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

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RATINGS: 884   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%.


kingstoni's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1745) - - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle. Dark cola color with a frothy beige head. Aroma of floral hops, ginger and syrup. Flavors are roasted malt, sweet floral hops and some nuts. Bitter finish.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pumpkin87 (132) - - AUG 2, 2015
Pours opaque brown with large mocha head that leaves some lacing. Nose of chocolate cherries, basement, grapefruit, alcohol. The aroma suggests a vinous quality, but in the glass it’s hops, licorice, burnt toffee, rye in a thin body. Very fizzy, with strong alcohol heat _ the ABV seems significantly understated. Moderately bitter and very dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1749) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2015
Man is is good. Tap at biermarkt Ottawa. Pours pitch black with some frothy head and tons of lacing. Nose is coffee and cherries. Flavours of espresso, dark chocolate, cherries, pine, roasted grain. Taste med/big bitter medium sweet. Full creamy body with lively carbonation. Really well done.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
creppyiceman (74) - POLAND - JUL 27, 2015
(bottle 330ml) Aroma: strong tropic fruits and citrusy aroma, some roasty and chocolate hints in the back, very juicy Appearance:dark almost black color, perfect beige head with great lacing and durability. Taste: very citrusy flavour , notes of chocolate and coffee, medium bitterness Palate: veeery smooth medium body, average carboantion- sooooooooooo drinkable Overall: Great beer, amazing balance makes this beer soo drinkable and smooth.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Achel (179) - GREECE - JUL 25, 2015
Nice creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, citrus, pine, roast malt and notes of nuts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (590) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a moderate brown head which recedes to a brown lacing. Aroma is fruity and slightly malty. Taste is tropical fruits, slight malts and a hop bitterness.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
wolfcarnival (154) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 21, 2015
bottle from paradise market. had it in my fridge for ages. aroma of tropical and dark fruits, its rich. taste is tons of fruit and dark coffee chocolate. then a shock of hops. fuck i did not like it. too much for me. a balancing of extremes where neither side tempers the other. i wasnt ready for it, poured about half of it out i found it so personally unappealing

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsandBolts (193) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2015
On tap at the Bier Markt. Nice black ale with dark roasted malt and coffee coming through in the aromas and flavours.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artiredbirds (111) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 19, 2015
Брюдоги во всем и всегда отличны& абсолют& хопанут& при этом древесн& и хлебный, с перебор& шоколад& и сладост& Довольн& мягкий в конце, не знаю как настоящ& блэк Ипа должен выгляде& и вкуснот& однако я бы горечну& поболе

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2057) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 16, 2015
This is a bit of a surprise as I didn’t take particularly close attention to the label and wasn’t expecting the fruity vibrancy of the hoppiness in this black beer. It is a stark, jet black ale with a persistent covering of cream coloured head and good lace down the side of the glass. The American hopping comes through in the nosing to the extent that it smells similar to many New Zealand black IPA editions that are heavily influenced by the West Coast of the US. The intriguing thing about the flavour is that it has quite a soapy quality to it. Like having my mouth washed out by my mother for saying fuck out loud. My mouth was also assailed by blackberry, pastry, molasses and juniper. It was a juicy devil while it lasted. Tasty to boot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4423) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Draft@Brewdog Leicester. Pitch black beer with a strong slightly off white head. The aroma is mildly malty and roasted, and the flavour has bitterness and good smooth roastedness. Overall a nice dark ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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