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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.

KajII's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2012
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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (8062) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours near black with a small tan head. Aroma of fruity hops, chocolate, roast, coffee and malts. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (7173) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2015
bottle shared with Kermis Over the best before date I think. Thick ctreamy tan head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Slight bitterness. Clearly over the best before date

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. Jet black in colour, with a frothy, beige, head. Marmite, fruit cake notes, orange peel, a touch of grassy hop and dryish finish. A bit too yeasty, but good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from SJ. Definitely burnt / roasted malts flavors...especially in the finish. Some caramel malt, peach, Earth, hop, coffee and orange. Nice body, a tad bit too much roast int he finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2015
This pours black with a thick tan head. Nice malty aromas of sweet chocolate, coffee, and hops is reminiscent of a stout. I can taste a mild malt backbone that starts surprisingly clean and drinkable before a harsh, moderately bitter hop finish that lingers extensively with an aspirin-like bitterness. Malt character when detectible is very mild chocolate and coffee. The malt profile is nicely subdued as it should be in this style, but the hop flavors need to shine and in this case are a bit one-dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
llkc (860) - århus, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014
duft: græs. citrus. brændt karamel. smag. Brandt malt. lakris. let af metal. kaffe. ristet malt. citrus

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3058) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a huge frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, pine, coffee and some licorice. Flavor of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, light coffee, pine, citrus, subtle licorice and had a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (7852) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"pours quite dark, aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, orange and pine. flavor the same...interesting balance between dark malt and orangle peel, especially with the feel being almost distractingly light. a good beer, slightly overpriced here. would be very good if not for the thin feel."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3567) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
5 sept 2014, bottle. Bottles 2/2012. Black. Nose is rich dark toasted raisin bread. Med body and moderately fizzy. Some dry grass hops, dark chocolate. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sulphursouls (42) - SWITZERLAND - APR 28, 2014
Batch from 02/2012. It poured a frothy, creamy light head which lasted quite a while. The body is as advertised, black. The aroma was a light malt roast, slightly herbed, with a touch of caramel. The taste was a lovely roast, a smooth, thin, well carbonated body with a medium bitter aftertaste. The aftertaste was really pleasant, often reminding of a crisp coffee.

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