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Splinters - Black Raven Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Splinters
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

31 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 8
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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sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

02-15-2012 22:20:05 | More by sharpski
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blee0891

Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -17.4%

08-18-2014 02:33:03 | More by blee0891
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benbjb

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -13%

09-17-2012 02:26:09 | More by benbjb
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tastymug

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -13%

06-30-2013 18:03:43 | More by tastymug
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brentk56

North Carolina

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
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dirtylou

Washington

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
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Eighty

Washington

4/5  rDev -7.2%

01-09-2014 01:45:13 | More by Eighty
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C_S

Washington

4/5  rDev -7.2%

10-03-2013 03:29:29 | More by C_S
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justwork

Washington

4/5  rDev -7.2%

09-19-2013 04:58:33 | More by justwork
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barleywinefiend

Washington

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
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CaptainQ

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

09-05-2013 00:15:04 | More by CaptainQ
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510a

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

02-16-2014 07:47:19 | More by 510a
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-15-2013 17:50:24 | More by HuskyinPDX
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adkieffer

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

10-05-2012 22:29:28 | More by adkieffer
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NWer

Washington

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
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kevwcamp

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

11-17-2011 05:11:22 | More by kevwcamp
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AirborneBeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-13-2013 03:50:51 | More by AirborneBeer
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CHILLINDYLAN

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-29-2014 17:49:05 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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TysonA

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-12-2013 21:16:42 | More by TysonA
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Birdlegs

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-19-2013 05:51:43 | More by Birdlegs
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ijaap

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-17-2013 14:07:08 | More by ijaap
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

01-24-2014 23:09:48 | More by Kurmaraja
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

08-30-2013 22:20:30 | More by zekeman17
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

08-13-2014 22:31:40 | More by Rochefort10nh
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TheEarl

Washington

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
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Splinters from Black Raven Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.