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

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RATINGS: 673   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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%.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10453) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Draft sample. Poured black color with an average frothy tan head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, dark earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good but not a standout beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
venom666 (309) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Almost Jet Black color with beige persistent head. Hoppy and fruity aroma, citric hints are present, together with roasted malts. Taste is dry and hoppy and resiny, with caramel, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and a peristent bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7729) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle from State Line. Pours hazy and thick blackish with big 3-finger tan head. Nose is huge floral and blackberry notes, Simcoe hops. Tastes rich, very fruity in a blackberry sense, with big malt, fruity notes, and citra hops, plus sweet black currant flavor late. This one is delicious, and complex, and I’d love a sixer, please! This one is on another level as a black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Medium roasted malts, almost some charred/burnt notes, with some moderate grassy hoppy bitterness. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5332) - Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Draft at Dutch’s. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, some coffee notes, earthy and resiny hops, dry, decent bitterness but not crazy bitter, decent drinker that held up pretty well in transit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1632) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Thanks jlthiessen for this beauty. Pours a beautiful black with creamy mocha head. Aromas of dank hops and coffee with notes of chocolate. Flavors follow suit. A benchmark black IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6070) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of nice grapefruit, roast, coffee, chocolate, hints of dark fruit, slight spice, yeast. Taste is a mix of grapefruit, roast, coffee, cocoa, hints of slight pine, grass, chocolate, finishing slightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle @ Greg’s dump. Pours a dark brownish appearance with a brown head. Pretty fucken spicy, piney, dank hoppy aroma with some roast. Nice malt backbone with a bit of mint and pine. Moderate to high bitterness. Light sweetness. Nice spicy hops. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (320) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Nearly black in colour with a beige head. Pretty classic black IPA aromas, dark smoky malt with chocolate, coffee, and an assertive hop presence. Flavour is malts with chocolate, coffee, some hops and a bit of smoke. Not the hoppiest black IPA I’ve had, but I like it that way - it focuses more on the malts, which are robust like a nice foreign stout. A very very tasty and nicely balanced black IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artyom (429) - Osijek, CROATIA - JUN 11, 2014
0,33l bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is citrus, fruits, pine, some roasted malt and coffee. Taste is sweet with some roastiness and hoppy bitterness. Medium to full body. Overall it’s quite good and interesting beer.


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