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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%.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (358) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle black body with nice lasting tan head great aroma with fruits roasted malts hops complex taste aftertaste is bitter with malt great beer

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ysolem (35) - - AUG 22, 2013
Un fantastique houblon frais et coloré. Cette bière est un magnifique nectar qui se boit facilement

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (3812) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
pours clear very dark brown with a nice creamy light beige head, good retention and lacing. chocolatey and roasted malts, bitter chocolate and burnt nuts, lightly sweet burnt caramel, coffee, resin, citrus, hint of maple, bit of dust, tobacco. moderate to low carbonation, light to medium body - oily, nice lightly piney-resinous finish, never harsh. good balance and good drinkability for stated abv, just a tad too sweet for my liking. still.. much enjoyed!

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Senka (349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 14, 2013
33cl bottle. Hops and caramel malt - both are extremely complex and fully loaded. Pitch black, clear with brown thick (1/4 Guinness) head, and very beautiful lacing. Medium bitter with thin sweet aftertaste. Chocolate, charred oak, dark roasted malts and all of that infused with hoppy bitterness. Feels like 1/3 Alice Porter and 2/3 Hardcore IPA mixed together. Surprisingly refreshing. Drink it as is, without any snacks.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
graham_murphy (228) - - AUG 13, 2013
I’m becoming a fan of black IPAs and this is defnitely pushing me further along the way. It strikes a great balance between the sharp citrusy hops and the sweet caramel flavours from the malt. Very drinkable too. Stand aside Guinness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Acid303 (398) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - AUG 12, 2013
33cl bottle, served in Irish Pint. Pours very dark copper with a big beige frothy head. The aroma is quite citrusy, with lots of orange peel and caramel notes (so good). The taste is dark chocolate, sweet malts and hints of licorice. Nice bitterness, very well balanced. Medium body, good carbonation. Just what one can expect from a Black IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (348) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
Très noire. Petit collet blanc/beige. Très petit reflet rouge. Nez: houblon. Grain Torréfié. Gazon. Floral. Fruité. Vanille. Bouche: entré sucré. Belle amertume. Houblonné. Fruité. Agrume. Florale. Chocolat noir. Bien torréfié. Finale très sèche. Très bien.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sblsimone85 (205) - USA - AUG 10, 2013
Ragazzi fantastica birra difficile da catalogare, al naso frutta rossa caramello e prugna in bocca dolcina come una classica ale ma con una punta di amaro a chiudere come una pale ale. Corpo splendito e conplessa sia all'olfatto che al gusto. Semplicemente divina. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (391) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2013
Black with white head. Aroma is nice roast. Taste is sweet with very mild hops.Overall, not a complex or big black ipa, but very sessional.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (1469) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle from Brewdog online shop. Pours black with a moderate tan head. Nice frothy fizz in a surprisingly creamy mouthfeel that is maybe a little sticky by the end. Aroma of tropical fruit - mango and pineapple- gets a bit sweet, like those old fruit salad chewy sweets. On tasting there’s pine up front with a little lemon, then more fruit salad sweets and strawberry bubble gum, followed by vanilla, cola, chocolate and a little charcoal. Definitely complex and unusual, but rather too sweet for me by the end.


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