Orkney Brewery Skull Splitter (8.2%)

I was very pleased to finally get my hands on a beer from this brewery, and I wasn’t disappointed.
The beer is a glorious ruby red with a thick creamy head.
The smells are massive treacle toffee and plum pudding, and the plums continue into the beer.
This is an enormous drink, deep and unctuous and thick with baked fruits.
There’s a terrific hit of single malt whisky heat, warming you through and leaving a hint of smoke. Towards the end you also find some fine hopping – a surprisingly light floral bite and hints of heather greenery.
I want more of this.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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2 Responses to Orkney Brewery Skull Splitter (8.2%)

  1. Gareth says:

    This sounds really interesting, that heathery greenery you describe sounds a little like flavours I always associate with Highland Park. Beer terroir or a great beer and whisky combination? Either way it sounds great!

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