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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
graham_murphy (701) - - NOV 6, 2016
Plenty of hops n there for a porter which is just what I like to give it fruity strength in the body. On the nose coffee and burnt chocolate. I’ll be having more of this.

3.8
jasonbenali (242) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2016
Pours dark brown to black with a think tan head and some lacing. Aroma is promising. Cream, orange, prunes, burnt caramel, mango, apricot and juicy raisins. Taste has a nice sweet hit and salty, almost sour bitterness at the finish. Maybe a touch thin, but interesting brew nonetheless. An imperial version would be great.

3.4
Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2016
Bottle @home. Pours black with a tan head. Nose is chocolate, orange, slight oak. Taste is is dark chocolate, fruity berries, slight coffee, its a bit thin.

3.6
Gary (2063) - London( born and raised), Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2016
330ml bottle :A really nice looking porter ... as brown as Jessica Alba’s brown eyes and asshole ... a silky, rocky , lacy beige head has vibrant mountain formats too . nose of floral hops , coca , coffee . all these flavours are residing in the taste experience . A pretty serviceable porter.

4.3
Samtzu (575) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 4, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a deep black with little off white head. Large aroma of toffee, coffee, and hops. Flavours in the taste come through exactly the same. Excellent beer.

3.5
tommann (3939) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is light smoke, tar and blackcurrant. Taste has light liquorice to start. Fruity finish.

3.3
Mishnok (401) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2016
From 330ml bottle. Brown-black with slight beige head. Coffee and fruity taste, a bit of roast malt and liquorice. Something about it that didn't bowl me over ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
Grzesiek79 (4433) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 19, 2016
Swietny porter. Dosadny slodko wytrawny. Pelna gama i paleta smakow. Przypominal i imperialnego portera i Stouta zarazem choc to nie ten styl ma sporo cech z tych styli. Poczatkowo jest slodkie melasa z miodem, winne akcenty w stylu porto i sherry, choc niewiele alkoholu jakos mnie rozgrzalo to piwo. Czarne niczym guinnes i dublinskim pubie. Kremowa bezowa piana jest ladna lepi sie do szkla, szkoda ze opada szybko. Jest lekka palonosc i goryczka na zakonczenie. Doskonale zrownowazone piwo. Super polecam do sera koziego maczanego w dzemie pomidorowym.

3.8
Stuartyboy (1760) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2016
Bottle at home from Marks and Spencer Ayr a opaque dark beer with malty coffee aroma flavour is roasted malts coffee some fruitiness quite hoppy almost black ipa in style but dark chocolate and charcoal flavours give the earthiness of a porter slightly sweet finish

3.4
MarcinG (1003) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2016
Butelka 330ml. Czarny kolor. Piana mala bezowa szybko opada do obreczy. Aromat cytrusowy sic! niby czarna IPA . Potem pojawiaja sie nuty czekoladowe i kawowe. W smaku niestety dosc plytkie. Czekolada kawa kakao w bazie potem pojawiaja sie nuty owocowe .alkohol dobrze ukryty. Niezle


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