Splinters | Black Raven Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co.
Washington, United States
blackravenbrewing.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Second Sight Strong Scotch Ale that has been aged in various Kentucky bourbon barrels. After many months of aging, the barrels are then blended together to form Splinters.

Added by barleywinefiend on 05-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,863
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
74
pDev:
8.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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20
Gots:
12
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2
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by Reswald:
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3.59/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of NWer
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
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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Photo of HoppySeb
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevwcamp
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of dirtylou
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
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

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of DOCRW
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Bunuelian
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle dated 11/16/16, enjoyed 02/20/18.
A: Pours a deep mahogany with a cream head that dissipates and leaves some lacing.
S: Dark cherry, oak, vanilla, leather.
T: Largely follows nose, some sweetness, bourbon barrel is present but nicely balanced.
M: Average, maybe a little thin but it doesn’t detract from the experience.
O: Nicely done, really opens up as it warms.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.02/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of n2185
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a medium to dark rich bronze amber with a thin, patchy light khaki head that maintains a wide ring around the glass with light lacing. Awesome aroma of bourbon, caramel malt, dark fresh fruit with a hint of woodiness and peat. Flavor is sweet caramel, toffee, bourbon changing to finish with fresh plum and dark berry juice with oak and a hint of peat and vanilla. Medium bodied with a light creaminess. Does not fit exactly to a classic Scotch ale profile, sweeter and fruitier, with less caramale malt flavor and very subdued peat smokiness. On the other hand, it has a really nice and interesting flavor progression with both the start and finish satisfying and full flavored. Although the bourbon is distinct, I agree with another reviewer that there seems like a fortified wine barrle influence here too, which adds to the interest and complexity of the flavors. Long, lingering, delicious aftertaste. Although warming, the alcohol is well covered. I missed this on tap a few years ago, and am glad I had a chance to try it since it was bottled this year. Well worth the wait, and another excellent beer in the Black Raven line up.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Grackos
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScreamForMe
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of SadMachine
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Splinters from Black Raven Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 74 ratings