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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Black IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 773   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%.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Makavelius (5) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 5, 2013 does not count
For me this is the best dark beer. Nice aroma with smell of fruits and amazing taste :) one of the best from brewdog

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pinia (46) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Puzon (3) - - NOV 20, 2014 does not count
Barwa ciemnobrunatna, niemal czarna. Piana obfita, lekko beżowa. Wyraźne aromaty amerykańskich chmieli - czuć cytrusy i sosnę. Alkohol świetnie zamaskowany, goryczka średnia. Niesamowicie pijalne Black IPA!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (707) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014
Bière noire du 21ème siècle, dixit le brasseur, et c’est bien vrai, parce que nous avons un mélange de genre très moderne, voire moderniste, du type black ipa. Titre correct de 7,2 % abv, pour un niveau EBU de 65. Plusieurs malts et houblons. Couleur brun noir intense, d’une opacité quasi totale. Mousse beige foncé, crémeuse, puis nappage stable à 2 mm. Arômes de chocolat, prune bleue, cognac jeune, candi brun, blé noir grand grain. 1ère bouche soyeuse sur du café expresso, chocolat noir, malt torréfié. Arrière-bouche dense, forte, à longs dérivés sur du café en grain. 2ème avec des fruits et du bois sur le café. Arrière-bouche avec de merveilleux malts grillés et torréfiés. 3ème où le cognac passe en avant avec des fleurs de houblon. Arrière-bouche très équilibrée ente malt, légères épices et houblon. La longueur est splendide avec une grande douceur, du café très noble, des herbes. Les jambes sont grasses et marquées. La levure est fine et précise. L’alcool est parfaitement intéressant pour ce genre de bière quasi expérimentale, parce qu’il est d’un dosage ultra précis pour révéler toutes les saveurs. La finale est riche, complexe, avec de nouvelles nuances. CONCLUSION : une bière qui allie des contrastes houblonnés, maltés et de grande complexité. Elle ouvre la malle aux trésors de ces nouveaux genres de bière noire. La black ipa est vraiment une bière de pure découverte.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1951) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Very good taste and balance; with spicy notes. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, coffee, spice, and liquorice. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy head.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zacgillbanks (2562) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This black beer pours with a creamy white head. It has rich liquorice and blackcurrant flavours, a creamy mouthfeel and orange marmalade and slight pine and hints of roastedness on the finish. Superb!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
znawca (54) - POLAND - MAR 7, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2014 AROMA: rather delicate, hop-based, mainly citrus, very fresh; APPEARANCE: dark brown / black color, in intensive light - ruby, clear, with nice, pretty high beige head, beautiful lacing; TASTE: medium sweetness, medium, very elegant bitterness; PALATE: light body, rather thin texture, medium carbonation, sweet, little bitter finish, alcohol palpable only by warm in stomach; OVERALL: fantastic beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Temptation (233) - - NOV 21, 2012
Very good beer, complex and full. Deep aromas, peach, red fruits and spices, with hop hints to orange peel, coriander and fresh leaves. Perfectly balanced, smooth, refreshing and elegant.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (1198) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottled, 0.33l. Cloudy almost black color with medium sized creamy, mostly diminishing light brown head and fair lacing. Aroma of fruity hops, mainly citrus and passionfruit, roasted malt and coffee. Taste starts with light sweet chocolate, follows by strong coffee and fresh fruity notes, mouthfeel of spicy malt, while finish is moderate bitter with long aftertaste. Full body, oily texture and lively carbonation in palate. Excellent balance of roasted malt and fruity hops...

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xXbaptisteXx (72) - - MAY 20, 2014
De couleur noir, rouge en transparence Au Nez: cacao, épice, forêt noir(gâteau) Gout: malte fort sec Une mousse assai fine et crémeuse Vraiment sympa!


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