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

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RATINGS: 795   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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%.


Hoppsan's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoppsan (151) - Stockholm, - DEC 22, 2013
330 ml bottle, part of mix pack. Pours solid black with medium, creamy head. Nice fruity hoppiness in aroma, pine and roasted notes with tar and licorice in taste. Low in sweetness, high bitterness. Light palate with medium long, bitter finish. High drinkability but also (unnecessarily) high ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (175) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 25, 2015
bottle at home. black color, tan head, disolves pretty quickly. smells grapefruit, malty, raisins, grassy, mulberry. full body, good mouthfeel, taste of coffee, grapefruit, chocolate, some sweetness, good dry coffee roasty bitter, but also light fruity finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grubypawel (125) - - JAN 21, 2015
Pours pitch black with little beige head. Aroma of red fruit, resin and grapefruit. A full-bodied taste with a decent bitter finish with hints of coffee. This is the kind of black IPA that tastes almost like an IPA, but it looks really black.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3571) - Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Pours opaque sable with a fluffy and fairly thick tan head, and a peep of garnet light at the bottom. Note of burnt hops reaches the nose first, followed by roast malt, evergreen, and a hint of mocha. Charred hops lead the flavor, followed by smoky malt, mocha, and subtle earthy tones. Texture is firm and smooth, if not too fizzy. Get your libertine on and go barking mad!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
triskaideka (176) - Killarney, IRELAND - JAN 19, 2015
330ml bottle - pours jet black with beige head - aroma of hops - grapefruit/citrus melds with coffee/chocolate notes. Full bodied - good mix of hops bitterness with maltiness. I liked this a lot.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KeefOz (991) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2015
BB 01/0715. Poured an opaque black with a slight mahogany edge and a one-finger light tan foamy head that retained very well and laced well. No visible carbonation. Aroma subtly of floral hops and hints of malt; overall disappointing. Taste very sweet with dark chocolate and coffee plus slightly roasted grain and a slight bitterness; alcohol well hidden. Medium body. Creamy, soft, smooth with a lingering quite bitter finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (392) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
How: Bottle. Appearance: Black, tan head. Aroma: Tropical fruits, citrus, coffee. Palate: Medium body, medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markas101 (1932) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2015
33 bottle, Brewdog Bar, Sheffield. Jet black, very little head. Strong coffee and resin aroma. Flavour of cocoa and celery, coffee and pine resin on the finish. Great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (386) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Appearance is almost jet black, no light escaping, a thin beige covering. Aroma- hoppy, fruity, pineapple juice, grapefruit, malty. Taste- exactly like a mix between an IPA and a stout/porter. Grapefruit and orange, piney hops, balanced with dark malts, slight roast, caramel biscuit, coffee and dark chocolate. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mario_giri (82) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2015
Dunkelbraun mir roten Reflexen, hellbriger funky Schaum. Blumig-fruchtige Hopfenaromen: Grapefruit, Kiefernharz, Süssholz? Röstmalzig-bitter, dann feine süsse, leicht cremig und vollmundig. Mittel Co2, krine Säure. Malzig, süss-bitter im Abgang. Feines Bier!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
niquillis (1290) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
330ml bottle from Beer Dock, Crewe. Pours black ruby with a tan head. Very aromatic, hops in yer face. Roast, citrus, mouth sensation. Very easy drinking for it’s strength.


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