Libertine Black Ale | BrewDog

Libertine Black AleLibertine Black Ale
BA SCORE
3.96/5
403 Ratings
Libertine Black AleLibertine Black Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

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

Added by flyingpig on 08-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,106
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
403
pDev:
9.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
95
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 403 |  Reviews: 73
Photo of Misterefe
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of noz03
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bells_is_best
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of FabRob
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of RedDieselBrewing
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Single hopped simcoe black ale, rich and full of flavour. I had this in Brewdog Camden several times, one beer i would travel out of my way to find.

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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.

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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

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Photo of Tony_Sarracino
4.76/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

The main reason for the high scores is the fact it makes me want to take another sip. It has a good hop taste, which I am looking for, and the dark malty flavors are great for the cold weather. There is a lot of good happening in this beer and I keep going back for more. It is a very smooth beer which makes this, in my opinion, to be a great beer for someone just venturing into the darker beer universe.

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Photo of Yngvi
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice black colour, with a touch of red. Smell of citrusy hops, dark chocolate, coffee and some sour dark fruits. Taste: same as smell, bit of grapefruit. Medium body, medium bitterness, touch of sourness. I'd give this beer 5.0, but I'm saving it for perfect black IPA, although it's hard to imagine better than this one.

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Doderlein_Bacillus
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, citrus, pine, roast malt and notes of nuts. Just Excellent.

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Photo of JavierGC
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Antiantianti
4.72/5  rDev +19.2%

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 Bulent76
4.64/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of johnny2hats
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A – Beer is black, almost completely opaque. One inch head, thick but not creamy. Pale tan or straw coloured. Dissipates leaving limited lacing.
S – Some dank mustiness. Leather. Rye bread. Malt loaf.
M – Not too heavy, but silky. Good carbonation.
T – Big flavours.. Marmite. Roasted malt.. Treacle/molasses. Bitter, hoppy finish.
O – I’m new to the style, but this seems like an excellent introduction.. Highly recommended.

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Photo of NeilSilber1
4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Photo of LiquidSw0rd
4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

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4.56/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of endovelico
4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a jet-black liquid with medium effervescence and thick mocha head.

Aroma: Nicely achieved dark malt & hop balance. Medium intensity. Notes are of chocolate, coffee, toffee, honey, fresh hops, citrus and dried hay. Very fresh and aromatic.

Taste: Intense and rich with the notes of hops and malt in perfect accord. There's the caramel, chocolate, fresh hops like herbal character, citric splash and a noble hops like quality.

Palate: Medium low bitterness. Medium low carbonation. Medium full bodied. ABV works well, doesn't get in the way. They got the palate and the way it works with the aromatic notes perfectly.

Overall: The first Black Ale I can really get behind of. It has great complexity and drinkibility value - it drinks like a session ale. One of my instant favourites from Brewdog.

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Libertine Black Ale from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 403 ratings
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