Clown Shoes Lubrication

Clown Shoes Lubrication

Rated 3.573 by BeerPals
No Image Available

Brewed by Clown Shoes Beer

Boston, MA, United States

Style:  American Black Ale

6% Alcohol by Volume

Availability of this beer is unknown

Sign Up to Participate:

The Lube is now available! 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. 1 pint, 6 fl.oz. Alc.6% by volume. Ale brewed with natural flavor.

ID: 45551 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 12 years ago

Key Stats








0 Member Photos

No photos yet. Show us yours!

Sign up to share your photos


Most noted beer attributes

None to date - be the first! Beeributes help BeerPal predict what beers you'll love.

Sign up to participate


Overall Rank2215
Overall Percentile95.9
Style Rank26 of 342
Style Percentile92.4
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.788
Weighted Score3.573
Standard Deviation0.331

Rating Distribution

Beer vs Style

8 Member Reviews

Recent | Card View | Table View
  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 4.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    If you are going to try this ale I suggest you buy two bottles. If you don't your going to be mad when this black gold goes empty on you. Lubrication is a good name for it because it pours like oil.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Aroma is - ZOMG, what a great aroma, strong, oily, smoky, with notes of molasses, hops and licorice plus a hint of miso. It pours an opaque warm sable with a thick, fine-bubbled and rather persistent light tan head that leaves some generous lacing. Satisfying flavor has a hop-bitter overtone plus notes of roast malt, licorice and molasses. Texture is smooth, a teeny bit watery, fairly fizzy and a little dusty. Overall, a worthy brew.

  • FLASHPRO 1175 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Just got a growler of this locally. I sampled the Tramp Stamp at the same time, but decided this would be a better beer to drink this weekend. It had tons of light brown foam, with a very dark liquid. Plenty hoppy, but with a nice citrus aroma and flavor on top of a bitter chocolate finish. Definitely not over hopped, which is a good thing.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 4.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    bottled Feb 2011 .. drank Jan 2nd 2012 .. . Bought at D&Q .. . Pours a deep black brown .. good foam .. light sturdy lacing .. . still pissed about that garbage twisted pine abortion .. . light roast, tarred up pinecone, black ink, and carbon .. . carry on .. . great slick mouthfeel .. . if its in a book, its gotta be true! .. . awesome stuff, thank you.. . . If any man says he hates war more than I do, he better have a knife, that's all I have to say...

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    pours wuite dark, aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, orange and pine. flavor the same...interesting balance between dark malt and orangle peel, especially with the feel being almost distractingly light. a good beer, slightly overpriced here. would be very good if not for the thin feel.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Found this to be sort of like a black IPA, but not as hoppy. Thinner than what the appearance seems. Balance of chocolate malt and hops is decent. Liking all of the Clown Shoes so far...and glad to see them starting to distribute the 12 oz. 4-packs.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Aromas and flavor feature roasted malts, and a dry bitter coffee, some citrus hops kick in on the backside of the aftertaste. Nice thick cap that leaves some good lace. Overall another good offering from Ipswich.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Clown Shoes covers a few American Black Ales. And it becomes hard to tell one from another. Nice ebony blackness with light tan, frothy head on this one. Profile pretty simple in a light body. Roasted malt, bitter coffee and citric hops. I have grown to love the style so I have no oppositional thoughts to this one.

Discuss This Beer