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

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RATINGS: 579   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%.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
graham_murphy (224) - - 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 (342) - 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 (197) - 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 (385) - 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 (1445) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2126) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
330 ml bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits. Pours a dark brown with orange edges pale tan edges. Aroma is lightly roasty with anise and citrusy hops. Flavour is roasty caramel, anise, hints of cocoa, citrus and pine. Body is lighter than one might expect. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (1312) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Wow. Chocolate. Coffee. And a smooth ipa. Dark brown. Beautiful hoppy aroma. Great beer. Had at BrewDog Bristol. Great place.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oops (159) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2013
Dark brown, large light brown head. In aroma pine, citrus and hops. Tasting really good with a lot of hops in it (also in aftertaste). Good beer!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Majek (271) - Ząbki, POLAND - JUL 29, 2013
Dark brown color with ruby reflex. Huge fluffy beige head lasting to the end. Fabulous view! Strong aroma of citrusy and piney. Taste is ever better, lots of american hops, after appears fantastic notes of roasted bariery. At the end some ashy elements. Perfect balance of hops and roastiness. One point lower cause of too high carbonation. Aboslutely remerkable Black IPA!


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