Pot Kettle Black | Yeastie Boys

Pot Kettle BlackPot Kettle Black
BA SCORE
3.74/5
184 Ratings
Pot Kettle BlackPot Kettle Black
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yeastie Boys
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
yeastieboys.co.nz

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Black IPA"

Added by ADZA on 03-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,197
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
184
pDev:
11.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2017. Given to me a while back as a gift. Contract-brewed in the UK by Brewdog. The label doesn't give much away, but I'm going to presume that this is a porter brewed with NZ hop varieties.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. A very dark brown hue that appears pitch black in the glass. Good carbonation can be seen when held to the light. Yields a large head of creamy tan foam that lasts for a minute or so before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of resinous hops with hints of pine, weed, citrus peel, roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate, a touch of molasses and earthy yeast. Rather nice.

T: Tastes of bitter aromatic hops with notes of pine resin, dank weed, citrus peel, subtle grapefruit, roasted malt, burnt grain, coffee, cocoa, mild molasses and earthy yeast. A strident, hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and a somewhat insubstantial body for the strength. Could be a shade thicker. Hop oils tickle the palate. Aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops, pine, roasted malt, coffee and earthy yeast.

O: Pretty good - a black IPA in all but name. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour deliver a hefty dose of resinous hops and dark malt. Decent body but could be a tad thicker given the ABV. Also wouldn't hurt to have a slightly sweeter malt bill to round it out, but this is splitting hairs. A solid brew - if you like dark hoppy things then give it a whirl.

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Photo of RMW66
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 911CROFT
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bb-magic
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, M and S, Bristol - Pours jet black with a medium tanned head. Nice lacing. Medium carbonation. Aroma - coffee, lactose, caramel/toffee notes, nutty overtones. Taste - Sweetish at the front, coffee notes, roasted malty layers, caramel, dry bitter finish. Very well balanced porter.

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Photo of sephyrott
4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Giangio
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of louislouis91
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vader444
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StJamesGate
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

CAN
Ruby black with ivory legs. 4
Kronik!!! 4.5
Thread of carob + licorice, crazy weed, tar, caramelized onion, hints of fig, and clean end. 4.25
Medium, chewy, sticky. 4

Pacifica, Nelson Sauvin, Styrian Goldings

(Note: contract brewed in the UK by Brewdog.)

Dank tank! BIPA, not “South Pacific porter,” with mad resin at the end. More, please. 4.25

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Photo of Chico1985
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Honestly some pretty great chocolate/char/bitter grapefruit+pine hop presence here. Mouthfeel is an issue though, seems really heavy for only 6% and between the big carbonation, bitterness and heft it gets a bit tiresome. Definitely a black IPA-worthy amount of hops here but has the body and drinkability of an imperial stout.

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Photo of Hip_Hop_Hooray
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of janubio
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Black colour, medium off white head, great lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, licorice, coffee. Medium body, creamy palate.Medium carbonation. Taste of licorice, coffee, chocolate. OK.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled
Jet Black body with decent enough tan head
Smells like opening a bag of midget gems where the black ones are liquorice
Coffee burnt toast melon cinder toffee
Nicely balanced alrounder

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tdenham
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephenlee
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andrea_Netherlands
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, black color. 1/5 inch head of an off-tan color. Slight retention and good lacing. Smells of english hops, euro yeast, alcohol, strong sweet malt, slight roasted malt, syrup, and hops. Fits the style of an American Porter. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of english hops, euro yeast, alcohol, strong sweet malt, slight roasted malt, syrup, and hops. Overall, decent appearance, good aroma, feel, body, and blend.

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Photo of OregonGrown7
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marius
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

33cl bottle. Jet black pour with a bit of beige head that gives way to a sticky lacing. Smells of roasted malts, caramel and cherries. More sweet that I expected, with notes of artificial flavouring, vanilla and dark cherries. Watery.

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Photo of simonreadmusic
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdagnew
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Pot Kettle Black from Yeastie Boys
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