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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (11244) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Bottle thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours clear amber. Nose and taste of malt, caramel and light hay. Some honey in the finish. Thin body. Smooth, standard amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10908) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (10887) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Laughing Skull
Date: January 09, 2011
Mode: Bottle
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
Mode: draft
Source: brewery
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
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (10806) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Amber pour. Nothing much to write home about here typical sorry mix if caramel and light hops. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10184) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (10037) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (9721) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Fruity, slightly hoppy, but in the end it is another benign red ale. Luckily i got a single bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (9261) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle. Buttery toffee malt aroma. Dark amber with small head. Sweet butter toffee malt flavor. Nice body. Not bad.

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