kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Name: Laughing Skull
Date: January 09, 2011
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: clear amber, fine off white head, layered streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet bready aroma, touch of sweetness, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, balancing earthyness, light bitterness
Name: Laughing Skull
Date: August 03, 2011
Appearance: hazy dark gold, fine off white head
Aroma: light malt aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice bready character, light bitterness
Overall: not an amber, not even in color anymore
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Score: ** /4
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours tawny with a medium, creamy beige head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is floral and herbal hops, caramel and nutty malt with dates. Flavor is lightly sweet nutty and bread malt with dates, medium herbal hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Duluth, GA. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized white head that fades quickly. Aroma of caramel malts, earth, raw malt, bitter almond, earthy hops. The taste is caramel malts with muted citrus hops. Medium bodied.
Benzai (10618) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber pour. Nothing much to write home about here typical sorry mix if caramel and light hops. Meh.
hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Lightly hazed amber ale with a mountainous, frothy, white head. Great retention. It took me a full ten minutes to pour this into my glass without the head breaching the top of my glass – not a good sign. The aroma provided caramel, biscuit and a moderately woody, acidic funk – a suggestion of key lime peel. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Based on the flavor and the size of the head, there’s definitely an infection taking root, but it doesn’t create an offensive beer. The mild tartness actually adds some character and interest to an otherwise bland, boring example of a bland, boring style. Finishes tangy and lightly sweet.
mcberko (9732) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
crossovert (9581) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fruity, slightly hoppy, but in the end it is another benign red ale. Luckily i got a single bottle.
shrubber85 (9137) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Buttery toffee malt aroma. Dark amber with small head. Sweet butter toffee malt flavor. Nice body. Not bad.
DrSilverworm (8706) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can, purchased 2/23/15 from Habersham in Savannah. Pours a hazy amber brown color. Finger of off-white head. Good retention. Good ridge of lace. Nice toasty aroma up front, biscuity, some mild earthy hop. Medium body, with a good full mouthfeel. Smooth, mildly soft lighter carbonation, kind of creamy, mildly slick texture. Nice moderate-plus bitter taste, good bit more earthy hop than expected, as well as a great toasty malt character, hint of chocolate in there, mildly spicy. Just a touch of dark fruit. Lighter to moderate sweet taste. Awesome amber ale overall, much better than expected. Good to enjoy with my sandwich.