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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4916) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2013
650ml bottle. Black colour with average to huge, firm, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Intense hoppy aroma with a piney touch, chocolately dark malty background. Taste is initially bitter hoppy, later dark malty notes with a touch of coffee come into foreground, dry finish. Seperated hop and malt notes which at no point combine to a united, uniform taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1761) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bomber from Fischman’s. Pours a foamy dark black with a root beer float head - naturally with foamy lacing. Quite opaque after settling. Aroma has dark patent malts, some chocolate and some citrus. Further through the glass there is more of a grassy hop/orange peel presence. Taste is of big roast flavor and sweet chocolate, with more subtle hoppiness. More a porter than a black ipa? Finishes sweetly bitter. 2/2012 bottle date may have killed more of the initial hop presence. A solid drinker with some taste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2448) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Black brown pour with foamy light brown head. Notes of cola, root beer, coriander, cookie crust, smoke. Watery mouthfeel.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThirstyBird (2187) - London area, Herefordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Thanks for sharing Sebastian! Pours a dark brown with orange highlights. Smell is dark roasted malt, mild licorice. Taste is roasted malt, spice, piney hops with a dry finish. Active carbonation...a bit too much and light body. Not too exciting but also not too bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rando7 (776) - Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle pours almost black with thin tan ring. Aroma malts with licorice, roast and cocoa. Taste mundane with caramel and roast. Finish bitter with roast and some hops - tough to call this an IPA. Palate thin . Just OK.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Pours dark black with a huge tan head. Overcarbonated from the loos of it. The nose is roasted coffee, nuts, flour and resin. The taste is sweet with a good amount of bitter. The mouthfeel is like pop rocks. To much carbonation. The body is light, the finish is medium., It’s ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18139) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3rd March 2012
Opaque black beer, good pale tan head. Softish palate. Nice fine carbonation. Medium dark malt with super mild roast. Bitterish pine with subtle red berry fruits. Nice black IPA, very drinkable without being spectacular.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2239) - 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 (2092) - DENMARK - 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 (10485) - 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


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