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

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RATINGS: 578   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%.


humlelala's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
humlelala (879) - - JAN 31, 2013
(33 cl bottle from Ølbutikken; BBD: October 10th 2013; Batch #318) Pours black with a beautifully dense, tan head. Decent retention, good regeneration and beautiful lace. Aroma is fresh, simcoe-like herbal hoppiness. Oily texture, medium carbonation, medium body and a rather bitter finish. Taste follows the nose with added bitterness. Somewhat agressive but in a refined and very smooth way like a hitman. Girlfriend says "It has a subtle cola-note to it. It’s bitter but it’s okay."


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 (28) - 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 (2216) - 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 (337) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (2914) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2014
On tap at The Cove. Pours a very dark brown with thick beige head that leaves sticky lacing. The aroma is pine hop and earthy malt. Medium mouthfeel with nice roasted malt, smoke, wood and nice finish. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baton (15) - Łódź, POLAND - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Very nice hoppy aroma, tropical fruits, citrus, a bit of resin, roasted, dark malts. The same in taste. Good balance between sweetness and bitterness. Medium body. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
r464 (1783) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2014
Hoppy aroma. Some dark and roasty malt. Very punchy, smooth with a nice dark kick leading to a hoppy finish that is crisp and refreshing. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2478) - North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2014
Sniffer at triangle wine. Good aroma. Sweet and roasty. Earthy. Chocolate. Small head no lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Heavy body creamy mouthfeel. Bitter Finish. It’s good. But not great. No real punch in aroma or flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tombacity (1) - - APR 4, 2014 does not count
Beautifully dark color with creamy chocolate brown head. Intensive coffe in taste and some sweetness. A nice blend/mix of Stout and Guinness.

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