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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25073) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (5823) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (8000) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11380) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30815) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2011
Bottled. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of hops, grass, and citrus fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, dusty hops, and fruits, leading to a very roasted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14480) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle at Ølbutikken. Black - offwhite head. Burned. Red berries. Licorice. Herbal. Light spicy. Dry burned. Dar chocolate. Light citrus. Nice bitterness. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (23865) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle at Ølbutikken. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of liquorice, dark chocolate and hops with notes of vanilla. Roasted flavour of hops and grass. Roasted and hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2250) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2011
12 oz bottle from Total Wine, Perimeter. black pour with a 2+ finger tan head. roasted malt nose with citrus hops. med body with big roasted malts, light coffee and citrus bitterness. soft body throughout. lasting bitter and roast finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11552) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2011
bottle at ølbutikken. Clear very dark brown, smooth light brown head4 herbal and hoppy aroma, hint of roasted malts. Too herbal 6 flavor is roasted malty as well as qute hoppy. Hoppy herbal note, great roasted malty bitternes in the end. 7


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