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

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RATINGS: 720   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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%.


4.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
coleee1 (11) - SLOVENIA - AUG 29, 2014
Pours black with offwhite head and excellent lacing. Aroma and taste present roasted malt, chocolate and some hops. Full taste that lasts a while and finishes bitter. Great beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fairwater (134) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle from the Grumpy Goat. Extremely dark ruby - almost black. Hints of coffee aroma, and peaches. More peaches in the taste, liquorice, and bitterness balancing sweetness. Extremely well balanced and tasty beer - best Iíve had from Brewdog. Hope it becomes a core beer for them!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
villevav (217) - FINLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Black and hazy in appearance. Rich aroma with coffee, dark chocolate abd roasted malt. Taste comprises largely of the same elements, but has distinct bitterness, which highlights in the finish. Well worth tasting!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoshuaStranger (154) - - AUG 29, 2014
Pours deep brownn,thick mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts,dark chocolate,slight hops. Taste is full,hearthy,chocolate,roasted malts,some bitter hops then more roast. Yummy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 29, 2014
on tap at brewdog edinburgh. rich black with a lingering brown head; surprisingly meaty aroma - pork; doughy flavours, chocolate crackles; dry and tasty

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kauge (127) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle from Kadaka Selver in Tallinn, August 2014. Pours a deep brown; in the glass itís absolute blackness - not a single lightbeam will penetrate this. Head is creamy beige, frothy, well retaining; dense lacing. Nose... an intoxicating yet subtle melange of the roasted malts and the pungent, musky Simcoe... I could sniff this for hours, and then some more. Taste is at first quite mellow in its citrus-dominated fruitiness, then building up the more bitter straightforwardness, finishing in a thin, roasty blanket, barely covering the precedent sweet and bitter notes. Thereís also a certain chocolaty aspect to it. Near the end I sense a soothing alcoholic warmth there too. Itís got a surprisingly light body, and very soft carbonation. Iíve always loved this beer. Once when some guy accidentally pushed over my just bought glass of Libertine at Brewdog Shoreditch, I nearly cried...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1778) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Tap at brewdog, shepherds bush. Pours dark brown/black with a tan head. Overripe fruit, light treacle aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Light choc and light coffee with slightly sticky tropical fruit and light treacle. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
azzie (232) - - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Dark liquid with average tan head. Full body, light carbonation. Roasted. Aroma of coffee. Very good one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (207) - - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle from brewdog bar sheffield. Black with tan head. Aroma is burnt hay, grapefruit and toffee apple. Taste is sweet fruit, and smoky bitter. Nice carbonation and medium/thick body.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgis (136) - LATVIA - AUG 19, 2014
Dark burnt hoppy aroma. Thick foam that could last but isnít. Black IPA taste Burnt and bitter.


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