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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2012
Draught@Rattle’n’Hum
Dark almost opaque color, small brown head. Toasted and piney aroma. Medium-bodied. Piney hoppy flavor, coffee-coffee beans roastyness too. Piney bitterness in the finish. Balanced CDA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2011
12oz bottle. Medium tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate/cocoa, some orange, faint anise. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, bittersweet chocolate, light roast. Medium body, some resin.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Kihoskh, Cph.
Pours completely black with a big, frothy, beige head. Aroma has sweet chocolate, peach, grapefruit, mild roasted. Highish carbonation, lovely dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is dry, bitter, peach, roasted, dark chocolate, some hazelnuts. Long, lingering, malty bitter finish. Almost a stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012

Date: April 05, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: black, fine tan head, heavy lace
Aroma: roasted aroma, light sweetness, citrus, touch of dark chocolate
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, bitter dark chocolate, black coffee, citrus, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10824) - DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, hops and a little citrus. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops, citrus, pine and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10803) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle from Liz. Pours black with a 3.5 finger creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate and resin. Med body. Flavor is roasty dark malt with some light pine. There might be some zest in here. There is certainly a lot of intense flavor. So it’s complex of course!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2011
bottle at řlbutikken. 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10631) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Almost black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, chocolate and rather hoppy - pine needles. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 280112

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10538) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours dark brown with a thick, rich beige foam head. Aroma holds a healthy dose of roasted malts, along with some sweet cocoa, burnt wood, grapefruit. Medium sweet flavor, lots of charred wood, some licorice, burnt grass, bitter earth, some dark sugars. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with some decent resins, heavy roasted malts, lots of charred wood, almost abrasive burnt grass, some ripe citrus, especially grapefruit. There are some interesting characteristics in here, but the bitterness also comes across a touch harsh in the end, and the citrusy fruits seem a bit unrealised. Still decent overall, but not everything it could be.


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