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

bottled
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RATINGS: 583   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%.


czar's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (3807) - Québec, Quebec, - AUG 21, 2013
pours clear very dark brown with a nice creamy light beige head, good retention and lacing. chocolatey and roasted malts, bitter chocolate and burnt nuts, lightly sweet burnt caramel, coffee, resin, citrus, hint of maple, bit of dust, tobacco. moderate to low carbonation, light to medium body - oily, nice lightly piney-resinous finish, never harsh. good balance and good drinkability for stated abv, just a tad too sweet for my liking. still.. much enjoyed!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mithe (785) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 23, 2014
(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma : Strong hoppy, citrusy, fruity.
Appearance : Opaque black color. Minimal, brown head.
Taste : Medium sweet, very bitter, strong citrusy, light roasted.
Palate : Medium body. Long, very bitter finish.
Overall : Fragrant and tasty IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmahut (648) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 23, 2014
Black body with creamy tan head. Aroma is amazing, has a light citrus character, avocado, some berries but mostly coffee, roasty, toffee. Taste has licorice sweetness with almost parallel complex earthy bitterness. It’s like the sweet dances with the bitter. After taste is little bit grassy. Body is full, medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wihlan (134) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2014
Flaska hemma hos föräldrarna. Mycket mörk men skumkronan var lite av en besvikelse. Aromen var inte så tillfredställande heller men smaken var bra. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBaboon (1485) - FINLAND - APR 19, 2014
Pours black with light beige head. Aroma is hoppy, roasted and citrus. Flavour is roasted, bitter and citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (11941) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle at Beer Hunters. Opaque black color, good brownish head. Aroma has grass, toasted maltyness and citrus. Medium-bodied. Toasted malty flavor with citrusy hoppyness and salty licorice. Stylish and tasty CDA.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Coolmac (39) - SOUTH AFRICA - APR 13, 2014
Huge aroma when poured, black with thin layer of foam. Dark malt and hop aromas, follow through with flavors of the same. A+

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanelst (35) - AUSTRIA - APR 10, 2014
Black IPA. Aroma is espresso, roast, bitter chocolate. Medium body, bitter finish. Taste is bitter, citrus, roast and hops. Nice burned aftertaste. Another fine beer from the Brewdog-guys.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2247) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
On tap @ Brewdog Camden (Greater London). Dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy with roasted malt, caramel, citrus and cat piss. Tate is slightly sweet with citrus, roasted malt, caramel and light bitterness. Medium (almost full) body, Medium carbonation. Good Black IPA. Robust, but drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miked1687 (606) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 7, 2014
Bottle to glass. Dark Brown black pour with a thin khaki head. Nose is dark roasted coffee, some citrusy hops. Taste is dark roasted malt and coffee beans with hops. Nice balance and blend with this one, smooth body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (366) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 18.07.2014. Pours black with tan head. The head stays. Aroma is toast, malt, coffee, and mild smoke. Taste is sweet, coffee, roast, watery, licorice and mild floral. Finish is creamy and lingering coffee bitter with hints of smoke. Overall: very drinkable.


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