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

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RATINGS: 850   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%.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1067) - The Vale of Dundas, - JUN 8, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a large light beige head, which lasts very well and leaves very good lacing. The aroma has Vienna coffee and mild dark chocolate malt, blended with grapefruit, herbal and pine needle hops. Strong citrus hops notes of grapefruit and lime up front are joined by some pine. The lime lingers into the mid-palate, where it is joined by bitter cocoa and smoother milk chocolate malt notes. Lime, lemon and a kick of pine resin hops come through in the finish. This is a very enjoyable black IPA indeed.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonotono (88) - torino, ITALY - MAY 26, 2015
Colore nero impenetrabile, schiuma marroncina. odore fruttato, agrumato, floreale, frutta tropicale, resinoso. Sapore tostato, poi un bell’amaro agrumato, resinoso, lungo, lunghissimo e amarissimo. Corpo oleoso. Molto buona.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kristall-König (2415) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2015
Geruch kaffeemalzig, röstig, Zitrus. Dunkelmalziger Antrunk, Zitrus. Mitte kaffee, Malz, Grapefruitnoten. Abgang Zitrusaroma, bitter, Kaffee. Echt gut.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlexGR (163) - GREECE - MAY 15, 2015
Dark fruits. Rich flavours. With chocolate, coffe and nuts. Hoppy and citrus aromas. Crisp with bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KW92 (276) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 13, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa ciemno brązowa z rubinowymi refleksami. Piana drobna, wysoka, długa. Ładnie oblepia szkło.
AROMAT: Intensywny. Świeży cytrusowy, owoców, żywiczny. W tle kwiatowość, delikatnie palone, nuty czekoladowo-kawowe.
SMAK: Łagodne owocowo-cytrusowe. Posmak kawowo-torfowy. Na finiszu cytrusy. Goryczka średnia do wysokiej - cytrusowa, krótka.
OGÓLNIE: Solidna propozycja. Bardzo dobry aromat, równie dobre zbalansowane w smaku między łagodną słodowością, a konkretną goryczką. 8*5*8*4*16

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cokemonkey11 (149) - - MAY 12, 2015
330ml, brown bottle, cask and barrel, Edinburgh. Scent is dense citrus hops with hazy, spicy notes. Pours cola-colored with a thin brown head subsiding at a medium rate. It has a red hue! Taste is medium bodied (maybe rye?) with medium density/light syrup-like feel. Finish is smooth and clear. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (981) - - MAY 11, 2015
Draught at Brewdog Roppongi. Rich dark chocloate, citrus hops, orange and lime, bitter finish. Quite a classic hoppy Brewdog ale with a dark twist.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
huineman (303) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
Dark brown, almost black. Frothy light-brown head. IPA aromas prevail: passion fruit, white flowers. Porter hints come along: coffee, chocolate. More watery than expected. Very bitter medium finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2769) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2015
On tap at BrewDog’s Aberdeen pub. Black body with a decent head. Interesting interplay of hops and malts, with the hops peaking mid-taste. Full body with ear medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SteveOrz85 (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2015
12 oz bottle into tulip. Black with one inch tan head which thins down quickly. Some lacing. Malty aroma with notes of hay coffee and nuts. Taste is lightly bitter and malty with burnt toasty notes. Hoppy and dark. Somewhat smooth finish. medium carbonation. Over all good beer. Personally I don’t know the style well but I enjoyed thus one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (479) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 3, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 16/04/15, Pours clear dark black liquid, small to medium creamy tan to brown head, Aroma: fruity, litchi, citrus, grapefruit, lime, mango, resin, espresso, dark chocolate, spices, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, fruity, litchi, resin, mango, grapefruit, espresso, dark chocolate, Palate: light to medium body, slick to creamy texture, average carbonation, long bitter roasty and lime finihs, bit too watery, Overall: very good, very well balanced, strong, yet fruity and refreshing, nice combination of roasty and lime/grapefruit notes, enjoyed.


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