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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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3.7
Kleurplaatje (212) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2017
Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120623] Pours dark brown with a frothy off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is fruity and hoppy with roasty hints.Taste is roasty, bitter with a medium duration. Mildly sweet. Some nutty tones. Good. Medium bodied, thickish texture. Moderately carbonated. Good, easy to drink and accessible Porter. Reccomendable.

3.8
LomYst (914) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2017
peper, licht spicy, grasje.. smaak heeft diep bitter gebrande mout en flink wat hoppige bitterheid... mediumvolle body, beetje olieachtig en toch fris en doordrinkbaar finish heeft wat aarde en wat vegetaals

3.2
greenmanalishi (553) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2017
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3.7
lello4ever (1193) - ITALY - APR 22, 2017
Marrone scurissimo com venature rosse, schiuma beige. Buona al naso con malto tostato. Al palato Dolciastra, tostata, morbida. Beverina poca Carbonazione.

4.2
DanielBrown (4546) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2017
Bottle from Ruprai, Kings Heath. Glossy, glistening black. Smooth body, sweet, light, easy drinking Porter. Subtle booze builds gradual incline. Some nice hop flake notes.

3.4
Erasmus_ro (3174) - Alabama, USA - APR 16, 2017
Can. Pours a dark cola brown with a classy, small, beige head. Aroma is roast, slight coffee and tropical fruit, some earthiness. Taste is roast, coffee, slight citrus. Light salty liquorice. Earthiness. Good.

3.6
L_Lovecraft (716) - - APR 9, 2017
Good roasted notes with hints of coffee, resin and hoppy, dark brown with a good head, light body, medium carbonation, not too hoppy with a good balance with roasted malts...simple but quite intense and good.

3.6
john44 (3400) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2017
Bottle. Very Dark Brown in colour. Tan head. Roasty malts, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel. Good hop bitterness. Hint of citrus fruit. Sweet roast chocolate and caramel malty throughout. Some hop bitterness. Quite dry. Liked this. Nice Porter. (2017-03)

3.8
Towey1989 (3268) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2017
Keg at Spout Cafe, Leek. A deep brown colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some dark fruits, some orange, maybe pine/spruce, a little liquorice, a hint of treacle and subtle grassy, herbal hops. Taste of roasted malts, dark fruits, liquorice, some chocolate, slight coffee, burnt caramel, a little orange, pine, a hint of grapefruit, treacle and subtle grassy, herbal hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dryish, juicy dark fruit and grassy, herbal hop bitterness in the finish. A lot fruitier and hoppier than I expected. Juicy dark fruits and traditional, roasty porter characteristics with slight citrus, pine and grassy, herbal hops. Very good.

4.1
Bijl (810) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2017
Zwart/zeer donker bruin, crèmekleurige schuimkraag, troebel, ongefilterd. Aroma: Hoppy, wrang, bessen, fruitig, aards, droppig en zoethout. Smaak: In begin zoetig en ook wrangheid van donkere bessen, fruitig en citrus/mango. Dit gaat over in donkere mout, chocolade en volle roasty koffie. De NZ hops zitten echt in het begin...idd een black IPA. Of een gedryhopte porter... what ever. In ieder geval lekker. Moutig, medium bitter, wat koolzuur prikkelig en aards grassige hinten. Medium body, afdronk is roasty, koffie met een fruitige / hoppy lange smaak. Zeer goed.


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