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Pot Kettle Black - Yeastie Boys

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 9
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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 Snow81:
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

03-28-2014 14:06:46 | More by Snow81
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Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -3.8%

Poured into a standard pint glass nearly pitch black except for a tinge of reddish brown,a one finger tan colored head atop.Earth and roast with some green leafy hop notes,not overly complex and on the dryer side.Flavors of roast and bitter unsweetened chocolate and charred fruit with low handed leafy hops in the finish.A lighter hopped ABA in my mind,a decent amount of char and pretty dry,pretty average for the style.

08-08-2012 18:05:53 | More by oberon
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New York

3/5  rDev -19.4%

08-25-2014 00:25:06 | More by MadScientist
Photo of Brenden


3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

A dark brown color, this beer seems black to the eye yet shines brown all the way through rather than just at the edges in the light. The medium brown head doesn't rise higher than half a finger, though it does stay at its height for most of the session and leaves bubbly lace on the glass.
The smell is plenty roasty with a bit of cocoa and more mineral than the flavor, the smoke present but also not as strong as in the flavor.
The taste mimics that of a Schwarzbier more than a porter, maybe a rauch but not quite. It's more mineral and earthy, but I appreciate that the roast and cocoa notes do come through and that the smoke has a persistence in the taste but doesn't build up and adds no harshness whatsoever.
The feel is bright, and this is on the light side of medium if the body does reach medium, and I'm not sure it does. It's got the same mineral aspect I detect as a character in the mouthfeel also.

05-17-2014 21:37:36 | More by Brenden
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-26-2012 17:52:10 | More by ltdantheman
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-24-2012 16:03:39 | More by weonfire
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Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +0.3%

bottle from Premiere Gourmet. Roasty, but thought it was a shwartzbier, which it is posted correctly as I thought on our Dear BA. Satisfying though carbonation right there and not complex. Good drinkability, smooth, not an off-note. Black as night with a little mocha coloured head and lace.

01-24-2012 04:10:31 | More by Sammy
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-27-2014 05:12:41 | More by cjgator3
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

09-15-2012 03:17:10 | More by cwd
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5/5  rDev +34.4%

08-13-2013 05:11:44 | More by mdanberg
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-26-2011 19:39:11 | More by GRG1313
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

12-05-2012 15:50:15 | More by BS-
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-31-2012 22:12:06 | More by Backlash209
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3.33/5  rDev -10.5%

(shared by friends who picked this up in New Zealand). Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is roasty, dark chocolate, and some dark pit fruit. Taste follow suit for the most part with the roasty bitterness noticeable follow by some sweet malts. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Bitter finish. Not bad, but hopped-up dark beers are generally not my thing.

06-27-2011 03:24:53 | More by trappistlover
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New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

04-12-2014 17:13:08 | More by Samp01
Photo of CrazyDavros


3.73/5  rDev +0.3%

Pours black with a large lasting head.
Nose shows caramel, roasted malt, coffee and resinous and piney hops. Pretty amazing.
Very roasty flavours, much less sweet than the aroma suggests. Some piney hops show through, but this is definitely more like a hoppy stout/porter than a black IPA.
Finishes with a big roasty bitterness. Body seems a bit watery and the carbonation is too high.

05-01-2011 01:52:51 | More by CrazyDavros
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2.41/5  rDev -35.2%

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!

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

3/5  rDev -19.4%

06-28-2012 00:40:55 | More by Psychmusic
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-01-2014 14:16:28 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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3.68/5  rDev -1.1%

Alright folks, finally getting around to posting a review.
Bought a growler of this from warners at the bay bottlo on Monday, finally cracking it on Saturday. Poured into a gouden Carolus chalice.

A: Pours a 1 finger head that settles swiftly to a fine film. Splodges of lacing. Not terrible considering it's been in the growler so long (that's what she said). Black with chocolatey tan edges when held to the light.

S: Burnt toast, roast malt. Might be some hops in there but the toastiness dominates. Smells like a porter.

T: Porter roastiness to begin and then, ah, there's the hops I'm looking for. Could use a bit more in my opinion. Bittersweet finish. Quite dry and kind of refreshing to begin with, but the bitterness is more prominent as it warms. Overall quite a balanced flavour though. Not too bad.

M: Pretty on par for a porter. Maybe a bit thin.

Overall this is better than I was expecting, considering yeastie boys tend to hype up their beers to a ridiculous degree. A decent 'new world porter'. A bit too much for a whole growler maybe, time for some of Headlessclown's home brew to refresh myself.

05-07-2011 10:12:08 | More by TheDudeImbibes
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

02-04-2014 14:58:05 | More by jaydoc
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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

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

3.73/5  rDev +0.3%

A: The beer is very dark amber in color and poured with an off white head that didn’t last all that long.
S: Light aromas of dark malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of roasted malts and is accompanied by a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish has some dryness.
O: This beer tastes like a hybrid between an English IPA and an English Porter as it has a good balance of a light amount of bitterness and roasted flavors.

01-24-2012 04:37:39 | More by metter98
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

08-09-2013 23:00:59 | More by Rwalford74
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3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

Drank on tap at Sail and Anchor Fremantle.

A - Pours a dqark MAhogany colour with a decent Beige coloured head that retains well.

S - Some roasted malt a sweet molasses

T - Plenty of roastiness, caramel and a little expresso coffee. Not too many hops.

M - Medium body and carbonation.

O - Not a bad drop but a little thin on the body.

06-12-2011 13:01:52 | More by eric5bellies
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Pot Kettle Black from Yeastie Boys
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