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: 435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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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vipinvelp (4634) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2018
@ Caspar. Pours black with light brown foam head. Taste is bitter with some caramel tones. Smell is weak. A good and slow dinking beer still. (Arnhem 201802)

tderoeck (11092) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2018
3/XII/17 - on tap @ Billies Craft Beer Festival - BB: n/a (2017-2115) Thanks to the Belgian, Dutch and German ratebeerians for sharing today's beers!

Clear, brown to red amber beer, big solid creamy beige head, very stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the galss. aroma: lots of caramel, sweet, malty, vanilla, some chocolate. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet, caramel, coffee, malty, vanilla and bourbon, alcohol, chocolate. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, some coffee, cocoa.

blueruin (308) - - FEB 2, 2018
Nice savoury, salty aroma - dark black/brownish appearance with no head. Lots of plums, figs, little soy sauce, little chocolate. Quite savoury, with a prominent bitterness. Really nice.

Grumbo (4739) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2018
Can from the Worldwide Alcohol, Chelmsford closing down sale. Brewed by BrewDog. Pours very dark brown with a good sized bubbly off-white to beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, caramel, tropical and citrus fruit, hop, pine and malt with moderate roasting. Light sweetness, medium plus bitterness. Medium body, slight oily texture, very soft carbonation. Finish is semi-dry, with light roasting, pine and mellow chocolate. Very drinkable and pretty damn good!

rob19a (600) - - JAN 5, 2018
13/20 nice fresh tasting porter - almost like a black ipa, big taste, perfect abv

shoestring (443) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2017
Nice looker. Deep tan head . Starts ok but just lacks depth for me. Liked it but wanted it to go deeper into chocolate and cocoa. Just to much tartness for me to really love it.

flying_pig (1701) - SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2017
330ml bottle from Home Bargains (£0.89):
This one was a beer that definitely started well, pouring with quite a nice body & head before the nose came through with some subtle hops, pine & even some light tropical notes towards the end; there was a few darker malts & earthy touches at this point to though. Come the taste the beer decided to go in a different direction with cocoa & chocolate flavours dominating alongside some coffee & a few hints of sweetness nearer the end.

Cunningham (8688) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2017
Black color with a fine tan head. Ok lacing. Ok intensity in the aroma. Medium body and a smooth carbonation level. Creamy texture. Ok balanced sweetness. Coffee, roast, fruity and some chocolate in the flavor. Nice tasty beer, but not an black ipa.
[Can at Haandgemeng -17 at Haandbryggeriet in Drammen, Norway]

Wixie (717) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2017
Dark brown liquid, large head. Sweet aroma of stout. Medium body, little bit carbonation. Taste is stout, bitter.

sebsky (501) - 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.

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