Skull Splitter | Orkney Brewery

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4.08/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Orkney Brewery
Scotland, United Kingdom
orkneybrewery.co.uk

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-08-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,617
Reviews:
1,013
Ratings:
2,241
pDev:
12.25%
 
 
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210
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340
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Photo of Can_if_you_can
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dsippel
3.67/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.54/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blasphemus-Maximus
4.93/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers regardless of style. Pours a thick amber with tons of sediment. Really does have a twizzlers smell and aftertaste and malty fig taste. Just amazing.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mtozzi1234
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A refreshing cold beer. For an 8.5, it has a fairly mild taste. I’m enjoying a draft at the Minneapolis airport sitting next to a 90 yr old lady who also enjoys the beer.

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Photo of Griphon
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Aquaholicc
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LocalBeerGuy
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SGR1220
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnnyLarue
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bottmfeedr
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mtimmerman84
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Joedonlon13
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Deep Dark color
Thick head
clean easy body, not cloying
aromas, background flavors of toast, figs

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 330ml bottle into glass. Best by date is stamped on bottle neck as 'NOV 19'.
Deep amber colored body, cloudy appearance. Off white colored head settles to cap. Scattered spots of lacing.
Fruity malts on the nose and lots of alcohol, with hint of dark fruit and spice.
Lighter, toasted malt for taste, along with prunes and raisins. Some molasses and spiciness. Really is strong with alcohol.
Thin mouth feel, lower level of carbonation.
Seems like more of a commercial version of a Scotch Ale, when compared to some of the ones brewed in Scotland. More raw, less refined, and less sweet.

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3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beaulabauve
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Skull Splitter from Orkney Brewery
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 2,241 ratings