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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7000) - 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 (10224) - 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 (29851) - 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 (13804) - 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 (21533) - 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 (2195) - 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 (10932) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2011
My first Clown Shoes beer from Secret Santa. From 12-oz bottle pours a dark reddish brown colored brew with a thick and lumpy tan head that has some excellent retention and pillow lacing. Aroma of Bakers chocolate, hint of cocoa, floral and citrus hops, and a touch of black leather. Taste is medium bodied, lots of black and chocolate malt, some burnt wood, sharp piney hop biitterness and a hint of bitter chocolate. Finish is semi-dry, some lingering bitterness and tad acidic aftertaste. One sharp bitter Black IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popkow (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Pours black and creates a pancake head. Earthy resin aromas. Semi-dry, with sweet dark caramel and mocha. Bitter abrupt finish. Pares well with chili.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SSSteve (3834) - - DEC 18, 2011
bottle. near black with a creamy, stable, tan head. nose is citrus hops, roasted barley and dark chocolate. body is lighter than hoppy feet and seems slightly more bitter all around but not necessarily because of the hops....just an unsweet beer with notes of bakers chocolate, cocoa and a light astringency. creamy with a very dry finish and medium light body. no sweetness.


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