Orkney Skull Splitter

13.5% Wine Bar
11.2 fl oz bottle poured into a glass

I wrote the following: "Skull Splitter Orkney Brewery | 11.2 8.5 percent. | Nice aromatic sweeter smell than the other. | Not bitter, can't pinpoint the taste. But it's great."

I wasn't expecting to have another beer, but the next thing I knew, another beer was on the table in front of me. The Skull Splitter was something I was looking up earlier, but decided not to get it. I'm glad it was ordered on my behalf. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

[20110617][Part of Drinks at 13.5% Wine Bar and Dionysus]

I wrote the following: "Skull Splitter. This is the second time I've had this beer. I think the first time I had it, it was also poured from the bottle. Anyway, it's appearance is opaque and/or cloudy. There's kind of a chocolate smell. Very creamy." 11:44 PM
I also wrote the following: "I recall that I liked it a lot then, and I'd have to say I like it a lot now. There's a great floral smell. There's a slight alcoholic fume. After each sip, there is a slight buzz on the tongue." 20120211 12:10 AM
And then I wrote the following: "While done with the drink, there's a nice sweet taste on the tongue. I really like this beer. The back of the bottle describes how the beer on the nose and on the palate." 20120211 12:20 AM


Orkney Skull Splitter

Relevant Links:
The Orkney Brewery Website Country Year
Skull Splitter (The Orkney Brewery Website)
Skull Splitter (BeerAdvocate.com)

Website Information:
Skull Splitter is our strongest ale: which is named after Thorfinn Einarsson who was the 7th Viking Earl of Orkney. Sophisticated, satiny smooth with a deceptively light character, it is a tribute to our colourful forbear.

On the nose, this strong beer has a fruity malt character, with hints of dark fruit, spicy hop, dates and figs.

On the palate, rich and complex with sweet toasted malt, molasses, fresh and dried fruit and hints of warming spices.


A crystal-clear, rich tawny-red colour beer; a tight, smooth head with hints of red and amber colour

Juicy, almost fruity malt character, together with a medley of fresh and dried fruits, dates and figs, hints of ginger and cinnamon spice, hints of vanilla

A rich, fruity, wine-like complexity on the palate includes fresh and dried fruits, warm exotic spices, and light summer citrus fruits

Key Ingredients
Very best pale ale malt – and plenty of it – together with crystal and chocolate malts provide a rich, fruity backbone which is perfectly balanced by the spicy herbal character of East Kent Goldings hops

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