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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottled 355ml. - at O’Hara Zagreb. Golden amber coloured, minimal off-white head, notes of caramel in the nose. Slight toasted malt, dry caramel, dog food with nutty notes and short caramel finish. Cheery label, bad beer....

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6166) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2010
on tap, amber color with large tight white foam, aroma is malty caramel and some hops, flavor is dry malty fruit, finish is mild hops

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (6043) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5739) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5424) - 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 (5393) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5385) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (5359) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5332) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borresteijn (5247) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
35cl Bottle from drankgigant.nl. Hazy brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of forest fruits, oxidization, old malts, roosvicee. Flavour is sweet, forest fruits, roosvicee, old malts, light earthy hop presence left, bittersweet finish. Also turned out to be over a year old. That’s what you get when you order online I guess.


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