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Splinters - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 7
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)
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Photo of brentk56
3.78/5  rDev -11.9%

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
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Rochefort10nh, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%

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.

barleywinefiend, May 11, 2010
Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

mdaschaf, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of ShanePB
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

ShanePB, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

HuskyinPDX, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
3.99/5  rDev -7%

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
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Kurmaraja, Jan 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

zekeman17, Aug 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

DOCRW, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Eighty, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of tastymug
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

tastymug, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of 510a
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

510a, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Birdlegs
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Birdlegs, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of NWer
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%

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 abeeronthebeach
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%

abeeronthebeach, Sunday at 12:15 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

CHILLINDYLAN, Apr 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

adkieffer, Oct 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

kevwcamp, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

C_S, Oct 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

ScreamForMe, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of CaptainQ
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

CaptainQ, Sep 05, 2013
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Splinters from Black Raven Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.