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Pot Kettle Black - Yeastie Boys

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 11
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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Photo of jwps214
3/5  rDev -19.4%

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

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%

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%

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
Photo of Agentveba
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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

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
Photo of mdanberg
5/5  rDev +34.4%

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

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

Rwalford74, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of stcules
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%

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
Photo of trotnixon
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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

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

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

smartassboiler, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

lisagirl, May 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

TheBadger0289, May 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

spycow, May 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

DukeX13, May 01, 2013
Photo of farrago
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%

Damn near foams out of the glass with an average pour, gives you about a finger of LIQUID below the head, excellent retention not helping matters, it’s a very deep brown color, quite airy with hardly any larger bubbles, lots of cratering as it does finally dissolve, the lacing is thick and above average. The liquid likewise is a dark brown, clean but mostly opaque, with a brightening orange cast at the glass bottom. Heavy roast to the nose, coffee beans, dark chocolate, baguette, hard toffee, at times leafy with pungent white citrus and also pine sap notes, too much toast for much fruit to come through, lots of kick and energy. Medium-bodied, dry with an almost dusty texture to it. The carbonation acts like sandpaper gently scrubbing the tongue, doesn’t really provide lift. The coffee roast knit back into a larger and milkier chocolate base, more caramel than toffee. The white grapefruit citrus remains comfortably in second place. Pine, licorice and some cherry pit next, the more you sip the hoppier it seems. Might actually benefit from additional smokiness. Does not strive for crazy complexity, chooses an interesting array of flavors and keeps the recipe simple.

farrago, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

dmorgan310, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of Thomas_Picton
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Thomas_Picton, Mar 11, 2013
Pot Kettle Black from Yeastie Boys
84 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.