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Skull Splitter - Orkney Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,717 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,717
Reviews: 920
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 123
Gots: 105 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Orkney Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-08-1998)
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased- Market Cross Pub in Carlisle, PA.

The bottle is very unique in that it reminds me of braveheart for some odd reason. Could do without the red foil at the top.

A-pours foamy and it chocolate dark in color

S-nothing to special

T-very thick and heavy and has a malty bittersweet aftertaste.

M-bubbly and refeshing in the mouth though

D- its a fine beer to have once and awhile with friends. I would not buy a six pack to sit around and drink though.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2008 23:53:57 | More by Dodo2step
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Skull Splitter from Orkney Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 1,717 ratings.