Libertine Black Ale | BrewDog

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402 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
Ratings:
402
Reviews:
73
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
95
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 402 |  Reviews: 73
Photo of der_meister
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lodisgrisen
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foxybrau
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
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 -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Atatum
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcole524
3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of randomNBGD
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JustinSparks
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vandeir_bochi
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of audzeejs
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tlema1
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
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 +1.8%
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 +2.6%
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 +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Barnoloid
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mytu420
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tdenham
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rbloomberg3
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenBreeg
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephenlee
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of animal69
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bulent76
4.64/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of -DF-
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Libertine Black Ale from BrewDog
3.9 out of 5 based on 402 ratings.
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