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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 427   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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ipabr (233) - Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016
Good smell with a slight sharp zest. Taste is great, full flavoured dark ale that is oddly refreshing and light, certainly wouldn’t think it was 6% abv. Very good buy again.

Beerdedone (3460) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with a foamy lacy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, soft chocolate and coffee. Flavor was sweet & lightly bitter with roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and licorice

mR_fr0g (13673) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2016
Keg at the Euston tap yja ks yo Sarah. Opaque black Bron. Coloured pour with a lasting beige head. Aroma is earthy berry and wood, some strawberry jam and pine note. Flavour is composed of semi sweet chocolate malts, jammy fruits pine and maybe some vanilla. Palate is medium full bodied, moderate carbonation, semi creamy. Little lingering smooth earthy coffee roast. Very good.

DwarfeD (3539) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
33cl bottle at our holiday home in Travemünde. Very dark brown with a medium beige head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice bitterness with subtle sweet tones. Roasted malts, anise, chocolate, coffee, ripe dark fruits and spices. Very nice.

TheKernOwl (214) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
May be most interesting porter I’ve had. Earthy hops, salted caramel ice cream, quite vanilla-y, dark choc in mouth, then mocha – or liquorice, or lime? Could definitely drink a lot more of this. Also, to my mind, this was silkier / denser than the Renaissance “Enlightenment: Fresh Hopped Black the RIPA” (which I sampled alongside this).

edsspoon (905) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
Bottle at home - black with a fizzy tan head which quickly faded away to a ring. Very little lacing. Aroma of rich roasted malt, wholemeal bread, vanilla and fudge with light grassy tones. Taste begins with some burnt tar, followed by tarry roasted malts, hints of vanilla fudge and some toast. Medium body, dry and prickly carbonation.

craigonabike (5) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2016 does not count
330ml bottle. Pours black with small tan head. Aroma is toffee and mocha. Taste is dark chocolate and rich coffee with a strong lime after taste. Light carbonation and a zingy mouth feel. Like a chocolate lime in the nicest way possible.

imdownthepub (15425) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2016
Keg at The Brighton Beer Dispensary, Brighton, E.Sussex. Black with tan head. This was a rich, darkly roasted malt beer, bitter chocolate notes with liquorice and roasted nuts. Loads of depth. Good stuff.

comperchris (142) - - MAR 18, 2016
Very dark with a creamy dark head.
Low carbonation with a light tingle on the tongue.
Smells of roast toffee and tastes like sweet coffee with cream and toffee.

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LazyPyro (1684) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pour is almost black, with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, hops. Taste roasted malts, dark fruit, dark chocolate, coffee, with a smokey aftertaste, bitterness from the chocolate and hops. Good porter!

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