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Orkney Skull Splitter (Cask)

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Brewed by Orkney (Sinclair Breweries)
Style: Barley Wine
Stromness, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
amhart88 (99) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Rocket fuel. Barely capable of writing a review after drinking a pint of it. Strong taste of brandy perhaps. Cloudy - rich in taste. Worth experiencing

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - NOV 25, 2015
Tap (Happy Gnome); pours clear amber with an off white head; sweet aroma with dark fruits, malt, and caramel with a hint of spice; taste is sweet with caramel and dark fruits; finish is dry with some alcohol warming; easy to drink

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (9336) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2015
Cask at the Cavens Arms, Dumfries. Pours hazy amber with a rocky white head. Aromas of red fruit, light booze note. Taste is fruity, warming. Strangely thin on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5952) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2015
Cask at GBBF. Reddy orange, small off-white head. Aroma is sweet with toffee, raisin. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is big red berry, wholewheat bread malts, tangy booze - a bit hot with the 8.5% showing its presence. Quite nice, just a bit heavy-handed maybe.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9125) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015. Brown-orange, rather clear, frothy head. Vinous nose, raisin, plums, orange, caramel. Tart and fruity, plum, raisin, green apple, sherry. Caramel and chocolate, booze. Hoppy, bitter, boozy finish. Decent, original.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (8934) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Cask gravity at gbbf 2015 day 3. Copper reddy coloured pour with a lasting cream head. Aroma is caramel. Red berry. Honey Heather, leather. Flavours is slightly boozy. Fruit cake. Hit alcohol, . solid . some hot alcohol. Palate is sweet, sugary. Lowish carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (2833) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Cask at SRAF. Pours clear ruby. Nose is fruity, sweet malts, nuts. Tastes sweet, red fruits, nuts, booze, light spices. It was slightly boozy already in bottle and unfortunately these turn out to be worse in cask. Aroma promised more.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2260) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
Cask at the Cavens Arms, Dumfries. Light brown clear. Off white head. Honey, caramel, hazelnut and whisky aroma. Scottish as fuck. Sweet taste with a slight herbal/salty note. Plums. Aftertaste is a warming bourbon sweetness. Medium body. Easy drinking (dangerously so).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6518) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Cask at the Craven Arms; dark amber pour with a creamy beige head, big sweet aroma, taste has tangerine, sweet malts, big booze.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sam_rates_beer (27) - Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Thick with sweetness, not far from alcoholic syrup. Fruity aroma, no lacing. Sticky copper.


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