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

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RATINGS: 422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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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.

3.6
imdownthepub (15325) - 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.

4.1
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.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.7
LazyPyro (1582) - 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!

3.7
blackisle (2810) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a teku glass. Deep dark brown, good two finger frothy tan head, half-way lasting, good lacing; aroma roasted malts, cocoa, dried dark fruits; mild taste, medium sweet and light bitter, light roasted malts, dark chocolate, hint of vanilla, average duration, mild sweetbitter finish, light spicy notes; medium body; watery to oily texture; soft carbonation; light but nice and drinkable porter.

3.8
harrisoni (19310) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle at London Drinker BF 2016. Black beer lasting tan head. Dark chocolate aroma like 60%cocoa chocolate. Dry in the mouth. Dry on finish. Definitely hopped gives a little lime on the finish but not a black ipa. You know what it’s not as thick and dense as an impy stout but I kinda like it dark chocolate and lime hop but proper bitter hop I rather liked it .too fizzy but fun and likeable and fresh tasting. Put a smile upon my face

3.7
ShivanDragon (4613) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 29, 2016
donker bruin tot zwart met fijne bruine kraag. aroma van mout, graan, chocolade, koffie, geroosterde mout, smaken van een zeer licht zuurtje, dun/waterig, koffie, chocolade, droog koffie bittertje, iets romig, poederachtig cacao, matige body, lage co2, iets te dun, lichte hop en vanille zoet.

3.8
rikstar (2607) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2016
0,33l fles gedeeld bij Lion. Zwart met een crème kraag. Bijzondere porter naast koffie en cacao ook hop fruitigheid als in donker fruit redelijk droog nice

3.1
Patersoi (168) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2016
Choc aroma. Pours inky black with contrasting cream head. Bitter dark chocolate and charcoal upfront with some ristretto bitter coffee coming in a bit later. Charcoal finish

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

3.7
MelvinKalksma (1717) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2016
Aroma:
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, liquorice, chocolate, roasted malts and hops.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium beige/brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts slightly/medium sweet with malts, caramel, liquorice and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and hops.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. For how opaque this beer is, the palate is shamefully thin. A decent porter, but could have been so much better.


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