Yeastie Boys Pot Kettle Black

Brewed by Yeastie Boys
Style: Black IPA
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Can, bottle, and keg: Filtered
Launched 2008 as a 5.2% abv beer. Changed to 6% in 2009.
NZ & rest of the world brewed at Invercargill Brewery. UK & Europe brewed at Brewdog, Aberdeenshire.
A juxtaposition of styles: fresh and hoppy, yet dark and rich. Mindbendingly delicious.
2009 release information:
Winter 2009 sees the return of Yeastie Boys much loved debut beer - New Zealand’s original ’Black IPA’. This year’s vintage is built upon the same malt base as the original but has fired up the ’chocolate and orange character’ with more NZ Cascade hops and a zesty fistful (or 10) of imported Styrian Goldings. At 6.0%abv and 50ibu it is rich, hoppy and way too drinkable.
2008 release information:
The first seasonal release from the newest kids on the local craft beer block. ’Pot Kettle Black’ is an unusually hoppy rich and robust porter balancing the delectable dark malt flavours of traditional porter with fruity hop characteristics usually associated with modern craft pale ales. The result is a rare beer indeed: moreish, nutritious and delicious.
Tech info: ABV = 5.2%, OG = 1061, IBU = 47.
Ingredients: Malt: NZ Pale Malt, Melanoiden Malt, Crystal 55L, Pale Chocolate, Black Patent Malt. Hops: Nelson Sauvin, New Zealand Styrian, New Zealand Cascade (organic, to please the brewing gods).

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carlcallycharly (1) - Barnsley, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2017 does not count
Great go to stout always good stuff with distinctive but not too overpowering taste

christof1871 (11) - - OCT 10, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2017 From M&S; dark, tan head; very lightly carbonated; chocolate and coffee aroma; slight hop tang; beautifully smooth, silky feel and taste; some citrus hops, but very well balanced; decent length; very good

kmeats (15) - Hinckley, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2017
330ml bottle. Jet black with a lively tanned head. Aroma of hops and coffee, hints of citrus and pine. Pine hops more evident in the taste. Smokey coffee, chocolate and malt flavours. Creamy mouthfeel. Somewhere between a light porter and a black ops.

mabuzzer (897) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2017
Can @ Pizza Punks. Black with a large, foamy off white head. Chocolate aroma, flavour is smoky roasted malt, chocolate, sweet.

jooilakon (260) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2017
330 ml can from Drinkers Paradise, Kentish Town. Aromas are very chocolatey with notes of coffee and caramel. Big cream-beige head and deep black body. Taste is burnt malts with notes of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Pleasant aftertaste. A great porter.

AntonyWilson (440) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 26, 2017
330ml Can: Pours a jet black with thick, frothy tan head. Lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, molasses and a slight roasty note. Slight coffee flavours with dark, bitter chocolate and citrus from the hops. Beer is medium bodied, carbonation is medium and the finish is bitter. Overall the beer is big on flavour. The roastiness is low and well balanced by the hops.

SilkTork (5804) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2017
330ml can, filtered, from BeersOfEurope. Brewed at BrewDog. Like the other Yeastie Boys beer I've had which was brewed by BrewDog, it tastes like a BrewDog beer. I can drink this, but it doesn't excite me. It has flavours and stuff, and it delivers alcohol, but it's on a different beer track to that which I am more comfortable. I am at this point realising that I do not like "craft beer" (or the modern American plastic approach to brewing beer, used closed fermenters, and a throwaway yeast, and lots of hops). I can drink this stuff, but it doesn't touch my soul. This is a dark fizzy beer with hops. Yeah, that sentence sums it up. Some people will not even understand what is wrong with that sentence, and they are the ones that'll enjoy this, I guess..

BeardedAvenger (1034) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2017
£1 at M&S Brooklands. Coffee and malts. Sour berry edge. Dark and glossy, brown tints. Thick frothy beige head. Starts off quite smooth before the bitterness peaks. Quinine kick to the taste which mirrors the aroma. Medium bodied. Slick,.a.certain creaminess. Soft carb. Dry finish. A very good hoppy porter.

wantednz (6) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 5, 2017 does not count
On tap @ Hasigo Zake. Dark, creamy taste with dry after taste. Coffee, malt, dark chocolate with very mild bitterness.

tombyars (1749) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2017
Tasted this at the Shilling Brewery, Glasgow on the 28th July 2017. Keg dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin buff head. Malty aroma with hints of coffee and liquorice. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark complex chewy malts deliver a strong maltloaf backbone with strong black coffee, liquorice and dark chocolate notes present in the mouth. There is a slight hop prickle present in the slightly dry aftertaste. Finish is malty with dry flavours of bitter dark chocolate and liquorice more dominant on the palate. A decent porter - just a pity it wasn’t on cask!

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