Beer Information and Tasting Notes

Orkney Skull Splitter

Orkney Skull Splitter

Brand
Orkney
Expression
Skull Splitter
Category
Dark Ale
Style
Barley Wine
Abv
8.50%
Produced at
Orkney Brewery
Country
England

By Jeff Evans

83
Nose
Creamy caramel with red berry aromas.
Palate
Creamy, super-smooth, sweet and full, with more caramel and jammy, soft red fruits. There's also some sticky date and dried fig, a squeeze of citrus and a little spicy kick.
Finish
Caramel and dates feature in the fully malty, bittersweet finish.
Comment
After all the unnecessary controversy over its name this year, this beer shows its class. It's packed with flavour yet also easy drinking for the strength, satisfying, rounded and smooth.