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

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RATINGS: 673   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%.


inbirraveritas' rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
inbirraveritas (1216) - Budapest, - NOV 5, 2012
Bottled. Pours a deep dark brown/ruby with a compact and stabile beige head on its top. Grapefruity nose and aroma with chocolate, caramel and florals underpainted by roasted malt. Slick, somewhat oily texture. Tannic and gently warming finish escorted by resin and liquorice. Fine, enjoyable one.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taboada (280) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUL 23, 2014
330 mml bottle tasted on 22/07/2014. Dark black body with a medium off-beige head. Aroma of hops, chocolate and roasty malts. Taste is sweet chocolate and bitter hops. Carbonation and body are medium. Enjoyable beer! Next one please!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nicke80 (79) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2014
33cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours black with nice head. Fruity and chocolaty aroma with sweet taste of coffee and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
craven5000 (99) - Westville, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Brown head over a dark black body. Hints of grapefruit in aroma. Medium body that is slightly slick. Bitter finish with hints of grapefruit and a slight sweetness that pokes its head out now and then.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rhyshewer (69) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2014
Aroma: Mango, dark chocolate, pineapple Appearance: Black, quickly disappearing tan head Taste: Grapefruit, chocolate, coffee, roastedness. Palate: Medium bodied, slightly oily texture, medium carbonation with a long, hot bitter finish. Overall: Cracking Black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lachneger (273) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2014
Donker zwart bier met Koffiecreme kleurige schuimkraag. Smaak zacht/ mild met een licht bruisende CO2, koffie drop. Samen gedronken met Bryan.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
2014-06-28. Black body with a nice creamy tan head. 3++ Aroma of leafy green hops, light roasty dark malt. Flavour is rich. Dark malt has light roast, fruity undertones, mild green leafy hops hides sneakily in the under layers at first but slowly building to prominence. Very light sugary caramel hints. Smooth medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. Very nice. On tap at BrewDog, Glasgow

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrJoller (8) - ITALY - JUL 15, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2014 Black with a dark spongy looking head, aroma is coffee, toffee, toasted. Light bodied with somewhat low carb, first taste is simcoe with pine, resin, maybe a hint of mint. After the refreshing hop bit lots of coffee flavor and a somewhat sweet aftertaste neverminding the IBUs. Not what you would normally expect from a black beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ardel1991 (34) - - JUL 12, 2014
Czarne z lekko beżową pianą, ładnie oblepiającą szkło. Zapachy cytrusów, kawy. W smaku chmiel, palone słody, kawowa kwaśność. Goryczka dobra.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillHick420 (418) - North Dakota, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
Pours black with a slight tanned head. Pine hops on the nose, and a mild malt. Aroma of some coffee, dark malt roast, and some hops. Unique blend, this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sdg (23) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Pours black; minimal, tan, quickly dissipating head - aroma of hops, some dark chocolate - medium bitterness - medium body, rather soft carbonation - bitter, hoppy finish.


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