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


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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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonbenali (117) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2016
Good looking beer - pours dark brown to black with off white to yellow head and nice lacing. Aroma is promising - hybrid of stout and IPA mostly works. Don’t serve this one too cold or will miss most of it. There’s pine, dark caramel, ash, mint, raisin, milky coffee and tangerine, but a touch metallic. Taste is smooth, quite bitter, decent body and sweetness, with a touch of booze in the medium finish. Stout and IPA fairly evenly matched in there, with IPA more on the nose, stout more on the finish. Nice beer - would like to try an imperial version of this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cecop (23) - Motherwell, - FEB 17, 2016
330ml butelka. Kolor Czarny, minimalnie przeswitujacy. Piana obfita leczy szybko opadajaca. Ladny lacing. Aromat mocno owocowy (ciemne owoce i cytrusy, las, jagody, czarna porzeczka). Niesamowity smak. Bomba owocowa z lekka, zanikajaca goryczka. Dobrze ulozony alkohol sprawia, ze piwo jest bardzo latwo pijalne. Niesamowite! Pozycja obowiazkowa od BrewDoga

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1466) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2016
Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, and some hop earthiness. Taste is rich malts, caramel, toffee, slight vanilla and tart which mingles together quite affectively. Appearance is black with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Biroholik (771) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - FEB 9, 2016
Chmiele: Simcoe.
Kolor: Czarny z minimalnymi refleksami.
Piana: Żółto-kremowa, małe oczka, genialnie krążkuje i zaznacza na szkle każdy łyk wypitego piwa.
Zapach: Słynny prażony slonecznik na pierwszym planie. Bardzo mocny i trwały aromat. Poza nim trochę ciemnych owoców.
Smak: Ciemne owoce z których bardzo wyraźnie czuć czarną porzeczkę. Poza tym trochę żywicznej nuty. Goryczka wyraźna, troszeczkę szczypiąca język. Pijalność na wysokim poziomie.
Wysycenie: Średnie.
Bardzo dobre Black lPA . Świetnie zbalansowa Z mocną,wyraźną nutą prażonego slonecznika. Piwo jest bardzo gładkie i pijalne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poech73 (355) - Braine, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2016
From Hoppy House Magnifique dégustation proche d’un Porter. A la décapsule, le nez se ravit de senteurs forts aromatiques: café moulu, caramel un houblon résineux le tout sur une eau alcaline. En bouche, la gorgée livre un maltage fort complexe mais assez égale: rond aux saveurs de café cacaoté aux flancs salée cependant fort aqueux. Ce n’est qu’en arrière bouche que je reçois une certaine densité avec de la réglisse qui offre une sensation lactée voire crémeuse accompagnée d’une amérisation forte mais pas agressive sur un belle longueur laissant le palais gras et la langue poudreuse. Un incontournable!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lbianchi66 (299) - FRANCE - JAN 27, 2016
Arômes café, fumé, fruits noirs, réglisse,fruits exotiques. Goût café, fruit de la passion, réglisse. Final fruits confits et fumé. Texture sirupeuse. Excellente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mduspara (33) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle 0,33 Pours dark (almost black) brown with a big, off white head. Hoppy with aromas of pine, citrus and grapefruit. Some coffee and licorice aromas somewhere in the back. Medium body with well balanced bitter/sweet taste. On the palate it tastes of pine, licorice and orange. Long lasting bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (1566) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle. A- Milk chocolate. A- Black color, black liquid, light brown head. T- Cocoa, roasty, subtle bitterness. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- To be fair, I did have this bottle almost a year after the best by day. Some would scream in horror. For me, I think it’s only made this better. The hops are pretty much gone and it’s showing through almost completely stout like. Pretty tasty. I’m honestly not sure I’d like it as much fresh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheAleMale (33) - Worcester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods in Cheltenham. Excellent beer section there. Another great effort from Brewdog. Super hoppy but smooth with loads of body. Black IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werthergoethe (301) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 24, 2016
Солодов& вкус. Горчинк& в послевк& довольн& плотное. В целом - не произве& сильног& впечатл& Хороший, качеств& брюдог и не более.

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