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


on tap

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RATINGS: 833   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rulymel (197) - SPAIN - FEB 18, 2015
Tasted in new local BregDog Bar Barcelona Black colour with a thin head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate malt and resin hops. Taste is full. Chocolate malt, roasted malts and nice bitteness very resined and pine, due to Chinook. Nice black IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2655) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
On tap at Biermarkt. Candy peach and catty aroma with some bittersweet chocolate accents. Opaque black under a lasting light brown cover. Flavour is slightly medicinal orange peel up front (Pacific jade?) with bittersweet chocolate and a grapefruit peel finish. Medium bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation, slightly smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiosna (359) - - FEB 14, 2015
Tuoksussa hyvin raikkaan hedelmäistä humalaa, persikkaa, ananasta, vähän sitrusta, mallasta. Maussa mäntyistä humalaa, sitrusta paahteista mallasta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lello4ever (196) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
BrewDog non si smentisce con questa notevole black ipa, stile che non amo particolarmente ma che sa in ogni caso essere meritevole. Nerissima e con ampio cappello di schiuma beige chiaro, al naso fanno da padrone malto tostato e un po’ di luppoli, mentre bevendola il gusto amaro di luppolo, tostatura e legno predominano, con un buon equilibrio dolce-amaro e una tendenza al secco che resta nel finale sul palato. Alcool piuttosto nascosto, carbonazione nella media.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
torleifm (17) - NORWAY - FEB 13, 2015
Svart, med off-white skum. Aroma preges av humle med toner av karamell, vanilje og sjokolade. God fylde og fin markant bitterhet som ikke bikker over, men gir balanse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hugi (437) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2015
Dark black, brown and rough-textured, medium head. At first sweet , fruity, berry-like aroma (raspberries, raisins). Later dark malts, licorice. Malty-sweet taste with some notes of bitterness derived from the malts. Dry-resiny hop-bitterness and a coffee-like finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (313) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
Arômes intenses de levures venant de l’épais col de mousse débordant de mon verre. En bouche, c’est un équilibre parfait entre le chocolat, café et houblons tirant sur les agrumes. Amertume tirant sur le rôti. Bonne bière dans le style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thisis12ptfont (947) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Aroma brings strongly carbonated hops, smokey malts, subtle yeast and chocolate. Appearance is black with with a thin tan foam. Taste is big malty funk, bitter chocolate, moderately bitter hops, dark roast, earthy roast and dry hop oils. Overall, not the best black IPA i’ve had. There is a odd malty funk overtoning most of the flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (482) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle at home. Very dark brown colour, beige creamy head. Tropical fruity hops in the nose and taste, resinous and grassy hoppy too, along with milky coffee and chocolate, light roasted malts, vanilla. Soft mouthfeel, low carbonation, light bodied but good flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (534) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 25, 2015
bottle at home. black color, tan head, disolves pretty quickly. smells grapefruit, malty, raisins, grassy, mulberry. full body, good mouthfeel, taste of coffee, grapefruit, chocolate, some sweetness, good dry coffee roasty bitter, but also light fruity finish

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