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Pot Kettle Black - Yeastie Boys

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BA SCORE
84
good

130 Ratings
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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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4.5/5  rDev +21%

jkermitj, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of jmdrpi
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%

330mL bottle, no date

pours a very dark brown, almost black. ruby colored highlights when held up to the light. thin off-white head, good head retention. smells of slight mild roast and nice earthy hops. pleasant. the taste starts slightly sweet, but finishes more balanced with dank herbal-like hop flavors. none of the roastiness that I picked up the aroma. medium to full bodied, medium level of carbonation, it works.

I have a feeling that the hops may have faded a bit on the journey half-way around the world. but still a nice beer.

jmdrpi, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of pottergator
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

pottergator, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of 04beerguy
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04beerguy, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of cooler4life
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%

A: Poured a monstrous four finger mocha head. Beer is a pitch black color. Lacing and glass retention are great.

S: Slightly acidic, coffee beans, peat, cacao.

T: Slight malt and hops. Balanced with coffee notes and bittersweet chocolate.

M: Crispy clean. Great balance of stickiness and carbonation. For coming all the way from Down Under, it was really pleasant.

O: Average +

cooler4life, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

sendbeer, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of rpstevens
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

rpstevens, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of tykechandler
4.23/5  rDev +13.7%

note: 12 oz bottle aged for approximately 2 months (not likely a huge difference, but must be noted)

A- dark brown with a nice lacing head, about two fingers high poured delicately from a bottle

S- dark berries! some malt as well.

T- actually much smokier and maltier than i remember it being fresh (dunno if that's my memory being faulty or due to the moderate aging this bottle has accrued). still light, but with more pronounced chocolate notes, maybe some coffee.

M- light, slightly fizzy actually, which is a bit surprising.

O- better than i recall. again, not sure how much is due to the slight aging and how much is due to memory. but a totally fine beer regardless. now i kinda want a fresh one, and another to cellar for a year, just for fun. certainly recommended for fans of the style.

tykechandler, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of IRONRakkasan
4.5/5  rDev +21%

IRONRakkasan, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of BS-
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

BS-, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of girlmeetsbeer16
3/5  rDev -19.4%

girlmeetsbeer16, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of SLeffler27
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Almost black with dark brown highlights in a Dogfish Head snifter. The head is explosive and glistens chestnut brown as it ranges from creamy to rocky and quickly overwhelms the glass. The head slowly turns completely rocky and barely diminishes.

The aroma is reminiscent of dark berries with a light, but distinctive, pine and faint roasted malt. Additionally, one may find some baker’s chocolate.

The flavor is surprisingly light with bitterness and sweetness. Roasted malt is varely noticeable in the mild finish. As it warms, some coffee and chocolate is released.

This one has a medium to light body with a watery texture and surprisingly light, fizzy carbonation. The alcohol is as expected.

Pot Kettle Black is easily consumable once the head tames a bit. Overall it is okay on its own, but better when accompanied by food.

SLeffler27, Nov 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

weonfire, Nov 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

durlta, Nov 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

sneaks2210, Nov 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

nquigley16, Nov 10, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -4.6%

Draft offering served in a mug at the Trapp Door. I never had an offering from the Yeasty Boys before so I had to try this. It appears dark brown in color with ruby clarity through the body. A rich finger of khaki head sits atop and slowly fades leaving a wall of lace on the glassware.

The aroma is fruity with a mixture of alcohol esters and fruity to floral hop quality. A hint of licorice root and something almost like root beer fills the nose midway. Some roasty grain is the last scent noted.

The flavor is roasty with a solid inclusion of fruity and floral hops blending with fruity esters of alcohol. Like the nose suggested, a flavor of licorice and root beer is noted mid-palate which is a bit strange.

This is on the lighter side of medium bodied with a modest amount of carbonation visually and a bit thinner in the feel. It is smooth, easy drinking and quite unique. I had no problems finishing my glass but style-wise it made me scratch my head. Think something along the lines of a weak porter blended with root beer. The hop additions seem to come all late in the process providing plenty of aroma and flavor but little bitterness. Strange but decent.

stakem, Nov 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

speak72, Nov 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Backlash209, Oct 31, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

SkaJenny, Sep 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

poopsyeah, Sep 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

cwd, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of kiya
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Got this part of my monthly beer club from Plumpjack SF.

Opening the bottle the brew bubbled up and out of the bottle. Pours a very dark chocolate brown with an extremely milk shake thick head. Head retention is extreme on this guy, even through the entire glass it still remained thick and heavy.

Smells of roasted walnuts with a strong campfire mustiness that becomes more pronounced as it comes up to room temp.

I'm expecting more than what i got from the flavors here considering the smell and look of the beer. There's a roasted malt flavor in the front mixed with a very smokey flavor creeping up. A sourness that seems like it doesn't really belong lingers even minutes after the last sip.

The brew stays heavily carbonated through the session to the point of almost being too bubbly.
A fine beer for it's style for me.

kiya, Sep 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

brotherloco, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of FreshHawk
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%

A - Dark cherry cola color. Very large, light, bubbly, sticky, frothy, ecru head. Very nice retention leaving plenty of sticky lace.

S - Loads of roasted/earthy malt. A good amount of dark chocolate/cocoa with some stale dark coffee. A bit of a fruitiness as it warms (both dark fruit and a sweet citrus). Some licorice as well. Not overly hoppy.

T - Again, not overly hoppy. A good amount of general roasted flavor. Fair amount of licorice and dark fruit that probably pairs and slightly hides the fruity hop flavors. Strong dark coffee and chocolate flavors with that roasted malt.

M - Medium body with average carbonation. Fairly smooth and creamy. Slight dryness on the finish but not too dry.

D - Easy to drink with a smooth body and flavors that compliment each other. Tasty but not overly tempting.

Notes: Decent Black Ale (not my favorite style). Not too hoppy but it seems to go along with the licorice/dark fruit. Light hoppy porter, roasty black ale, something in between; not sure what to classify it. Overall it's good but not great or worth the price. But the brewery name is fun, right?

FreshHawk, Aug 16, 2012
Pot Kettle Black from Yeastie Boys
84 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.