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


on tap

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RATINGS: 973   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%.

juicyhops' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
juicyhops (48) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2013
An excellent black IPA with huge dark malt flavors and plenty of hops. Deep black in color with a nice tan head. Medium bodied. Excellent to style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarioSunjic (11) - AUSTRIA - APR 28, 2016
A very fruity aroma with a cool look of label. The taste maintains some of the fruitiness but does not stay long on palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AntonyWilson (60) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 22, 2016
UPDATED: APR 22, 2016 330ml bottle: Pours black with a creamy tan head that lingers. Aromas of caramel and prunes. Hints of roastiness with a medium bitterness. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Overall a hoppy ale with roasty notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caribou43 (376) - SWITZERLAND - APR 19, 2016
I bought the bottle at Amstein Vevey. It is a good black IPA. The body is a deep black color and white and brown foam. The taste is bitter, hop and roasted malt, few vanilla and not so watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zilb (77) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - APR 16, 2016
Bue en bouteille à John Viande. Bière noire avec mousse qui tombe tout de suite et sans bulles, comme beaucoup de porter. Arôme traditionnel de café froid. On ne sent pas l’alcool et ses 7,2%. Final sur le café mais cela reste léger et agréable et pas trop porté sur l’amertume. J’ai apprécié bien que ce ne soit pas mon style de bière, car bière équilibrée sans aller dans les extrêmes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (1081) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 15, 2016
Black colored, medium tan creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is of chocolate and roasted malt, strong citrus, grapefruit and floral hoppiness. Taste is medium+ sweet chocolate and black malt, roasted notes, grapefruit-citrus and floral medium+ hoppy aroma and medium+ bitterness, dry finish, citrus-roasted mix bitter aftertaste. Medium+ bodied, average carbonation, oily. Goto BIPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jpkeskinen (455) - FINLAND - APR 14, 2016
Bottle. Quite decent. Slightly sweet taste with that interesting twist you get from barrel aged beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borisz (399) - NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2016
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a jet black with brown head. Aroma is citrusy Simcoe hops. Taste is citrus with a little roasted backbone. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (2708) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2016
Tap at Kompaan. Almost black with beige head. Some chocolate, sweet malts, light fruity hops, a bit of rye. Medium sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with a bit creamy feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2424) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2016 Bottle at Skallywag Sud N’ Grub Kemah. Black with a huge fizzy light brown head. Aroma of molasses, roast, ash, alcohol, medicine. Tastes roasty and lightly bitter. Medium bodied and fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dégustée le 8/12/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : noire. Apparence : quasi-opaque.
Arôme : Malt rôti, houblon citrique, herbeux et résineux aux notes fruitées, notes de caramel et de chocolat.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Goût moyen-amer de houblon citrique, herbeux, légèrement résineux aux notes fruitées (agrumes), florales et épicées, présent toute la gorgée. Une dominante de de malt rôti est présente avec un léger goût de chocolat noir et de caramel.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement crémeuse. Finale : longue, composée d’une amertume de rôti, de houblon herbeux, moyennement citrique et aux notes résineuses.

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