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Lubrication - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
82
good

306 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 306
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 8
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: busterthecat on 07-02-2011)
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Ratings: 306 | Reviews: 157 | Display Reviews Only:
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vcoggins

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-05-2013 01:44:52 | More by vcoggins
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Seakyden

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-03-2013 01:25:34 | More by Seakyden
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match1112

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-17-2013 16:03:29 | More by match1112
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-05-2013 02:55:45 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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vinnie

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

02-22-2013 02:40:20 | More by vinnie
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bashiba

Iowa

2.95/5  rDev -18.3%

Poured a deep dark brown with light mahogany highlights and a thin tan soap ring of head.

The smell is lightly roasty with a touch of cacoa and a bit of brown sugar sweetness.

The flavor is one dimensional burnt roasted malts with a bit of smoke. Has a bit of an oily bitterness in the finish.

The mouthfeel is light with a long dry finish.

Very odd beer, its like drinking a smoked porter without any underlying caramel sweetness to balance out the roasted barley. Overall a bit boring and cloying after a while.

02-20-2013 23:49:16 | More by bashiba
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twincano

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

02-08-2013 02:16:39 | More by twincano
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dan027

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-31-2013 01:53:36 | More by dan027
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jlindsey

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-23-2013 21:35:49 | More by jlindsey
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-21-2013 15:09:59 | More by OriolesFan1008
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drinkAK

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-20-2013 22:21:25 | More by drinkAK
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sammy806

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-19-2013 19:25:10 | More by sammy806
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Tumble

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-19-2013 01:39:57 | More by Tumble
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spycow

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10%

01-12-2013 06:00:05 | More by spycow
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BeerCosmonaut

Vermont

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-05-2013 21:10:05 | More by BeerCosmonaut
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smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-01-2013 04:26:52 | More by smithj4
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-28-2012 02:00:49 | More by ssimpson89
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discdueler

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10%

12-18-2012 01:49:13 | More by discdueler
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KajII

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -5%

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

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...

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11-27-2012 14:24:17 | More by KajII
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sneaks2210

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

11-14-2012 22:08:58 | More by sneaks2210
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mactrail

Washington

2.93/5  rDev -18.8%

A nice sudsy pour with a dark brown color. Smells of the basement with some burnt barley.

Very dry with something not entirely unlike chocolate. Lots and lots of charred grain flavors. The malt seems to be thoroughly fermented in this brew. Just a hint of something like rusty plumbing. The aftertaste is pretty bitter. Some dusty hops and the sourish notes of charcoal. If the added flavor is orange peel, I get mostly the bitter rind and some acidity. I'm not sure what the theory is here, but after a thought-provoking couple of sips, I'm ready for something less punishing.

From the 12 oz bottle bought at H and H Beverage in Abilene.

11-12-2012 02:39:17 | More by mactrail
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Mick-e-d


3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-02-2012 02:38:27 | More by Mick-e-d
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -10%

10-27-2012 16:08:37 | More by sendbeer
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.73/5  rDev +3.3%

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a very dark reddish brown with a massive liht brown head with good retention and tons of lacing. Pleasant aroma of dark toasted malt, chocolate and light piney hops. Flavor is dominated by dark toasted and charred malt, with only hints of the chocolate and aromatic hops from the aroma. Finishes with a pleasant char and hop bitterness. A decent charred malt black ale, but somewhat one dimensional. Medium bodied, but well carbonated. Probably not one I'll rush back to, but enjoyable enough and I really liked the label graphics (which has a robot gas station attendant...not the one in the current picture here).

10-19-2012 02:36:41 | More by LiquidAmber
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Jmick28

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -10%

10-18-2012 20:50:01 | More by Jmick28
Lubrication from Clown Shoes
82 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.