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

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RATINGS: 956   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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 (1188) - - 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."


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poech73 (319) - Braine, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2016
From Hoppy House Magnifique dégustation proche d’un Porter. A la décapsule, le nez se ravit de senteurs forts aromatiques: café moulu, caramel un houblon résineux le tout sur une eau alcaline. En bouche, la gorgée livre un maltage fort complexe mais assez égale: rond aux saveurs de café cacaoté aux flancs salée cependant fort aqueux. Ce n’est qu’en arrière bouche que je reçois une certaine densité avec de la réglisse qui offre une sensation lactée voire crémeuse accompagnée d’une amérisation forte mais pas agressive sur un belle longueur laissant le palais gras et la langue poudreuse. Un incontournable!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lbianchi66 (221) - FRANCE - JAN 27, 2016
Arômes café, fumé, fruits noirs, réglisse,fruits exotiques. Goût café, fruit de la passion, réglisse. Final fruits confits et fumé. Texture sirupeuse. Excellente.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mduspara (25) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle 0,33 Pours dark (almost black) brown with a big, off white head. Hoppy with aromas of pine, citrus and grapefruit. Some coffee and licorice aromas somewhere in the back. Medium body with well balanced bitter/sweet taste. On the palate it tastes of pine, licorice and orange. Long lasting bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (1271) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle. A- Milk chocolate. A- Black color, black liquid, light brown head. T- Cocoa, roasty, subtle bitterness. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- To be fair, I did have this bottle almost a year after the best by day. Some would scream in horror. For me, I think it’s only made this better. The hops are pretty much gone and it’s showing through almost completely stout like. Pretty tasty. I’m honestly not sure I’d like it as much fresh.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheAleMale (9) - Worcester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016 does not count
Bottle from Whole Foods in Cheltenham. Excellent beer section there. Another great effort from Brewdog. Super hoppy but smooth with loads of body. Black IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werthergoethe (234) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 24, 2016
Солодов& вкус. Горчинк& в послевк& довольн& плотное. В целом - не произве& сильног& впечатл& Хороший, качеств& брюдог и не более.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
unglaublich (18) - - JAN 21, 2016
Subtile aroma due to lack of carbonation. Taste is full and light sweet. Less bitter than other IPAs which makes it a pleasant surprise. Malty body. nuts, herbs, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, slick feel, flat,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1614) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 19, 2016
Negra, abundante espuma ocre. Aroma potente, lupulado. Muy rica en boca, equilibrada, base malteada tostada, café. Bien lupulada, bastante cítrica con notas ligeramente herbales. Cuerpo moderado y bien de gas. Muy bebible, disimulando bien el alcohol. Bien buena.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Piw (626) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2016
330ml Flasche. Klar und schwarz. Kleine Schaumkrone. Leichtes Kaffearoma. Spritzig und erfrischend. Angenehm bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohhnyB (68) - CROATIA - JAN 15, 2016
0,33 bottle. Dark brown color with creamy brown head. Aroma of caramel, malts and some citrus notes, medium bitternes and sweetnes.


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