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Back from the dead and better than ever! Like a zombie that just wonít die, one of the Southís favorite craft beers is back. This newly reincarnated version of Laughing Skull is a full flavored amber ale with a crisp, clean finish thatís sure to clear out the cobwebs. So crack open a Skull! Youíll be glad you did.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6141) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2010
on tap, amber color with large tight white foam, aroma is malty caramel and some hops, flavor is dry malty fruit, finish is mild hops

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiddleBrau (1001) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Fairly generic amber ale. Not much to comment on. Amber with faint malt aroma. Hops are minor here and malt profile is nothing memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (1919) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Pours orange-amber into the glass, with a lightly retentive soapy head that leaves light lace. A sweet caramel and toffee nose mixes with basement yeast notes. The flavors are somewhat malty, somewhat dry, with some light fruity citrus that leads into a semi-dry bitter finish. The mouthfeel is dampened with subtle carbonation and a semi-flat body. Just an "ok" amber ale, not completely devoid of substance, yet not an extremely complex offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
freekyp (1564) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Great hot weather easy drinking session a brew. Strong malt backbone throughout with an ample caramel overtone. Hops are brisk and fruity. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
msgdob86 (4) - Florence, South Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2010 does not count
Nice head, good amber color. Slight fruitness, no particular "wow" factor as many reviewers have commented on here. Decent lacing, not super prevalent. Smooth on the palate, overall decent brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2010
On tap in a shaker at a restaurant in Atlanta, this has a nice orangish/brownish color with crisp malts and a slightly bitter finish. It is what it is, a decent amber that isnít going to wow you, but itís nice for Atlanta restaurants to serve something besides macros and Sweetwater.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tomer (2060) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 26, 2010
0.33L bottle, bubbley head that dissapears rather quickly, quite clear light orange colour, soapy aroma with some cheesy notes, not very apealing, flavour of vanila, bread and candy, with metalic bitterness, sourish aftertaste. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5407) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2010
So, to cut to the chase, I sum this one up with the sentence "not bad, but kinda plain". Details? you want details? OK, sure - caramel, toffee in the nose, caramel and toffee in the flavor, a little bit of hoppiness in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle from Cavie. Orangeish yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is musty fruit and some light malt. Taste is almost skunky, old fruit, and maybe some nuts.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
FrankStallone (13) - , Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Very light flavor throughout the entire beer. There is just nothing to it. Medium carbonation does leave a refeshing flavor, but there is nothing of merit on the front side of the beer.

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