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


on tap

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RATINGS: 990   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zilb (116) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - APR 16, 2016
Bue en bouteille à John Viande. Bière noire avec mousse qui tombe tout de suite et sans bulles, comme beaucoup de porter. Arôme traditionnel de café froid. On ne sent pas l’alcool et ses 7,2%. Final sur le café mais cela reste léger et agréable et pas trop porté sur l’amertume. J’ai apprécié bien que ce ne soit pas mon style de bière, car bière équilibrée sans aller dans les extrêmes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (1232) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 15, 2016
Black colored, medium tan creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is of chocolate and roasted malt, strong citrus, grapefruit and floral hoppiness. Taste is medium+ sweet chocolate and black malt, roasted notes, grapefruit-citrus and floral medium+ hoppy aroma and medium+ bitterness, dry finish, citrus-roasted mix bitter aftertaste. Medium+ bodied, average carbonation, oily. Goto BIPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jpkeskinen (480) - FINLAND - APR 14, 2016
Bottle. Quite decent. Slightly sweet taste with that interesting twist you get from barrel aged beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borisz (407) - NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2016
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a jet black with brown head. Aroma is citrusy Simcoe hops. Taste is citrus with a little roasted backbone. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (3422) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2016
Tap at Kompaan. Almost black with beige head. Some chocolate, sweet malts, light fruity hops, a bit of rye. Medium sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with a bit creamy feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2514) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2016 Bottle at Skallywag Sud N’ Grub Kemah. Black with a huge fizzy light brown head. Aroma of molasses, roast, ash, alcohol, medicine. Tastes roasty and lightly bitter. Medium bodied and fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dégustée le 8/12/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : noire. Apparence : quasi-opaque.
Arôme : Malt rôti, houblon citrique, herbeux et résineux aux notes fruitées, notes de caramel et de chocolat.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Goût moyen-amer de houblon citrique, herbeux, légèrement résineux aux notes fruitées (agrumes), florales et épicées, présent toute la gorgée. Une dominante de de malt rôti est présente avec un léger goût de chocolat noir et de caramel.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement crémeuse. Finale : longue, composée d’une amertume de rôti, de houblon herbeux, moyennement citrique et aux notes résineuses.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
allanmb (151) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2016 Pours black with a good beige head. Aroma of pithy citrus and pine hops with a subtle hint of roasted malt in the background. Smells like a pale American ipa. Taste is citrus and fruity with hints of biscuit malt, mild coffee, and finishes like fresh orange juice! Medium bitterness and good carbonation. Very good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - MAR 6, 2016
33cl bottle. Black with a average frothy head. Fruity hops and coffee, roasted grains. Moderately sweet, bitter finish. AVerage to soft carbonation. The hops are very much those of an IPA but the malt base hangs over the stout territory. Most CDA I tasted before were more like an IPA with a light roasted character. This one is really a cross in between styles and in the end it does not really join up very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeriLinten (12) - Balen, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2016
First brew i bought from brewdog, will get lots more for sure. Aroma is coffee, taste is hoppy but not too bitter at all. Pours black with a brown lasting head.

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