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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Black IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 754   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Bottled, occasional
Libertine Black Ale is a 7.2% wickedly decadent black beast of a beer that has been hammered with the epic Simcoe hop. With a drinkability that defies its colour and depth of flavour, Libertine delivers a dark hop bomb combining the west coast hop awesomeness of an IPA, the dark and indulgent malt flavours of big stout with a lightness on the palate that bellies the punch that this beer packs. Bags of flavour and loads of hops. We intend to bottle some of this batch for those not lucky enough to make it to a BrewDog Bar to try it. ABV from 7% to 7.2%.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (90) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Smells like coca-cola. Nice black drink with a thin white head. Very smooth beer if a bitter licorice taste.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
evannell (125) - - OCT 31, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2014 Yes, i am a Black IPA fan. And i heard "close your eyes and drink. If you feel like you arte drinking IPA, you are drinking a good black IPA" I don’t have to close my eyes to feel that this is one of greastest beers i’ve ever drinked.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LesArgen (218) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2014
What a thick, velvety, hoppy, malty, alcoholic bomb. It’s a real American black IPA with aromas of roasted coffee beans, licorice and grapefruit. The palate is creamy, the hops plentiful, the malt structure robust and the length good. Booya.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopmaestro (174) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
Beatened black´n´blue by Simcoe hops this black knight rides in to the save the day. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, caramel and straw with a slight fruityness lingering on top. The taste follows the aroma but also brings small traces of toffee and a little coffee, slowly transforming into a dry chocolate finish. Almost like licking the underside of the saddle from that black steed after a big battle. And I mean that in a good way.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4493) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Black color with a large head. Big piney roasted malt aroma. Moderate to strong bitter flavor. Lots of ash and actually some smoke. Fairly dank. Full bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2014
Tap @ the Taphouse Sydney. Deep black. Well retained cream head and strong lacing. Grass, grapefruit and passionfruit aromas. Grass and grapefruit to begin, hints of coconut and liquorice, followed by roasted malt and a grassy hopped finish. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedm (4968) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 27, 2014
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a very softly carbonated opaque dark black brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was black malt and mild hop. The mildly vinous crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mediumly tingly finish with a lingering dark malt aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of bitter black malt roasted malt mild hops and brown malt. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanvenlo (1287) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
East of Everything ontap (23-Oct-2014)Herbal plum malt aroma.Black,solid head&ringed lace.Sweet plum roast malt flavour.Herbal bitter sweet roast malt finish&herbal aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1447) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
Hop malt spice flavour. Dark brown colour great head and lacing. Malt herbal hoppy flavour. Smooth lingering palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heavy (2151) - Split, CROATIA - OCT 19, 2014
Jun ’14. A 0.33 l bottle from Magic beer room, Zagreb. It poured hazy very dark brown body with small to medium sized head. Aroma punched me straight into the face. Strong citrus hops mellowed with both toasted and roasted malt scents, including coffee and chocolate. Flavor was also very intense, roasted malt with coffee in the front line was fighting against citrus and some Mediterranean-style spicy hops. Needless to say, full bodied. Finish was long, even more pronouncing its fine flavor. Alcohol was well hidden, which is another plus. Really a nice black IPA, another fine Brewdog brew, awesome job.


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