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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9427) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2012
12 oz. bottle from my Secret Santa- thanks, Santa! Pours a deep, dark coffee brown, near black, with a finger of tan head that stays for a long time. Aroma of cocoa, burnt leaves, earth, toasted sugar, and some citrus peel. Flavor of super bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts, earth, and significant hop bitterness. Medium-bodied, with a bitter, roasty mouthfeel and medium soft carbonation. I’d probably like it a bit more if it had some other characteristics that came through besides an overall bitterness. But it’s not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bernatbeer (420) - barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 4, 2012
En botella.Negra con espuma marron cafetera.Aromas a chocolate con naranja.cuerpo medio ,bien balanceada sin ser demasiado lupulada.correcta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a very dark brown with an active head of tan foam. Lots of roasted malt, some chocolate, and dirt. A bit thick on the tongue at first, but an abundance of carbonation lightens things up. Lots of roasted bitterness with a bit of pine, burnt, resin, and earth notes. The burnt and bitter notes seem to rule the roost here. Aggressive, but tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (8112) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2012
bottled Feb 2011 .. drank Jan 2nd 2012 .. . Bought at D&Q .. . Pours a deep black brown .. good foam .. light sturdy lacing .. . still pissed about that garbage twisted pine abortion .. . light roast, tarred up pinecone, black ink, and carbon .. . carry on .. . great slick mouthfeel .. . if its in a book, its gotta be true! .. . awesome stuff, thank you.. . . If any man says he hates war more than I do, he better have a knife, that’s all I have to say...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2012
The aroma is very hoppy and toasted with grassy and pine hops. There is both citrus and coffee here. The appearance is dark brown with a thin head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall an interesting beer but to astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Pours an opaque black with a dense and frothy shaving foam style beige head. Cocoa dominates the nose. Medium body, plenty of bitter chocolate, subdued roast, while the hops don’t appear all that distainct - other than bitter. Appears mostly like a bitter Porter. 311211

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle. Black in color with a medium tan head. The nose is grassy, a bit of pepper some roasted malts. The taste is of roasted flavors, some coffee. Hoppy dry finish. The palate is light/medium, the finish a bit watery. The carbonation active. Overall, an inoffensive black IPA. Nicely made, though boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma has lots of oranges up front with some florals and a moderate pine with some resins. Fairly sweet caramel behind the oranges with some grapefruits, a touch of roast, and a good amount of chocolate. Flavor is heavier pines with some resins and earth up front, but a good amount of malts to balance. Chocolate, caramel, and some bread keep this fairly smooth up front before the orange/grapefruit citrus pines and slightly burnt roast cuts the chocolate sweetness. Finishes pretty dry and bitter with some resiny pines and earth, roasts, citrus, and some chocolate. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, not a bad Black IPA. Lots of piney oranges and grapefruits with some resins and a nice earth balanced well with a solid chocolate malt and dry roast. Easy drinking and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9576) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a thin to medium sized beiged tan head. Rather hoppy roast, citrus and lemony notes over a roasty malt background. Medium bodied, big roast features prominently, chocolate and toast. Long roast and chocolate on the finish, cocoa, earthy with some more roast. Nice, easy drinking, well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, pine, citrus, mint and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, pine, earthiness, grapefruit and light mint with a crisp dry bitter lingering roasty citrus finish.

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