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RATINGS: 249   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
llkc (479) - århus, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014
duft: græs. citrus. brændt karamel. smag. Brandt malt. lakris. let af metal. kaffe. ristet malt. citrus

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2730) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a huge frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, pine, coffee and some licorice. Flavor of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, light coffee, pine, citrus, subtle licorice and had a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"pours quite dark, aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, orange and pine. flavor the same...interesting balance between dark malt and orangle peel, especially with the feel being almost distractingly light. a good beer, slightly overpriced here. would be very good if not for the thin feel."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2728) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
5 sept 2014, bottle. Bottles 2/2012. Black. Nose is rich dark toasted raisin bread. Med body and moderately fizzy. Some dry grass hops, dark chocolate. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sulphursouls (42) - SWITZERLAND - APR 28, 2014
Batch from 02/2012. It poured a frothy, creamy light head which lasted quite a while. The body is as advertised, black. The aroma was a light malt roast, slightly herbed, with a touch of caramel. The taste was a lovely roast, a smooth, thin, well carbonated body with a medium bitter aftertaste. The aftertaste was really pleasant, often reminding of a crisp coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (2036) - 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 (5541) - 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 (132) - - 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 (3914) - 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 (715) - 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.


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