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

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RATINGS: 818   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%.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pkomar (208) - Poznan, POLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Lots of resin, pine, some fruits and light coffee in aroma. Some caramel in there as well along with roasted sunflower. Pours black with big beige head, staying for a long time on top of the beer, leaving nice lacing. Taste is dry, bitter, complex with a great aftertaste of high quality coffee. Mixes great with resin. Overall it’s an excellent beer - love it.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wazzawazza (40) - Geraldton, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2014
Decent darker beer that fits its description well. The IPA nature is prominent, as well as the clear hoppy taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robto (45) - Belas, PORTUGAL - NOV 30, 2014
33cl bottle at cerveteca bar in Lisbon. It pours a black colour with a rich and creamy tan head that lasts. Aroma is citrus and piney hops, fruity and some caramel malts. Taste is obviously citruisy, a little sweet from the toffee, spicy, roasted malts and pretty bitter overall. It has a medium body with decent carbonation. That’s a good IPA as usual.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2014
33cl bottle. Medium tan head that mostly dissipates atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, grapefruit, light orange, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast, some caramel, light bittersweet chocolate. Medium body, some stickiness, light effervescence.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (447) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 22, 2014
the aroma is caramel and herbal with hints of coffee and pine needles... the taste is spicy, malty and fruity with notes of pine, toffee, licorice, grapefruit and coffee... intensive hopping... dry bitter aftertaste...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (530) - GREECE - NOV 22, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2014 From tap at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with beige head. Aroma is roasted malty, bready, light chocolate and coffee, hoppy too. Sweet and bitter taste same as the aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Puzon (4) - - NOV 20, 2014 does not count
Barwa ciemnobrunatna, niemal czarna. Piana obfita, lekko beżowa. Wyraźne aromaty amerykańskich chmieli - czuć cytrusy i sosnę. Alkohol świetnie zamaskowany, goryczka średnia. Niesamowicie pijalne Black IPA!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bewyder (182) - FRANCE - NOV 20, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 Une IPA noire écossaise, amère et arômes maltés, reste peu aguichante à l’oeil. Bouteille bue au bar La Tête à l’envers, Vincennes, France, première dégustation difficile le 27/11/2013, seconde dégustation beaucoup plus plaisante le 01/12/2014. Comme quoi les goûts et l’expérience évoluent...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liquidhedonism (268) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2014
12 oz bottle. Aroma: roasty, malty, and chalky, with hints of coffee and ash. Taste/Palate: over-carbonated and sweet; finishes bitter and astringent. Not a favorite. Astringency is a killer for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
julesjis (233) - Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Poured from a 12. Aroma is a malty IPA smell. The beer is a bit over carbonated so the first taste packs a bit of a punch. Once you get into the main part of the beer it is a roasty, dark chocolatey, coffee flavor. The head is almost like a milkshake and this beer tasted ever so slightly like a real beer shake. Would have been much better if it wasn’t so overcarbonated.


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