Pours out a huge tan 3 finger head with a portion cresting over the rim of the glass.
Very good retention. Creamy and rocky head slowly falls to a solid cap.
No lacing but could be the effect of the glass I'm using.
Black stout, no light and no brown edges at first glance.
Earthy, nutty, espresso, cocoa, licorice, all in a super-rich malt aroma.
Big char up front, dusty cocoa, bitter espresso...very nice malt showcase.
Medium body for an Imperial Stout, low to medium carbonation. Some heat.
Lengthy and rich malty finish that's surprisingly dry early and semi-sweet late...never cloying.
I would guess this recipe has been dialed in since the first 4 reviews of it. The only thing off in my opinion is the body...I'd expect fuller on an IS (this is "only" 8.9%) but that's about it.
Very Good.

Jul 27, 2020
The Grackle from Family Business Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 5 ratings