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


on tap

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RATINGS: 867   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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 16/20
SinH4 (919) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 7, 2015
Black color with small tan head. Aroma is nice liquorice, toffee, dark malts, a bit fruity. Taste is coffee, fruity, resinous, dry, very pleasant aftertaste and incredibly soft-silky. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Danish pint, BrewDog Leicester. Handsome jet measure slim lidded with beige. Aroma of sticky Black Jack, burnt cinder toffee dipped in blackcurrant, slightly mouth watering dark berriy skins. Overly fizzy but mellow and fine with sifted black chocolate, molten Neopolitan tones, a puff of soot, slight tack of sugar on the lips, high sugar black coffee slurps. Well-roasted finish with a carob-like lactic softness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (479) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
Floral hop aroma with a light roast. Dark pour. Taste is not too bitter but noticable a bit aftertaste, roasted flavor, will balanced. Very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxbol77 (13) - SLOVENIA - JUN 1, 2015
Deep black pour with brown head. The aroma is bright pine and fruit with a bit of blackberry and licorice. Very interesting black ipa, more inclined towards the hops than the roastiness of the malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bubeer (92) - - MAY 29, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2015 Black with brown tips. Thin head, low retention. Nicely soapy and floral in the nose, a bit of fruit too. The roast comes with the tasting, gently wrapped by the hops. Bitter-sweet as it should. Very good complexity in the body. Oily to creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtu71 (260) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle. Medium tanned head. Deep black brown. Roasted, herbal, complex, tasty and interesting. Medium bodied and bit watery palate.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
diabel (1629) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2015
Deel black body. Offwhite head. Nose of coffee. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet flavour. Nice one, not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonotono (104) - torino, ITALY - MAY 26, 2015
Colore nero impenetrabile, schiuma marroncina. odore fruttato, agrumato, floreale, frutta tropicale, resinoso. Sapore tostato, poi un bell’amaro agrumato, resinoso, lungo, lunghissimo e amarissimo. Corpo oleoso. Molto buona.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kristall-König (2451) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2015
Geruch kaffeemalzig, röstig, Zitrus. Dunkelmalziger Antrunk, Zitrus. Mitte kaffee, Malz, Grapefruitnoten. Abgang Zitrusaroma, bitter, Kaffee. Echt gut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlexGR (163) - GREECE - MAY 15, 2015
Dark fruits. Rich flavours. With chocolate, coffe and nuts. Hoppy and citrus aromas. Crisp with bitter finish.

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