oRos (838) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours black with big off white head. Taste is malty and has a big Smokey taste. Not sure if it went bad or not
SPDickerman (830) - Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2012 Pours very, very dark brown, almost black with a creamy tan head. Smells strongly roasted with hints of orange, almost like orange flavored dark chocolate. Taste is primarily a dry, roasted bitterness with hints of orange, though very faint; but the flavors really explode when the beer warms up. Medium-bodied with a dry texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Clown Shoes Lubrication finishes with a mild dry bitterness.
crajun (825) - , Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle to glass; nice roasted aroma + something else in there; nice aroma dark pour - too much bitter hops too early for me not a fan
ICEatALAMO (784) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The pour is black with a lot of over carbonation, thinking infection. The taste is heavy malt and actually tastes under carbonated weirdly. A decent black ale.
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ThirstyBird (766) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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...
annunz123 (748) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malt, pine hops, and a little metallic tinge in the aroma. Flavor starts with hop bitterness, with a little chocolate and citrus (and more bitterness in the finish). Good, but not great.
ExpendableHero (709) - Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown beer, with a nice off-white head. Aromas of mild earthy hops. Taste is a bit one dimensional: dry, herbal hops through and through. Not much malt backing up the hops, maybe some hints of watered down black coffee here and there. Dry, hoppy finish. Not bad.
Dommod2011 (697) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared with lots of people at Cott. Thin, no hops to speak of, but enough lubrication to get the evening started. Bish and I totally messed up the pouring, doesn’t bode well for BBB.
highibus (683) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep black with thick tan head. Only a light roasty aroma. Flavor is off big time. I get that immediate metalic taste. Then a little roast but very little hops. bummer