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Splinters - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 10
Gots: 6 | FT: 2
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4/5  rDev -7%

Port_Seat, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of Impfan
5/5  rDev +16.3%

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
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4.36/5  rDev +1.4%

abeeronthebeach, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev -7%

Donkster46, Sep 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

mdaschaf, Sep 05, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -17.2%

blee0891, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Rochefort10nh, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
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

brentk56, Jul 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

CHILLINDYLAN, Apr 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

510a, Feb 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

DOCRW, Jan 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Kurmaraja, Jan 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

Eighty, Jan 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

ShanePB, Dec 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

C_S, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

justwork, Sep 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

CaptainQ, Sep 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

zekeman17, Aug 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

AirborneBeer, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

tastymug, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Birdlegs, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

ijaap, Jun 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

HuskyinPDX, Jun 15, 2013
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Splinters from Black Raven Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.