Skull Splitter - Orkney Brewery
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4.45/5 rDev +9.1%
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.
07-07-2014 18:54:11 | More by tillmac62
4/5 rDev -2%
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.
Taste is the same with a good bite in terms of smokiness and maltiness. This beer gives off a prune/raisin quality that puts it up against the big boys, like Traquair house, or Kilt lifter.
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.
07-05-2014 02:07:04 | More by BastardKing24
Skull Splitter from Orkney Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 1,751 ratings.