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

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RATINGS: 979   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%.


theoncle's rating

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theoncle (59) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4385) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Black with a 1.5" head. Aroma is all pine hops like a big, black IPA. very smooth palate. Little to no roasted malt Character. Just enough to let you know it’s not an AIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFF (97) - - MAY 22, 2016
Je pensais avoir à faire à une stout, mais pas du tout. Robe noire foncée, mousse beige abondante, mais arômes de houblon et en bouche, amertume accompagnée de la fraîcheur du pamplemousse plutôt que l’âcreté de la torréfaction. Surprenant et plutôt bon, mais finalement pas gustativement différent d’une IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lele (353) - Padova, ITALY - MAY 17, 2016
ASPETTO: marrone scurissimo con riflessi granata, ma praticamente appare come nero impenetrabile. Schiuma marroncina, fine, abbondante e persistente. AROMA: floreale, biscottato, tostato, molto gradevole. AROMA: all’attacco è dolce, biscottata, leggermente caramellata e tostata. Vira poi in un amaro mai invadente e molto gradevole. La birra scivola bene sulla lingua. Veramente ben fatta, si fa ricordare!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrabren (644) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 12, 2016
Dark brown to black, tan diminishing head. Heavily hopped, dominating hops aroma. Flavors of alcohol, coffee, some dryness in the beginning, bitter. Full body, complex and challenging beer. Interesting, but not among the best.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FireGlider (379) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 8, 2016
Dark brown, medium tan creamy head, nice lacing. Some chocolate and roasted malt aroma with medium hop and pine notes. Medium bitterness and some light sweetness on palate. It is good beer, but this hops and malt aromas are mixed. I appreciate more when they are separated with nice transition, beer has better taste than.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ttheilen (370) - USA - MAY 7, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarioSunjic (11) - AUSTRIA - APR 28, 2016
A very fruity aroma with a cool look of label. The taste maintains some of the fruitiness but does not stay long on palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AntonyWilson (66) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 22, 2016
UPDATED: APR 22, 2016 330ml bottle: Pours black with a creamy tan head that lingers. Aromas of caramel and prunes. Hints of roastiness with a medium bitterness. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Overall a hoppy ale with roasty notes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caribou43 (416) - SWITZERLAND - APR 19, 2016
I bought the bottle at Amstein Vevey. It is a good black IPA. The body is a deep black color and white and brown foam. The taste is bitter, hop and roasted malt, few vanilla and not so watery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zilb (86) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - APR 16, 2016
Bue en bouteille à John Viande. Bière noire avec mousse qui tombe tout de suite et sans bulles, comme beaucoup de porter. Arôme traditionnel de café froid. On ne sent pas l’alcool et ses 7,2%. Final sur le café mais cela reste léger et agréable et pas trop porté sur l’amertume. J’ai apprécié bien que ce ne soit pas mon style de bière, car bière équilibrée sans aller dans les extrêmes.


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