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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Black IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 772   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%.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sblsimone85 (293) - USA - AUG 10, 2013
Ragazzi fantastica birra difficile da catalogare, al naso frutta rossa caramello e prugna in bocca dolcina come una classica ale ma con una punta di amaro a chiudere come una pale ale. Corpo splendito e conplessa sia all'olfatto che al gusto. Semplicemente divina. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (6673) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
[6403-20140628] Tap. Mild smoked fish aroma. Slightly hazy, dark dark brown red body with a ll foamy mocha head. Smoky cedar and chlorinated metallic pool noodle flavour. Roasted multigrain bread flavour has a lingering malty finish. Full body. Odd, not a fan at first. (6/4/6/3/13) 3.2
(@ BrewDog, Glasgow, Scotland)

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Godfather50 (74) - SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Another beer from Brewdog that’s full of surprise and packed with flavour. The simcoe hop hits home soon after the pour. Not floral, not citrus. Peachy perhaps and powerful. The head is nothing special for a dark beer. The taste is the deepest blackberry, with dark cherry and mellow malt. The Finnish is raspingly dry which could be slightly toned back. And the ABV, well it’s wine really isn’t it? And with the size of the bottle that’s the way I’m gonna treat it.,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (37) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 17, 2014
Botella @La taberna de hank. Luanco ............................. 12/12/2014

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TitoAndolini (2) - - DEC 17, 2014 does not count
This is a solid brew, Nice toasted choco malts. The hoppiness could be a bit stronger, a bit more piny bitterness

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerardgathier (353) - - DEC 16, 2014
This is a solid brew, Nice toasted choco malts. The hoppiness could be a bit stronger, a bit more piny bitterness

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (702) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillemsUrenkel (645) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2014
0,33 l bottle. Black in the glass, small beige head. Fresh clear floral hop on the nose. Starts hopy with licorice and coffee. Fruity hints with citrus in the middle part. Easy to drink, hidden alcohol but never watery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loco_gallego (148) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Brune très foncée. Mousse marron claire relativement persistante, beau lacings. Au nez majoritairement houblonnée citrus-pin, fuitée. Puis toastage avec une pointe sucrée caramel. Le tout très bien balancé malgré la dominante houblon. En bouche on retrouve les mêmes éléments. Avec une belle amertume accompagnant le toastage café-caramel. Carbonantation agréable. Très bonne IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Draught at BrewDog Camden on 23 Jun 2012. Poured a very dark ruby, with a thin, but dense beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, grapefruit and pine needles. Coffee in the flavour, with citrus hops and some berries. Full mouthfeel. Finish was burnt malt, lingering hop resin and burnt sugar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mandaritto (65) - LATVIA - DEC 7, 2014
Dark brown/ black with small head. Aroma - fesh hops and coffee+malts, roasted. Nice sweet/bitter ballance with fresh, bitter ending. clear taste of coffee, licorice. Nice brew!


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