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


on tap

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RATINGS: 980   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9555) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roast malts, fruity, tropical piney taste, dry roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1292) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a pint glass. A: Pours a dark brown color forming a medium and creamy tan head. Medium retention and some lingering thin lacings formed and left S: A mix of roasted malts and flowery hops. A bit fruity with some notes of apple pie T: Great mix of roasted malts and grassy and pinny hops. Notes of caramel malts and apples. In overall, a quite dry and bitter taste. Perfect mix of roasted malts and pinny hops bitterness. Yeasts have a very American Pale Ale profile with a nice earthy taste in the very end M: Medium body and carbonation. Toasted malts with a strong punch of pinny hops in the aftertaste O: Great drinkability. Perfect definition of black IPA [ BA Review @ 5/13/2014 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Powerful and very dark black-ale in the neighbourhood of strong porters and weak russian stouts. Beautifully black with creamy yellow foam, smells of malt and christmas pastries. Taste complex with liquorice, oil, some brown liquor and ruccola. Rather thin in flow, yet with thick and vinous aftertaste. Interesting carbonation in the "pre"-taste. Brew Dog knows what they are doing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Armadill0 (330) - FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Murky black with a small brown head. Aroma is strong with pine, citrus and liquorice. Taste has anis, soy, pine, roasted malt and salty water. Mouthfeel is smooth, body is medium thick. Aftertaste is bitter and long with pine. Pleasantly light, well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Melnis (401) - LATVIA - OCT 9, 2014
Interesanta black ipa, tomer kaut kas nepatik garsā. Tipiskā black ipas s’telle, bet kaut nas nav kā cerēts

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (2900) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Poured with a thick light tan head that lasts a long time, good lacing and and opaque Black brown color. aroma is like a hoppy stout. Flavor is like aroma, but some of the flavors clash. Body is perfect. Finish is marred by the clashing flavors which end up being somewhat medicinal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (1678) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 30, 2014
BOTTLE 33 CL. Look: black with ruby-red highlights, beige frothy head. Aroma: juicy hops, mango, tropical fruit, a bit meaty/yeasty, no black aromas. Taste: again hops, light sweetness, balanced by both hop and very light (like a thin irish stout) roasted malt bitterness. Light acidity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pinia (62) - Lviv, Львів, UKRAINE - SEP 30, 2014
Колір: темний, майже чорний на світло пробива& темно вишневи& бежева, не висока, дрібноз& залишає& на стінках бокала. h інтенси& хміль, чорна смороди& і шкірки від мандари& хмелева гіркота, чорна смороди& з смажено& кавою, трішки шоколад& з цитрусо& Гіркота вище середнь& алкогол& не відчува& попробу& ще.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (1526) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
Dark, dark, dark. A bit of a coffee taste. Somewhat stout-ish as far as a black IPA goes. I dig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (619) - SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle shared by Pure Evil. Thanks! Dark brown with a small khaki head. Aroma is roasted with coffee and dark chocolate. Taste has kavring, roasted malt, some coffee, faint bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation, soft/silky mouth feel. Short roasted after taste.

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