Nekronos (4101) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2006 NICe, this was amazing, the aroma, and the taste, smoked, like chocolate, but it had this wooden flavor alos.
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2005 The aroma is malty and sweet but with a name like Skullsplitter it was not as strong as I expected. The appearance is brown with a maroon tint to it. The flavor is not the best. It is very salty. There is also sweet raisins and also wood. Aftertaste is somewhat like red wine.
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a rich copper brown; aroma sweet, flavor sweet, "like drinking liquid candy" I said as I finished the glass at My Place in Newtown, CT. Very delightful. A winner.
garrison (811) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 330 ml (11.2 ounce) bottle - This one pours a deep ruddy brown with an absolutely marvelous fruity aroma and a very quickly fading low tan head. Tastewise, Skullsplitter is VERY smooth for a Scotch Ale, with the sweet, fruity fermented maltiness dominating and the presence of peat smokiness and some bitterness in the finish.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear deep red with a one-finger tan head. There is some effervescence, but that may just be because I have a dusty glass. Smells like a Doppelbock with some added smokiness—dark fruit, toffee, and an underlying peaty aroma. Very smooth up front, with the slightest fruit (plum, banana, and grape) taste. It finishes with some alcohol and a nice subtle smoky/peaty flavor. Pretty darn good.
Terminus (3566) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark brown and red color. Aroma is pure malt. Satin lace around glass and in the mouth. Malt and alcohol make up the taste for the most part. Did not taste any fruit. Very smooth and nice to drink.
tobias (208) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle: pour is a deep dark brown with red tinges. light tan head. aroma is sweet malty caramel with fruity chocolatey notes. flavors is mosty caramel and dark fruit, with some slight roasty toastiness. bittersweet chocolate on the end.
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This deserves to be #100 ...i finally got ya! Pours a dark tan with red tint..very nice head, exceptional lacing..strong pleasing aroma..has a sweet tang to it, toffee like..sweet bitterness, kinda subtle fruity notes..a beutiful beer that i will have to stock up on next time i can track it down again.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet malty aroma with just a hint of hops, dried fruit, and maybe caramel. Malt carries over into the flavor but it’s complimented by more dry fruit, chocolate, caramel, and something that I would liken to motor oil. Over all it’s a little too thick and syrupy sweet to be a favorite but I’d never turn it down.
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear garnet with a large amber head that quickly dissapated. Aromas of plums, raisins,and very vinous. Palate was heavy and oily. Flavors of dark fruit, a hint of smoke and a peculiar dry bitter finish.