Splinter Brown - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by taylor714914:
3.78/5 rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Ordered at the Troegs tasting room, bottle is for in house consumption only. Despite asking the bartender to not remove the cork via pulling down on the bottle and up on the cork, she did so anyway, dang near losing the bottle. After asking to pour it, she said it was not allowed as people try to walk out with the bottles. I explained my Splinter Gold incident where the bartender glugged away when pouring allowing all sorts of sediment to come into my glass. Though I asked, and she acknowledged, she still managed to chug away pouring the beer that amounted to about ¾ head. Anyway, back to the review.
At first glance, this looks like an abbey dubbel, and smells like a mix of a dubbel and oude bruin. Tart dark cherries, a hint of lactic acid, tobacco, and some leather are present in the nose. The taste is similar, with the initial sip being a well-balanced hit of lactic acid and fruit, like a mix of dark cherries and figs. There is also something reminiscent of a Bordeaux wine. I’m not sure if it was the sherry yeast or oak or vinous flavor that seems to mingle with the other fruit flavors, but it’s there, albeit subtle. That is really all that is going on until you swallow and the finish brings out tobacco, leather, and a bit of earth. Some oak creeps in, providing a bit of dryness.
Mouthfeel was nice. Maybe we had a less than carbonated bottle or the bartender helped dissipate most of the carbonation, but I didn’t think these bottles were over carbonated in the least bit.
Overall, not my favorite of the Splinter series, but a solid offering. Like another review said, I think given another 6 months to a year in the bottle, this baby would really shine and start to round out nicely.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2013 22:27:58 | More by taylor714914
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