Pot Kettle Black | Yeastie Boys

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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
Ratings:
180
Reviews:
67
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
11.8%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 180 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerNW
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Decker
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hit728
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Retserof_Mada
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of consciouspilot
3.39/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Yeastie Boys' own Pot Kettle Black was awarded Champion Beer at the 2012 Asia Beer Awards. Light & hoppy yet dark & malty, it's pretty well balanced. I can see this being a great introduction to darker beers for anyone who has yet to partake, but pass on this if you're a heady elitist. This beer may not be a loser, but it's definitely not a champion in my eyes.

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Photo of Dbrag
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ok, but not amazing. It pours jet black with minimal head and thin mouthfeel.

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter. Thanks, Alan.

A: A rich chocolate brown with a one finger tan head that settled down to a solid ring. Decent lacing.

S: Dark chocolate, bready malts, light hops.

T: Follows nose. Like drinking a dark lager. A strong, dark start with a lighter finish.

M: Medium with light to medium carbonation.

O: Glad I got to try this import from New Zealand. Xena and The Hobbit aren't the only good things to come from there.

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Photo of benjaminkhlaw
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wattersmike90
4.19/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of uturn
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ddaedalus
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of coolandy007
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of notchucknorris
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours nearly black once it settles in the glass, with a huge sandy head that takes quite a while to go down.

S: Powdery cocoa, dark chocolate fudge, blackberry, a touch of bread dough and maybe just a touch of leafy hops.

T: Dark chocolate, some lightly roasted malt, cracked black pepper, anise, and some faint grassy hops. Finish brings a touch of roasted malt husk and powdery yeast. Pretty nicely done. One of the better black IPAs I've had. Not one of the hoppier offerings out there, presumably due to the time between when this was probably bottled and now, but very well balanced. A touch overcarbonated for me, but this is very nice.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

interesting brew here, not sure if its meant to be a black ipa or not. if it is, i think it fails to deliver enough hops for that, minimal bitterness and flavor from them, especially given the verbiage on the label, but the beer tastes good. its got a slightly smokey mineral tinge to it in the smell, but i still get chocolate malt in here, as much a brown ale to me as a black one, as the roast is a little less than expected from the color of the beer. the flavor is nice too, holding on to that little bit of smoke, bringing an almost raisin flavor into the fold, and having just enough bitter roast to balance the finish. fuller bodied, lower carbonation, but pleasing in a cool weather context for sure, and interesting enough to keep my attention. i have liked beer from these guys, but i suspect that freshness is often an issue with them here in the states. hops may have faded a lot. slight metallics as it swallows, but a good beer on the whole.

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Photo of krl2112
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AngusGibbins
4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Fievel
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of sgumin
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of assman79
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of SmashPants
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: a standard 330mL brown bottle with a minimalist black-and-white label. Looks good.

Appearance: pours out a very dark reddish-brown with limited visible carbonation. A one-finger tan head hangs about for a good while before dropping to a creamy half-finger. Amazing, thick lacing.

Aroma: definite roast malts - some coffee and chocolate, but with a degree of tobacco also. Smells good.

Taste: a certain amount of bitterness accompanies the roasted malts on the palate. Very smooth.

Aftertaste: the flavours linger for a good time, with that bitterness stepping it up.

Mouth feel: heavier in body with moderate carbonation. Silky smooth in feel.

Overall: quite a nice porter-style beer. Nothing amazing, but a really nice example of the standard style. The price is completely prohibitive however - at AU$150 a case, the price is a bit of a joke.

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Pot Kettle Black from Yeastie Boys
3.73 out of 5 based on 180 ratings.
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