Lubrication - Clown Shoes
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United Kingdom (England)
3.48/5 rDev -3.3%
Two small tasting cups at Cotteridge Wine during a Black Country Bus Trip (sorry if I stole someones cup, but I needed two to rate/review it correctly).
Really black body: the pour into many small tasters didn't help the head a great deal.
The aroma was deep roasted malts giving off dark chocolate and ground coffee notes.
The taste followed the nose: hops traces however try to balance out the heavy malt presence and almost make it through, but just fail.
Most enjoyable: didn't dare take a third cup!
07-23-2013 09:56:57 | More by BlackHaddock
3.58/5 rDev -0.6%
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 9/11 on the label(2011?). Super highly carbonated upon opening. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 2 finger foamy and fluffy tan head that lasts forever, eventually reduces to a large cap. Foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a ton of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, char, floral, pine, light citrus, and roasted earthiness. Pretty nice aromas with good balance of roasted malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, char, light smoke, floral, grass, orange zest, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Light roasted and floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, char, floral, orange zest, light pine, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance of roasted flavors with a good amount of hop presence; with nice robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a slick, crisp, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is good once the carbonation dies down. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good black IPA despite being old. Good balance of roasted malt and hop flavors; and smooth to drink after the excessive carbonation died down. A nicely enjoyable offering.
06-20-2013 04:48:40 | More by superspak
3.11/5 rDev -13.6%
A: Poured coffee brown, thick dark foamy head. Very dark brown in the glass
S: Heavy rich, and hints of chocolate.
T: Dark and bitter taste, hints of roasted flavor. Mocha in taste.
M: Medium in weight, smooth with a bit of a bitter after taste, some carbonation.
O: Full bodied dark and bitter beer, almost a block coffee or mocha taste
which lingers on the palate.
05-25-2013 16:37:27 | More by flip387
Lubrication from Clown Shoes
82 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.