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


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RATINGS: 849   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GSAP (557) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Smaak is beetje een Haags Hopje, wat zoutig, en wat uitmond in bitterheid. Aroma is ananas, zee en zoete koffie. Best makkelijk spul, geen poespas of zwaar complex, maar wel met nodige variatie palet. Donkerbruin met beige kraag die snel zakt. Groeit met de slok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scotbrew (7) - - MAY 1, 2015 does not count
From a bottle. Pours dark brown black, high carbonation and decent beige head with persistent foam lacing. Aroma is hops, with roasted malt and chocolate undercurrent. Taste is ok but slightly unbalanced: sweet malt, coffee and chocolate followed by quite strong resinous pine and citrus fruit from the Simcoe hops and a long bitter finish with some alcohol noticeable. Overall not bad, not a stereotypical black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MissPxx (735) - - MAY 1, 2015
Thick treacly and with a powerful taste that lingers. Pungent aroma quite sweet smelling. Gorgeous thick and dark. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrGD (102) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2015 On tap @Brewdog Birmingham. Top notch stuff! Surely one of Brewdog’s greatest creations! Great balance and drinkability!

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
swampwater (51) - Preston, Lancashire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
Aroma: Hops, yeast, liquorice, flapjack.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, almost black colour. Light, caramel head.
Taste: Very bitter hops, with a lingering coffee kick.
Palate: Bitter throughout. Medium body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Not bad. I certainly prefer black IPAs over a stout any day. The bitterness outshines any character this one has.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wozap (266) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - APR 29, 2015
Kolor głeboki ciemny, brązowa drobna piana, lacing. Aromat czekolada i chmiele iglaste i cytrusowe. W smaku to samo plus nuty palone, goryczka wyraźna iglasta. Bardzo dobre piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (452) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2015
Unclear black beer with a small beige head. Taste: delicious bitter hops, roasted malts, light citrus, light smoke, pine, orange, lemon. Another good beer from Brewdog.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Continues (60) - GERMANY - APR 21, 2015
From bottle. Pours black with nice, hard head. Aroma pine, hops, coffee, honey. Taste more coffee than in aroma, caramel, roasty. Medium carbonation, medium to full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keogh (127) - Świebodzice, POLAND - APR 19, 2015
Barwa czarna, piana średnio obfita drobno i średnio-pęcherzykowa, redukuje się do kilku mm i pozostaje do końca. W aromacie chmiel i ciemne słody, czyli mamy nuty żywiczne, leśne, do tego gorzka czekolada, troszkę paloności. W smaku powtórka z aromatu, do tego troszkę karmelu, goryczka raczej z tych wysokich, na finiszu pojawia się tez taka słodycz, czyżby lukrecja? Wysycenie niskie do średniego. Piwo bardzo udane, smaczne, aczkolwiek nie zaskakuje.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LanaBanana (16) - POLAND - APR 19, 2015
Barwa czarna, piana srednio- i drobnopecherzykowa, trwala. Aromat slodki, lekko alkoholowy, czuc równiez chmiel, nuty palone i zywiczne, gorzka czekolade. W smaku bardzo gladkie, troche karmelu, powtórka z aromatu. Dosc orzezwiajace jak na ciemne piwo.

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