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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Bottled August 2011. Pours very, very dark red, a deep burgundy/brown when held to light, with a 2.5-finger frothy brown head that recedes to a small head and leaves some sticky lacing. The flavor is lightly bitter earth and bark, unsweetened cocoa, and some light mocha sweetness. Low to medium carbonation, a bit creamy, and easy drinking. Tasty, with nice bitterness; what happened to the provocative label?? [854]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Very dark - good thick tan head. Lots of chocolate malt in the aroma. Taste is tons of dark malt - chocolate and coffee with what must be a ton of hops to almost balance it. There’s so much malt for those hops to overcome, but it can’t quite do it, and that makes it a really nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Imagine a man who mashes Minaj in the minge in the manner of a ninja mammoth.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crajun (1122) - , Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2012
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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1101) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Nice dark pour from bottle. Taste is roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, soy sauce and pine. Nice.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1089) - Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2012
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours jet black with a large tan coloured head. Aromas of chocolate, toffee and some nuts. Flavours shoudl some roasted grain and some sweetish caramel. Medium mouthfeel.

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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
llkc (960) - århus, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014
duft: græs. citrus. brændt karamel. smag. Brandt malt. lakris. let af metal. kaffe. ristet malt. citrus

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
annunz123 (945) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2012
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.


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