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Skull Splitter - Orkney Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,800 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,800
Reviews: 924
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 131
Gots: 132 | 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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4/5  rDev -2%

A: rich caramel color, with almost no head and light carbonation. It is pretty in the glass.

S: aromas of bread pudding, but without the sweetness. Some dried dark fruit, a little molasses.

T: Follows the smell, with dried fruits (figs, raisins) and a caramel/toffee dense bread pudding flavor. The downside here is that while this shouldn't be a hoppy beer, the finish is just lacking in something. Either a dose of hops or carbonation might help.

M: Medium bodied, not thick or viscous and dominated by the very light carbonation.

O: a really very good beer, with some great flavors. I find myself thinking that it could be better however.

HuskyHawk, Sep 04, 2014
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Skull Splitter from Orkney Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 1,800 ratings.