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Splinters | Black Raven Brewing Co.

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70 Ratings
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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:
#2,829
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
70
pDev:
8.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
11
Trade:
2
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3.02/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.56/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.59/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benish
3.74/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a burgundy color with a pancake batter colored head. Looked a little thin when pouring. The aromas were of cocktail cherries, dark fruits, and notes of bourbon. The taste followed through exactly. Tasted maraschino cherries as well as some prunes and ton of oak that stayed around through the aftertaste. As it warmed the bourbon became very rich at the finish and lingered around with the heat after each sip. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with noticeable heat. Overall it's not exactly what I expected. Seemed to take more after a barleywine or maybe a wheat wine. Just a bit too sweet with an over abundance of cherries.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of brentk56
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a clear mahogany and a minimal head; due to the high ABV I won't quibble much about the head as it does leave a few streaks

Smell: Caramel, Bourbon, oak and a touch of vanilla

Taste: Caramel and Bourbon commingle in the front end with oak, vanilla and nuts building, in the middle; sweet and boozy, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Full bodies with low to moderate carbonation; considerable warmth in the gullet

Overall: I don't get much in the way of the characteristic Wee Heavy peat elements here as this tastes more like a BA English barleywine; not a bad beer but a bit too sweet and boozy for me

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3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
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

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of n2185
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftFan5
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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Splinters from Black Raven Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 70 ratings
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