Friday, October 24, 2008

Skull Splitter, Orkney Brewery, Orkney, Scotland

The Skull Splitter shows just how close some beers teeter on the edge from an American Strong Ale or Double IPA to a barley wine. This beer definitely follows suit with a Dogfish Head 90 Minute Ale as they are decidedly similar beers. Both of them have strong citrus floral presence that is enhanced by an alcohol bite. The Skull Splitter is more elixir than liquid and explores all of your taste bud senses. The 8.5% ABV is also intimidating, so the weak of heart should leave this one be. The Skull Splitter takes a 4.5.

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