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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
legion242 (2143) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Poured a very pleasant amber with a sticky head. Nose of malt and very well balanced in the mouth.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Really nice amber ale. The beer smells of bready and caramel malt citrus hops in the orange range. The beer is a hazy deep gold to orange with a big dense white head. The beer tastes of bead, caramel and orange hops. There is also some light butter like richness. The body is medium with an incredible smoothness. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ellolovey (441) - Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
On tap- The Vortex Little Five. Pours a dark hazy amber with a thin tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine, sweet fruits, and caramel. Taste very light. Taste pine, citrus. Sweet malt backbone. Very subtle. Pretty refreshing. Semi dry pine finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle: color, ,more orange then amber, almost no head, in the aroma, honey, caramel, malt, oranges, citrusy hops. in the flavor. more hoppy bitterness, less malty, less caramel and honey, oranges as well, orange marmalade, rose petals jam, body is light, too light, hoppy dry finish and aftertaste, a nice hoppy amber ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2515) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2011
I kinda thought this would be terrible but it wasn’t! Popped the crown with a loud pop, poured almost as a gusher, with a huge foaming head, thick meringue like texture sticking out of the glass and holding its shape. Took forever to pour. Clean caramel bready malts, light grassy hops. Clean overall approach, fairly done although heavy on the carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4270) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2011
12oz bottle. Pale orange-tan with a steady, frothy head. Dry cherry amber malt and piny citrus hop aroma. A pretty respectable Amber Ale. Solid hop backbone shows. Subtle vanilla tones, not unlike Dead Guy. On the fuller side of medium bodied. OK, well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
freekyp (1473) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Great hot weather easy drinking session a brew. Strong malt backbone throughout with an ample caramel overtone. Hops are brisk and fruity. Nicely balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Aroma is light hops and earthy. Taste is of dough and very light hops. Pours a nice light brown/medium yellow with a brownish white head. Weak carbonation. Overall not a bad beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2466) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Much cloer to a pilsner in my book. Refreshing on this hot ass day at Eabf. Toasty corn and grain. Grassy hops. Good session

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1guywith_aboat (212) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - JUL 8, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Very tasty! Pours dark copper/ amber with a small, dense head. Malty aroma with strong caramel, a hint of yeast, burnt sugar, slightly nutty. Flavor is alot of malt, toasty, slightly nutty, Very unique. smooth. sticky and medium bodied. Not alot of co2. One of the best ambers in my opinion.


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