Instant Beer Review: Orkney Skull Splitter

HERE WE ARE AGAIN. Yes. We are here. Again.

WHATCHA DRINKING NOW? A goblet full of Skull Splitter from Orkney Brewing out of Stromness, Scotland.

WOW. AN IMPORT. Yup. Occasionally, I am capable of supporting those breweries outside the confines of our dear state of Wisconsin.

HOW MAGNANIMOUS OF YOU. I am nothing if not generous in the distribution of my paltry sum of beer money.

WHAT KIND OF BEER IS IT? Fittingly, as the beer is from fricking Scotland, Skull Splitter is a ‘Wee Heavy‘ Scotch ale, which takes its name from this guy.IMG_2056.JPGYOUR READER(S) IS/ARE DYING TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK. This beer is much different from most of the ‘merican Scotch-style ales I am used to putting in my face, in that it has quite a dry, fruity finish, reminiscent of plums and black cherries.

OH? YOU DON’T SAY? I do say. In fact, I just did say. The nose smells vaguely of a Cabernet Sauvignon. There is also flavor-shrapnel of raisins and molasses, unless my tastebuds are mistaken.

YOU GET WHAT YOU GET OUT OF THE BEER. THERE IS NO WRONG ANSWER. Gee, thanks, Voice Inside My Head.

WHAT’S THE ABV SITUATION ON THIS BEVERAGE? A hearty 8.5%.

OKAY. PRICE TAG? $7.00/goblet, which probably results in 10 or 12 oz.

AND WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU? At Alchemy. I just got my hairs cut at Thorps.

DEEP THOUGHTS? I’ve never seen nor heard of this beer/brewery before 20 minutes ago, but I would strongly recommend we all do a better job of consuming Orkney beer. This Skull Splitter thing is pretty tasty.

WELL SAID. I know. I am awesome. So, so awesome.

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