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Libertine Black Ale - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
89
very good

193 Ratings
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: flyingpig on 08-18-2012)
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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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RyanAU

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-20-2014 20:59:51 | More by RyanAU
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pipinmalikonj

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

05-18-2014 19:20:51 | More by pipinmalikonj
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Stalgondo

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-17-2014 14:35:19 | More by Stalgondo
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Eazy28

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-16-2014 20:55:16 | More by Eazy28
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark brown color forming a medium and creamy tan head. Medium retention and some lingering thin lacings formed and left

S: A mix of roasted malts and flowery hops. A bit fruity with some notes of apple pie

T: Great mix of roasted malts and grassy and pinny hops. Notes of caramel malts and apples. In overall, a quite dry and bitter taste. Perfect mix of roasted malts and pinny hops bitterness. Yeasts have a very American Pale Ale profile with a nice earthy taste in the very end

M: Medium body and carbonation. Toasted malts with a strong punch of pinny hops in the aftertaste

O: Great drinkability. Perfect definition of black IPA

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2014 18:19:43 | More by eduardolinhalis
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benjaminkhlaw

Hong Kong

4/5  rDev +1%

05-09-2014 15:14:54 | More by benjaminkhlaw
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

05-07-2014 08:49:53 | More by cbnz
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JavierGC

Spain

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

05-01-2014 06:05:07 | More by JavierGC
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

04-25-2014 15:42:07 | More by jpd7374
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Rwalford74

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-25-2014 08:52:21 | More by Rwalford74
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-20-2014 14:14:01 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-08-2014 23:04:25 | More by tom10101
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +1%

04-04-2014 01:56:13 | More by dmorgan310
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poskok

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-01-2014 16:09:35 | More by poskok
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

03-30-2014 03:53:52 | More by Texasfan549
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

03-29-2014 21:23:54 | More by Casey3236
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Misterefe

Spain

5/5  rDev +26.3%

03-26-2014 14:51:31 | More by Misterefe
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jbsteiny

Hawaii

3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Brewdog Roppongi.

Drank this directly after the Brixton Porter and it's safe to say its the same malt bill. And what didn't work at all as a porter (too thin, dry, and charred) works great as the basis for this CDA or whatever the kids are calling hoppy dark ales these days.

Very dark brown with attractive dark brown highlights and some lacing. Head fades very quickly or this would be in the 4 range. Aromas of pine, skunky herb, a bit of coffee, and that stink I associate with Simcoe. Palate is top-notch, I went back and changed my rating to a 4 - very good blend of West Coast hops and roasty malt - think it ranks with Hop in the Dark. Mouthfeel is a bit dry and prickly for me, but I guess that adds to it's drinkability.

Could happily drink this all night, but then I'd be a mess.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2014 09:30:56 | More by jbsteiny
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +1%

03-19-2014 03:21:01 | More by nickfl
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

03-18-2014 02:14:51 | More by deapokid
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Buster

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-16-2014 23:10:05 | More by Buster
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Yngvi

Iceland

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

03-15-2014 01:04:37 | More by Yngvi
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Aleks_P

Florida

4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours black with a super-thin tan head, doesn't even cover the top of the beer. Light does not pass through it. Was surprised by the absence of any discernible head.

Smell: Smells great, get some charcoal notes and some fruity tones, kind of like a tart apple smell.

Taste: Pretty complicated taste. Definitely getting some tart notes, maybe like grapes in the way that wine is tart. Balanced in a unique way with the smokiness or dark coffee. Aftertaste the most noticeable thing is the smokiness.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly good carbonation given the absence of any foam when I poured it. Having a hard time deciding if it's smooth or dry, guess it's somewhere in the middle. After a sip the alcohol warmth is very evident.

Overall: I oscillated between rating this a 3.75 or 4.00. Think the appearance was okay but the taste pushed me to a 4. Took me awhile to figure out what the flavors were and it was pretty unique although I haven't had a ton of black ales.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 01:13:01 | More by Aleks_P
Libertine Black Ale from BrewDog
89 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.