Skull Splitter - Orkney Brewery
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Ratings: 1,769 | Reviews: 920 | Display Reviews Only:
4.71/5 rDev +15.4%
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!!!
07-21-2014 02:07:25 | More by StuporJew
3.15/5 rDev -22.8%
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
07-20-2014 18:38:32 | More by Davefleming79
4.36/5 rDev +6.9%
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.
07-17-2014 17:13:49 | More by Ozzylizard
Skull Splitter from Orkney Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 1,769 ratings.