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

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RATINGS: 725   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%.


Awktoberfest's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Awktoberfest (300) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Dark as night. Mild aroma.. Not any bright hop aromas or taste... A little bitterness. Some dark malts. Wish it were a little more lively with the hop additions but a very repeatable black ipa... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pinia (13) - Lviv, Львів, UKRAINE - SEP 30, 2014
Колір: темний, майже чорний на світло пробива& темно вишневи& бежева, не висока, дрібноз& залишає& на стінках бокала. h інтенси& хміль, чорна смороди& і шкірки від мандари& хмелева гіркота, чорна смороди& з смажено& кавою, трішки шоколад& з цитрусо& Гіркота вище середнь& алкогол& не відчува& попробу& ще.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (65) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
Dark, dark, dark. A bit of a coffee taste. Somewhat stout-ish as far as a black IPA goes. I dig.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (471) - SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle shared by Pure Evil. Thanks! Dark brown with a small khaki head. Aroma is roasted with coffee and dark chocolate. Taste has kavring, roasted malt, some coffee, faint bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation, soft/silky mouth feel. Short roasted after taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ninecats (164) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Pours deep dark brown with a slowly dissipating beige brownish head, leaving some lacings. Aroma is a nice mix of coffee tones, roasted malt and flowery fruity hops. Taste is quite complex, with an obvious coffee tone, with molases, sweet chocolate, liquorice melting with a hoppier, fruity side with some tropical fruit and also some dry red wine. Finishes lingering hoppy sour coffeish. Medium to full body, medium carbo, oily texture. Almost a stoutish IPA I?d say, with much more roasted abd thicker tones found here than in the average beer of this style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
rotaman14 (80) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
Pechschwarze Farbe mit einer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Sehr hopfiges Aroma, die Malznoten werden da ein bisschen unterdrückt. Geschmack von Mokka. Nicht so meins.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1312) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Libertine Black Ale from The Party Source in Bellvue KY. This beer pours a dark black brown opaque with a light brown thin head of foam. Nose is a nice malt backbone with an overlay of decent hops. Taste is just a bit sweet over a nice malt cereal base. towards the end there is a bit of red wine/fruit. it’s quite interesting. Body is a bit lively and quite silky. a very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1124) - PORTUGAL - SEP 18, 2014
33cl bottle. Opaque dark brown colour with a thin tan head. Chocolate, coffee, fruity hops and liquorice in the aroma. Average to low carbonation and medium creamy body. Taste is complex, multi-dimensional and more bitter than sweet. Overall, a delightful experience for the senses.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crlnts (303) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Black, beige head lasting. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel and fruity hops. Average carbonation and bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andrus86 (29) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2014
BOTTLE. Pours black with a solid small cream head. dark roasted malts on the nose with a extremely smooth cream finish bursting with malt flavours. Sourced from Cape Cellars

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrunoVille (37) - BRAZIL - SEP 10, 2014
Espuma de coloração castanho, boa densidade e média persistência. Líquido negro como uma stout, com corpo médio e alta drinkability. Aroma tostado leve, com malte e caramelo. Sabor com tostado bem suave, traços de caramelo (mas não chega a ser doce), café, baunilha, traços de lúpulo que remetem ao Simcoe, embora eu não diria que lembra uma IPA. É uma Cerveja excelente e extremamente equilibrada, fácil de beber.


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