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

bottled
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RATINGS: 867   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benderone (49) - FRANCE - MAY 27, 2014
Bouteille 33cl. Noire, carbo moyenne. Nez résineux, arômes de malts légérement tofféfiés, chocolat. Bien équilibrée, la fin de bouche est réchauffée par l’alcool. Un bon breuvage.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (3286) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2014
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Black appearance with a tan head. Aroma of pine, citrus hops, roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Similar flavor, nicely balanced and quite tasty. Medium body, nice brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gamin (146) - Brockport, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Poured from a 12 oz bottle a bit over 2 months before the printed Best Before date. Deep black color with a small head that quickly dissipated. Clean and crisp aroma with very little roastiness which is a bit shocking and enticing given the color. Minor grassiness with a very balanced bitter bite in the flavor. Wow is this easy to drink! I really love it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maledictum (713) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - MAY 25, 2014
A black beer with a thin light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasty malt, pine, coffee and alcohol. Similar flavours and nicely bitter with mild carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaxiDriver (1553) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle. The smell of roasted malt, some chocolate, a little bit sour. The head is medium large, beige and brown and creamy-foamy with a long duration. The body is black. A nice malty taste, quite bitter finish. The body is medium strong, dry and creamy with a lively carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2787) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2014
Flaske: Sortbrun let uklar øl med et fint skumhoved. Duften er let brændt ellers velhumlet. Smagen er igen brændte malte og masser af humle. God mundfylde. Black IPA vinder langsomt på mig. Godt eksempel på denne øltype.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - MAY 24, 2014
Deep porter or even stout-like pour, big roasted coffee, toast, pine, grapefruit and citrus aroma and flavor, some abv burn but not much. Long bitter finish, rival to Stones SSRA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5215) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle. Nose is roast with heavy chocolate and nice hops that really suit the ’style’ well. Pours pitch with an enormous tan head. Taste is smooth roast, light bitter with slightly more acrid tang (the fabled Guinness sourness, at turns), very light lactose and only slight sweetness (the tang is the star here!). Medium-low chocolate, hops are there but it seems there’s a role reversal: hops as the immovable backbone, deep malt allowed to rattle and flourish. Medium body with inky character, and enjoyable enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3374) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Draft at Three Fires. Dark roasty malt, light anise, and sweet caramel malt aroma. Black brown with a small tan head. Dark roasty malt, light ash, anise, and spruce hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DroolYeast (450) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2014
Draft @ BrewDog Aberdeen. Aroma of fresh brewed coffee, some pine and grassy hops. Black with tiny tan head, which is lasting. Taste of coffee, tropical fruit, citra hops. Moderate bitterness, balanced light sweetness. I love how the burnt malt taste stays in your mouth. Finish is hoppy. Soapy texture. Average carbonation.


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