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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Pours a black color with a smallish sized tan head. Aroma of roasted malts with some light citrus and grapefruit. Flavor of roasted malts, coffee, light citrus hops towards the finish. A bit light on hops for a Black IPA but still quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brenhophead (670) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2012
650mL bottle, pours black with a 2 finger tan head and a coffee aroma with a hint of hop resin on the nose. The roasted malts seem to dominate the flavour so ill let it warm up a little an come back. Picking up the ash and esspresso as well as a hop backround but as i said the dark malts dominate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AGAquino (665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
650ml bottle from High Spirit Liquors in Providence. Pours a dark black/brown colour with a tall foamy tan head. Nice aroma of roasted malt and hops. Nice flavours of toasted chocolate and coffee, with nice piney hops as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2011
So i was just looking for a simple nice beer to enjoy tonight and this well out did my expectations. Bomber poured into a pint glass. deep black color with some brown edges in the light. Light tan one finger head. The aroma is a pine and brown sugar. I think of it as molasses spice cake with burnt edges. A lovely sweet smell. The taste is a little roasted malt with bitterness and some oily orange zest just kicking in at the end. Taste fades fast. Refreshing for such an aromatic and flavorful beer. very slight linger of bitter in the finish. Best clown shoes beer I have had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Pours a thick opaque black. Khaki colored head. solid hop aromas and flavors, light pine, and citrus, yet faint. rich roasted malts. solid and smooth, very crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
650ml bottle from Cotteridge Wines,shared with Steve.14th march.Black pour with large stable tan head.Hop,dark malt and pine aroma.On warming chocolate appears too.Flavours of dark malt,chocolate,coffee and citrus also coming through after a little warming.Easy drinking and quite tasty,better when not too chilled and warmed a little.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2012
Dee deep back pour. Very malty. Both in taste and aroma. Crosses that line into stout much more so than other black lagers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is burnt malt, hops, and dark chocolate. The taste is bitter burnt malts, orange peel hops, and a slight chocolate sweetness. The aftertaste is long and reminds me of charcoal. A little one-sided, I like bitter beers as much as the next guy but I was wishing this was a little more balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Pours black with a little head. Aroma was good but I don’t remember anything specific. Taste was good but after taste was horrible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
musinj6 (478) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Pours a very semilucent dark ruby with medium brown head that lingers. Small lacing. Smoky and roasted malt aromas. Coffee. Underlying herbal hops appreciated. Moderate carbonation, full bodied, chewy palate. Medium bitterness with well balanced richness from the malts. Medium bitter finish. This is a well made beer.

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