Skull Splitter | Orkney Brewery

2,198 Ratings
Skull SplitterSkull Splitter

Brewed by:
Orkney Brewery
Scotland, United Kingdom

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

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.2 ounce bottle poured into pint glass

A- Dark Mahogany with a red/ orange tint. Light brown one finger head/
S- First smell, it reminds me of an English brown ale, faint caramel malts, some alcohol warming. Not a very strong aroma.
T-Big dark fruits, figs, dates, raisins, caramel, and a variety of spices. A well balance of some of the best beer flavors I have come across.
M- Unlike some other scotch Wee Heavy ales I have come across, this does not leave a sticky mouth feeling. It has enough thickness to leave behind an aftertaste. Very smooth for this beer style. Medium carbonation. Leaves you with a warming feeling but at 8.5% i had it coming.
O- This beer is magnificent. It is the best of its style and perhaps one of the best beers available. My only gripe is that 4 11.2 ounce bottles are 12$ but its worth it and then some.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Ruddy, rusty brown pour with nice orange highlights. Thin but creamy tan head floats and leaves a nice trail of lacing. Looks like the colors of fall in a glass.

S- Notes of toffee, caramel, dried figs, raisins, nutmeg, rye bread, and honeyed pretzels. Opens up and blooms a bit once it warms up.

T- Sweet caramel and nice juicy dark fruit. Nice malty sweetness, a little bit of spicy bite and alcohol. Has a bit of a pumpernickel bread taste. Has a touch of vanilla, toffee and prune. Nice depth of flavor.

M- Kinda thin, but really flavorful. Really wish this one was stickier. You can really feel the alcohol on the tongue.

O- This is certainly one of those brews that really needs to come up to room temp to really appriciate. Alot of different things going on in there. Nice alcohol kick, sweet candy and dried fruits.

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Skull Splitter from Orkney Brewery
4.06 out of 5 based on 2,198 ratings.
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