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Pot Kettle Black - Yeastie Boys

Pot Kettle BlackPot Kettle Black

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BA SCORE
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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.87%


Brewed by:
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New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Black IPA"

(Beer added by: ADZA on 03-02-2011)
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Reviews by PeterIngemi:
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a duvel glass.

A: pours a nice deep black with a hint of dark brown around the edges when held to the light.... A semi gentle pour but not much head at all here... Maybe half a finger.... Dissapates quickly.... A few touches of lacing... But nothing impressive.

S: sort of dry musty aroma to me... Dry roasty chocolate with a touch earthy hop... Honestly I was expecting more hops in the aroma.... A bit of black licorice and a kiss of dark fruit ... As the beer warms the roasty character really comes out.

T: taste... Deffinatly steps it up from the aroma... Nice and roasty, with notes of chocolate and black licorice and coffee... Very tasty... Not much hops... But delicious overall.

M: light medium body and dry.... Creamy with nice medium/high carbonation... Perfect for this brew

O: a very good very tasty brew, creamy, roasty and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 01:20:52 | More by PeterIngemi
More User Reviews:
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep black with a long lasting creamy tan head. Very good head retention and lacing. Aroma of rich chocolate roasted malt essence. Taste same as aroma with a bit of roasted malt bitterness. A medium body, slightly creamy on the palate. A rich roasted chocolate malt flavor with some mild roasted malt and light hops bitterness. A very good and tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 17:13:08 | More by Samp01
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an almost opaque crimson-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and char aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with cocoa and char qualities that are a bit more refined in the taste in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 03:29:24 | More by UCLABrewN84
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours a very dark ruddy brown with a thin light tan head that dissipates to a thin film with light lacing. Nice aroma of caramel and dark toasted malt, chocolate and nuts. Flavor is dark toasted malt, faint coffee, light milk chocolate, nuts; finishes with toasted, lightly charred malt and a lingering grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied. A nicely made and toasty brown ale with good, but slightly faded grassy hops. I'm guessing that this is a lot better fresh and would be very impressive with brighter hop flavor. A flavorful and satisfying black ale that is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 02:08:07 | More by LiquidAmber
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Snow81

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.6%

03-28-2014 14:06:46 | More by Snow81
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cjgator3

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-27-2014 05:12:41 | More by cjgator3
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miffsudd

Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.6%

03-16-2014 19:49:19 | More by miffsudd
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Noodleboyg

Hong Kong

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

03-01-2014 07:45:18 | More by Noodleboyg
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Hail_to_the_Beers

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

02-25-2014 14:12:23 | More by Hail_to_the_Beers
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JSOBB

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-22-2014 22:15:04 | More by JSOBB
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-04-2014 14:58:05 | More by jaydoc
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe. Best before date of August 27, 2014.

A: Black in color. Creamy tan head retains well at a quarter inch. Webs of lacing hand loosely on the glass.

S: Caramel, brown molasses, perhaps some toffee. Hints of milk chocolate and faint nutty coffee. Bit of raisin. Touch of charcoal. Green hop aromas, vague hints of exotic tropical fruits.

T: Hops are much more influential than the nose suggested. Very oily with an aggressive wet, herbal bitterness. Heavy pine resin. Toasted hemp seeds. Guava, mango, and many other exotic tropical fruits that I can't put my finger on. Bitter dark chocolate. Black coffee. Moderately acidic. Touch of brown molasses. Chocolate caramel chews. Toasted grain. Espresso in the background. Faint char and smoke. Drying finish of charcoal, smoke, and fruity hops.

M: Sits rather lightly in the mouth. Thin creamy texture. Light and airy. Gently carbonation fluffs it up a bit.

O: An enjoyable black IPA style beer. Easily drinkable, and a little more complex than average. The aroma gets a little lost though.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 17:32:54 | More by ryan1788a5
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color with an off white head and lace. Aroma of roasted malts and floral hop. In the taste, roasted malts and a tea like, piney hop character. Nice earthy character and fair bitterness. The hop bite and acrid smoke are a nice compliment to the finish. Medium bodied, well carbonated black ipa. Overall, this is quite drinkable and enjoyable. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 03:04:36 | More by Stinkypuss
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.6%

01-05-2014 14:14:28 | More by jwps214
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bobhits

Kentucky

3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours is a black IPA, dark and some nice creamy looking head. It really leaves a lot of lacing. Very nice look.

The aroma is ripe grape fruit and dark chocolate malts with hints of coffee.

A nice mellow black IPA with plenty of citrus hops and plenty of roasted dark malts. I'm digging this.

A bit more bite than expected in 6% beer. Though like a 6% beer it is nice and creamy with good carbonated body.

I really like this. It's over priced due to shipping and the sheltbon brother mark up, but a nice beer I'd want more from these guys if on draft.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 01:36:17 | More by bobhits
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bleeps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-12-2013 05:08:42 | More by bleeps
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

11-30-2013 05:33:02 | More by ygtbsm94
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emerge077

Illinois

2.41/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Barely an ounce of beer hits the glass and it's instantly full of foam. Uh oh. Had to pour it off over the sink, still got a relatively full 25cl glass.

The tan foam looks like a melted milkshake, and forms irregular craggy peaks above the rim of the glass. Color is a dark brown with some mahogany highlights in the light, displaying some clarity also. Super long lasting head, it has a creamy surface texture and maintains its irregular topography.

Aroma is mildly roasty, no off notes are perceptible, it's just relatively mild and certainly not at all hoppy. A little carob or cocoa nib comes through as it warms.

Taste is a letdown, ashy and astringent, overly foamy and then a little watery in feel.
Decent aftertaste of cocoa and ashy roast malt, but the initial impression is too jarring. It feels almost like club soda, and that ain't right. Some porterish notes linger behind, earthy roast and bitterness. Overall this seems as if a slight infection has taken hold over time, but no way to know how old it is without a date on it.

Thanks to Julie & Ryan for this one!

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 00:09:14 | More by emerge077
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Dicers

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-11-2013 04:37:48 | More by Dicers
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djtomain

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.2%

10-29-2013 22:06:34 | More by djtomain
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Deep dark black with just a thin layer of head with pretty good lacing as expected since its old and discounted.
S - Among the roast and chalky malts (reminding be of a porter in a way) their is a solid bit of hops but at this point in the age it's hard to distinguish. I sip.
T - Smooth and malty with a touch of herbal hops. Nothing really sticks out... chocolate? Coffee roast? In a way it just a balanced black ale.
M - Smooth, slick, and creamy with a light to medium body.

Overall for 5 bucks it was a decent ale but nothing really stood out for me. If local for you it's worth picking up but I can think of many american Black ales that have more taste at half the price.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 02:45:30 | More by DrDemento456
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Agentveba

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.2%

09-12-2013 02:21:31 | More by Agentveba
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JohnnyRay

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

3.39/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured with a dark brown body, and a hint of orange at the bottom of the glass. There was about one finger of light brown head with low retention. There was moderate lacing on the sides of the glass, with almost no carbonation.

There wasn't much smell - a bit of roast and hops.

I liked the taste of this beer, there was some malt and hops and a bit of coffee and chocolate flavour as well.

I feel like the bottle I drank had been sitting on the shelf for a while, but still overall a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 11:04:08 | More by JohnnyRay
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mdanberg

Delaware

5/5  rDev +34%

08-13-2013 05:11:44 | More by mdanberg
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VinsanityDiesel

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

08-12-2013 21:34:51 | More by VinsanityDiesel
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Pot Kettle Black from Yeastie Boys
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