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

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RATINGS: 701   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%.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalfaro86 (251) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 7, 2014
Pours a black brew with a small brown head with good retention, aroma is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with caramel, chocolate, roasted malt and orange, medium bodied, flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a bittersweet finish and a long aftertaste, good black ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle. Chocolate toffee malt and lemon peel/pine aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet chocolate toffee and moderately bitter orange peel/pine flavor. Nice body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oqnid (75) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
11 août '13 Black IPA noire, 7.2%, 330ml -noir absolut, huile; mousse beige, nuageuse -nez IPA (houblon), torréfaction (café), choco/vanille -café mocha, poivron vert, houblon -ronde, veloutée -finale vanille, choco, café; amertume de torréfaction, cendrée Co=3.5 Arô=3 Am=3.5 Su=3 Arr via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer0clock (117) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Lots of flavour here, tropical, pineapple, candied fruit, smell, pine nuts, dark brown, creamy head, lots of lacing throughout the drink, not your average brew dog at all, bottle at bottle shop.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint (726) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
God, I love a good black IPA. Keg @ BrewDog Nottingham. Black and opaque, with a small thin tan head. Confusingly ambrosial aroma of pine and citrus hop combined with liquorice and plum. The bittersweet taste and sweet/salty finish are predictable but still incredible. 

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (213) - SERBIA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Samo Pivo and on tap 0.33l at Soljica caffee Belgrade Serbia.Pour it dark color with small white head.Wau taste is creamy and rich flavour of red/black fruits and roasted malts.Sweet and bitter at the same time.Great black IPA

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andresvendsen (195) - - AUG 1, 2014
Riktigt stabil öl ifrån dom glada skottarna. Funkar vilken dag som helst. Ja tack ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zenkis (563) - Ogre, LATVIA - JUL 31, 2014
Pours deep reddish, blackish with beige, frothy top leaving light lasing. Aroma- intense and beautiful hops, citrus and spruce, a bit orange peel. Taste is medium sweet and super pleasant throughout medium bitter more towards aftertaste. At the beginning it was more rousted malts in flavor, but soon enough they left place for hops to shine in flavor. Medium bodied, light astringent mouthfeel, light dry finish, soft carbonation. Pleasant IPA painted with dark malts.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klippx (47) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2014
Medium brown head. Black color. Roasted barley, malt, coffee notes. Very well balanced after taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1098) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Hop forward beer with a slight coffe chocolate finish. So crushable. Smells chocolates. Just like all other brew dog beers, this one does no disappoint Malaclypse in coor with a tan head. Had at revolution. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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