Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Black IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 907   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Bottled, occasional
Libertine Black Ale is a 7.2% wickedly decadent black beast of a beer that has been hammered with the epic Simcoe hop. With a drinkability that defies its colour and depth of flavour, Libertine delivers a dark hop bomb combining the west coast hop awesomeness of an IPA, the dark and indulgent malt flavours of big stout with a lightness on the palate that bellies the punch that this beer packs. Bags of flavour and loads of hops. We intend to bottle some of this batch for those not lucky enough to make it to a BrewDog Bar to try it. ABV from 7% to 7.2%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4533) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle. The look is dark, tan head, black in color. The smell is hops, molasses, licorice, roast. The taste is chocolate, hops, malts, bitter. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick (2502) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2015
11.2oz bottle batch 245. Very hoppy for the style that can get very hoppy. Bitter finish. Hoppiness aside, the flavors work very well and synesthesia is kicking in; Iím getting orange and black flavors with an orange gooey middle. Iíll let the numbers speak for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
ludos68 (9) - - AUG 22, 2015 does not count
Colore marrone scuro Schiuma colore cappuccino abbastanza persistente Al naso agrumato, frutta tropicale, caramello. Al palato attacco dolce di caramello, poi agrumi e fruttato. Finale amaro con retrogusto di liquirizia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjik83 (1055) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2015
33cl flesje bij John Mullins, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 7,2% Uitgeschonken in origineel Brewdog glas Uiterlijk: zwart met redelijke schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: neus is lekker bloemig en hoppig, smaak is hoppig, bloemig, chocolade, gebrande mouten, bittertje Conclusie: veel diepe smaken, hoppige en bloemige versus de stout smaken, lekker ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackadutton (37) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2015 Keg at Brewdog Shoreditch. Pours pitch black with one finger frothy off white head. Lots of lacing on the glass. Loads of hops and citrus/grapefruit notes on the aroma. Also lots of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and cherries. Taste is hoppy, grapefruit, pine, liquorice and some dark chocolate bitterness. Lovely mouth feel from body and carbonation too. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeanF (1934) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - AUG 19, 2015
Aroma is a nice hops and molasses balance. Has a great foamy beige head and jet black body. Flavour has great smooth coffee notes with a dry hop finish. Itís comfortable on the mouth and has no cloying alcohol despite the high ABV. A great dark ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thmsboyd (143) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle BBE: 05/05/16. Cool. Pours a deep, dark mahogany body with small, patchy tan head and good lacing. Surprisingly intense hoppy aroma, with pine, resin and tropical fruits; coconut and lemon zest most prominent. Not much roasted character detected on the nose. Rich, luxurious, bitter chocolate perfectly matched by a light, currant sweetness. Full-bodied with a slightly abrasive texture, despite a medium-low carbonation. The finish is long-lasting and nicely balanced. Really enjoyable ícrossoverí ale thatís surprisingly hop-orientated. Perhaps lacking a little in complexity and texture, but for a readily available supermarket ale, this is top-notch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 18 April 2014 -- That is a really tasty Cascadian IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OllieBBommel (1286) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2015
33 cl bottle@home. Appearance: ruby dark brown, creamy beige head. Aroma: c-hops, roasted malt, some coffee and chocolate. Taste: grapefruit, medium sour bitter, some sweet, dark fruit. Palate: refreshing, lasting sour bitter, lively carbonation. Overall: nice surprise :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hikeg (101) - - AUG 12, 2015
Pours coffee brown with average frothy light brown head. Aroma is coffee, light chocolate, molasses, toasted malts, medium to heavy hoppy - spruce, resin, basement yeast. Flavor is salty malts, medium bitter, touch of smoke. Body is medium, palate is almost oily, carbonation is average. Ok.

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