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

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RATINGS: 819   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%.


Plovmand's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6754) - Helsinge, - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle that comes at 7.2% abv. Pours black with a creamy dense beige head. The aroma is citric and piney hoppy with notes of roasted malts and licorice. The flavour is fruity hops, peaches, licorice, light coffee and light roast. Highly bitter finish. The Simcoe hops works great with the black malts.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8788) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
Deep black pour with a deep brown head. Sticky and a little bit fruity. The aroma is really lovely - bright pine and fruit with a bit of blackberry and licorice with a bright blueberry aroma. Assertively hopped but quite lovely. Bright and juicy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cervmagpt (288) - PORTUGAL - MAR 26, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 14A, adapted). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 218. AROMA: predominant hop aroma with a floral and piny character. slight roasted malt background. APPEARANCE: very dark brown color but translucent with ruby highlights. medium beige head with average retention. TASTE: predominant hop flavours with a floral and piny character. background sweet malt notes with faint roastiness. medium bitterness with a semi-dry finish. PALATE: velvety medium body with average carbonation. OVERALL: a very interesting black ipa, more inclined towards the hops than the roastiness of the malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (534) - Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Draft. Dark nearly black with thin brown head. Piney roast malt aroma with hints of chocolate. Slightly chocolaty malt and sweet up front. Finish is piney hop. More like a hoppy porter than a dark IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
procraste (69) - FRANCE - MAR 21, 2015
Une chocolate stout douce avec un peu de piquant ? C’est agréable, rond, pas agressif. Vraiment noir d’aspect, elle reste polie en bouche et pas trop démonstrative sur les arômes torréfié ... C’est celle-ci que j’aurais due acheter à mon collègue qui n’aime pas les stouts !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thelynchfella (118) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 20, 2015
Poured jet black with little head. Quite a sweet fruity aroma, quite citrussy. Flavour: candy, citrus fruits, toasted malt too. Alcohol is hidden quite well. Pretty damn tasty

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (5108) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2015
Keg @ Brew Dog Liverpool. Black with a thin o/w head. Fairly strong tasting but not overbearing. There’s a small sweetness alongside a tropical fruitiness with darker malt notes providing a pretty decent twist that includes hints of roasted malt.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lobs_ols (276) - LATVIA - MAR 14, 2015
Black, strong brown head. Notes of roastiness and fading US hop. Bitter with hints of malt and roastiness. Finishes bitter. Okay, I suppose. My sample seems a bit past its prime.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihtila (1159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
17.4.2014. Black beer with brown head. Aroma with pine, liquorize, grapefruit and slight roast. Palate is quite full-bodied and low carbonated. Taste is very malty with pine and grapefruit. Finish has roasted malts and pine.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fdomig (489) - München, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2015
330ml bottle. Aroma is sweet coffee, caramel, roasted nuts. Apperance is very dark brown, almost black with a very brown-ish head. Taste is sweet, light bitter. Very creamy, soft carbonation. A bit unbalanced bitterness/dryness in the end. Overall still a very, very nice Black IPA.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ngejo (445) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle, Clear, black, frothy, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & abrupt finish.


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