Splinters - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 13
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 05-11-2010)
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Unbelievably smooth for 11.1%, this bourbon barrel aged Second Sight tastes like it was aged in a very high quality brandy (or even cognac) barrel. There is lots of yellow and red fruity complexity, with plums outstanding, and just enough peat flavor to belie its origins. I could sniff this stuff all day, and I would definitely recommend a brandy snifter to capture all the subtle nuances. It's definitely sweet, on balance, and it reminds me of The Bruery's Bois, but, unlike that brew, it never crosses over into undrinkably cloying. Highly recommended.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a clear mahogany and a minimal head; due to the high ABV I won't quibble much about the head as it does leave a few streaks

Smell: Caramel, Bourbon, oak and a touch of vanilla

Taste: Caramel and Bourbon commingle in the front end with oak, vanilla and nuts building, in the middle; sweet and boozy, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Full bodies with low to moderate carbonation; considerable warmth in the gullet

Overall: I don't get much in the way of the characteristic Wee Heavy peat elements here as this tastes more like a BA English barleywine; not a bad beer but a bit too sweet and boozy for me

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Splinters from Black Raven Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.