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

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RATINGS: 855   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 (58) - Barcelona, - DEC 23, 2012
D’ampolla. Intensíssim aroma de llúpol i marihuana. Equilibrat sabor dels malts torrats i el frescor del llúpol. Molt recomenable.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (454) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
Floral hop aroma with a light roast. Dark pour. Taste is not too bitter but noticable a bit aftertaste, roasted flavor, will balanced. Very enjoyable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxbol77 (13) - SLOVENIA - JUN 1, 2015
Deep black pour with brown head. The aroma is bright pine and fruit with a bit of blackberry and licorice. Very interesting black ipa, more inclined towards the hops than the roastiness of the malts.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bubeer (65) - - MAY 29, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2015 Black with brown tips. Thin head, low retention. Nicely soapy and floral in the nose, a bit of fruit too. The roast comes with the tasting, gently wrapped by the hops. Bitter-sweet as it should. Very good complexity in the body. Oily to creamy texture.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtu71 (231) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle. Medium tanned head. Deep black brown. Roasted, herbal, complex, tasty and interesting. Medium bodied and bit watery palate.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
diabel (1626) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2015
Deel black body. Offwhite head. Nose of coffee. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet flavour. Nice one, not great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonotono (90) - torino, ITALY - MAY 26, 2015
Colore nero impenetrabile, schiuma marroncina. odore fruttato, agrumato, floreale, frutta tropicale, resinoso. Sapore tostato, poi un bell’amaro agrumato, resinoso, lungo, lunghissimo e amarissimo. Corpo oleoso. Molto buona.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kristall-König (2437) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2015
Geruch kaffeemalzig, röstig, Zitrus. Dunkelmalziger Antrunk, Zitrus. Mitte kaffee, Malz, Grapefruitnoten. Abgang Zitrusaroma, bitter, Kaffee. Echt gut.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlexGR (163) - GREECE - MAY 15, 2015
Dark fruits. Rich flavours. With chocolate, coffe and nuts. Hoppy and citrus aromas. Crisp with bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KW92 (280) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 13, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa ciemno brązowa z rubinowymi refleksami. Piana drobna, wysoka, długa. Ładnie oblepia szkło.
AROMAT: Intensywny. Świeży cytrusowy, owoców, żywiczny. W tle kwiatowość, delikatnie palone, nuty czekoladowo-kawowe.
SMAK: Łagodne owocowo-cytrusowe. Posmak kawowo-torfowy. Na finiszu cytrusy. Goryczka średnia do wysokiej - cytrusowa, krótka.
OGÓLNIE: Solidna propozycja. Bardzo dobry aromat, równie dobre zbalansowane w smaku między łagodną słodowością, a konkretną goryczką. 8*5*8*4*16

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cokemonkey11 (149) - - MAY 12, 2015
330ml, brown bottle, cask and barrel, Edinburgh. Scent is dense citrus hops with hazy, spicy notes. Pours cola-colored with a thin brown head subsiding at a medium rate. It has a red hue! Taste is medium bodied (maybe rye?) with medium density/light syrup-like feel. Finish is smooth and clear. Excellent.


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