This is a tasty little brew I had in a bar in "The Strip District" in Pittsburgh one night. It's 8.5%, and from Scotland (Don't let the Viking fool you into thinking it's a Scandanavian brew).
I liked it a lot, but it ran in at like $6 a bottle I think... Bit pricey for me to get drunk on.
Skullsplitter was mild enough to chug easily, but had a distinct taste of fizzy whiskey. It was unique... I liked it a lot personally, and the neat graphic just made it all the more manly to drink I thought.
My friend tried Golden Monkey at the same time, which is a PA brew and tasted similar to Skullsplitter actually. Very strong whiskey-ish taste. I dug it too... It was 9.5% I think.
Since my partying days aren't what they used to be, I tend to enjoy trying the microbrews now instead of just drinking to get drunk on whatever's cheapest at the time, so I'm finding some nice stuff in Pittsburgh.
Here's Pittsburgh's most famous brewery I'd say (next to the Rolling Rock brewery I suppose), and this place is a must stop if you guys are in the city ever.
This is the Church Brew Works in the St. John's Church in Lawrenceville. It's like 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh if there's no traffic. Just right up Liberty Avenue... You can go in the church and just sit and drink for hours, eat a great meal, whatever... Lots of fun. It gets real busy and is a fun atmosphere (Pittsburgh has a funny habit of converting churches into nightlife, don't ask me why).
The regular microbrews they carry are:
Pious Monk Dunkel
Pipe Organ Pale Ale
Bell Tower Brown Ale
And they have specialties that vary with the seasons and things. There's a coffee beer that's really got a strong espresso taste to it and pretty decent if you're into coffee as well, and my personal favorite is a blackberry ale that REALLY has a strong berry flavor to it and is just a great beer. I couldn't imagine what getting sick drunk on it would be like though. I'd assume it's like getting sick on wine which is a big mistake if you've never had that experience (trust me).
The food's great at this place too. Wood fired pizzas, sandwiches, dinners... It's just great. I had a pulled pork BBQ there that was amazing.
If anyone's around town, you gotta hit this place up. It's worth it, trust me.