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


on tap

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RATINGS: 907   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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%.

ComradeK's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1071) - The Vale of Dundas, - JUN 8, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a large light beige head, which lasts very well and leaves very good lacing. The aroma has Vienna coffee and mild dark chocolate malt, blended with grapefruit, herbal and pine needle hops. Strong citrus hops notes of grapefruit and lime up front are joined by some pine. The lime lingers into the mid-palate, where it is joined by bitter cocoa and smoother milk chocolate malt notes. Lime, lemon and a kick of pine resin hops come through in the finish. This is a very enjoyable black IPA indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
josanguapo (386) - SPAIN - OCT 1, 2015
At beodo bar, in Seville. With yakisabi with iberic secret. Nice feel and taste athough the aroma is a bit dull. In any case, can be enjoyed very easily

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombutlin (112) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 30, 2015
I do like a black IPA, when it works. Resin filled hop aroma and complex stout flavours that ebb and flow. Surprisingly refreshing

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackradioboy (125) - SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle from Tesco. This demonstrates the difference between tap and bottle. Tap: fantastic Bottle: average. This is one of my favourite beers but the bottle version is quite harsh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scrumpy369 (5) - - SEP 25, 2015 does not count
Bottle @ csakajosor. Light brown head quickly disappears. Nose of cocoa, and earth. The taste is nice, but the alcohol is very dominant, even though it’s only 7,2 ABV. Maybe some nutty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (130) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 18, 2015
Deuxième black IPA que je goûte, ce style manque encore de surprises pour moi mais reste très intéressant. Le nez rend très bien le simcoe qui se complète très bien avec un fond cacao/café. La bouche est plus écoeurante à cause d’un malt trop caramelisé. Elle reste excellente. Je préfère la black IPA l’humulupucienne de l’Agrivoise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
malingil (9) - Luzern, SWITZERLAND - SEP 12, 2015 does not count
Schöne dunkle Farbe mit schönem Schaum. Buttrig-holzige Nase. Presente Röstaromen mit tollen Polznoten runden den hopfen ab. Sehr gelungenrs Black-IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nofearhatmatt (20) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Really beautiful dark colour - definitely black. Light coloured head, strong aroma. Taste is a little too alcoholic, but does pair off well with the malt and hops. Overall a nice beer, but not perfect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alomtnez (215) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2015
Aroma is liquorice, prune and cocoa. Flavour is roasted malt, dried dark fruits with slight diacetyl hints, bitter finish and somehow sticky after-mouthful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ermaki (35) - - SEP 10, 2015
Presenta un color cobrizo opaco, casi negro. la espuma es persistente y se agarra a la pared conforme va bajando el nivel. Su color es beige y la textura es muy cremosa. Desde que la pruebo noto claramente que estoy ante una Black IPA. El lúpulo, Simcoe, está presente desde el primer momento, al principio acompañado del un sabor a malta tostada y caramelo y de un sabor más frutal hacia el final del trago. En esta última parte noto melocotón dulce que junto con el lúpulo resulta una combinación explosiva. 7,2% de cerveza sabrosa, bien de cuerpo. Es una delicia llenarse la boca de ella y dejar que el lúpulo se note incluso en las paredes de la boca. Sus sabores acaramelados y frutales hacen lo propio en la lengua y conforman un trago redondo Buena cerveza muy rica, repetiré

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
kaser (4325) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Black pour at bier markt with Sara Todd and kelly. Black licorice and hoppy. Bitter. Not a fan

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