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RATINGS: 258   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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2.9
fognog (10) - Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Not one of the better Clown Shoes beers - missing much interest. The aroma was inviting, but very thin and leaves me not happy

2.9
DialSquare (5122) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bomber courtesy of scotchzi (dude, thanks once again): bread, cheese, floral, hop aroma. cocoa, malt taste. herby, malty, overly carbonation. 5.8

2.9
lusikka (7819) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
650 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a firm foamy head. Aroma of overly ripe mango, ash and grassy hops. Flavour of roasted malts, ash, overly ripe mango, grassy hops and some saltiness. Carbonation is very high and mouthfeel is foamy. Medium bodied and a roasty, quite bitter finish. Unbalanced and I really don’t like the hop profile. Carbonation is so high this actually reminds me of highly carbonated water.

2.9
kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark black with a huge billowing tan head. Leaves a sleeve of lacing down the glass. Aroma is full of roast malt and some citrusy hoppy notes. Beers is highly carbonated, foamy feeling with some bland roastiness and little hop presence. A nice aroma followed by a disappointing flavor and body.

2.8
crajun (1259) - , Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2012
bottle to glass; nice roasted aroma + something else in there; nice aroma dark pour - too much bitter hops too early for me not a fan

2.8
Koelschtrinker (21318) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 18, 2012
Hopfig-malziger, etwas laffer Beginn. Geringe Bitterkeit, mild, etwas brotig dunkel. OK. 11/9/8/8/11/8

2.7
highibus (823) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Pours deep black with thick tan head. Only a light roasty aroma. Flavor is off big time. I get that immediate metalic taste. Then a little roast but very little hops. bummer

2.7
Goodgrief (2056) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Dark pour, fizzy head like soda. Smell was citrus grapefruit and cocoa. Not a good combination. Taste was similar, highly carbonated, with a lactic sour finish. I wasn’t digging it at all. It was nice and creamy, but flavor-wise, not good.

2.7
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2012
12oz bottle from Total Wine, Durham. Dark cola pour with a moderate prickly head. Nose is sharp to the point of excess, a needle buried equally in citrus and ash. Hmmm. Medium bodied, fairly light mouthfeel, but the taste profile is - even for a sometimes dubious style - clashy as fuck. Didn’t care for this at all.

2.7
ThirstyBird (2992) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Thanks for sharing Sebastian! Pours a dark brown with orange highlights. Smell is dark roasted malt, mild licorice. Taste is roasted malt, spice, piney hops with a dry finish. Active carbonation...a bit too much and light body. Not too exciting but also not too bad.


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