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Pot Kettle Black - Yeastie Boys

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BA SCORE
84
good

137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 12
Gots: 3 | 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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Photo of miffsudd
3/5  rDev -19.4%

miffsudd, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Noodleboyg
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Noodleboyg, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Hail_to_the_Beers
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Hail_to_the_Beers, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of JSOBB
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

JSOBB, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +7.5%

jaydoc, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

ryan1788a5, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
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!

Stinkypuss, Feb 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

jwps214, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of bobhits
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

bobhits, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of bleeps
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

bleeps, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

ygtbsm94, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of emerge077
2.41/5  rDev -35.2%
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!

emerge077, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of Dicers
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Dicers, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of djtomain
4/5  rDev +7.5%

djtomain, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

DrDemento456, Oct 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Agentveba, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of JohnnyRay
3.39/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

JohnnyRay, Aug 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +34.4%

mdanberg, Aug 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

VinsanityDiesel, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Rwalford74
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Rwalford74, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of stcules
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black color, with one finger of light brown colored foam.
At the smell a strong toastiness, resin, citrus fruit, and a light background coffee. Lighlty smoked.
In the mouth an explosion of fullness, with coffee, hazelnut, a strong toasted, and then a resinous and citrus hop.
Well balanced, not a useless IBU bomb.
Light to average body, quite long aftertaste, good drinkability.

stcules, Aug 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

trotnixon, Jul 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

DonFrap, Jul 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

olfolxholme, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

smartassboiler, Jul 07, 2013
Pot Kettle Black from Yeastie Boys
84 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.