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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1076) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Pours black with a soapy caramel cola colored head. Roasted malt aroma followed my some citrusy pine. Decent flavor balance of roasted malt, coffee, dark cocoa and piney, minty hops. Overall, for my first sampling of Clown Shoes, its a winner!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2217) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Draught from the habitat. Pours black, midway head. Some coffees, a bit light consistency, hops. Pretty awesome, I love Black IPA’s.e.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BayAreaBeers (85) - Fremont, California, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Pours a nice brown color with a 1 finger head. The aroma is a little roasty with notes of hops and earthyness to it. It also has a bit of chocolate in there. The taste is just amazing. It has citrus piney hops up front with a nice malt smoothness in the back. Very easy to drink. This beer is a winner.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (1976) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle bonus thanks to fredandboboflo! Thick dark black pour, lasting 1/4 inch creamy head and an aroma of muddled hops and dark roasted malt. Flavor is strong medicinal herbs, spruce and dry burnt roasted dark malt. Not bad(unique and definitely different), would buy if I had access to it

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2011
12 oz bottle from Total Wine, Perimeter. black pour with a 2+ finger tan head. roasted malt nose with citrus hops. med body with big roasted malts, light coffee and citrus bitterness. soft body throughout. lasting bitter and roast finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9700) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, pine, citrus, mint and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, pine, earthiness, grapefruit and light mint with a crisp dry bitter lingering roasty citrus finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10934) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10942) - 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.


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