Libertine Black Ale | BrewDog

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BA SCORE
3.95/5
Very Good
409 Ratings
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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:
#6,175
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
409
pDev:
9.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 409 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of justintcoons
3.01/5  rDev -23.8%
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 CurtisD
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At beodo bar, in Seville. With yakisabi with iberic secret. Nice feel and taste athough the aroma is a bit dull. In any case, can be enjoyed very easily

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Photo of RickyS
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured in teku glass. Very very dark ruby color with abundant beige head with medium retention. Earthy hops, mango and lime upfront . If I had my eyes closed I would bet this being an APA. The taste is also citrous, lime forward, maybe a tad of blood orange. A bit of alcool. Bitter dank finish, with earthy character that lives long in the aftertaste along with the alcool. Uhm, could have been better... Creamy and satisfying mouthfeel that is well connected to the aftertaste's bitter sensation. I am reading the commercial description only now, and I really don't understand when exactly the stout malty character is supposed to kick in. Maybe tomorrow. Also I would say this is a not a hop bomb at all and the date on the bottle indicates is pretty fresh. However, an enjoyable beer overall.

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Photo of bjd88
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 123321123321
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Doderlein_Bacillus
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
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 der_meister
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lodisgrisen
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foxybrau
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nicely balanced beer. They claim powerful hops, but I find it actually pretty restrained in that regard. Most IPAs run me out of the room with hop, but Libertine brings plenty malt and alcohol to the table, even letting a little sweetness creep in.

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Photo of skaboom420
3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Atatum
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcole524
3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of randomNBGD
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vandeir_bochi
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of audzeejs
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TonyLema1
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Subtle hoppiness, nice malty, roasted taste, little bitter on the finish

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Photo of Paul_Hutchinson
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My favourite black IPA by some margin. Considering this weighs in at over 7%, the flavours are surprisingly well balanced. Usually I would be limited to a single half pint for these big hitting ales, but I could easily drink a few of these. A lovely drink

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Photo of JaimeLondon
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really good beer that combines a hoppy and floral aroma/taste with a black and a bit roasted body in a way I haven't seen before.

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Photo of Honeybourne
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Barnoloid
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mytu420
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tdenham
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Libertine Black Ale from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 409 ratings