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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1008   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2012

Draught @ BrewDog Edinburgh, 143 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1JS.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, orange - citrus, sweet hops, glue, mango. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120421]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
From tap at Brewdog, Edinburgh. Pours dark brown to bæack with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malty, crisp grapefruity hoppy and citrusy. Bitter, crisp hoppy flavoured, grapefruity and citrusy, dark roasted malt base. Bitter, dry and crisp hoppy and dark malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34708) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
Bottled. A red-brown beer with a tan head. The aroma hs notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, caramel, and straw, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (26209) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle at la Fine Mousse. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Fruity and light roasted aroma of pine needles and hops. Fruity and light roasted flavour of hops and grass. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2013
Bottled@brewdog Camden (backlog). Black colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is mild smoked malts along with roasted and caramelly notes. Flavour is fruity, roasted malts, some toffee, coffee and nice floral notes. Nice balance for a black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23731) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2013
Bottled at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Near black, mid sized head. Distinct licorice aroma with grapefruit and menhe. Mid sweet with cleqan rounded mouthfeel. Licorice and menthe, some pink grapefruit. Some cocoa bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty weak piney hoppy licorice aroma. Slightly roasted malty piney hoppy bitter licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty piney hoppy licorice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22535) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2012
2nd July 2012
On tap at Camden Brewdog. Opaque black beer, tidy pale tan head. Smooth palate, mild carbonation. A little dry and slightly soft. Smooth dark malt with mild lacto and supermild roast. A bare whisper of red berry fruits. Minerals and smooth dry finish with a very mild bitterness. Something of a fresh air beer and I would venture nowhere near hoppy enough for a Black IPA, in fact not too much hop here at all. It’s on okay black beer but is really flirting with blandness. After a stunning run of beers in 2012 Brewdog are 2 for 2 tonight in the wimpy beer stakes!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2012
tap at brewdog ... black .... thin tan head ... soft soapy ... light roast ... big pine nose... zezty front ... light smoke ... little toffee ... big pine ... soft soapy ... ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21690) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Draft. Black color, beige head. Aroma is roasty. Taste is balanced roast and slight bitter pine. Plain.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 101

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50