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Splinters - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 14
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 05-11-2010

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Photo of brentk56
3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
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

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of rab53
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ShanePB
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a medium to dark rich bronze amber with a thin, patchy light khaki head that maintains a wide ring around the glass with light lacing. Awesome aroma of bourbon, caramel malt, dark fresh fruit with a hint of woodiness and peat. Flavor is sweet caramel, toffee, bourbon changing to finish with fresh plum and dark berry juice with oak and a hint of peat and vanilla. Medium bodied with a light creaminess. Does not fit exactly to a classic Scotch ale profile, sweeter and fruitier, with less caramale malt flavor and very subdued peat smokiness. On the other hand, it has a really nice and interesting flavor progression with both the start and finish satisfying and full flavored. Although the bourbon is distinct, I agree with another reviewer that there seems like a fortified wine barrle influence here too, which adds to the interest and complexity of the flavors. Long, lingering, delicious aftertaste. Although warming, the alcohol is well covered. I missed this on tap a few years ago, and am glad I had a chance to try it since it was bottled this year. Well worth the wait, and another excellent beer in the Black Raven line up.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of dirtylou
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
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

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of SadMachine
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of strongaf
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of DOCRW
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of tastymug
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of abeeronthebeach
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%

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Splinters from Black Raven Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.