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Atlanta Laughing Skull Amber Ale (2009 - present)

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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Back from the dead and better than ever! Like a zombie that just won’t die, one of the South’s favorite craft beers is back. This newly reincarnated version of Laughing Skull is a full flavored amber ale with a crisp, clean finish that’s sure to clear out the cobwebs. So crack open a Skull! You’ll be glad you did.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kajser27 (360) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 28, 2015
Reddish to brown colored, small to moderate beige head. Aroma is of caramel, some candylike fruits and bit of chocolate and roasted notes. Taste is low to medium sweet caramel, more chocolate than roasted, some fruits, low to medium bitterness. Low to medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Aroma is not worth mentioning while the flavor leaves a better impression but overall nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16427) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2015
Draught at Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2015
It’s a dark shade of amber, with compact head. Strong aroma and flavor of cereals, also some maple syrup and nuts, with low bitterness, and a hint of flowery elegance.
Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2989) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Crystal clear orange-amber body, with a fine, bone-colored head. Decent lacing is left on the glass. Nice medium roasted malt aroma with suggestions of toasted bread and faint caramel. Medium body with good carbonation. Flavor: a bit more flavor than average for style. About equally bitter and sweet.
Earlier Rating: 3/10/2014 Total Score: 3.3
On tap at the brewery in 2011 (from notes). Crystal clear orange, amber, with a small, near-white head. Nice medium toasted malt aroma. Some citrus hops appear upon tasting. Medium body with good carbonation. A tasty beer that could serve as a good introduction to craft brews.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml at O’hara, Zagreb. Shared with JFK10000. Pours dark orange to brown with off-white head. Toasted malts, light fruitiness, caramel, light hoppy. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (819) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 9, 2015
Nice cloudy brown color, small tan head. Caramel aroma, caramel and hoppy taste. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Watery-sh finish. Not bad.
(Pivoteka 0,33l bottle)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (9333) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
On tap at VCBW Festival, pours a deep dark amber with a small white head. Nose and flavour of toasted malt, some toasted caramel, and a decent hop component. Well-balanced between the malts and hops. Solid amber.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5531) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2015
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This beer is clear amber brown and has just a little beige head. The aroma is rich and malty with some nice fruit behind that. The fruit is almost candy. I taste fruity caramel which must mean those two blend well here. A little cinnamon. Mid glass I noted just a little grapefruit bitterness and a tiny bit of chocolate just before that. This beer keeps surprising. Now I am tasting some brown sugar. As fun as the middle of the glass was, the finish was more mundane. There is not usually a lot of excitement in an Amber ale but this one was fun. It offered some nice surprises.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hayduke (3767) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours amber with an off-white head. Nose of light roasted caramel malts with some light fruit. Medium body. Flavor is malty with some floral hops and the fruit is still there. The finish shows some cinnamon spice and some citrus hops sneak in. Nothing fancy here but quite drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (9996) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle @ home. Best before August 2015. Pretty hazy dark amber color, huge white to off-white head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, sweet, jam. Taste lightly malts, slightly caramel, sweetish, jam, a hint of red fruit. Average body, slightly fizzy carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5136) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 1, 2015
This draft brew from a beer bar poured a head of white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a uncarbonated transparent brown orange colored body and a spiderweb lacing. The weak aroma was jelly bean malty and Irish Red malty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a medium caramel hop aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of semi-sweet mild caramel mild hops and bread dough. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.


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