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RATINGS: 257   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.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (14372) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (14022) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2011
12oz bottle. Medium tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate/cocoa, some orange, faint anise. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, bittersweet chocolate, light roast. Medium body, some resin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13827) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Week lavender notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Some roast. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (13688) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2012
Bomber. Pours a very dark brown with a medium creamy beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is a smokey malt and chocolate. Thick mouthfeel with a bitter hop and spicy dry finish. A good black IPA from Clown Shoes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
A clear reddish brown ale with a thick lacing brown head. In aroma, a nice chocolate malt with grassy hops, capucino, very smooth. In mouth, a big whollop of bitter chocolate, floral hops, coffee grinds, lingering and challenging. Very nice. On tap at Meadhall, Sept. 11 2011.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (13300) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a very dark brown color with a medium creamy brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and something faint that seems dirty and off. The taste is bitter hops, some roastiness in the finish and faint nuttiness. Medium bodied. A bit muddled and well off balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (13015) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12839) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a large, frothy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast, coffee, and chocolate malt, floral and woody hops, and notes of prunes and figs. Flavor is dark and lightly bitter malt with woody and earthy hops, dark fruity esters, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (12556) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (12486) - The Hague / Amsterdam, 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.


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