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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
swiseman (455) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
pours a light black with mild hop aromas. taste of bubblegum, fruit and mint. not altogether pleasant. some of these off-flavours likely caused by lack of balance due to high gravity. interesting offering, but not necessarily deserving of some of the high ratings it has already received.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle. Nice hearty near black pour, beige head. Dark roast, floral pine, fruity undertones. Full bodied with a moderately bitter finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JeyAre (232) - - OCT 12, 2015
Great coffee dark with smoked aroma and very well balanced palate. Recommend one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
josanguapo (508) - SPAIN - OCT 1, 2015
At beodo bar, in Seville. With yakisabi with iberic secret. Nice feel and taste athough the aroma is a bit dull. In any case, can be enjoyed very easily

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombutlin (121) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 30, 2015
I do like a black IPA, when it works. Resin filled hop aroma and complex stout flavours that ebb and flow. Surprisingly refreshing

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackradioboy (126) - SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle from Tesco. This demonstrates the difference between tap and bottle. Tap: fantastic Bottle: average. This is one of my favourite beers but the bottle version is quite harsh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scrumpy369 (32) - - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle @ csakajosor. Light brown head quickly disappears. Nose of cocoa, and earth. The taste is nice, but the alcohol is very dominant, even though it’s only 7,2 ABV. Maybe some nutty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (188) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 18, 2015
Deuxième black IPA que je goûte, ce style manque encore de surprises pour moi mais reste très intéressant. Le nez rend très bien le simcoe qui se complète très bien avec un fond cacao/café. La bouche est plus écoeurante à cause d’un malt trop caramelisé. Elle reste excellente. Je préfère la black IPA l’humulupucienne de l’Agrivoise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
malingil (15) - Luzern, SWITZERLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Schöne dunkle Farbe mit schönem Schaum. Buttrig-holzige Nase. Presente Röstaromen mit tollen Polznoten runden den hopfen ab. Sehr gelungenrs Black-IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nofearhatmatt (37) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Really beautiful dark colour - definitely black. Light coloured head, strong aroma. Taste is a little too alcoholic, but does pair off well with the malt and hops. Overall a nice beer, but not perfect.

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