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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1017   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%.

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Dashimus' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dashimus (258) - London, Greater London, - FEB 23, 2013
Cask at Craft Beer Rising. Pours black/brown with long lasting thin tan head. Aroma of Liquorice, orange, fir tree and plenty of hops. Taste is delightfully bitter with a long dry finish but had hints of sweetness. Extremely good.

kingaugusta (298) - Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2018
Pours near black with a frothy tan head. Nose is mostly roasted malts and thus a bit of coffee, with a few shades of hop florals. Flavor is sharper with a good bit of hop bitterness and a little alcohol to balance with the dark malts. A little wayward but not bad.

ChrisOfstad (450) - Hamar, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2018 2/3 pint at Brewdog Soho. Almost Black with medium offwhite head. Caramel, grapefruit malts and hops. Termindato me off zalo, but OK.

theprof (1369) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2018
Tap at Brew Dog. Pours decidedly black with tan lacing. Aroma has the citrus hops that makes this a new style IPA but it is emphatically black. Like porter, the black IPA is tricky especially in the taste. This is medium to light bitter with a mild sourness. Palate is medium to light body, thinnish feel, and a sour finish. But in the style it is more than solid.

Fullpintofbeer (497) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2017
Bottle @BrewDog, Bristol. Medium off-white head, black colour, fair lacing. Aroma: grapefruit peel, mango, pine. Light bitter, medium finish, medium body, soft carbonation. Fortunately no traces of ash or roasted malts, could have got more body.

a_iskender (27) - Istanbul, TURKEY - DEC 17, 2017
strong citrusy aroma, roast and chocolate. dark almost black very citrusy, chocolate and coffee, medium bitterness.

rob19a (530) - - DEC 15, 2017
14/20 great black ipa, nice hop forward taste and depth, very easy drinking

Smithld1 (350) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2017
2/3 brewdog Camden. I thought this would be better, although it is good. Smells of nothing interesting. Tastes good. The black dominates?

p0urmeac0ld0ne (413) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - DEC 10, 2017
Stunning… truly, beautifully, genuinely stunning. Yes, it is easily identifiable as a BrewDog beer, their choice of hops always seems to see to that, but this is just fantastic. Imagine a hopped up stout, and you're on the right track. Dark, almost completely black in colour, and smooth to drink. The hop finish stays with you for quite some time. Great beer. More of a surprise to myself than anything, but I’m finding BrewDog’s stouts to be some of my favourite beer. I’ve yet to try one (except maybe Jet Black Heart) that hasn’t wowed me (inb4 "it's not a stout!").

Betta (43) - ITALY - DEC 1, 2017
non la bevo da un po' cmq la ricordo molto buona al solito luppoli a manetta

macca147 (754) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2017
On tap at Brewdog Barcelona. Pours a thin black with a beige head. Aroma: roasted malt, bitter cocoa, coffee, mild grass and citrus notes. Taste: roasted malt, citrus, pine, mild coffee flavours. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Moderate lingering bitterness. Well balanced. Quite tasty. This is one of Brewdog's better beers. Will happily have this again!

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