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Orkney Brewery SkullSplitter

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Orkney Brewery SkullSplitter Scotch Ale Wee Heavy


Orkney Brewery SkullSplitter

SkullSplitter ranks among the strongest of Scottish Ales, which are sometimes called "Wee Heavy," a style that is rich and flavorful beyond compare. In the Scottish brewing tradition, the sweet, malty 'wort' is given an extra-long boil before fermentation. The sugary liquid caramelizes at the bottom of the kettle, providing the toffee-like flavor that is such a distinctive feature of Scotland's ales. Orkney is one of the region's brewing leaders, and this beer has introduced international beer lovers to this unique style. Copper-colored, this viscous brew projects exotic yeasty aromas reminiscent of melted bleu cheese. On the palate, sweet caramel flavors are enriched and accented with smoky peated malt. SkullSplitter is a snifter-worthy beer to serve in small portions, lest the name becomes reality.

Price: $3 (11.2 oz.)


(Updated: 06/07/13 SG)

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