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

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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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%.


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4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theoncle (57) - Barcelona, - DEC 23, 2012
D’ampolla. Intensíssim aroma de llúpol i marihuana. Equilibrat sabor dels malts torrats i el frescor del llúpol. Molt recomenable.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heavy (2144) - Split, CROATIA - OCT 19, 2014
Jun ’14. A 0.33 l bottle from Magic beer room, Zagreb. It poured hazy very dark brown body with small to medium sized head. Aroma punched me straight into the face. Strong citrus hops mellowed with both toasted and roasted malt scents, including coffee and chocolate. Flavor was also very intense, roasted malt with coffee in the front line was fighting against citrus and some Mediterranean-style spicy hops. Needless to say, full bodied. Finish was long, even more pronouncing its fine flavor. Alcohol was well hidden, which is another plus. Really a nice black IPA, another fine Brewdog brew, awesome job.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (794) - SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Flaska av en vän, tack Arent! Nattsvart vätska med ett fingertjockt skum. Något nedtonade aromer av citrusfrukt, kaffe och bröd. Relativt söt smak. Där man kan identifiera både kaffe och lite citrus. Hade förväntat mig den något beskare.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with an enormous foamy dark tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. Massively overcarbonated. The flavor was dryish with notes of anise and floral hops. The flavor was dry, roasty, woody and had notes of anise and floral hops. Long dry and roasty finish with lingering floral hops. Medium body. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2827) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roast malts, fruity, tropical piney taste, dry roasty finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a pint glass. A: Pours a dark brown color forming a medium and creamy tan head. Medium retention and some lingering thin lacings formed and left S: A mix of roasted malts and flowery hops. A bit fruity with some notes of apple pie T: Great mix of roasted malts and grassy and pinny hops. Notes of caramel malts and apples. In overall, a quite dry and bitter taste. Perfect mix of roasted malts and pinny hops bitterness. Yeasts have a very American Pale Ale profile with a nice earthy taste in the very end M: Medium body and carbonation. Toasted malts with a strong punch of pinny hops in the aftertaste O: Great drinkability. Perfect definition of black IPA [ BA Review @ 5/13/2014 ]

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Powerful and very dark black-ale in the neighbourhood of strong porters and weak russian stouts. Beautifully black with creamy yellow foam, smells of malt and christmas pastries. Taste complex with liquorice, oil, some brown liquor and ruccola. Rather thin in flow, yet with thick and vinous aftertaste. Interesting carbonation in the "pre"-taste. Brew Dog knows what they are doing.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Armadill0 (282) - FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Murky black with a small brown head. Aroma is strong with pine, citrus and liquorice. Taste has anis, soy, pine, roasted malt and salty water. Mouthfeel is smooth, body is medium thick. Aftertaste is bitter and long with pine. Pleasantly light, well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Melnis (185) - LATVIA - OCT 9, 2014
Interesanta black ipa, tomer kaut kas nepatik garsā. Tipiskā black ipas s’telle, bet kaut nas nav kā cerēts

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (2267) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Poured with a thick light tan head that lasts a long time, good lacing and and opaque Black brown color. aroma is like a hoppy stout. Flavor is like aroma, but some of the flavors clash. Body is perfect. Finish is marred by the clashing flavors which end up being somewhat medicinal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (852) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 30, 2014
BOTTLE 33 CL. Look: black with ruby-red highlights, beige frothy head. Aroma: juicy hops, mango, tropical fruit, a bit meaty/yeasty, no black aromas. Taste: again hops, light sweetness, balanced by both hop and very light (like a thin irish stout) roasted malt bitterness. Light acidity.


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