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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10883) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (10760) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10651) - 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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (10553) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy amber with small frothy beige head that lasts. The aroma is dark fruits and caramel. Bready malt and caramel with sweet finish. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (10249) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"typical amber look...thin off white head. nutty malts in the aroma. flavor is more malts up front with a touch of bittering hops in the finish. definition of an average beer here."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Clear reddish amber pour with a small spotty white head. Very malty, hints of pouch tobacco. Slight hop bitterness. Okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2010
Draft @ OTH Strangely enough this one reminded me a lot of RB Peachstreet beer. Light amber color, white head. Aroma and flavor, fruit and hop citrus presence, leaning on a peach side. Mild notes of malt giving the beer a thin caramel and roasted malts in the profile. Just never imagined this one to be an amber.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (8275) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Malty sweet and bready aroma. The flavor has some light sweetness, with bready, earthy, and toffee notes. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (8194) - Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks solid; a hazy amberish brown with thin eggshell head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes of caramel and a bit of toast with a fairly clean medium-bodied mouthfeel. Not bad, but forgettable.

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