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Skull Splitter - Orkney Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,713 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,713
Reviews: 920
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 120
Gots: 103 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-23-2014 16:15:22 | More by thufflife
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07-22-2014 01:46:22 | More by patre_tim
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DaryleEverett

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +22.5%

07-21-2014 21:52:54 | More by DaryleEverett
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StuporJew

Texas

4.71/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A perfect example of the style. Rich, malty, and complex, with darker fruit notes, and hints of peat. Slick, slightly oily mouthfeel, and a creamy, lingering head. Dangerously drinkable, and insanely well done. (I'm on vacation, so this is a half-assed review.) Cheers!!!

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 02:07:25 | More by StuporJew
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

07-21-2014 01:31:33 | More by John_Beeryman
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Davefleming79


3.15/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Had this while eating muscles in garlic sauce. First mouthful gives the impression of cough mixture, but this soon dissipates to a smooth drink. Pours lovely from the bottle with a nice colour to it. Enjoyed the experience but don't think I'll be adding it to my regular list

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 18:38:32 | More by Davefleming79
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma of malt
Head small (1 cm), off white, creamy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring and broken layer
Lacing virtually none
Body dark red amber
Flavor of sweet malt and caramel; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl, no peaty smokiness
Palate full, creamy, soft carbonation

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 17:13:49 | More by Ozzylizard
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jroberts8811

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2%

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Louisiana

4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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ToddThompson

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%

07-14-2014 19:33:22 | More by ToddThompson
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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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JLeet

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-11-2014 17:24:53 | More by JLeet
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crazyfoMostout

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-07-2014 23:18:43 | More by crazyfoMostout
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tillmac62

South Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 18:54:11 | More by tillmac62
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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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Skull Splitter from Orkney Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 1,713 ratings.