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Lubrication - Clown Shoes

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312 Ratings
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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 10
Gots: 23 | 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:
Beer added by: busterthecat on 07-02-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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3.13/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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2.99/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

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3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[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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Lubrication from Clown Shoes
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