RichardGretton (4114) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black/ruby beer with a very minimal head. The aroma is very winey and the flavour resembles a mixture of brandy and wine. A typical scottish beer, one that leads you indecisive about whether it is good or bad.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - DEC 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is strong with fruitcake maltiness, but itís not quite so dominant on the palate. Fruity, lightly sticky malts, strong alcohol presence and dry hoppy bitter finish. The label and the aroma might be threatening, but the palate was fairly straightforward. Still better than that historic ales of Scotland set.
fly (1392) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Funny how some beers w/ an ABV of 10-11 percent can do a better job of covering their strength with flavor. I had long wanted to try this, but was under-impressed. I found the strength gave it a medicinal quality that hid the more interesting flavors that were lurking there.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nutty and chewy. Translucent brown-red color. Warming with the alcohol.
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
heavy lace,sweet floral smell.Dark and robust, malty , fruity, palate lacks some, slight bitter finish. Warming
Ale a decent choice.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 23, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
November 23, 2002: A strong scottish ale, the Skull Splitter is a beautiful dark red in color. Holding it up to a light, you can see the brilliant reddish tint. Head was non-existent, save for a couple carbonation bubbles floating to the top every once in a while. The beer taste is very strong with a hint of fruitiness and hops. The aftertaste is pleasing, but overall, I was not overly impressed.
seuinoz (141) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
very strong in taste
maybe because i drank it to fast. will find out if it is better later
JFGrind (1777) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My first "Strong" Scottish Ale.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful dark red color. Somewhat sweet aroma. Has the sweetness of a wine. I definately notice the alcohol, I already feel the burning in my belly. Interesting beer. Iíll need to try this again at a later date and see what I get out of it then. As of now, Iím undecided.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ruby red in appearance with a stong, white head. Hints of bing cherries, plums and raisins. heavy malt presence with minimal hops ( typical for a Scottish ale). A wonderful Scotch Ale with a Belgian strength.