Skull Splitter | Orkney Brewery

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
2,192 Ratings
Skull SplitterSkull Splitter
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-08-1998

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,192
Reviews:
1,005
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
12.32%
 
 
Wants:
201
Gots:
308
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,192 |  Reviews: 1,005
Photo of woodchip
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluehende
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of harrisjohnson
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gshak
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnTurano
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrsqc7
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A medium dark tastes malty like good dark plug smells awfully sweet like overripe dried dates deep red apples alcohol warming and tongue mutilating good and pleasant but hmmmmm that title is too damn ridiculous and I love heavy metal

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Photo of edthehead
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CalebM
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NotoriousBAC
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mytu420
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Malacant
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Watery mouthful with a nice, strong aftertaste. Not bad, but didn't live up to hype.

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Photo of hartsells01
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MissGreen1987
4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Good for two more months just opened
Floaties and very little ring, Slight alcohol taste, little carbonation, nice little buzz, would definitely try again

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Photo of Squire123
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Leif_Eriksson
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rfgetz
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JRed
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark Amber in body with off white head that clings. Aroma of dark fruits, spice, molasses, raisins. Tastes of dark fruits, molasses, raisin, spice, some pine, booze. Heavy body with medium carbonation. Gets the buzz going.

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Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter glass.
A - Pours a clear reddish brown with a small white head that settles to a ring.
S - Aroma is all malt.
T - The flavor is caramel, maybe a hint of alcohol on finish.
M - Medium mouth feel and carbonation.
O - Definitely one of my favorite scotch ales.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.65/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Yermomsfavorite
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mac
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Skull Splitter from Orkney Brewery
4.06 out of 5 based on 2,192 ratings.
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