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Splinter Black - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Splinter BlackSplinter Black

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BA SCORE
85
very good

159 Ratings
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 19%
Wants: 90
Gots: 73 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: fiver29 on 10-21-2010)
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jethrodium

California

2.73/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy of totoropanda. Thanks Daniel. Pours a dark black with small tan chocolate head with good retention and some light lacing. The aroma is roasty with dark chocolate and lots of oak as well as a mineral note. A little bit of brown sugar and alcohol as well. The taste is sweet and oaky, very oaky with lots of roasty dark chocolate. The finish is oaky and astringent with bitter dark chocolate. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Not that great. Way too much oak and quite astringent.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 06:11:20 | More by jethrodium
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-22-2012 19:05:26 | More by imperialking
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-18-2012 00:26:04 | More by ncaudle
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-14-2012 13:06:44 | More by Satchboogie
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

10-06-2012 01:12:51 | More by tedho21
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fehrminator

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

09-27-2012 21:16:35 | More by fehrminator
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Troegs cervoise, the amber glass. My biggest complaint? This is overcarbonated. Beer is black with a huge dark brown head, small and medium bubbles, some lacing, too much retention, the head is a barrier to the beer and stop me from properly enjoying it. I'm bummed out by the carbonation level.

Aroma is chocolate, roast, malt, sweet. Smells good.

Why were people bitching about this beer? Not rare enough? It is rich, full in body, sweet dark chocolate, nice oakiness, a well rounded stout with a nice finish. I'd definitely have this again. Whiners.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 20:59:12 | More by drabmuh
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3Hops

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

08-14-2012 03:15:10 | More by 3Hops
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klipper

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-09-2012 01:29:08 | More by klipper
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chrispoint

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

06-13-2012 20:31:24 | More by chrispoint
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monitorpop

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-20-2012 15:31:33 | More by monitorpop
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freduardo

Alabama

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-17-2012 03:14:06 | More by freduardo
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-15-2012 06:16:40 | More by IdrinkGas
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

05-08-2012 03:23:45 | More by JRod1969
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antoines15

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-06-2012 18:23:16 | More by antoines15
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

04-18-2012 13:15:53 | More by yergermeister
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

03-07-2012 02:36:25 | More by BMart
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ZX6Chris for sharing this one while waiting in line for Churchill's Renaissance at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a really foamy dark khaki head that settles to a small cap. Thick chunks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, slight cocoa, and alcohol. Taste is of dark roasted malt, char, and cocoa beans. There is a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good stout but nothing all that special.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 20:52:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
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ZX6Chris

California

1/5  rDev -73.6%

02-27-2012 02:07:38 | More by ZX6Chris
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-20-2012 18:09:42 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-10-2012 00:18:25 | More by BeerThursdays
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle shared at a tasting tonight with a few local yokels.

Pours black with some sharp crimson highlights when backlit. Enormous billow of cumulus cloudage upon pouring. Lacing is haphazard.

Slightly soured milk chocolate and sharp cherry twang.

Big roast up front turns to a sharp, semi acrid milk chocolate bite with a puff of smoke. Lightly sour cherries dance across the proceedings and the finish yields a healthy dash of vanilla and a lingering off flavor of tannic acedic cherry.

Mouthfeel is highly carbonated and light on the tongue. A bit off for an imperial stout.

Overall, this has the making of an infection that has not destroyed this beer, but has played a number on it. To be fair, I continued to return to the bottle to give it its just desserts. I didn't find it a failure, but rather more in the vein of Hellshire II. A decent imperial stout that battled its shortcomings, but couldn't quite rise above.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 05:58:13 | More by BarrytheBear
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groetman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-29-2012 18:23:11 | More by groetman
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-29-2012 17:52:35 | More by brendaniel
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-22-2012 05:35:47 | More by hoppymcgee
Splinter Black from Tröegs Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.