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RATINGS: 245   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (1938) - Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Dark brown/black color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, & hops; Flavor of roasted malt, hops, chocolate, and citrus; Finish is bitter; Fairly decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (1429) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Black with a frothy light brown head that retreats a bit with little lacing. Aroma is grain, citrus, soap, a little pine, cocoa. Body is medium, carbonation is lively, texture is light watery. Flavour is light with roasted malt that lasts into the finish, where some citrus/orange pops up and stays a long while in the nose. Nice. Taste is medium bitter and dry. Dry lube? Not that hoppy, more like a 6 abv porter. Dry roast and citrus.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9270) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 11, 2013
from Erzbierschof - dark beer under a huge persistent dark beige foam; very hoppy aroma of pine needles, licorice and black cherries; medium-bodied, some astringency and a robust biting bitterness; long hoppy finish of licorice and black cherries; pretty dry

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (7288) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2013 650ml bottle thanks to Joes. Opaque pitch black color, full sized light brown head that lasts for quite a long time. Smell and taste malts, hops, slightly some fruits and moderately bitter. Fizzy carbonation, ok body. Overall a bit disappointing and too highly carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (3864) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle @ home thx to Joes. Dark brown colour with some ruby redness shining through. Smells slightly roasty, some chocolate. Tastes oatmeal, chocolate and roasty. Not a very deep taste. Pretty thib to medium body with a bit too much carbo.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 18, 2012
Hopfig-malziger, etwas laffer Beginn. Geringe Bitterkeit, mild, etwas brotig dunkel. OK. 11/9/8/8/11/8

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4812) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bomber. Most of the Perfect Pint is foam and that dissipates slowly. The beer is pretty much black and opaque. Citrus hops are what I smell first. Some roasted notes in the background along with some grass. This style is not one of my favorites but once in a while one of them strike my fancy. This one is between there. Soft hops and less malts than expected. The hops are citrus and have moderate bitterness. A bit of spice in them. As easy drinking a Black IPA as I have found.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1466) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Aroma is sort of a hard, burnt starchy malt and tree sap laced black coffee. Pitch black with nice tan head, not unlike a good porter. Blunt bitter start and long malty finish, I would call it an English pale only with lots of toasted malt. Slick body, substantial without feeling heavy. Pats play Houston tonight..plenty of time to get ’lubed up’

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yorker (1102) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2012
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a huge tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, piney hops, and coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, and piney hops that leads to a slightly bitter finish. A little overcarbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (780) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2012
22oz Bottle. The pour was a very dark black with a large (2-3 finger) light brown rocky head that slowly receded, down to a thin scattered film with a medium collar thus creating good sheets of streaky lacing. The aroma was a little on the mild side with a burnt grain malt, pine hops and an earthy yeast and had notes of bakers chocolate, roasted coffee, citrus (grapefruit) and a bit of licorice. The taste was a malty bitter with a note of coffee and bitter chocolate early on, progressing with a slightly bitterer hoppy taste and a light citrus peel presence with a hint of licorice towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow, with a nice dark hoppiness that was left lying on the back of the tongue at the finish. Mouthfeel was a hair below medium in body and dry in texture with a nice mellow carbonation. Overall this was a mildly hoppy Black Ale, with just enough roastiness to create a nice smooth drinkability...


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