Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good hops/malt balance, nice bitter taste to it. Has almost a dark honey taste (whatever that means), small head. Worth a single.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured dark amber with a minimal head. Aroma is nice, sweet, smokey malts, bit of earth and raisin. Flavor is rich, roasted malty sweet, bitter notes and smoked peat. Smooth, full body and nice drinking. Gotta love the warrior on the label as well!
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown in color. Nice tan head. Malty aroma. Well balanced. enjoyable.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice reddish brown clear color with a nice tan head. Smokey malty aroma, with a touch of well blended alcohol. Big malty flavor and a touch of smoke. Enjoyable.
sethatuml (38) - USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great name for a great beer. Totally full of flavor. Sweet and malty. The only drawback is a bit of a metallic finish. Maybe I shouldn't have pretended I was a viking and bit off the cap...
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer pours ruby red with a decent head that completely dissipates. I am awarding two full points for the awesome label picture and the beer name "Orkney Skullsplitter." Aroma is nice with notes of malt, licorice, and alcohol. Flavor is where things really get good. Delicious malt on the front end finishing with some smoked flavors. Very good.
hershiser2 (1827) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Paid $1.50 for a 11.2 oz single. No freshness date.
Very red, almost blood red, with a small soft tan head.
Smells like alcohol and metal...
Interesting taste. The alcohol isn't up front, but it's not buried either. Tastes a bit like red wine, with maybe a hint of caramel.
A decent brew... Great color, which is the best thing about it, but it's worth checking out!!
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown, bog off white head. complex aroma of malt, dark bread, jammy fruit, smoke, toffee and mild chocolate. equally complex flavour, and as the beer warms sweet caramel and roasted nutty flavours come out. excellent. thanks doug!
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz bottle: transparent dark brown, patchy/sticky off white head. Deep, burnt sausage aroma with a light piney bitterness. Flavourful peatiness that combines with smoke for a decent taste.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong amber colour rich lingering beige head. Lace is determined to make it's mark. Aroma is strong caramel malts, flavor is malty sweet with middling carbonation and a bittersweet dry finish but a strongly sweet lingering aftertaste.