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

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RATINGS: 884   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cervmagpt (415) - PORTUGAL - MAR 26, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 14A, adapted). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 218. AROMA: predominant hop aroma with a floral and piny character. slight roasted malt background. APPEARANCE: very dark brown color but translucent with ruby highlights. medium beige head with average retention. TASTE: predominant hop flavours with a floral and piny character. background sweet malt notes with faint roastiness. medium bitterness with a semi-dry finish. PALATE: velvety medium body with average carbonation. OVERALL: a very interesting black ipa, more inclined towards the hops than the roastiness of the malts.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
Deep black pour with a deep brown head. Sticky and a little bit fruity. The aroma is really lovely - bright pine and fruit with a bit of blackberry and licorice with a bright blueberry aroma. Assertively hopped but quite lovely. Bright and juicy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
procraste (179) - FRANCE - MAR 21, 2015
Une chocolate stout douce avec un peu de piquant ? C’est agréable, rond, pas agressif. Vraiment noir d’aspect, elle reste polie en bouche et pas trop démonstrative sur les arômes torréfié ... C’est celle-ci que j’aurais due acheter à mon collègue qui n’aime pas les stouts !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (699) - Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Draft. Dark nearly black with thin brown head. Piney roast malt aroma with hints of chocolate. Slightly chocolaty malt and sweet up front. Finish is piney hop. More like a hoppy porter than a dark IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thelynchfella (144) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 20, 2015
Poured jet black with little head. Quite a sweet fruity aroma, quite citrussy. Flavour: candy, citrus fruits, toasted malt too. Alcohol is hidden quite well. Pretty damn tasty

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBlueSky93 (500) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Bottle from Brewdog. Pours BLACK....tan coloured single finger head. Aroma of fruits, pine, blackberry, raisins, winter berries, peaty water...Taste of initial malts, roasty, toasty malts, raisins, berries, then peaty water, pine, orange, lemon, wonderful beer!

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
VamboladeTolly (743) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 9, 2015
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours deep dark brown with small tan head, doesnt stay.Aroma of roasted malts, grassy hops, citrus, riped berries. Taste is roasted malts, some light smoke, a bit watery,bready, light citrus. Medium body. BB in two weeks. Have to try it when it freshier.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jurgos (4) - POLAND - APR 5, 2015 does not count
Aromat ameryka?skich chmieli, cytrusy lekka palonosc i karmel, palony karmel. pozniej juz mocna nuta palona chmiele zanikaja. barwa czarna raczej nieprzejrzysta. piana drobnopecherzykowa lecz niezbyt obfita, dosc ladny lejsing. goryczka w strone wysokiej bardzo przyjemna po??czenia od chmielu i palonych slodow lekko wyczuwalny alkohol ale raczej przyjemny w ?adnym stopniu nie przeszkadza. w smaku wyczuwalne palone slody i lekka nuta karmelowa, z malym posmakiem bardzo gorzkiej czekolady. piwo bardzo dobre lecz nie zachwycajace, jest tresciwe i z dobra goryczka.po ogrzaniu mocniej wyczuwalny alkohol i piwo mocno rozgrzewa, jak goraca czekolada tez w smaku mocniejsza czekoladowosc.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
likeatrainwreck (155) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2015
Pours black with a thin tan head, Hoppy aromas, fruit, roasted malts... On taste, the roasted, chocolate malts are at the front, sticky treacle, followed by a piney, fruity hop finish. More malty than most black IPAs, more like a hoppy porter. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1256) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
Bottle at home, 2nd April 15. Really hoppy black IPA, great flavours, really enjoyed it. Strong grapefruit, good pine, malts are heavy. Lovely beer


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