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Tröegs Splinter Black

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Troegs Imperial Stout aged in an American oak barrel with coco nibs and vanilla beans.

sneagrams3's rating

   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (3173) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle 750ml. Thx Fred82. Pours black with high brown head. Some lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol, coffee, wood. Taste is of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, wood. Palate: Full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Good, serious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (7036) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2015
bottle shared by fred82, thanks bro. pours unclear dark brown with a reviving creamy beige head leaving substantial lacing. sweetish roasted maltiness, smoky raisins, red fruitiness, chocolate and vanilla, spices - aniseed, salt, minerals. moderately high carbonation - settling; medium body, semi-sweet spicy-woodsy finish. good wood integration, nice smokiness and red fruitiness. quite enjoyed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2131) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2015
Pitch black small head. Nose nutty chocolate, light coffee, light acidity. Taste fruity and nutty some vanilla, great dark chocolate. Persistent chocolate finish. Fairly dry nicely hoppy. Nutty finish. Light smokey notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3162) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours jet black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor of roasted malts, dark chocolate, oak, vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (2923) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle shared by charule. Pours a dark brown with a slight brown head. Aromas of dark fruits and oak. Big rich beer. Flavorful but not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to stakem. Poured black with thick tan head. Aroma of oak cabinets dark fruits. Light carb med bod. Oaky wood choc dry fig taste. Grows on ya

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2014
bottle, solid Imperial stout. black pour, somewhat flat. dark chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, wood notes. good flavor, good mouthfeel. nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
In short: An enormously sweet big stout with a moderate oak presence. For those with a serious sweet tooth.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed with some age on it.
The look: Black body topped by a very large tan head with good retention.
In long: Nose is rich sweet black stuff (molasses, vanilla extract, etc.) along with roasted oak. Pleasant mouthfeel that offers the expected 11% brew super-full body but also a generous active carbonation, far from syrupy texture this beer is actually quite lively in mouth. Taste is monstrously sweet, the brutal sweetness of this thing is of Southern Tier or Cigar City proportion. Burnt vanilla cake, vanilla extract, distant chocolate, black liquorice, oak, ink, salty soy sauce, and a ton of sugars. An excessive sweetness without the richness sensation of good uber-sweet beers, sugars and more sugars. Nothing “bad” here, just really not my thing. I paid good money for this disappointing beer but I wasn’t able to feel any anger or sadness because Trent Reznor felt it all on the Downward Spiral album.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9217) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"Not a gusher, but based on the very prickly carbonation it may have been an off bottle (which makes me really want to try another since other than the feel it was pretty damn good). Hard to get over the pin-prick carbonation, but the aroma and flavor have a healthy dose of vanilla atop a chocolate and roasted malt background. only hints at 11%. hope to try again."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Pours near black with a thin beige head. The nose is roasted malt and a strange funkiness. The taste is coffee, roasted malt and light chocolate. OK.

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