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Skull Splitter - Orkney Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,695 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,695
Reviews: 917
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 120
Gots: 98 | FT: 2
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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Naerhu

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4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Beautiful dark, dark red body on a very tight and fine head. Very stubborn lacing.
S - Great caramel and peat aroma.
T - Surprisingly dry and rich, but also little bitterness. Fantastic balance. Smokey toffee flavor dominates.
M - Creamy, luscious body. Alcohol is incredibly integrated.
D - This is a great brew, prolly the most underrated on the site.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2007 00:17:20 | More by Naerhu
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Skull Splitter from Orkney Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 1,695 ratings.