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

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RATINGS: 807   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%.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Teran (96) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 30, 2014
Yes, I admit I am singing in the orchestra of Black IPA fans. Extremely smooth, cream finish. Black clear ruby. Nice bitterness. Rich wood aroma, best palate. Pure pleasure.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bastarda (140) - Freiburg, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2014
shared with bartlebier, Bierle, Oldmanriver. My first BIPA so far. Aromas reminiscent very much of a DIPA, fruity hops, peach, passion fruit, as well as the taste. But creamier, juicier. Maybe only due to its colour. A hint of espresso in aftertaste. A great looking beer with a great but almost non-black taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (440) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
Draft. Black pour with a tall beige head, good retention. Aroma is mixed, malt, roast, but also fruity hops. Taste like a stout with more hop presence, fruit, berry, resin. terrific.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gwizdek1990 (77) - POLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Barwa czarna nieprzejrzysta, klarowna. Piana brunatna, drobno pęcherzykowa, zostawia obrączki na szkle. W aromacie chmielowa cytrusowość i ziołowosć ale też lekkie ciemne, palone nuty. Cytrusy są bardzo wyraźne, kwaskowe co łączy się z aromatami palonymi. W smaku ciemne słody, mocno przypalony karmel (nie słodki ale gorzki). Jest popiołowe, czuć też palony słonecznik, ma niesamowicie intensywną i mocną goryczkę, ktůra długo zalega w ustach i przełyku. Goryczka na początku jest chmielowa a potem przechodzi w paloną, trochę wędzoną. Pomimo 7,2% alkohol jest świetnie ukryty. Czuć go jako lekkie grzanie i drapanie w przełyku.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (490) - Airvault, FRANCE - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A dark brown, nearly black, beer with a big beige head ; poor retention ; good lacing, tiny bubbles. Intense fruity aroma (red berries, blackberry), herbs, resin, smoke, pepper. Medium sweet, medium dry bitter refreshing. Expressive body, silky texture, good carbonation, dry lasting bitter finish. Overall, delicious fruity aroma, great taste, memorable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
[6403-20140628] Tap. Mild smoked fish aroma. Slightly hazy, dark dark brown red body with a ll foamy mocha head. Smoky cedar and chlorinated metallic pool noodle flavour. Roasted multigrain bread flavour has a lingering malty finish. Full body. Odd, not a fan at first. (6/4/6/3/13) 3.2
(@ BrewDog, Glasgow, Scotland)

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Godfather50 (87) - SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Another beer from Brewdog thatís full of surprise and packed with flavour. The simcoe hop hits home soon after the pour. Not floral, not citrus. Peachy perhaps and powerful. The head is nothing special for a dark beer. The taste is the deepest blackberry, with dark cherry and mellow malt. The Finnish is raspingly dry which could be slightly toned back. And the ABV, well itís wine really isnít it? And with the size of the bottle thatís the way Iím gonna treat it.,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (202) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 17, 2014
Botella @La taberna de hank. Luanco ............................. 12/12/2014

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TitoAndolini (2) - - DEC 17, 2014 does not count
This is a solid brew, Nice toasted choco malts. The hoppiness could be a bit stronger, a bit more piny bitterness

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerardgathier (488) - - DEC 16, 2014
This is a solid brew, Nice toasted choco malts. The hoppiness could be a bit stronger, a bit more piny bitterness

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