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Clown Shoes "Lubrication"
Clown Shoes Beer - Ipswich, Massachusetts USA
American Black Ale (ABV 6%)

[Suggested Glassware: Snifter]


Rating: 3.4/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 14/20

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...

Sampled: 11/12/2012
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