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


on tap

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RATINGS: 718   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer0clock (135) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Lots of flavour here, tropical, pineapple, candied fruit, smell, pine nuts, dark brown, creamy head, lots of lacing throughout the drink, not your average brew dog at all, bottle at bottle shop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint (768) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
God, I love a good black IPA. Keg @ BrewDog Nottingham. Black and opaque, with a small thin tan head. Confusingly ambrosial aroma of pine and citrus hop combined with liquorice and plum. The bittersweet taste and sweet/salty finish are predictable but still incredible. 

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (300) - SERBIA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Samo Pivo and on tap 0.33l at Soljica caffee Belgrade Serbia.Pour it dark color with small white head.Wau taste is creamy and rich flavour of red/black fruits and roasted malts.Sweet and bitter at the same time.Great black IPA

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 1, 2014
Riktigt stabil öl ifrån dom glada skottarna. Funkar vilken dag som helst. Ja tack ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zenkis (572) - Ogre, LATVIA - JUL 31, 2014
Pours deep reddish, blackish with beige, frothy top leaving light lasing. Aroma- intense and beautiful hops, citrus and spruce, a bit orange peel. Taste is medium sweet and super pleasant throughout medium bitter more towards aftertaste. At the beginning it was more rousted malts in flavor, but soon enough they left place for hops to shine in flavor. Medium bodied, light astringent mouthfeel, light dry finish, soft carbonation. Pleasant IPA painted with dark malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klippx (54) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2014
Medium brown head. Black color. Roasted barley, malt, coffee notes. Very well balanced after taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Hop forward beer with a slight coffe chocolate finish. So crushable. Smells chocolates. Just like all other brew dog beers, this one does no disappoint Malaclypse in coor with a tan head. Had at revolution. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ATulloch (92) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Pours a jet black with a nice tan head which lasts. Incredible mix of aromas. Fruity mangos and citrus along with pine,coffee and chocolate. Intense hoppiness with well balanced flavours of fruity chocolate and coffee hints. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stef73 (213) - - JUL 28, 2014
de couleur noir c est une avec peu de carbonisation on ressent tout suite des note de torrification avec un cote houblonne mais qui est tres bien balance un peu citronne avecx un cote de torrification c est la premiere biere que je prends de cette compagnie et sens vaut la peine c est trres bien reussi

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (989) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2014
From a 330ml bottle on 27/7/2014 (shared with Butz). Pours a deep brown with the barest of heads. Has a pleasant light aroma of fruity hops with some roasty notes in the background. The flavour features toasty malt and lots of sweet citrus and stone fruit. The bitterness is quite firm and balances the sweetness out nicely. Has a fairly creamy palate and average carbonation. This is a very nice black IPA. It has a bit of Feral’s brilliant Barrique Okarma to it, though it’s not quite as good.

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