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


on tap

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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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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Sebilinz (2871) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 20, 2017
Can. Dark brown body with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts caramel and some coffee. Taste is roasted malts fruits dark caramel . Aftertaste is nice roasted malts bitter with some malty sweetness. Nice one.

DruncanVeasey (8683) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle from Cov M&S. Black with ruby glints and a slim beige foam. Aroma of ink, bitter chocolate and burnt wood. Dark prune-like fruit pipetted with ink over a burnt toast and pistachio base. Hints of soapy hop and blueberry. A bit thin and simplistic with deeply roasted malt predominating and licks of booze at the edges. Tasty though.

CraftBeerNick (3225) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2017
Bottle at home, 15th January 17. Pours black with a head. Aroma is hoppy, dark chocolate. Taste is smooth, dark chocolate, lots of aromatic hops, smooth and delicious, hoppy porter.

Kauge (2231) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2017
Bottle from a random shop at Dalston Junction. Brewdog version. BB 03.03.2018. Medium dark brown with steady tan head. Roasty hoppy aroma, malts, slightly pissy of the hops. Tastes roasty sweet with hops in the finish. Slightly rough on the palate but otherwise excellent.

rozsoma (1171) - Gyõr, HUNGARY - JAN 1, 2017
Vizes test melyről képtelenség leválasztani a gyümölcsösséget ami aztán keser smokyba megy át. Jeles.

downender (9169) - 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.

markoijelena (3353) - 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.

MaartenRF10 (1956) - 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.

Gangstergafje (1438) - 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.

explosivedog (2190) - 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.

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