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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Lube? Hey, get your mind out of the gutter! Social lubrication, people coming together to unwind, is what we are talking about. This American Black Ale has a dark body, medium bitterness, balanced with West Coast hops and sweet orange peel.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (1890) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle, Beers of Europe. Poured black as a goth’s eyeliner with a dwarf like tan head. Roasted malt, choc, coffee and a little resinous hop in the beak. More roast took the stage in the rather sweet flavour in tandem with some piney hop and fruits. Tidy bitterness. All considered an above average offering.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Fr0m the Binnys in 0rland Park, IL: I’m missing s0mething here that (yes, peeked at the 0ther ratings) 0thers g0t, mainly the h0ps. Nice l00k, an 0paque, deep br0wn b0dy, with a f0amy light br0wn head. What I smelled was dark r0asted malt, an ashiness, and s0me lic0rice. The taste g0es as the n0se fl0ws, still n0thing 0n the h0ps. It did finish with an ashy bitterness, presumably a h0p bypr0ducct. N0t a bad drink, but I’m missing the Black Ipa part 0f it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Modularman (51) - - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle, aroma of burnt coffee and syrup, appearance is black with brown head, taste is biter with a slight pine finish, decent beer but is missing something

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3508) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
(Backlog) Smell is nice roast, pine, hops, would make for a decent car air freshener. The look is brown with touches of red, tannish head, and dark. The taste is roast, hops, and stuff like the aroma but does not seem to balance as well leaving not as good as an

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (465) - DENMARK - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle @ Jensen. Dark brown, big tan head that settles nicely, okay lacing. Aroma, malty, roasted notes, hoppy, chocolate, caramel, .Taste, malty, hoppy, roasted notes, chocolate, coffee. Way too much carbonation, needs to be in the glass for a while. Roasted aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (5068) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a huge tan head, leaving nice lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, fruity hops, peach, citrus, oranges. Flavor of malts, caramel, light coffee, hops, peach, orangepeel. Medium body, lively carbonation, dry light bitter finish. 231213

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle @ Too many Geuze’s - only one toilet , Ulfborg 2012. Brown with a nice beige head that lasts. Very hoppy aroma of citrus, combined with very roasted malts and some caramel. Fruity taste of hops, roasted malt. Roasted ,bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (4899) - ITALY - NOV 17, 2013
scura schiuma abbondante agrumata arancia luppolo lieve resina cacao ciollata secca tostature buon amaro piuttosto effervescente

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2180) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2013
Bottled. Pours Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with small, lacing, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some pine and citrus notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with some bitterness. Medium bodied, oily text. and soft carb. A nice black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
One2remeber (138) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle. A: Dark brown body with a well-carbonated tan espresso head. S: Straight fruity hop presence in the nose with out an expected smokey aroma. T: Light, bubbly on the way down. Dry finish as an acute smoked presence starts to shine. Hoppy sensation on the sides of the mouth giving a warming sensation. M: The smoked aspect lingers without being bitter at all. O: Very impressed with Clown Shoes beer so far. Had Hoppy Feet a couple days ago which was extremely delicious beating out Stone’s 15th anniversary black strong ale. Lubrication did the trick for a 6% black ale but definitely on the lighter side for the style. Not explosive with flavor.


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