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Skull Splitter - Orkney Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,691 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,691
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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fx20736

New York

4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a British pint glass.

Pellucidly clear, rich amber the color of strongly brewed black tea with a thick, frothy shortbread colored head that leaves decent lacing.

Aroma: esters of alcohol, plums, burnt toast, toffee and a subdued butterscotch like diacetyl.

Mouthfeel: Soft & supple.

Tastes exactly like it smells: malty, sweet & boozy with a plummy, toffee flavor that turns pruny on the fade.

Notes: Good stuff, a heavy beer suitable for hand to hand combat or getting warm on a chilly evening.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 01:52:16 | More by fx20736
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BBE April 16. Pours a clear amber with a deep dark ruby hue. Good head with limited lacing and retention. Nose of dark fruit (figs, dates), and caramel over a scotch like alcohol background. Full bodied with a rich and creamy texture. Low carbonation level. Tremendous flavor profile that is complex and balanced. It begins with a scotch like note that flows into the dark fruits. In the middle caramel is predominate as the scotch fades. The finish hints of the previous dark fruits and caramel which fade into a nice alcohol tingle that lingers. An Outstanding Wee Heavy that is alcohol focused.

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I am kinda drunk while posting this, but I think I am sober enough to review, hahaha. Anyways, I bought this without knowing it was a scotish wee heavy. Had to look it up in here.

Pours a dark amber or brown color, with a slight white head that leaves a ring.

Smell is of an authentic Wee heavy. dark malt and caramel, with that ever present yeast tone that is very unique.

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Feel is right on par, nuf said.

Overall I think this is a nice example for the style, as it has zero off flavors and a nice punch in the way of flavor and alc. Worth the buy if you can find. 4.0 across the board.

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Skull Splitter from Orkney Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 1,691 ratings.