Splinter Brown - Tröegs Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev -10.9%
Split this one with BMart and dfhhead25 at the brewpub. Thanks guys!
Funny that Troegs won't sell this because of the cork bullet issues. Good thing 3F doesn't have the same regulations! Still, I honor their request.
Dirty mahogany-brown pour with a fizzy, off-white cap, that seemed like it should dissipate, but never truly did, keeping a solid ring through the session; minimal lacing left on the glass. Fairly musty aroma, yeasty, with a good hit of waterlogged wood, earth, toasted caramel. Taste was good, more mustiness, very woody, caramel, char, vinous, notes of dark fruits, with a moderate tart snap to it. However, underlying everything was what came off to me as an off-flavor indicative of infection. I'm not saying it was, but it seemed to be heading in that direction. Either that or the wood character was simply too intense. If the former is true, this beer should be consumed as soon as possible. If the latter, then maybe let it sit for a while more. But I don't know which it was, so I'll just say, "I don't really know what was up with this beer, but something just didn't sit right with me." Oddly, I thought the final, somewhat yeasty pour from the bottle was the best-tasting, lending a little more fruit and spice to the mix. Medium body, solid mouthfeel with a decent tanginess to it, but always that hint of infection. Definitely worth a try, and I'd actually like to try it again.
11-27-2013 01:23:18 | More by Rifugium
Splinter Brown from Tröegs Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.