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


on tap

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RATINGS: 839   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14423) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2014
Draught @ T - Anker, Prague. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Roast, pine, grapefruit. Bitter and smooth. Really soft. Good coffee. Lovely condition and very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chmelo (25) - - APR 30, 2014
Bottle from Metro store in SKia. Nice citrussy initial nose. Medium to full body. Well balanced. Overall very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
sctb78 (1) - Carluke, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2014 does not count
From bottle, pours dark with off white head. Dissipates quickly. Citrus, coffee on the nose. Initial hoppy taste gives way to coffee, smoky flavours. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - APR 27, 2014
Bottle 0.33l. Pours black with beige head. Aroma has roasted malt, licorice, coffee, slightly sour. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter, fruity notes, licorice, roasted malt, espresso. Bitter aftertaste with a pleasant fruit flavour. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2106) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
On tap brewdog Sheffield. Black colour slight tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malts black berries. Taste is blackcurrant good dark malts and nice hoppy bitter finish. Medium body nice oily mouthfeel prickly carbonated. Good black ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StevieT (894) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2014
From a bottle. Damn this is good stuff, the bitterness of the hops is subtle and balanced with the smoothness of the malt, rich roasted flavours of coffee kick in at the end. Good stuff, very good stuff.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
lassemi (28) - NORWAY - APR 25, 2014
Very dark. Smells of citrus and alcohol. Tastes dark roasted malt with bitterness. Very bitter aftertaste.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mithe (1023) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 23, 2014
(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma : Strong hoppy, citrusy, fruity.
Appearance : Opaque black color. Minimal, brown head.
Taste : Medium sweet, very bitter, strong citrusy, light roasted.
Palate : Medium body. Long, very bitter finish.
Overall : Fragrant and tasty IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmahut (1363) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 23, 2014
Black body with creamy tan head. Aroma is amazing, has a light citrus character, avocado, some berries but mostly coffee, roasty, toffee. Taste has licorice sweetness with almost parallel complex earthy bitterness. It’s like the sweet dances with the bitter. After taste is little bit grassy. Body is full, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wihlan (390) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2014
Flaska hemma hos föräldrarna. Mycket mörk men skumkronan var lite av en besvikelse. Aromen var inte så tillfredställande heller men smaken var bra. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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