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
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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of MarkoNm
2.53/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Although I generally love BrewDog, this is not really my favourite beer from these guys.
Pours with a nice almost completely balck color and a medium beige head.
There is a strong aroma of roasted malts, coffee and an addition of some hard liquer aroma.
The taste is very bitter, with lots of roasty feel, coffee, and a slightly chocolatey finish (the best feature).
A very strong beer, with a bit too much bitterness in the taste for me.

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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.

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of justintcoons
3.01/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint. (You owe me 0.8 oz BrewDog)
Gracefully aged for 7 months at the Iron Abbey in Horsham, PA.

Appearance
Black with some light penetration along the rim. 1/2 finger of loose tan head dissipates quickly.

Nose
Smoke, charcoal, raisin, and roasted barley.

Taste
Heavily roasted barley, peat smoke, and charcoal. Toffee sweetness along with notes of prune and raisin.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, semi-syrupy, smooth, and sweet.

Overall
I'm indifferent.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.03/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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3.2/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of RandomExile
3.22/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: spotty surface film, opaque, black; scattered jagged lacing
S: musty, woody, espresso
T: bitter, seriously hopped, espresso
M: on the side of light-bodied, but with a coating, thinly syrupy texture
O: Decent, not memorable. Mouthfeel is the winner, but the dark, musty nose was somewhat off-putting.

Pilsner Glass / Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, MD

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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

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

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