Splinters - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 12
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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 ijaap
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of TysonA
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of adkieffer
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of benbjb
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of kslsc400
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of ScreamForMe
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of TheEarl
4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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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.

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