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Splinters - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

40 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 11
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 05-11-2010)
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More User Reviews:
Photo of NWer
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served cold in a tulip glass. Too cold. Pour is dark, minimal foam rings the glass. Aroma is light and fruity with no hint of what is to follow. First impression on the palate is the strong overpowering bourbon taste. Follows is a sweet malty smoothness. Great sipping beer. A little overpowering by the end. Too much of a good thing. In the lounge at Black Raven in a state of complete bliss.

NWer, May 29, 2012
Photo of kevwcamp
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

kevwcamp, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of kslsc400
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

kslsc400, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

mdaschaf, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of dirtylou
3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap @ the brewery

Chestnut-brown body, not much in the way of head presentation. The bourbon really isnt that pronounced in my opinion - adds some sweetness and booze but not a strong flavor. Toffee, caramel, wood. Not particularly in-line with the style - interested in having a few bottles, but a little underwhelmed

dirtylou, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

jmccraney, Friday at 03:30 AM
Photo of DOCRW
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

DOCRW, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

zonker17, Thursday at 06:31 AM
Photo of AirborneBeer
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

AirborneBeer, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of CHILLINDYLAN
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

CHILLINDYLAN, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of TysonA
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

TysonA, May 12, 2013
Photo of Eighty
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Eighty, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of ShanePB
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

ShanePB, Dec 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Birdlegs, Jun 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

ijaap, Jun 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

ScreamForMe, Jun 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

CaptainQ, Sep 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Kurmaraja, Jan 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

510a, Feb 16, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -17%

blee0891, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

HuskyinPDX, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Impfan
5/5  rDev +16.6%

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.

Impfan, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of TheEarl
4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had Splinters from a tulip, at the taproom, June 1, 2012.
Appearance: Splinters is a very dark red/brown, with a slight, wispy head, and medium/light carbonation.

Smell: The aroma is dominated by dark fruit (plum, prune, cherry, berry) and bourbon.

Taste: The taste is extremely sweet with very aggressive caramel, vanilla, honey, fruit, and malty notes.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is sticky, smooth, and viscous.

Overall: Splinters is exceptional but, by no means, subtle. The bourbon character comes through, in its full complexity, without making the beer too woody. That said, this beer is very sweet and rich and, even though I loved it and look forward to having this beer many more times, 12 ounces was almost more than I could handle in a sitting.

TheEarl, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Donkster46, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of zekeman17
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

zekeman17, Aug 30, 2013
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Splinters from Black Raven Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.