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

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RATINGS: 583   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%.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (2948) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2014
On tap at The Cove. Pours a very dark brown with thick beige head that leaves sticky lacing. The aroma is pine hop and earthy malt. Medium mouthfeel with nice roasted malt, smoke, wood and nice finish. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baton (17) - Łódź, POLAND - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Very nice hoppy aroma, tropical fruits, citrus, a bit of resin, roasted, dark malts. The same in taste. Good balance between sweetness and bitterness. Medium body. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
r464 (1791) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2014
Hoppy aroma. Some dark and roasty malt. Very punchy, smooth with a nice dark kick leading to a hoppy finish that is crisp and refreshing. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2487) - North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2014
Sniffer at triangle wine. Good aroma. Sweet and roasty. Earthy. Chocolate. Small head no lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Heavy body creamy mouthfeel. Bitter Finish. It’s good. But not great. No real punch in aroma or flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tombacity (1) - - APR 4, 2014 does not count
Beautifully dark color with creamy chocolate brown head. Intensive coffe in taste and some sweetness. A nice blend/mix of Stout and Guinness.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (453) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 4, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Belle couleur noir profond, peu de mousse. Au nez : café, malts torréfiés. Belle rondeur en bouche, équilibrée. Un top de chez Brewdog !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freretoc (443) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 3, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 33cl, couleur noire aucune mousse présente, très forte en première bouche sur les malts grillés, une odeur de café nous prends ensuite pour finir sur une amertume houblonnée, un must

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (536) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 2, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en cimmeria. Octubre de 2013. Lote 013 hasta 24_01_2014. intensos sabores herbáceos con grandes toques de maltas tostadas y un amargo bastante seco y persistente. Color negro con espuma beige. Cuerpo medio con 7.2 vol fácil de beber. Para repetir y repetir.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andriesradu (405) - ROMANIA - MAR 30, 2014
33cl. Pours dark brown with a moderate beige head. Roastes malt, hoppy, cocoa, fruity, sweet caramel. Flavor has roasted malt notes, coffee, hoppy, light to moderate bitterness. Roasted malt and bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (116) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAR 29, 2014
On tap at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Black color with a light brown head. Hoppy aromas of fruits. Similar taste of fruits and citrus. Bitter aftertaste. Light body with low alcohol.


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