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Pot Kettle Black - Yeastie Boys

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BA SCORE
84
good

133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 56
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 farrago
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 02, 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
Photo of jkermitj
4.5/5  rDev +21%

jkermitj, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of jmdrpi
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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
Photo of weonfire
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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

durlta, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of sneaks2210
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

sneaks2210, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of nquigley16
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

nquigley16, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of stakem
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of speak72
4/5  rDev +7.5%

speak72, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of Backlash209
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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

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

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

cwd, Sep 15, 2012
Pot Kettle Black from Yeastie Boys
84 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.