Orkney Skull Splitter is a Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy Ale from Orkney Brewery in Scotland. This 8.50% ABV ale is available year-round in bottles, casks, and on-tap. Skull Splitter pours out a very dark brown with a tall tan head that retains for quite a while. The smell offers dark fruits, hops, and faint hints of yeast; this simple, inviting nose opens to a complex taste. Skull Splitter tastes of dark fruits, alcohol, yeasts, bitter hops, and a bitter finish on the tongue. This Wee Heavy feels smooth and, well, heavy, on the tongue, coating the mouth. There's ample carbonation and a memorable aftertaste. Try matching Skull Splitter with buttery cheeses, smoked meat, or salmon dinners. Orkney Skull Splitter is a good ale to sip from a pint glass, snifter, or tulip, at 45-50 degrees F, or to stash in the cellar at 40-45 degrees F.