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

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RATINGS: 973   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%.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
allanmb (66) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
Pours black with a good beige head. Aroma of give citrus and pine hops with a subtle hint of roasted malt in the background. Smells like a pale American ipa. Taste is citrus and fruity with hints of biscuit malt and finishes like fresh orange juice! Medium bitterness and good carbonation. Very good!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - MAR 6, 2016
33cl bottle. Black with a average frothy head. Fruity hops and coffee, roasted grains. Moderately sweet, bitter finish. AVerage to soft carbonation. The hops are very much those of an IPA but the malt base hangs over the stout territory. Most CDA I tasted before were more like an IPA with a light roasted character. This one is really a cross in between styles and in the end it does not really join up very well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeriLinten (12) - Balen, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2016
First brew i bought from brewdog, will get lots more for sure. Aroma is coffee, taste is hoppy but not too bitter at all. Pours black with a brown lasting head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonbenali (78) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2016
Good looking beer - pours dark brown to black with off white to yellow head and nice lacing. Aroma is promising - hybrid of stout and IPA mostly works. Don’t serve this one too cold or will miss most of it. There’s pine, dark caramel, ash, mint, raisin, milky coffee and tangerine, but a touch metallic. Taste is smooth, quite bitter, decent body and sweetness, with a touch of booze in the medium finish. Stout and IPA fairly evenly matched in there, with IPA more on the nose, stout more on the finish. Nice beer - would like to try an imperial version of this!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cecop (23) - Motherwell, - FEB 17, 2016
330ml butelka. Kolor Czarny, minimalnie przeswitujacy. Piana obfita leczy szybko opadajaca. Ladny lacing. Aromat mocno owocowy (ciemne owoce i cytrusy, las, jagody, czarna porzeczka). Niesamowity smak. Bomba owocowa z lekka, zanikajaca goryczka. Dobrze ulozony alkohol sprawia, ze piwo jest bardzo latwo pijalne. Niesamowite! Pozycja obowiazkowa od BrewDoga

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1378) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2016
Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, and some hop earthiness. Taste is rich malts, caramel, toffee, slight vanilla and tart which mingles together quite affectively. Appearance is black with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Biroholik (613) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - FEB 9, 2016
Chmiele: Simcoe.
Kolor: Czarny z minimalnymi refleksami.
Piana: Żółto-kremowa, małe oczka, genialnie krążkuje i zaznacza na szkle każdy łyk wypitego piwa.
Zapach: Słynny prażony slonecznik na pierwszym planie. Bardzo mocny i trwały aromat. Poza nim trochę ciemnych owoców.
Smak: Ciemne owoce z których bardzo wyraźnie czuć czarną porzeczkę. Poza tym trochę żywicznej nuty. Goryczka wyraźna, troszeczkę szczypiąca język. Pijalność na wysokim poziomie.
Wysycenie: Średnie.
Podsumowanie:
Bardzo dobre Black lPA . Świetnie zbalansowa Z mocną,wyraźną nutą prażonego slonecznika. Piwo jest bardzo gładkie i pijalne.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poech73 (334) - Braine, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2016
From Hoppy House Magnifique dégustation proche d’un Porter. A la décapsule, le nez se ravit de senteurs forts aromatiques: café moulu, caramel un houblon résineux le tout sur une eau alcaline. En bouche, la gorgée livre un maltage fort complexe mais assez égale: rond aux saveurs de café cacaoté aux flancs salée cependant fort aqueux. Ce n’est qu’en arrière bouche que je reçois une certaine densité avec de la réglisse qui offre une sensation lactée voire crémeuse accompagnée d’une amérisation forte mais pas agressive sur un belle longueur laissant le palais gras et la langue poudreuse. Un incontournable!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lbianchi66 (268) - FRANCE - JAN 27, 2016
Arômes café, fumé, fruits noirs, réglisse,fruits exotiques. Goût café, fruit de la passion, réglisse. Final fruits confits et fumé. Texture sirupeuse. Excellente.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mduspara (33) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle 0,33 Pours dark (almost black) brown with a big, off white head. Hoppy with aromas of pine, citrus and grapefruit. Some coffee and licorice aromas somewhere in the back. Medium body with well balanced bitter/sweet taste. On the palate it tastes of pine, licorice and orange. Long lasting bitter aftertaste.


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