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

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RATINGS: 895   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%.


humlelala's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
humlelala (1136) - - 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."


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
ludos68 (4) - - AUG 22, 2015 does not count
Colore marrone scuro Schiuma colore cappuccino abbastanza persistente Al naso agrumato, frutta tropicale, caramello. Al palato attacco dolce di caramello, poi agrumi e fruttato. Finale amaro con retrogusto di liquirizia.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjik83 (998) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2015
33cl flesje bij John Mullins, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 7,2% Uitgeschonken in origineel Brewdog glas Uiterlijk: zwart met redelijke schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: neus is lekker bloemig en hoppig, smaak is hoppig, bloemig, chocolade, gebrande mouten, bittertje Conclusie: veel diepe smaken, hoppige en bloemige versus de stout smaken, lekker ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackadutton (23) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Keg at Brewdog Shoreditch. Pours pitch black with one finger frothy off white head. Lots of lacing on the glass. Loads of hops and citrus/grapefruit notes on the aroma. Also lots of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and cherries. Taste is hoppy, grapefruit, pine, liquorice and some dark chocolate bitterness. Lovely mouth feel from body and carbonation too. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeanF (1891) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - AUG 19, 2015
Aroma is a nice hops and molasses balance. Has a great foamy beige head and jet black body. Flavour has great smooth coffee notes with a dry hop finish. It’s comfortable on the mouth and has no cloying alcohol despite the high ABV. A great dark ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thmsboyd (120) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle BBE: 05/05/16. Cool. Pours a deep, dark mahogany body with small, patchy tan head and good lacing. Surprisingly intense hoppy aroma, with pine, resin and tropical fruits; coconut and lemon zest most prominent. Not much roasted character detected on the nose. Rich, luxurious, bitter chocolate perfectly matched by a light, currant sweetness. Full-bodied with a slightly abrasive texture, despite a medium-low carbonation. The finish is long-lasting and nicely balanced. Really enjoyable ’crossover’ ale that’s surprisingly hop-orientated. Perhaps lacking a little in complexity and texture, but for a readily available supermarket ale, this is top-notch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (1116) - Alabama, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 18 April 2014 -- That is a really tasty Cascadian IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OllieBBommel (1269) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2015
33 cl bottle@home. Appearance: ruby dark brown, creamy beige head. Aroma: c-hops, roasted malt, some coffee and chocolate. Taste: grapefruit, medium sour bitter, some sweet, dark fruit. Palate: refreshing, lasting sour bitter, lively carbonation. Overall: nice surprise :-)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hikeg (65) - - AUG 12, 2015
Pours coffee brown with average frothy light brown head. Aroma is coffee, light chocolate, molasses, toasted malts, medium to heavy hoppy - spruce, resin, basement yeast. Flavor is salty malts, medium bitter, touch of smoke. Body is medium, palate is almost oily, carbonation is average. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eManu (495) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2015
Pours a black color with a nice tan head, but that quickly left only a ring around, but with lacing. Aroma of black coffee, herbs, hops. Flavors of black coffee, roasted malts, herbs, pines, hops, hint of dark chocolate. Nice light to medium bitterness, and with a creamy texture and dry finish. Nice medium body, and great balance of flavors. Very enjoyable. Slightly oily and a long black coffee taste finish, with a light bitterness. Nice tasty brew. Good Dog!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TtV (251) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Deep black colour with a firm creme coloured head that fades a bit too quick. Aroma of malts, dry hops and grain which is beautiful. The taste is bitter as expected, but is more mild than the aroma makes you believe. The aftertaste lasts with a feel of alcohol in the throat.


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