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

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RATINGS: 987   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%.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borisz (407) - NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2016
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a jet black with brown head. Aroma is citrusy Simcoe hops. Taste is citrus with a little roasted backbone. Excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (3089) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2016
Tap at Kompaan. Almost black with beige head. Some chocolate, sweet malts, light fruity hops, a bit of rye. Medium sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with a bit creamy feel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2493) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2016 Bottle at Skallywag Sud N’ Grub Kemah. Black with a huge fizzy light brown head. Aroma of molasses, roast, ash, alcohol, medicine. Tastes roasty and lightly bitter. Medium bodied and fizzy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dégustée le 8/12/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : noire. Apparence : quasi-opaque.
Arôme : Malt rôti, houblon citrique, herbeux et résineux aux notes fruitées, notes de caramel et de chocolat.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Goût moyen-amer de houblon citrique, herbeux, légèrement résineux aux notes fruitées (agrumes), florales et épicées, présent toute la gorgée. Une dominante de de malt rôti est présente avec un léger goût de chocolat noir et de caramel.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement crémeuse. Finale : longue, composée d’une amertume de rôti, de houblon herbeux, moyennement citrique et aux notes résineuses.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
allanmb (133) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2016 Pours black with a good beige head. Aroma of pithy 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, mild coffee, 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 (107) - 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 (1431) - 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.


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