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Beer Spotlight-Skull Splitter

Brewer – Orkney Brewery
Skull Splitter is our strongest ale: which is named after Thorfinn Einarsson who was the 7th Viking Earl of Orkney. Sophisticated, satiny smooth with a deceptively light character, it is a tribute to our colourful forbear.

On the nose, this strong beer has a fruity malt character, with hints of dark fruit, spicy hop, dates and figs.

On the palate, rich and complex with sweet toasted malt, molasses, fresh and dried fruit and hints of warming spices.

A crystal-clear, rich tawny-red colour beer; a tight, smooth head with hints of red and amber colour

Juicy, almost fruity malt character, together with a medley of fresh and dried fruits, dates and figs, hints of ginger and cinnamon spice, hints of vanilla

A rich, fruity, wine-like complexity on the palate includes fresh and dried fruits, warm exotic spices, and light summer citrus fruits

Key Ingredients
Very best pale ale malt – and plenty of it – together with crystal and chocolate malts provide a rich, fruity backbone which is perfectly balanced by the spicy herbal character of East Kent Goldings hops


Skullsplitter on draft at The Haven

The Haven will be pouring Skullsplitter on draft for the first time in the United States.
This beer is rated as “World Class” on Beer Advocate.
After getting hold of Fraoch in December we are delighted to be first again with this beautiful Wee Heavy.
Come and join us at 7pm on Wednesday as we tap the keg with a rendition of Burns “A mans a man for a’ that”



We have got our hands on a couple of new Scottish beers for your delectation.

First up is Brewdog’s Hardcore I.P.A – It will be in stock for the weekend. But we only have 12!

Hardcore IPA from BrewDog on Vimeo.

Next up is the Dark Island Orkney Ale. Cousin if the delectable Skull Splitter. Only 4.3% so not so much of a commitment as the SS!

Also have the Highland Cask from Innis and Gunn to add to our Connoisseur series. Delicious!