Orkney Skull Splitter
Brewery: Orkney (Sinclair Breweries)
Style: Scotch Ale
Format: 330ml Bottle
Named after Thorfin Hausakliuuf, the seventh earl of Orkney, this reddish coloured ale has an intense vinous nose, is rich and satiny in the mouth with a long dry finish and deep rich fruity notes. Described as 'Satiny smooth in the mouth, deceptively light and dangerously drinkable'.
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
This beer is in my family line,Thorfimn the Skull Splitter is folklore in our extended family. I first had this about 20 years ago after finding out about it. I visited the Orkney Brewery last year to pay homage. I used to be able to buy it here in Perth,anyway, it's strong, meaty and kicks butt,but smooth for its percentage,love it.
Don't be fooled, deceptively strong
Impressive in smaller doses. Lighter of colour and taste than most in the scotch ale range. It's stronger than it tastes.
Not for the faint of heart.
....And definitely not a session beer. This is a special beer to be savoured the way it is brewed, in small batches. Very easy to drink as it does not taste like a very high strength beer.