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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 990   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%.


Davros' rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (2710) - Melbourne, - JAN 30, 2013
Pours very dark brown with a large head. Nose shows piny, resinous and slightly fruity hops. That’s pretty much it, just a bit of roast as well. Much more roast as a flavours but also a fair bit of the pine and some of the confectionery-like fruit. Could use a bit more carbonation.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe19612 (2490) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a thin beige head, aroma is malty with some hops, the taste is medium bitterness with a dry bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WaddlingPlatypus (112) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
330ml bottle. Dark brown pour with an off-white head; slight green tint to the liquid. Striking metal on the aroma, along with slight cream and notes of soft fruit. Flavours of burnt coffee, a touch of fresh milk, and notes of dark chocolate on the aftertaste. Very hoppy throughout.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LazyPyro (478) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2016
330ml bottle. Black appearance with a small tan head, lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, hops, fruit, pine. Taste is exactly the same as the aroma, some bitterness at the end. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily-creamy texture. Excellent beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (654) - SPAIN - JUN 25, 2016
Dark colour, with an off white creamy head that last for a good while, leaving a lot of lace. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, dried fruits, licorice. Medium body, creamy palate and lively carbonation. Taste is similar to aroma: chocolate, dried fruits, coffee,licorice. Really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
akoeninger (652) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Dark brown with lighter highlights, great roasted aroma. Taste is layered with roasted malt, chocolate, spicy dark fruit, and hops. Oily texture. Just wonderful

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sircatis (75) - FRANCE - JUN 14, 2016
Découverte dans la Saveur Box. Bière noire avec belle mousse beige. Très fruité au nez elle est houblonné à souhait. Belle découverte du style Black IPA. Bonne dégustation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
stantheman (871) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
Small bottle from Liberty Wine Merchants on The Drive in Vancouver. A very dark beer, with about the same opacity as very strong coffee, and low carbonation. The nose is of heavily roasted malted barley. The flavor is similar to the nose - no fruit or hop detected. The flavor suggests coffee and chocolate, but I suspect the recipe contains neither. The body is medium. The finish is slightly sweet. 3.8

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (1795) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
Sampled from tap at ’Beertemple’. Clear, very dark red to black with a beige head. Slightly roasty, fruity and resiny aroma of tropical fruits, dark chocolate and pine. Sweetish, roasty and fruity taste of dark chocolate, some coffee, tropical fruits and some pine, followed by a medium long, roasty-bitter, resiny finish. Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (754) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a clear black with a medium, creamy, long lasting, tan head that leaves plenty of lace. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, grapefruit and pine. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, licorice, coffee, dark chocolate, citrus, grass and pine with a dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Nice, has some complexity to it.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mick362 (1) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2016 does not count
A fantastic Beer from those odd people of Brewdog. A beer that you don’t neck it down its a one that you savor taking a sip now and then. The flavour has a lasting taste..


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