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Libertine Black Ale - BrewDog

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89
very good

323 Ratings
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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 12
Gots: 62 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: flyingpig on 08-18-2012

Lose yourself in this voluptuous beast of a beer. A twenty-first century hop overdose. This mother will seduce you, ravish you and you’ll be back gagging for more. Adore it. Lust for it. Fall for it. Libertine Black Ale is a dark hop bomb combining the hop awesomeness of an IPA, the decadent and indulgent malt flavours of a stout with an insatiable drinkability that belies the punch that this beer packs. A Dark Knight amongst pale knaves. Taste the hops, live the dream. Learn to speak beer, love fruit and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, dreamers and warriors… the outlaw elite. Ride toward anarchy and caramel craziness. Let the sharp bitter finish rip you straight to the tits. Swallow hard – this beer bites.

65 IBU
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Ratings: 323 | Reviews: 59
Photo of talbotjf99
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TequilaTom
2.9/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I really tried to like this, but it just wouldn't happen. Too bad too, as I have liked many brews from BrewDog. Just had some off-putting flavor to me. Maybe an old bottle? Oh well, going to try their Cocoa Psycho next.

Photo of dipso123
3.49/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of k3ve
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Maxbier
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft. Dark nearly black with thin brown head. Piney roast malt aroma. Slightly chocolaty and sweet up front. Finish is piney hop.

Photo of AlexRea
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gopens44
3.26/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Catalin90
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dentist666
4.68/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of campfirebrew
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerinabottle
4.96/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Purchased in Mullingar Ireland. A black Brew Dog ale. Highly hopped. Great beer.

Photo of bigox420
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDell
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of redleg411
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zadro
4.8/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

awsome, tnx MAS PLENUM, NICE

Photo of Amp
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wando52
4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Quite good, lot of beer here, great taste, lots of hops, but rich and smooth

Photo of Mikus
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ordered a Hardcore IPA. Tap changed. This came. Thought it was the wife's stout. They said it was Libertine. Absolutely pitch black with a chocolate milk head... stout. Aromas were big, citrus and tropical notes. Balanced tastes. Period. Great match of malt, hop flavor, bitterness, and smooth mouthfeel. This was sent home run. I don't normally try Brew Dog too often as it is really pricey here, but this was excellent.

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyclone
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
3.51/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark brown, copper tinge when held to the light. No visible carbonation and 2 fingers of grey beige fluffy head.


S: Dark tar like quality and bright floral hops all in one. Dark chocolate and apricot jam. Jaffa orange cookies. You get my pic. Dark and fruity all at once, unique to this style alone. Hops are subdued compared to say Yakima Glory.


T: Again, that dark stout like quality, fruity orange peel. Dark chocolate and candied orange peel. A light caramel quality, hops are mostly floral, and a toasted light charred note on the finish.


M: Medium thick smooth consistency, with moderate carbonation. Slightly sticky in the aftertaste.


O: Great brew. I expect this one came a long way to Thailand, so likely the hops have fallen off some. Still a treat, having it with Aussie steak in Kunming, China, Jan 11, 2015.

Photo of Foley67
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of booga73
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Libertine Black Ale from BrewDog
89 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.