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Skull Splitter - Orkney Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,716 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,716
Reviews: 920
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 122
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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Reviews by negroobserver:
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negroobserver

New York

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle - 8.5% ABV

Pours a deep mahogany color, crystal clear, with about a quarter inch of cream colored head. Smells sweet with light fruit scent, like cantaloupes and figs. A bit of funk. This one might a bit past it's prime. Flat flavor on the front end. The middle has a strong fruity flavor with a light sweetness. The sweetness then turns into a back end, which is a bit bitter. The bitterness then magnifies and really shines at the far end and lingers in the mouth for a few seconds. The mouthfeel is great. The body is dense and smooth, but not too thick. There is little or no sting on the tongue from the alcohol or the carbonation. Overall a very nice beer. Very enjoyable, but I'm not very impressed. A very good beer for it's style, but not amazing.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 03:21:52 | More by negroobserver
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Flavor of sweet malt and caramel; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl, no peaty smokiness
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I first had this in a restaurant in Kirkwall, before I knew what a wee heavy was. Then I didn’t particularly care for it. Now, however, I find it to be a delightful drink with the alcohol well hidden. This meets the criteria for a Scotch ale very well.

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Skull Splitter from Orkney Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 1,716 ratings.