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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thrshr1 (3) - - JAN 10, 2013
Dark amber color, nutty aroma with a nice dark ale taste. Have enjoyed this quite a few times!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
w_adwersarz (290) - Cracow, POLAND - APR 9, 2015
Kolor rzeczywiście bursztynowe, lekko zmętniony, wyraźne aczkolwiek małe drobinki. Piana dość skąpa, średnio pęcherzykowa, szybko się redukuje i niewiele z niej zostaje. Aromat ładny na początku lekko palony, potem ciasteczkowy i karmelowy, troszkę ciemnych owoców i ziemistości. W smaku jest owocowe, lekko kwaskowe, przyjemna karmelowa kontra, chmielowe, odrobinę palone na końcu. Jest przyjemnie. Wysycenie średnie w stronę niskiego, takie fajnie oleiste. Goryczka średnie z ziemisto palonym finiszem. Całkiem przyjemne i pijalne.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2890) - BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2015
New version of a beer that already existed before, apparently. Beautifully warm, deep copper colour, somewhere between orange and red, with some dead yeast bit floating around; medium, yellowish light beige, moussy head retaining well. Pleasant floral aroma of dried orange peel, tulips, pink grapefruit, sundried tomato, hazelnut oil, bourbon without the alcohol, biscuit, caramel, bell pepper, dry cookies, Parmigiano, persimmon, paprika powder, minerals. Taste begins fairly neutral, some dried fruits, restrainedly sweetish, minerally, medium carbonation, subtle sourish accent, nutty malt sweetness reminiscent of an Altbier, leading to a medium long finish of earthy and floral, only slightly citrussy hop bitterness; body is on the thin side even for a beer of this ABV. Still, a decent and refreshing session beer, I could drink this all day.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (7960) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (6238) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LuckyDog (601) - - MAR 3, 2015
Not a great style. Not a great beer. A little bit earthy. Fairly bland. Not one I need again.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mmahut (1363) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours in dark copper body with low frosty head. Aroma has weak caramel notes, otherwise clean. Taste has light astringent bitterness upfront, some malty-caramel support in there, with light roastiness in the finish. Body is medium, little bit watery, low carbonation.

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
Marko (4175) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 23, 2015
Bottled at O’Hara’s Zagreb with Ribafish (huge thanks Marin & co!). Poured a misty amber/brown body with a small white head. Marmelade-like matly aroma. Not much different in the taste, malt, marmelade... actually... strawberry jam too--- thin too. Sweetish, and just vaguelly herbal. Love the label, but it just raises the gimmick level of a mediocre beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (7441) - Burnsville, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Augdraught1981 (171) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Wonderful chocolate & tobacco flavor almost like a well brewed stout with some smokiness. Excellent amber ale and the best one I’ve tried to date.


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