Yeastie Boys Pot Kettle Black

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

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RATINGS: 427   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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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3.9
Wixie (677) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2017
Dark brown liquid, large head. Sweet aroma of stout. Medium body, little bit carbonation. Taste is stout, bitter.

3.8
sebsky (340) - ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2017
330 ml can from Draper's Arms,Peterborough.
BB 28/12/2017.
Dark mahogany/black,beige head.
Nose - initially citrus and pine then coffee.
Taste - coffee,roasted malt and a pinch of ash.

3.9
Hopverdju (1586) - BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2017
Van 't vat. Zwart bier met ecru schuim. Geur: geroosterde mout, licht aards, noterig. Smaak: koffie, licht zoet, korst van goed gebakken brood. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht bitter, kruidig. Black IPA? Een zeer zachte dan! Het is gewoon een aangenaam drinkbaar zwart bier.

3.8
Beerhunter111 (22979) - P´Castle, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2017
Sampled @ Billie's Craft Beer Fest 2017. A black beer with a mid sized most good lasting beige head. Aroma of citrus hops, dark malt, some Chocolate. Taste of mild dark roasted malt, coffee, citrus hops, medium bitterness.

4
evawilkieee (3) - - NOV 29, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2017 dark grassy beer, good strong flavour, rich chocolate colour with pale head

3.3
Beer5000 (6773) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2017
Bottle. Unclear dark brown body with a small, lacing beige head. Distinct aroma of dark, medium roasted malt, grassy hops and light fruit. Flavor is dark roasted malt with grassy bitterness, some fruit and a hint of cooked vegetables. Medium body and average aftertaste. Decent but a bit ordinary and a little negative feelings for the vegetable part.

3.9
beeebon (495) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2017
Bottle from Home Bargains for 89p, bargain! Pours very dark with medium tan head. Aroma is toasty malt, a bit of ash/smoke, some vanilla, a touch of chocolate and a resinous and citric hop presence, quite complex! Taste is medium smokey bitterness but also pelasingly sweet. Light sparkle in the carbonation but also rather slick and very drinkable, medium finish. Great beer!

3.8
rodsquad (355) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2017
Can from JK Fine Foods. Looks pretty black with an outlying ruby tinge. A lovely fluffy tight tan head. Looks-wise it’s spot on. Nose has an ashy smokiness over chocolate truffles. A little soft vanilla. A touch of lime, a touch of booze and a dusty grain. The taste matches the nose with plenty of smoke and ash. A nice smooth chocolate follows. There’s a surprising fruitiness too that’s quite citric. A refreshing medium body with a bit of smooth wash. A dry moderate to light sparkle. It’s a strange one that’s for sure. It’s seriously ashy providing a lingering bitterness. But it also has a real light fruity quality that stands at odds with the bold front. But it really is incredibly moreish.

4
Mad Dog Martin (101) - - OCT 29, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2017 Bottle from M&S. very black with a tan head. Light yeasty aroma. A light, chocolate porter. Nowt special.

3.8
prawlie (1684) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2017
Bottle. Chocolate orange aroma with some pine needle. Nutty, chocolate, rich, with a light, zesty hop bite. I got on well with this, a good blend of drinkability and complexity.


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