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

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RATINGS: 996   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 (1298) - - 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."


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimbonga (103) - - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle. Almost black with a medium beige head. Aroma of blackberry, grapefruit, pine and mint. Slightly oily to taste, similar flavours to aroma with a little bit of roast malt and cocoa in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TrefwoordPunk (943) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Pours pitch black with a medium tan creamy head and an aroma of roasted malts, black coffee, dark chocolate, earthy notes, citrus, syrup and salmiac. The taste is light to medium sweet with some bitterness and a long but not too bitter finish. Really nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
WilliamDawn (2) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2016 does not count
-A note of spiciness in the end. -Less bitter comparing to Vagabond, letting alone Jack Hammer with the same alcohol percentage. -Overall, more of a stout-like taste, roasty.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PintjeFritz (133) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2016
Normal bottle and label without information in detail about the malts, hops and drinktemperature. Black beer with a very nice cappuccino head, smell is fantastic after IPA, taste is a very good balance between hops and roasty malts, full body with a lot of aromas, finish is dark chocolate, (I have 0.33l bottle with best-before 09.06.2016)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaserov (100) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 3, 2016
Complejísima cerveza. Negra, con ligerísima capa de espuma amarronada. Poca carbonatación, aunque en boca se nota más. Aroma a lúpulos y a café (leve, pero distintivo). Más marcado el lúpulo, pero no lo suficiente como para tapar su carácter de negra, lo cual es curioso, porque, en teoría, una Black IPA debería tener la apariencia de una negra y el sabor de una IPA, pero no es lo que sucede aquí. En boca el carácter del café está mucho más marcado, casi al nivel (o incluso algo por encima) de los lúpulos, cosa que no esperaba. Quizá el mayor problema es que es demasiado fácil de beber...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mice (781) - FINLAND - AUG 2, 2016
Kirkkaalta vaikuttava, mutta valoa läpäisemätön melko musta olut runsaalla beigellä vaahdolla, joka ei kuitenkaan juuri pitsiä jätä. Tuoksu kevyesti havuinen, paahteisen maitokahvinen, kermainen ja pehmeän miellyttävä. Maussa paahteisuutta, maitokahvia, kevyttä maitosuklaisuutta ja loppupuolella kivasti greippistä ja havuista katkeruutta. Pehmeä ja samettinen, keskitäyteläinen suutuntuma. Tässä saisi olla runkoa vielä ehkä aavistuksen verran enemmän, mutta varsin toimiva kokonaisuus kuitenkin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1760) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 2, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Libertine Black Ale by BrewDog at Konstruktorska Business Center Klasa sniadanko, intensywne, owocowe, zywiczne, czekoladowe, pelne w uscie, po prostu smakowite. Jedno z lepszych bipa dla mnie

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe19612 (2531) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a thin beige head, aroma is malty with some hops, the taste is medium bitterness with a dry bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WaddlingPlatypus (112) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
330ml bottle. Dark brown pour with an off-white head; slight green tint to the liquid. Striking metal on the aroma, along with slight cream and notes of soft fruit. Flavours of burnt coffee, a touch of fresh milk, and notes of dark chocolate on the aftertaste. Very hoppy throughout.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LazyPyro (521) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2016
330ml bottle. Black appearance with a small tan head, lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, hops, fruit, pine. Taste is exactly the same as the aroma, some bitterness at the end. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily-creamy texture. Excellent beer.


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