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

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RATINGS: 956   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mahkus (105) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Big brown quickly dissipating head. Thick black colour. Hoppy aroma. Lots of hoppy flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Weevo (119) - Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Beer club, bottle. Pours black with fluffy tan head. Pine and roasted hops to the nose. Taste of coffee and pine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wolffish (441) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
C’est trop bon ça! C’est très caramélisé et fort bien malté. Elle est très proche de certaines bières de type Porter que j’ai pu déguster. Un délice, tout simplement!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scottm2588 (95) - Dumbarton, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle with Christmas dinner at the family gathering. Pours opaque black with a medium off-white head. Aroma is citrus, very slight coffee, hoppy grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit, slight coffe, malty roast, piney hops. Really well balanced combination of flavours.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinte (458) - Udine, ITALY - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle 0.33L. Dark brown body with a large, creamy, tan head, mostly lasting with some nice lacing. Moderate-to-heavy hoppy(citrus, pine) and moderate malty (caramel, light roasted) aroma with notes of licorice and coffee. Moderate-to-heavy bitter and moderate sweet flavour; long bitter finish. Medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guil0000 (330) - New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 24, 2015
Pours a dark black color with a pretty large tan head. Nose is mainly citrus hops, you also get some mild chocolate malt, a bit of caramel. Creamy mouthfeel. Pretty low carbonation with some hints of coffee on the taste. Finish is small to medium bitterness with a bit of sourness. Not bad at all

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (1580) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a deep brown, close to black with a 2-finger head of beige foam that lingers. Big citrus nose. Loads of orange zest, grapefruit, yuzu, lime along with pine notes as well. The nose is really zippy! Light roasted malt but more citrus, orange zest and lime on the palate. Bitter and pithy citrus notes, but also with some orange juice as well. Finish leaves a lovely orange juice flavor that lingers. Really damn good Black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanfl (442) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - DEC 21, 2015
Black body, two finger of beige head. Aroma of citrus, orange, caramel, roasted malt notes and coffee notes. Flavours of citrus, orange, toffee, light roasted malt notes. Medium orange peel finish, fairly bitter and slightly dry. Their is something in the nose, taste and finish that i can't put my finger on. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3501) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2015
Glass, 16-ounce, at Bier Markt, savoured on August 13 2015; eye: black, opaque, thin sheet of beige head, light lacing; nose: orange, roasted barley, slight burnt barley, refreshing, coffee, slight green pepper, citrusy; mouth: orange, roasted barley, slight burnt barley, refreshing, coffee, slight green pepper, citrusy, slight chocolate, finale in coffee with presence of resinous hops, medium-full body, good carbonation, mildly bitter, slightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Verre, 16 onces, en fût, chez Bier Markt, savourée le 13 août 2015; œil : noire, opaque, mince couverture de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : orange, orge torréfiée, très léger orge brûlée, rafraîchissante, café, très léger poivron vert, citrique; bouche : orange, orge torréfiée, très léger orge brûlée, rafraîchissante, café, très léger poivron vert, citrique, très léger chocolat, finale en café avec présence de houblon résineux, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien bon

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heidbummer (42) - SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2015
I have been drinking this for a good couple of years now, and given Brewdog are taking it off core, it’s tine to plant a flag and say how great it is. A proper dark, bitter, hoppy full of mouthfeel, toasty BIPA. Save the Libertine says I. Massively drinkable, for its ABV. We mourn for it.


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