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

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RATINGS: 423   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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3.6
downender (8891) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle from M&S. Toasty malts, berry fruits, plain chocolate, leafy hops and a lingering, dry, finish. Very good.

3.5
markoijelena (3149) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - DEC 12, 2016
Draft 0.15l at BierProeflokaal In De Wildeman Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 16.11.2016. Pour it dark color with small black head. Aroma yeasty, funky, little bit odd hoppy feel. Taste sweet chocolate, roasted malt, lots of hoppy herbal feel on the back, bitterish finish, easy drinakble, light to medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter.

3
MaartenRF10 (1959) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2016
Zwart. Kleine lichtbruine kraag. Geur een aparte combi van koffie, groenten en ananas. Smaak fruitige hoptonen, koffie, tabak, groenten. Behoorlijk bitter.

4
Gangstergafje (1275) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2016
The beer has that lovely porter looks, which I love. The color of the beer is black, with a ruby red and brownish glow. The beer seems quite clear. On top of the beer a small layer of foam with the color of roasted almonds is poured. The foam collapses quickly, leaving a thin drape. The smell of the beer is mild. I smell some coffee, some roasted malts and some smoke. The smell gets stronger after a while. The aroma of oak woad (a barrel aged touch), and nice savoury salty caramel aroma join the bouquet. The taste is stronger from the start. There is a delicious salty caramel flavour. I also taste the smoke, oak wood and roasted barley. I also taste coffee. It has that lovely salty sea thing a porter can have. Its a blend between sweet malts, bitter hops and salty roast flavours. Its beautiful brew that gets better with time. At first it’s a bit to mild; at the end it’s a flavour inferno.

3.9
explosivedog (1623) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours black without head. Lots of plums, figs, little soy sauce, little chocolate. Quite savoury, with a prominent bitterness. Really quite nice.

3.4
BeerViking (5048) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2016
Pours deep dark red-black with a fast-settling head. Nose is pleasantly toasty with hints of red fruit and soy sauce. Body is dry-bitter with roasty-sweet undertones, thick yet dry textured, more hints of soy and a little cocoa, burnt-bitterness and a sweet, almost cloying, edge in the finish.

3.9
Heidbummer (892) - SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2016
Pours jet black, tan head. Big mushroomy, malty aroma. Nice full mouthfeel, rich. Treacle, dates and loads of umami taste. Damn Good.

3.4
JohnRMurdoch (5056) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2016
Tap @ brewDog Doghouse. Almost black, reasonable head. Mild chocolate coffe aroma. Dry earthy chocolate coffee flavour. Mild coffee aftertaste. OK.

3.2
mike_77 (7098) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2016
Black with quick fading head. Aroma and flavour have some toasted dark malts, milk chocolate and some slightly stale hops. Lacks a bit of body.

3.7
bartlebier (4123) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2016
33cl bb01/2018 from Gouwenaar. Bref: toffee caramels dryly sneaking up to charred malt roast, coated in lovely green berry hoppiness. - Something of a roasty Irish stout infused with Nelson Sauvin: earthiness of burnt toast dunked into fresh grape juice. Enjoyable sessiner at a well-measured 6% - even though I prefer the hop exotics dialed up a bit more in my black IPAs.


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