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Skullsplitter is an off-the-charts giant of a beer that is a towering product of John Maier's fertile beermagination. Amarillo dry hops give a tangerine-citrus nose that is enveloped by a burnt toffee aroma. AN inky palate with roast and caramel notes teases before the attacking, intense bitterness. Let this one warm in your glass before sipping.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
UPDATED: APR 9, 2004 Dark in color with a roasted malt nose and a lingering beige head. Roasted malt flavor with spicy bitter hops and a definite alcohol presence. Would be better if they could cover the alcohol traste a bit more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2391) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2004
Near black in colour with a thin coffee coloured head. Aroma was of black licorice, malt, some spice and a bit of sweetness. Flavour was spicy, deeply roasty, licorice, caramel, malty. Full bodied and lots of carbonation. Finish is a long roasty bitterness. Thanks beerhugger for sharing this bottle with me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2004 Poured near black with a lingering head (fairly big seemingly indicating a fair amount of carbonation) that draws you in. Couldn't easily find the citrus they talk about but definitely my drinking partner and I found it to be full of black licorice - both in the nose and on the tongue. I can maybe see some toffee in there too. Drank very smooth although the alcohol made itself known - worth splitting your skull for though.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2003
UPDATED: APR 1, 2004 Looks like a stout, smells kind of like a pine tree, but in a good way... Pretty amazing, I hope this sticks around. Worth the drive, I'll have to try it again soon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2003
intense grapefruit aroma, looks like a porter, strong sticky hoppiness with a roasted finish

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldGrowth (2758) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2003
Draft @ Portland pub. Really good nose. Carmel & Piney. Nice dark brown clear color. Roasted malt with carmel sweet taste. Kinda creamy, bitter finish. Very drinkable. Might be my new # 1 From Rogue

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2270) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2003
The most aggresive Rogue beer? It just might be. The Santa's is agressive in the hop department, but this one desperately wants to bitch slap you.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3394) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2003
Deep brown,lasting tan head.Nose is carmel and alcohol.Malty scotch flavor with harsh alcohol and hop endings The alcohol is too harsh on the palate to make this enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2003
Deep mahogany/dark brown. Off white,frothy,head. Intense,off the charts, grapefruit and pine. Toffee,almonds,chocolate,and slight roastiness are clouded but can be found. Mouthfeel is soft and creamy. Ample carbonation and stinging bitterness. Texture is silky,near watery. Toffee,nutty,roasty flavors.Hops linger all over. Some light sweetness in the finish,with boatloads of oarnge and grapefruit rind. As it loses carbonation little more malt becomes noticeable but becomes more watery. This is a insanely bitter,intoxicating beer that is true to it's name,I'm done for. Thanks Murph!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2003
Very dark pour with a nice fluffy white head. Nice roast aroma. Good chocolate roast flavors. Creamy palate.


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