Splinters - Black Raven Brewing Co.
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3.78/5 rDev -12.3%
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
07-29-2014 22:14:57 | More by brentk56
3.99/5 rDev -7.4%
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
06-18-2013 00:48:59 | More by dirtylou
4.1/5 rDev -4.9%
Splinters was explained to me as a barrel aged version of Second Sight
A: Poured a deep maroon color with a dirty white head, good carbonation. Looked delicious
S: Bam. Vanilla, wood bourbon, caramel, toffee
T: Great. Sweet caramel, malts, toffee, big vanilla presence about midway and it is good. The only other thing I wanted in this beer is peat, which is a personal preference on my Wee Heavy/Scottish Ales
M: Sweet, sticky, easy to drink, dangerously smooth, carbonated well
D: Drink some. Very good and recommended.
05-11-2010 00:39:46 | More by barleywinefiend
4.28/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
05-29-2012 22:34:22 | More by NWer
4.7/5 rDev +9%
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.
06-08-2012 21:13:04 | More by TheEarl
Splinters from Black Raven Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.