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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2015
On tap at a hotel bar. Medium amber colored pour. A head that fades. Aroma of cracker, toast, resin, and sweet caramel. Light to medium body. The finish gets more bitter as it goes along

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arn8897 (280) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Pours a dark red with a white head. Aromas of, caramel, toast, butterscotch. Taste the same with some malty sweetness. Nice lacing in the glass. Not bad nice flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sebilinz (1535) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber body with light tan head. Aroma is light roasted malts with vanilla and caramel and hints of nuts. Taste is malty sweet with roasted nuts and some vanilla. Aftertaste is malty with hints of hops. O.K.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kajser27 (1066) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (17990) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3777) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (1912) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (1119) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (11864) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6174) - 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.

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