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


on tap

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RATINGS: 929   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2297) - Ghent, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2015
@ brewdog Brussels. Dark brown/black colour, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Harsh bitter hoppy nose. Liquorice, tropical fruit, roasted malts, bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VGdogy (20) - Velika Gorica, CROATIA - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle form MBR, black colour, baige head with great retention. Piney, raisiny and some citrus in aroma. In flavor there is a lot of chocolate, some coffee, pine, citrus (lemon or grapefruit), bitter but pleasant aftertaste from hop (simcoe). Very good Black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (3022) - SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2015
@ Brewdog Bryssel 15-10-31: Riktig tydlig humleton. Smaken är ganska bitter med oljiga undertoner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steven_B (27) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a lasting beige head. Aroma is dark roasted malts. Taste is hints of chocolate, malts and some hops. It ends up quite stout like which is no bad thing. A fine beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
heman (330) - Tychy, POLAND - OCT 29, 2015
Bardzo intensywna piana, kolor czarny. Aromat świeży, trawiasty, ziołowy i kojarzący się ze świeżo suszonymi liśćmi tytoniu. Piwo jest średnio wysycone. W smaku ponownie chmiel. Następnie czujemy bardzo delikatne kakao i niuanse palone. Finisz to duża goryczka, ale nie natarczywa. Piwo jest pełne, treściwe. Przy tym niezwykle szybko się je pije..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2224) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2015
Yippie! The front juicy concoctions loaded with an explosion of beautiful resin, pine and orange aromas followed with fine pottery and stuff chocolate. It was quite nice to sniff around, but it seems faded in and out. I’d prefer a smoother taste. I can only in a military haircut and how stupid that would look and think, because I do not hear, or take orders from anyone, I would pretty much just as useful as one of the losers in the Police Academy. They know that the film completely - as how should not it? They all share the 38 sequels? Maybe I’ll beep boop guy for Halloween go. Below average difficulty. Maybe if I cut right to the top and left sides long, I would crank the Almighty razor clam. With a nice sweet ending to each zero and the promise of the vagina. I enjoy the rest of it as well ... wait - I was quite confusing at the beginning of the strip with something that does not include bars, Gutenberg and long blond girl that everyone wants to nail. Light toast, fruit and acidity with something that really stands out. It is to eat delicious and easier. I’ll take a shot in the dark here, but I suppose that made it a theater version in the fourth film. How about a crossover with Chud?

Thanks to about 8 retranslates over 6 languages via google translate the word ’snizz’ finally got worked out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pityu (294) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle - Black colour, Large beige head, good retention and lacing. Nice chocolate aromas from roasted malts, some mild coffee, caramel and lots of piney and grassy hops. Taste of cocoa, biscuit and lots of grapefruit, lemon zest and grass. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry hoppy finish, lingering bitterness. The roasted character is well balanced with hoppy aromas. Nice black IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jbuskirk (925) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 25, 2015
This is a brew I’ll need to return to. My rating doesn’t reflect the brew itself so much as my particular experience. See, the best by date on my batch of Libertine was 2-27-2015. Needless to say, the hop elements had deteriorated significantly. Still, it’s a testament to the brew’s quality that it wasn’t a bad experience drinking it. Not at all. IPA’s with age tend to get musty and weird. Libertine just ended up like a Stout, which isn’t an altogether bad thing. Aroma of booze, chocolate, and roasted malt. Flavors mirror the smells with a bit of residual bitterness. This was a disappointment but it could’ve been worse. I’ll get you again, Libertine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diabobale (338) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - OCT 24, 2015
Si presenta con un colore nero impenetrabile con un cappello di schiuma avorio, non abbondante ed evanescente. Note di resina e citriche (pompelmo) accompagnano il tostato, con sottofondo di lieve tabacco. La carbonazione č nella media con un corpo non troppo strutturato. Al palato note citriche e di resina, con amaro possente nel finalefinale, ma non persistente. Ottima scorrevolezza e lieve sapiditŕ finale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZodiacM (450) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2015
Gratis gekregen @Plan B Rotterdam ivm 10 maanden over de houdbaarheidsdatum. Aroma van geroosterd mout, heel veel hop, fruit. De smaak is lekker donker, hoppig en bitter. Mooie black IPA!

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