Splinters - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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93
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 13
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:
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(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 05-11-2010)
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Photo of brentk56
3.78/5  rDev -11.9%
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 +4.9%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
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 mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ShanePB
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of dirtylou
3.99/5  rDev -7%
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

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of strongaf
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of zekeman17
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of DOCRW
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Eighty
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of 510a
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of tastymug
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Birdlegs
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of abeeronthebeach
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of NWer
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of adkieffer
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Splinters from Black Raven Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.