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RATINGS: 244   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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
halfonit (1130) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Pours black in color. Aroma is of malts, chocolate, coffee, and molasses. Flavor is the same. Nice body. Leaves a roasted malt finish. This is a black ale, not a black ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark brown colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120128]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (10792) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (2835) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2012
Brown bottle, 12 ounces, trip to TAP NY with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on September 24 2012; eye: black, opaque, tiny sheet of brown head, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, cacao, dark chocolate, burnt barley, bitterness; mouth: roasted barley, burnt barley, astringency, bitterness, acridness, dark chocolate, quite bitter finale with presence of burnt barley, full body, average carbonation, quite bitter, harsh texture; overall: nice surprise FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 12 onces, voyage à TAP NY avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 24 septembre 2012; œil : noire, opaque, petite couverture de mousse brune, légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, cacao, chocolat noir, orge brûlée, amertume; bouche : orge torréfiée, orge brûlée, astringence, amertume, âcreté, chocolat noir, finale très amère avec présence d’orge brûlée, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, très amère, texture rugueuse; en résumé : belle surprise

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9077) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 11, 2013
from Erzbierschof - dark beer under a huge persistent dark beige foam; very hoppy aroma of pine needles, licorice and black cherries; medium-bodied, some astringency and a robust biting bitterness; long hoppy finish of licorice and black cherries; pretty dry

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle @ Too many Geuze’s - only one toilet , Ulfborg 2012. Brown with a nice beige head that lasts. Very hoppy aroma of citrus, combined with very roasted malts and some caramel. Fruity taste of hops, roasted malt. Roasted ,bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbastard (639) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2011
The nose has a good balance of hop and malt. The first taste shows a dark malt bitterness along with the hop flavor. The palate is a little thin. Smooth dry finish. This will work as a session beer for me. Very astringent, because of the dark roasted malts and hops. Love the picture, and not offended by it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2044) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 2, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2011 New 4 pack Black IPA, 8 dollars, yes please. Pours a solid black with a frothy creamy khaki head that sticks around forever a leaves lots of sticky lace. Smell is piney and citrusy with hints of garlic and a solid roasted grain backbone. Smells like a hoppy porter, but these two style lines are so blurry who the hell knows. Taste is roasted coffee with a mineral edge. Pine and citrus come out to cut through the roast and almost succeed. Mineral earthy roasty finish lingers after every sip. Moderate carbonation and body with a resinous acridic mouthfeel. Decent black IPA but really straddling the porter line with this one. I’m a bit disappointed that the artwork didn’t make it onto the 12oz bottle label, oh well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1558) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2011 12oz bottle. Deep brown pour with lots of sticky tan head and lacing. Aromas of roasted malt and pine hops. Flavor is slightly sweet with a good amount of bitterness - good balance of hops and roasted malt. Pretty good Black IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (1867) - Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Black with a big puffy beige head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma of cascade, slight citrus, roast and grass. Taste is weaker than I expected from the smell; roasted malt with some chocolate and piney bitterness. Medium bodied, little finish. Good beer, but it’s a touch weak here and there. Definitely enjoyable though.


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