[LMB] Skullsplitters

James Reynolds jwreynold at earthlink.net
Fri May 19 17:40:50 BST 2006

Now cometh Nicholas Rosen :

> In Whole Foods last weekend, I noticed Skullsplitter
> Ale from Scotland, named after Thorfinn Skullsplitter,
> a viking jarl of the Orkneys back in the tenth century.  He
> didn't get that nickname by splitting people's head's with
> poetry, unlike our friend Jokol.  Evidently the tradition of
> skull-splitting lives on, because the ale is listed as 8.5%
> alcohol, which assured that I didn't buy it.  That level of
> alcohol in a smaller glass of wine would be OK, but a
> whole bottle of ale?  Some people have that kind of
> tolerance for strong drink, but not I.

	Yes, it's potent stuff.  I bought some for an SCA event once;  I 
suggest that you have it with something hearty and absorbent.
	Dark, but tasty.

	***   Jim Reynolds


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