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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2011
750ml bottle served in a tulip. Pour is onyx with 4 fingers of milkshake quality foam on top; the head left a beautiful show of lacing and lasted the duration of the whole 750ml! Nose is chocolate, vanilla, nugget, oak, figs, roasted malt, and a light undetermined spice. Taste is spot on, delivered in a smooth, decadent fashion, with the hops and roasted malt taking a bit of authority over the sweeter notes to balance to perfection. This is truly an amazing imperial stout, and I’ve enjoyed this more than any other offering I’ve encountered from Troegs. Pity this was a one shot deal!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2012 Had at the 2012 Denver Rare Beer Tasting in Denver, Colorado. Awesome raisin/wood scents, perfect pour and great head. Taste is some fruit with alcohol and oak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Bottle at Winking Lizard Lakewood. Pours pitch black with thin tan head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, bittersweet chocolate, and cocoa. Lighter mouthfeel for the style and is a bit oily. Flavor is ultra smooth, cocoa, vanilla, and finishes with a touch of bittersweet chocolate. Dark roast is in there and a touch of hops as well. Alcohol is very well hidden. A great beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (7853) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours jet black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is sweet roasted with hoppy and chocolate notes. Later notes of oak and vanilla. The flavor is sweet black roasted with chocolate and oak notes. Light woody with some coffee and nutty notes. Great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21446) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Bottle. Extremely dark brown color. Aroma of boozy chocolate. Taste is bourbon and chocolate, thick and chewy. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2011
Bottle shared with Priest. Roasted malts, chocolate, licorice aroma. Dark/black body with tan head. Flavor begins with roasted chocolate and sweetness, fruity... Coffee, nicely balanced with vanilla and oak. Licorice/ cola finish. An interesting and tasty beer....

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - SEP 20, 2011
bottle courtesy of gt2, thanks man! good stuff, tons of sweet vanilla and cocoa balanced by the dry virgin oak profile, not bad. very full and thick, but then crisper in the finish. very pleasant and creamy mouthfeel. glad i got to try this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Pour at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting IV. Appearance is deep, brown with a crimson tint and huge brown head. Dark fruits, light cocoa, licorice, anise, and spice in the aroma. Taste is roasty, dark fruits, dark chocolate, anise, and light smoke but very smooth for 11%. Creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Really well-crafted stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2011
750ml bottle shared thanks to Tom L. Poured a dark black color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of dark chocolate, wood/oak, licorice and roasty. Tastes of wood, chooclate, vanilla, roast, and molasses.

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