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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5614) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 1, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2010 Bottle. Beer of the Month club. Clear deep golden to amber with a huge, short-lasting, shaving-foam-like head. Aroma of floral and citric hops and some biscuity, slightly caramelly malt. Flavor starts with some sweetish chewy biscuity malt and some fruitiness and continues on to a pleasant hoppy bitter finish with some notes of citrus and grass. Medium-bodied. A decent refreshing Amber Ale.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AmEricanbrew (5575) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Clear amber color with fleeting ivory head. caramel, vanilla, herbal aromas. Medium body. lightly sweet, spicy caramel flavors with dark bread, herbs--ok

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5479) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(12oz bottle thanks to Cavie) clear yellow-orange with a film and ring of off-white bubbles. Nose of melon, honey and caramel. Taste of caramel, light toastiness, citrus bitterness. Medium thin body with soft carbonation and a bitter linger.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (5338) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Tallahassee, Fl. - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Medium copper pour, slight white bubbly head. Aroma is pretty much neutral with just a hint of fresh lake water. Flavor has a hint of spice, some faint caramel notes, and a bit of citrus to round it out. Decent bitterness. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry. Much better than its original name sake - which to this day sticks in my head as one of the most foul tasting beers I have ever put my lips to.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Draft at zekes. Medium amber, pretty tight head. The aroma is clean and balanced and has a nice fresh wort character. The body is light and so it's very drinkable. But also thin. Other than that, the malt flavors are nice and it's not sweet at all without being hoppy, it's basically crisp and clean ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5013) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (4851) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Hazed orange pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of light sour caramel malt. Caramel malt with a light citrus/earthy bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. An ok drinker.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4763) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2010
From my beer club. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a medium amber color with a medium sized foamy white head that produced a little lacing. The aroma was lightly bitter with notes of citrus and honey. The flavor was citrus, honey, nut, bread and vanilla. The finish was medium length bitter lemon and honey. Medium body. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Thanks to Tony from OTH for the share. Pours amber with an off-white head. Nose is some malt with a decent amount of hops, some bready malt, and bitterness. Flavor is similar. Solid amber... good starter, wears its heart on its sleeve.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2009
16 ounce pint - $4.50 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia. The first official pint of Atlanta Brewing’s revived and reformulated Laughing Skull poured at this location from a handle-less ta. It’s been more than a few years since we’ve last seen Laughing Skull. The last encounter I recall, was when I lived within walking distance of their previous location on William Street. Heck, I may even have a well-worn LS shirt around here somewhere. Appearance: Served up a crystal clear, appropriately amber-hued body with a thinnish, near white head. Though thin, it is lasting and provides for some nice lacing. Smell: Offers a modest nose smelling lightly of toasty amber malts, a vague hint of fruit, and some spicy, herbaceous hop notes. Taste: Toasty, sweetish flavor of amber malts with a background hint of light brown sugar. A little blip of fruitiness passes by now and again. A touch of crisp graininess arrives late in the taste. Earthy, spicy, lightly zesty hop character but with only a subdued bitterness. Beyond a small, final hint of toast, Laughing Skull finishes quite clean and dry. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation. Drinkability: I recall the old Laughing Skull performing well in terms of ease of drinkability, and this new rendition definitely follows in its footsteps.


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