Libertine Black Ale
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From:
BrewDog
 
Scotland, United Kingdom
Style:
Black IPA
Ranked #68
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,563
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 9.87%
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
338
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 16, 2020
Added:
Aug 19, 2012
Wants:
  19
Gots:
  97
SCORE
88
Very Good
Libertine Black AleLibertine Black Ale
Notes: 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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Rated: 3.72 by DvdP from Netherlands

Nov 16, 2020
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Cask at Brewdog Cardiff. Black with cap of beige head, curtains of lacing. Sweet aroma, citrus, completely unexpected. Taste brings more sweet flavors, milk and light citrus. A finishing bitterness slowly rises at the back. Wonderful stuff....
Nov 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Griffith from Connecticut

Jul 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by YvesB from Belgium

Oct 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by hasse67 from Sweden

Apr 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.39 by Houborg1 from Denmark

Apr 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.47 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic

Feb 16, 2018
 
Rated: 2.5 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden

Feb 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.84 by AtaraxiaDnB from Australia

Dec 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jul 13, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
The appearance had a dark brown more so closer to a black colored body with a half fingered white foamy head that quickly dies leaving barely a filmy lacing coating the glass. The smell has some bitter piney hops up in front and leading to a decent coating of malts, but not overbearing. The taste is bittersweet; and you kinow what, that’s exactly what an American Black Ale should lead to, good job Bew Dog. There’s no aftertaste and there’s a slightly bitter dry finish. The palate feels about a medium but sometimes feels lighter and then sometimes feels heavier, unsure where this is going. Carbonation is not as harsh as expected as some American Black Ales can be. Overall, hey try it and see how it goes for you; for me its absolutely fine, there’s nothing wrong with it.
Jun 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.36 by cebeci88 from Turkey

May 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by Scepter from Texas

Jan 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Jan 22, 2017
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Reviewed by drmeto from Germany

4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25
L:
-pours the darkest of brown with slight ruby tinges and a small to medium,foamy,offwhite head
S:
-chocolate,syrup,grapefruit,herbal,tobacco
T:
-pine,coffee,toast,herbal,lactose,jasmine,grapefruit,nutty,tobacco
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
-slight alcohol noticeable
O:
Great Black IPA, that needs some time in the glass.
Nov 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Oidmoe from Austria

Oct 04, 2016
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Reviewed by rex_4539 from Greece

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
L: Dark brown color, half finger brown head, messy lacing, nice carbonation.

S: Dark chocolate, coffee, raisins, sweet caramel, some booze.

T: Dark chocolate, raisins, sweet caramel, roasted malt. Slightly malty, bitter on the back end.

F: Nice mouthfeel. Good carbonation pushes flavors into palate.

O: Nice winter beer. I wouldn't recommend during a hot summer day.
Oct 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by Omniwar from Georgia

Sep 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.9 by kjkinsey from Texas

Sep 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by parpalapelix from Romania

Aug 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.34 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation

Jul 29, 2016
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Reviewed by Everydayoff from Thailand

4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330ml bottle poured into an oversized wine glass.

Completely opaque black as a showcase, one finger tan head forms up but just only there with short retention, it dissipates quickly to some foamy sheet atop along with some decent lacing.

Big wave of caramel, dark bread, creamy, roasted malt reminds me of coffee and chocolate, hop with a citrus character, hint of dark fruits and spice, aromatic overall.

Caramelized sweetness from malt dominates at the first thought together with a dark bread profile. Roasted malt thereafter conquers with a flash coffee, chocolate, and astringency while hop silently hides behind the curtain before gradually unveiling with a note of citrus, spice and a sharp cut of bitterness to completely whelm the taste buds at the finish. A little taste of alcohol can also be found at the aftertaste if carefully notice.

Creamy smooth mouthfeel, medium body with soft carbonation that well suits the body and taste, some chewiness stick to the edge of the tongue, finish very dry.

Good blend of Stout and IPA, full of quality, harmoniously balance and not too complex to enjoy with, I would have no hesitation to have it again for sure.
Jul 17, 2016
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Reviewed by janubio from Spain

3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Dark colour, with an off white creamy head that last for a good while, leaving a lot of lace. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, dried fruits, licorice. Medium body, creamy palate and lively carbonation. Taste is similar to aroma: chocolate, dried fruits, coffee,licorice. Really good.
Jun 25, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by noz03 from Germany

Jun 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.21 by JonCorbett from Canada (BC)

Jun 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.9 by AD17 from New Jersey

Apr 26, 2016
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Reviewed by LiquidSw0rd from Switzerland

4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Looks like a porter.

Smells like an american IPA.

Tastes like a really really good american IPA. Really rich and complex. I think that people that are witnessing a porter or roasted taste are mostly biased because of the look of it.

It really feels fulfilling.

Amazing beer by Brewdogs ! It's one of my all time favourites.
Apr 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.14 by Antyk from Belgium

Mar 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.93 by Beer-Ed from Netherlands

Mar 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.15 by sephyrott from Spain

Mar 13, 2016
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Reviewed by Andrewharemza from Australia

4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From bottle, pours black and when held to the light there's a reddish cola colour at the bottom of the glass. Aroma citrus notes, malts, coffee. Taste malt, coffee, citrus notes, tangerine. Very nicely done.
Mar 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.82 by Yalcin from Turkey

Mar 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.62 by DispyDnb from England

Feb 27, 2016
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
14 oz glass served at the Bier Markt - Square One.

Appearance - a near black beer, impossible to see through and topped by a small cap of tan foam. Modest retention and minimal lacing.

Smell - very floral, some lightly burnt aromas and reminded me of Souther Tiers compass, a beer with rose hips added.

Taste - modest bitterness, quite a bit sweeter than expected, with some light roasty flavours, and again a floral taste.

Mouthfeel - smooth, with very modest carbonation, a little flatter than expected.

Overall - a decent black ale, not sure if this was old as the expected hop bitterness was silent and carbonation was flatter than expected. Certainly not a bad beer, but underwhelming.
Feb 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.95 by Ultrarunner100 from Canada (ON)

Feb 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.53 by Euroglot from Belgium

Feb 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.23 by Nismo2 from Greece

Jan 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4.05 by DrAnnaNemis from Illinois

Jan 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by Stengelfoot from California

Dec 29, 2015
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