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

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RATINGS: 722   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%.


juicyhops' rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
juicyhops (48) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2013
An excellent black IPA with huge dark malt flavors and plenty of hops. Deep black in color with a nice tan head. Medium bodied. Excellent to style.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ninecats (162) - 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 (68) - Falkensee, Brandenburg, 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 (1310) - 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 (302) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (765) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
0.33l fles zwart met een bruine kraag. Geur is kruidig en hoppig, met ook brood. Smaak is volbitter zoet een tikkeltje richting jodium. Mondgevoel is tikkeltje dun maar de afdronk is mooi vol bitter. Lekkere black ipa had echter wat voller moegen zijn.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (826) - Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle into tulip glass, opaque deep dark brown color with tan head. Aroma of coffee, cream, light chocolate and fruity hops. Taste adds notes of roast malt sweetness, grain, molasses, black coffee, light smoke and citrus/piney hop bitterness. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, dry with roasty fruity bitter finish. Kind of a coffee’ish compared to other blacks IPA’s, pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3671) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Draft: Cloudy, rubied-brown with a creamy tan head. Creamy, coffee malt aroma. Taste is coffee/chocolate with grapefruit and orange peel bittering. Did I mention creamy? Very nice.......


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