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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Very dark - good thick tan head. Lots of chocolate malt in the aroma. Taste is tons of dark malt - chocolate and coffee with what must be a ton of hops to almost balance it. There’s so much malt for those hops to overcome, but it can’t quite do it, and that makes it a really nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BayAreaBeers (85) - Fremont, California, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Pours a nice brown color with a 1 finger head. The aroma is a little roasty with notes of hops and earthyness to it. It also has a bit of chocolate in there. The taste is just amazing. It has citrus piney hops up front with a nice malt smoothness in the back. Very easy to drink. This beer is a winner.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a foamy beige head. Nose is toasty with some light salty smoke notes. Palate is oily and slick with a harsh bitterness as it hits your throat leaving the tongue parched and numb. Flavors of salty roasty malts, bitter hop notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2570) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2011
12oz. bottle, dated Aug. 2011. Lightly roasty, hoppy aroma, faintly sweet and toasty with notes of fruity, earthy, spicy, herbal hops, licorice and faint dark chocolate. Black in color with very dark brown highlights and a foamy, lasting, ivory head, leaving thick sheets of lacing behind. Flavor profile is loaded with hops up front, showing plenty of bitterness and citric, piney, earthy hop flavors throughout, finishing with a touch of roasty malt, very swift dark sweetness and some faintly burnt, grainy aspects late. Dry, creamy and effervescent on the palate, body is medium. Nice and flavorful, quite easy to drink as well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2042) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Draught from the habitat. Pours black, midway head. Some coffees, a bit light consistency, hops. Pretty awesome, I love Black IPA’s.e.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle. Black, large brown head with moderate retention and solid lacing. Aroma of grass-laced brownies, light coffee. Taste is coffe grounds, pine resin, bitter finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2011
(12oz bottle) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, grapefruit, chocolate, light anise, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, grapefruit, orange, and nuts.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1224) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Pitch black, aroma is malty, wonderful on the palate with hints of chocolate, and mild to moderate bitterness....heavy bodied with a crisp dry finish. All in all nice flavorful beer and very well balanced !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1181) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Dark black appearance with taste of roasted malts with hints of chocolate and coffee. A well balanced beer with a nice biter finish and taste that is drinkable and enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2011
On tap at Valhalla. Bitter ale... Caramel and toasty malts. Decent but nothing special.


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