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


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RATINGS: 832   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%.

humlelala's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
humlelala (1074) - - JAN 31, 2013
(33 cl bottle from Ølbutikken; BBD: October 10th 2013; Batch #318) Pours black with a beautifully dense, tan head. Decent retention, good regeneration and beautiful lace. Aroma is fresh, simcoe-like herbal hoppiness. Oily texture, medium carbonation, medium body and a rather bitter finish. Taste follows the nose with added bitterness. Somewhat agressive but in a refined and very smooth way like a hitman. Girlfriend says "It has a subtle cola-note to it. It’s bitter but it’s okay."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Continues (51) - GERMANY - APR 21, 2015
From bottle. Pours black with nice, hard head. Aroma pine, hops, coffee, honey. Taste more coffee than in aroma, caramel, roasty. Medium carbonation, medium to full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keogh (112) - Świebodzice, POLAND - APR 19, 2015
Barwa czarna, piana średnio obfita drobno i średnio-pęcherzykowa, redukuje się do kilku mm i pozostaje do końca. W aromacie chmiel i ciemne słody, czyli mamy nuty żywiczne, leśne, do tego gorzka czekolada, troszkę paloności. W smaku powtórka z aromatu, do tego troszkę karmelu, goryczka raczej z tych wysokich, na finiszu pojawia się tez taka słodycz, czyżby lukrecja? Wysycenie niskie do średniego. Piwo bardzo udane, smaczne, aczkolwiek nie zaskakuje.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LanaBanana (7) - POLAND - APR 19, 2015 does not count
Barwa czarna, piana srednio- i drobnopecherzykowa, trwala. Aromat slodki, lekko alkoholowy, czuc równiez chmiel, nuty palone i zywiczne, gorzka czekolade. W smaku bardzo gladkie, troche karmelu, powtórka z aromatu. Dosc orzezwiajace jak na ciemne piwo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregerik (13) - Kings Lynn, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2015
Piwo butelkowe z Beers of Europe. Dla kogoś kto lubi Stouty i IPY, kombinacja obu stylów w jednym piwie to rewelacja :) W aromacie sosny i żywice przełamane palonymi słodami, gorzką czekoladą i likierem, a na koniec duża porcja goryczki aż się odbija chmielem :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
didierlewallon (210) - ponferrada, SPAIN - APR 17, 2015
El color es marrón oscuro, opaco, con espuma beige, cremosa y abundante y con una buena retención. El aroma es agradable y equilibrado, tostado, a lúpulo, hierba y fruta. Notas a café y un poco a chocolate. El sabor es equilibrado a malta dulce y lúpulo fresco, notas a café y a tostado con un amargor consistente en boca. Cerveza muy buena.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (704) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
Bottle - pitch black with a good thick dark brown head. Aroma of peach, passion fruit, pineapple and lemon with some alcohol. Taste of chocolate, port, roasted malts, grass and a big long earthy bitter finish. A little bit of an unpleasant alcohol note at the end. Thick, heavy body with a slight alcohol bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (350) - - APR 13, 2015
Dark brown colour with light brown head. Aroma of hops, herbs, roasted malts, dark fruits. the same are flavours, with well balanced hoppiness and maltiness in aftertaste. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikkvoika (120) - ESTONIA - APR 9, 2015
Bottle 0,33l. Pours very dark brown with very small tan head. Aroma fruits, burnt malts, chocolate. Taste licorice, vanilla, some burnt notes, some bread. Medium body and a very nice bit bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
VamboladeTolly (505) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 9, 2015
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours deep dark brown with small tan head, doesnt stay.Aroma of roasted malts, grassy hops, citrus, riped berries. Taste is roasted malts, some light smoke, a bit watery,bready, light citrus. Medium body. BB in two weeks. Have to try it when it freshier.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBlueSky93 (351) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Bottle from Brewdog. Pours BLACK....tan coloured single finger head. Aroma of fruits, pine, blackberry, raisins, winter berries, peaty water...Taste of initial malts, roasty, toasty malts, raisins, berries, then peaty water, pine, orange, lemon, wonderful beer!

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