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

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RATINGS: 685   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fitwitchik (262) - USA - JUL 1, 2014
Poured from a bottle in a 4 pack into a pint glass blackish with a tan head. Aroma is roasty hops. Flavor is definite west coast Simcoe with malts. The burnt flavor is dominate which is exactly what a black IPA needs. So good. Balanced better that the average and definitely glad I have 3 more bottle to share & enjoy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle:   Nice looking lacing, dark, fairly black.   Smooth on the tongue.   Soft roastiness, a little black malt, with also a very soft hop bitterness.   Good balance, clean, chewy.   Pretty tasty.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Hoppy finish, a little black malt.   Solid, not real big on either end, but a good balance.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
themightyjag (170) - - JUN 28, 2014
330ml bottle from Tesco. Bubbly tan head, good lacing. Body is black. Nose is smokey charcoal, burnt sugar, grassy hops. Loads of hops in the flavour, malt backbone stands up well though. Pine, a little citrus. Roasty. Aftertaste has some boozy caramel notes. Quite thick mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Incredibly hoppy for a dark beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8420) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
Decent shwartz beer, with spice like ginger and minimal hop. Bottle at L’Autre Oieul. They told me bottle just recently received.I am sure a different brew in Scotland on tap.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yy0pp (484) - - JUN 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2014 Bottle 33cl. Klub malých pivovarů. Poured black color with an average frothy tan head. Hoppy and fruity aroma.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wvhoran (93) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
On tap in Hobart. Black colour with frothy, off-white head. Aroma is stout-like, malty chocolate, caramel, with sweet hop aromas of orange and grapefruit. Flavour is sweet with roast malt, a nice lingering hop bitterness. Balanced; very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nicoizzo (7) - Rotondi, ITALY - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
Ottima... Colore torno e scurissimo... Schiuma piuttosto blanda di colore marroncino... Al naso odore di tostato e Citro....Molto aggressiva sul palato

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (748) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2014
In tap, poured clear dark brown hue w/ medium beige head and moderate lacing. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ moderate bitter finish. Moderate aromas of hops and malt. Tastes are licorice, tobacco, medium roast malts, grass. Full bodied w/ strong tannins in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (5992) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Extremely dark pour with a foamy light beige head. Citrus and roast malt on the nose. Nice full palate. Taste is awesome - bittersweet, citrus, roast, hoppy but not too bitter. Just great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (3670) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Pine and charcoal nose, not very strong. Black, thick tan head, good lacing. Pine, charcoal, grapefruit, and prune flavor. Good bitterness, but not off balance. Medium balance, soft carbonation. Good stuff, but rather expensive and hard to get in the US.


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