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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4217) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (760) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (7737) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a huge tan head, leaving nice lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, fruity hops, peach, citrus, oranges. Flavor of malts, caramel, light coffee, hops, peach, orangepeel. Medium body, lively carbonation, dry light bitter finish. 231213

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle @ Too many Geuze’s - only one toilet , Ulfborg 2012. Brown with a nice beige head that lasts. Very hoppy aroma of citrus, combined with very roasted malts and some caramel. Fruity taste of hops, roasted malt. Roasted ,bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6660) - ITALY - NOV 17, 2013
scura schiuma abbondante agrumata arancia luppolo lieve resina cacao ciollata secca tostature buon amaro piuttosto effervescente

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3307) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2013
Bottled. Pours Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with small, lacing, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some pine and citrus notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with some bitterness. Medium bodied, oily text. and soft carb. A nice black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
One2remeber (189) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle. A: Dark brown body with a well-carbonated tan espresso head. S: Straight fruity hop presence in the nose with out an expected smokey aroma. T: Light, bubbly on the way down. Dry finish as an acute smoked presence starts to shine. Hoppy sensation on the sides of the mouth giving a warming sensation. M: The smoked aspect lingers without being bitter at all. O: Very impressed with Clown Shoes beer so far. Had Hoppy Feet a couple days ago which was extremely delicious beating out Stone’s 15th anniversary black strong ale. Lubrication did the trick for a 6% black ale but definitely on the lighter side for the style. Not explosive with flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 17, 2013
On tap at tasting. Pours a deep black color with a two finger tan head and some lacing. Aroma has pine and floral notes, with chocolate and roasted undertones. Taste has a pleasant bitterness, with floral hop notes, mild chocolate, roasted malts, and light citrus. Lighter bodied with sharp, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (3103) - FINLAND - AUG 14, 2013
Bottled. Pours dark brown in color with a foamy tan head. Roasted coffee notes, bit of grass and some wooden notes in aroma, almost creamy somehow. Feels quite pleasant. Burnt wood, ashes, bitter chocolate and roasted coffee in taste. Very dark ale indeed with ashes and burnt wooden influences in aftertaste. I do like this brew in the beginning as it feels quite smooth but sadly towards the end it gets a bit too harsh, reminding too much of a bad ipa. After some airing it feels more decent again.

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