Pot Kettle Black
WE RATE IT: 3.25 / 5
Billed by Yeastie Boys as a 'juxtaposition of beer styles', it's certainly unusual and not your regular porter.
Brewed in Berkshire, UK (UK Partner Brewery) by Yeastie Boys
July 3, 2020

Pot Kettle Black Review

Taking its name from a popular idiom, Pot Kettle Black is a rich, dark porter that manages to be quite fresh despite its depth of flavour.

Billed by Yeastie Boys as a 'juxtaposition of beer styles', it's certainly unusual and not your regular porter.

Pot Kettle Black can and pour

Despite being a creation by Yeastie Boys in New Zealand, the Pot Kettle Black I had was brewed by West Berkshire Brewery in collaboration with Yeastie Boys as their' UK partner'.

Pot Kettle Black: Taste Test

It's quite unusual for a porter to be so highly hopped which isn't entirely unpleasant, but it's got quite a bitter scent on the nose which is strong enough to stop anything else coming through.

It pours a beautiful treacle-black and once out of the can, you get a subtle sweetness in the aroma. First sips are heavy with bitterness that is quite metallic, again cancelling out much of anything else that would come through.

The aftertaste is a delicate dark chocolate touch, but the powerful bitter flavour is just too much to let anything else in. Despite all this, it's a pleasant enough porter and one that i'd certainly try again; but only if I was feeling in a mood for something bitter.

Pot Kettle Black: Can Notes

As you'd expect, it's black.

Mostly black.

Pot Kettle Black can

The top half of the can is a mix of what I would call paint-splatter-cum-constellation, with white designs of pans, pots and kettles mingled in with starry images like bows, moons and constellation lines between dots.

It's magnificent, a can that you can look at and see a new shape each time.

Buy Pot Kettel Black Porter

You can try this one for yourself if you're an Honest Brew member for just £2.50, otherwise you'll have to pay £2.59 for it. It's well worth a go for that price.

By Adam
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.

Beer Nutrition

Alcohol
6%
Brewery
Yeastie Boys (Partner West Berkshire Brewery)
Vessel
Can
Size (ml)
330
Beer Bio
Rich, hoppy, fresh
Style
South Pacific Porter
IBU
50
Calories
150
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