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

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RATINGS: 807   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 (1059) - - 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."


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerathon (1386) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Black IPA, I feel this beer is not, more likely a moderately bitter porter, which some may argue is the same thing. Whatever, it tastes good enough. Aroma is a bit off-putting, but overall an alright brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tranquillity (1433) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2015
Tap at Brewdog helsinki. Wonderful sweet aroma, nice head and thick body. The taste is just like a black ipa should be: smoky, with a long finish. Great!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1219) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 20, 2015
On tap at Brewdog Barcelona. Black colour with off white head. Roasted, chocolate, hoppy, grass aroma. Roasted, chocolate, sweet, hoppy, grass taste, some fruitness. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1163) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
on tap at brewdog shoreditch. opaque black pour with small dark head. aroma is intensely hoppy with roasted malts and a little bitter chocolate. incredibly hoppy. not my favourite style but this is great for what it is. dry, malty, hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rulymel (178) - SPAIN - FEB 18, 2015
Tasted in new local BregDog Bar Barcelona Black colour with a thin head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate malt and resin hops. Taste is full. Chocolate malt, roasted malts and nice bitteness very resined and pine, due to Chinook. Nice black IPA

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2615) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
On tap at Biermarkt. Candy peach and catty aroma with some bittersweet chocolate accents. Opaque black under a lasting light brown cover. Flavour is slightly medicinal orange peel up front (Pacific jade?) with bittersweet chocolate and a grapefruit peel finish. Medium bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation, slightly smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiosna (320) - - FEB 14, 2015
Tuoksussa hyvin raikkaan hedelmäistä humalaa, persikkaa, ananasta, vähän sitrusta, mallasta. Maussa mäntyistä humalaa, sitrusta paahteista mallasta.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lello4ever (103) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
BrewDog non si smentisce con questa notevole black ipa, stile che non amo particolarmente ma che sa in ogni caso essere meritevole. Nerissima e con ampio cappello di schiuma beige chiaro, al naso fanno da padrone malto tostato e un po’ di luppoli, mentre bevendola il gusto amaro di luppolo, tostatura e legno predominano, con un buon equilibrio dolce-amaro e una tendenza al secco che resta nel finale sul palato. Alcool piuttosto nascosto, carbonazione nella media.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
torleifm (15) - NORWAY - FEB 13, 2015
Svart, med off-white skum. Aroma preges av humle med toner av karamell, vanilje og sjokolade. God fylde og fin markant bitterhet som ikke bikker over, men gir balanse.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hugi (437) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2015
Dark black, brown and rough-textured, medium head. At first sweet , fruity, berry-like aroma (raspberries, raisins). Later dark malts, licorice. Malty-sweet taste with some notes of bitterness derived from the malts. Dry-resiny hop-bitterness and a coffee-like finish.


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