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Tröegs Splinter Black

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Troegs Imperial Stout aged in an American oak barrel with coco nibs and vanilla beans.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours black with a creamy and lacing light brown head. Sweet roasty nose with a woody touch. Solid body, sweet roast, quite some vanilla with a warming and fairly massive alcohol in the finish. Very subtle - if any - bitterness. 180911

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2011
very opaque black with the lightest notes of reddish around the edges... light oaky aroma, somewhat creamy aroma, roasty... oaky vanilla roasty almost borders on burnt, a little organic, dirty perhaps, lightly lactic, nice complex beer, finishes sticky, id like a touch more carbonation... light metallic flavor... good though not outstanding...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3451) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Pours black with ruby hues...huge mocha head...light sediment throughout...looks thick...nice lacing. Aroma has notable cocoa, touch of smoke, dark fruit, oaky notes. Flavor is dominated by cocoa...roasty, still a bit smokey...bit of fig. Mouthfeel is silky, creamy, and thick. Finish softly lingers with roasty cocoa and dry oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2911) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle pours out very carbonated with a huge creamy dark caramel head on top of a big black thick body. The aroma is a little boozy with and nice notes of smoky malts. It tastes rich with definite notes of the chocolate, sweet malt, and vanilla coming through nicely. You get a little booziness on the back but not overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2011 Bottle. Pops with a lot of carbonation! Pours a dark brown color with a big fluffy tan head. Head leaves a sticky lace as it settles. Malt milk vanilla flavor in the nose. Lighter mouthfeel than expected. Sweet with some roast notes. The vanilla is nice and well incorporated. The body is too light for me as an impy stout but it’s passable. Overall, it’s pretty nice except the mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Tasted 6/30/11. Sampled with Keir, phaleslu and others. 750ml Cork and cage bottle. Pours pitch black with a moldy khaki head. Aromas of vanilla and anise, cane sugar and maple sugar. Decent alcohol flair in the nostrils. Very full bodied with a hot dose of alcohol and a vinuous character. Subtle vanilla creaminess and the cocoa rears its head towards the finish. Tasty stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5781) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
(750ml bottle) very dark brown, lasting creamy tan head. Nose of rich fudge, bourbon, a bit ashy as well. Taste is ashy, bourbon, wood, fudge and decadent. Medium thick body, really excellent palate linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
750 ml bottle via BA trade. Pours an opaque dark brown color with a huge, rocky, frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, booze, oak, cacao nibs, figs, and tannins. Flavor of oak, roasted malts, toasted brown sugar, booze, dark chocolate, dates, and figs. Medium-bodied, with a rich, roasty, boozy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Has some complexity but I was a little let down by this, as I had much higher hopes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2011
@RBWG-750-thanks to –pours a tight light brown head that cascades with trailing lace and black color. Aroma is chocolate/cocoa-rich dark malt. Taste is rich chocolate/cocoa-rich dark malt/oat, lactic, some spice hops. 4.0 *110526-Troegs -750 bottle-thanks hbmason for sharing-pours a thin brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-molasses/roasty. Taste is dark malt-molasses/roasty/wood, secondary earthy/spice hops. Smooth. 3.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Dark rich pour with a medium head. Aroma has some roasted malts, some sweetness, a hint of cocoa and vanilla and wood, also some odd earthy aroma. Flavor is pretty light overall for a barrel aged, especially a Splinter. Some flavors of oak and roast with dark cocoa and nuts. Hint of bitterness and a hint of sourness, nothing tart just that slight wine note.

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