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


on tap

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RATINGS: 908   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsandBolts (212) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2015
On tap at the Bier Markt. Nice black ale with dark roasted malt and coffee coming through in the aromas and flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artiredbirds (211) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 19, 2015
Брюдоги во всем и всегда отличны& абсолют& хопанут& при этом древесн& и хлебный, с перебор& шоколад& и сладост& Довольн& мягкий в конце, не знаю как настоящ& блэк Ипа должен выгляде& и вкуснот& однако я бы горечну& поболе

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 16, 2015
This is a bit of a surprise as I didn’t take particularly close attention to the label and wasn’t expecting the fruity vibrancy of the hoppiness in this black beer. It is a stark, jet black ale with a persistent covering of cream coloured head and good lace down the side of the glass. The American hopping comes through in the nosing to the extent that it smells similar to many New Zealand black IPA editions that are heavily influenced by the West Coast of the US. The intriguing thing about the flavour is that it has quite a soapy quality to it. Like having my mouth washed out by my mother for saying fuck out loud. My mouth was also assailed by blackberry, pastry, molasses and juniper. It was a juicy devil while it lasted. Tasty to boot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4449) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Draft@Brewdog Leicester. Pitch black beer with a strong slightly off white head. The aroma is mildly malty and roasted, and the flavour has bitterness and good smooth roastedness. Overall a nice dark ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
citizen428 (4) - THAILAND - JUL 14, 2015 does not count
My first black IPA, a very nice discovery! Dark as the night, with a small light head. Smells and tastes of malt and coffee, but the aftertaste is slightly more bitter than I would have preferred. Very nice beer overall, will have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GlassBrass440 (306) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 10, 2015
Pours a deep black with moderate tan head. Aromas of grapefruit, bubble yum, and ’dank’. Flavour brings an odd fruityness that is difficult to discern. Maybe bubble yum again. Light roastiness from the dark malts. Dry on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taradil (41) - - JUL 9, 2015
Tap and bottle Color: completely black. Head: nice and beige. Aroma: chocolate, dark malts, a bit of liquorice. Taste: beautiful chocolate, coffee, liquorice, dark malts, roasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Toomio (356) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2015 Ei humalainen, vähillä menee liian viinaseksi. Jos olisi paksumpi niin olisi erittäin hyvä.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UkrainPubCrawler (109) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Abdolutely delicious beer! Fruity aroma combined with a great balance of hops and malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
espenra (933) - Kurland, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2015
33cl bottle from Systembolaget. Batch 321. Best before 2014-12-30. It poured a pitch black colour with a medium big light-brown head. Aroma is alcohol, coffee, liqorice and dark caramel. Flavour is sweet with some bitter notes. Lots of roasted malts and caramel. Soon after coffee appears and then hints of wood and alcohol. Small, but lasting notes of liqorice. I’m usually not a fan of black ales, but this was really good.

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