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Libertine Black Ale - BrewDog

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very good

235 Ratings
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 5
Gots: 25 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Hopmarc, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of heygeebee
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%

From Beer Cartel - 9 months on clock.

A - black n tan - three finger head fizzes and subsides beautifully. Spotty lace.

S - treacle, roasts, choc.

T - more treacle, add some choc. Balanced hops without being too bitter. Medium to big taste but not overbearing.

M - medium weight, no hint of ABV.

O - pleasant surpise and return of fresh Brewdog shows they can still make some Good Beer. Surprised I had not reviewed before.

heygeebee, Jul 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

psys, Jul 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

bobmus, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

S_Rimmer1, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Sammy, Jun 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

MikeKSmith, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of Act25
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%

Outstanding. From a WFM craft sampler: $12.99 for 12.
Love this brewer. pours into a tulip.

Pours a dark walnut murk, with generous, dark tan head, gorgeous lace, that lasts all the way down.

S: Wine like. Aromatic, hoppy, grassy, roast, piney, with peppery citric edge. Very peaty/ roasty; a peat fire in Scotland.

T: Follows the smell wit roasty dark malt upfront, dark chocolate, much charry bitterness. Hops play in the end, resinous, salty, with a salt/ bitter/ roast finish. Wine like meditation beer.

MF: Again wine-like, a bit dry, with long roast & hops finish. Leaves you in a tickle, good food or after dinner beer. Meditation. Pleasant texture.

I love this style, and Brewdog has put their salty, peaty, roasty, charry stamp on it. This is a favorite of the style and a favorite beer.

Act25, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

torriman, Jun 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Crumpetsnbeer, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

wrightst, Jun 19, 2014
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3.03/5  rDev -23.5%

On tap at Cork and Cask, Cornelius NC.

I get what this is supposed to be, but the hops have faded (assuming they were ever there/being fair to the brewery), some of the extreme bitterness remains but the nose and taste are quite medicinal, old licorice comes to mind - though I doubt I've ever had any. I'll give it another shot - and as low as this review is, realize I could go much lower. I lean towards the overall good reviews and assume something is wrong here.

Mantooth, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

dbc5, Jun 18, 2014
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%

330ml bottle. Goblet glass @Tot Begut (Sant Boí –Barcelona). Very dark brown color. Beige foam shows fairly good retention. Intense aromas of caramel malts, resins & pine. Creamy upfront & roasted malt flavor. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Viscous texture & malty dried sensation. Sharp bitterness but solid caramelized malty backbone are touched by subtle spicy & dark cocoa hues. Long bitter finish. Slight wood on the aftertaste. Refreshing & nice spot of the Style.

GONZALOYANNA, Jun 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

ToddGingerich, Jun 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

CreekyJarls, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Savaseri, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Apathetiq, May 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

leitmotif, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

RyanAU, May 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

pipinmalikonj, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Stalgondo, May 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Eazy28, May 16, 2014
Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

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

eduardolinhalis, May 13, 2014
Libertine Black Ale from BrewDog
89 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.