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

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RATINGS: 807   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%.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (200) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
Arômes intenses de levures venant de l’épais col de mousse débordant de mon verre. En bouche, c’est un équilibre parfait entre le chocolat, café et houblons tirant sur les agrumes. Amertume tirant sur le rôti. Bonne bière dans le style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thisis12ptfont (910) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Aroma brings strongly carbonated hops, smokey malts, subtle yeast and chocolate. Appearance is black with with a thin tan foam. Taste is big malty funk, bitter chocolate, moderately bitter hops, dark roast, earthy roast and dry hop oils. Overall, not the best black IPA i’ve had. There is a odd malty funk overtoning most of the flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (419) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle at home. Very dark brown colour, beige creamy head. Tropical fruity hops in the nose and taste, resinous and grassy hoppy too, along with milky coffee and chocolate, light roasted malts, vanilla. Soft mouthfeel, low carbonation, light bodied but good flavours.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (304) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 25, 2015
bottle at home. black color, tan head, disolves pretty quickly. smells grapefruit, malty, raisins, grassy, mulberry. full body, good mouthfeel, taste of coffee, grapefruit, chocolate, some sweetness, good dry coffee roasty bitter, but also light fruity finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grubypawel (152) - - JAN 21, 2015
Pours pitch black with little beige head. Aroma of red fruit, resin and grapefruit. A full-bodied taste with a decent bitter finish with hints of coffee. This is the kind of black IPA that tastes almost like an IPA, but it looks really black.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3679) - Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Pours opaque sable with a fluffy and fairly thick tan head, and a peep of garnet light at the bottom. Note of burnt hops reaches the nose first, followed by roast malt, evergreen, and a hint of mocha. Charred hops lead the flavor, followed by smoky malt, mocha, and subtle earthy tones. Texture is firm and smooth, if not too fizzy. Get your libertine on and go barking mad!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
triskaideka (193) - Killarney, IRELAND - JAN 19, 2015
330ml bottle - pours jet black with beige head - aroma of hops - grapefruit/citrus melds with coffee/chocolate notes. Full bodied - good mix of hops bitterness with maltiness. I liked this a lot.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KeefOz (1007) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2015
BB 01/0715. Poured an opaque black with a slight mahogany edge and a one-finger light tan foamy head that retained very well and laced well. No visible carbonation. Aroma subtly of floral hops and hints of malt; overall disappointing. Taste very sweet with dark chocolate and coffee plus slightly roasted grain and a slight bitterness; alcohol well hidden. Medium body. Creamy, soft, smooth with a lingering quite bitter finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (527) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
How: Bottle. Appearance: Black, tan head. Aroma: Tropical fruits, citrus, coffee. Palate: Medium body, medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markas101 (1955) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2015
33 bottle, Brewdog Bar, Sheffield. Jet black, very little head. Strong coffee and resin aroma. Flavour of cocoa and celery, coffee and pine resin on the finish. Great.


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