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Skull Splitter | Orkney Brewery

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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: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330mL into a tulip. Pours a murky mahogany brown w/ a 1-finger head that dissipates to a thin layer of seafoam, minimal lace.

Aroma is minerally, bready and spicy. Brown sugar, clove and dried fruits.

Taste is malty and spicy. Caramel, molasses, toffee, brown sugar, fruit. Lots going on here. Reminds me vaguely of Rochefort 10 or other BSDAs/quads.

Mouthfeel is clean and crisp, yet full-bodied. Bright carbonation tickles the palate. Probably my favorite aspect of the beer.

Overall a very nice beer that I seem to enjoy more with each sip.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Finger and a half tall large bubble head the color of cream or a off white egg shells. It sustained quite well before falling into the murkey dark brown, hazelnut colored beer.

S: Very pronounced dark fruits, plums, raisins, prunes and sweet red grapes. No noticable hop aroma and a nutty like aroma that might be coming from yeast esters or from the malts.

T: The flavor is very similar to the nose on this one, no surprises. Plums and dark candy sugar with prunes and toffee along with a smokey character. All of these come out even more as the beer warms up. It is a little on the sweet side as expected for the style but there is enough bitterness to keep it from being cloying.

M: Large amount of body and a low to medium amount of carbonation. I actually think the carbonation is a little to high on this one but i'm splitting hairs.

O: A flavorful, robust scotch ale thats not too sweet and has a rad name. Yeehaw.

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Skull Splitter from Orkney Brewery
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 2,209 ratings
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