Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Porter
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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What exactly is this: a Black IPA, a Hoppy Porter or a Nelsonian Dark Ale? Whatever you end up deciding to call the beer (and we still haven’t decided), it is New Zealand’s original hoppy dark ale and the inaugural People’s Choice champion at the NZ Brewer’s Guild "Beervana" festival. Even better, in a first for the Yeastie Boys, we’re now bottling the beer all-year-’round... if you’re lucky you may even find it from time to time in keg.
Note: PKB was originally released as an annual release in 2008 (5.2%) and 2009 (6%) but from 2010 is now available all-year-’round.

The first seasonal release from the newest kids on the local craft beer block. ’Pot Kettle Black’ is an unusually hoppy rich and robust porter balancing the delectable dark malt flavours of traditional porter with fruity hop characteristics usually associated with modern craft pale ales. The result is a rare beer indeed: moreish, nutritious and delicious. Tech info: ABV = 5.2% OG = 1061 IBU = 47 Malt: NZ Pale Malt, Melanoiden Malt, Crystal 55L, Pale Chocolate, Black Patent Malt. Hops: Nelson Sauvin, New Zealand Styrian, New Zealand Cascade (organic, to please the brewing gods).

Winter 2009 sees the return of Yeastie Boys much loved debut beer - New Zealand’s original ’Black IPA’. This year’s vintage is built upon the same malt base as the original but has fired up the ’chocolate and orange character’ with more NZ Cascade hops and a zesty fistful (or 10) of imported Styrian Goldings. At 6.0%abv and 50ibu it is rich, hoppy and way too drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBandit56 (17) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2012
330ml bottle from mane liquor. Black IPA? porter? I don’t care what it is, its awesome! Pours very dark with a thin consistency. 2 finger head which slowly dissipates. Dark roasted chocolate/espresso taste hang on the palate and compliment the hop heavy flavour. Great beer! I’m off to buy another

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2737) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2012
330 ml bottle. Pours an enormous, rapidly collapsing, with good retention after collapse, light beige head, with extensive lacing, over a clear brown (SRM 25) body....nose is pine, citrus, light coffee, hints of cocoa.....taste is dark malts with coffee, cocoa, light pine, leading towards citrus, finishing with a lingering bitter.....mouth feel medium, carbonation makes a foamy mouthful. This is more of a Black IPA than a hyper hoppy Porter. It is nicely balanced and would make a good session beer. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GBZ59 (1181) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAY 23, 2012
Botella de 330ml. Vaso de ½ Pinta. Saboreada en abr´12. Color ámbar muy oscuro y rubí intenso a contraluz. Corona beige, cremosa, copiosa y persistente. Collares algodonados. La capa permanece en la superficie hasta el final. Aromas de maltas torrefactas, florales y cítricos con matices de avenas. Maltas sabrosas y gusto viscoso de cereales torrefactos. Amargo seco y toque terroso en el paladar seguido por una suave sensación aterciopelada. Sin esteres. Levemente granulada en el intermedio. Los lúpulos muestran su personalidad en un perfecto equilibrio con el intenso perfil malteado en el que las maltas proporcionan una cremosa viscosidad que se podría masticar. Cuerpo pleno e intenso con suave carbonatación. Final seco y lúpulos ásperos en el retrogusto. Sorprendente cerveza , no tan refrescante como una Brown Porter pero de sabor mucho más placentero. Sensación en boca gentil y mucho más deliciosa que las Robust Porter habituales. Muy recomendable para amantes de las maltas. ¡Un trabajo sobresaliente, Kiwis!!. 330ml bottle. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed on apr´12.Very dark amber in color & deep ruby to the light. Beige, creamy & copious, lasting crown. Rocky collars. Head lasts on to top ´til the end. Roasted malt, floral, citric aromas with oat hints. Flavorful malt, viscous taste of subtle roasted cereal flavor. Dry bitterness & earthy touch to the palate followed by a soft velvet sensation. No esters. Slightly grainy in the middle. Hops show their personality in a perfect balance with such an intense malty profile where malts provide creamy viscosity. May be chewed it up! Full body, soft carbonation. Dry finish & earthy hops on the aftertaste. Amazing beer not as refreshing as usual Brown Porters but much more pleasant in flavor. Gentle mouthfeel & more delicious than regular Robust Porters. Highly recommended for malt lovers. Outstanding job, Kiwis!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012

Date: March 21, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Appachelian Vinters, Asheville
Appearance: clear dark brown, ruby edges, frothy tan head, solid lace
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma, touch of caramel, light earthyness, hint of twang
Body: hugely carbonated body
Flavor: dry chocolate flavor, heavy roast, plenty of black malt bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cardofab (229) - Teramo- ITALY, ITALY - MAY 13, 2012
E’ una Birra che sorprende. Schiuma compatta e profumata, colore scuro al naso è delicata ma intrigante (malto, luppolo, cioccolato). Al palato è un pò Ipa con buone tonalità luppolate e un pò porter con sentori decisi di cioccolato e liquirizia. Resta comunque equilibrata e godibile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5792) - ITALY - MAY 10, 2012
scura buona schiuma piuttosto persistente tostature leggero luppolo agrumato buona seccheza abbastanza maltato buon amaro

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Charred roastiness and spicy hop resins unite in this comfortable Porter, leading to delicate berry esters.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A dollop of foam tops the darkness.
-This is very hoppy throughout, but not abashedly so.
-Big-bubbled carbonation and agile residual sugars make for pillowy mouthfeel.
-Malts also offer chocolate-y angles, especially in the aroma.
-The roasted malt finish is a bit too close to ashes for my tastes.
-The hop finale is resinous, coniferous and a tad peppery.
-This is relatively easy drinking for its gravity.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sethbreaker (173) - New York, Greater London, USA - APR 28, 2012
From the bottle. Pours black. Roasted aroma with pine hops present. Taste is very dark roast with some coffee like bitterness and some hops coming through. Roasty goodness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3884) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2012
12 ounce bottel thanks to Alpar, poured a very dark brown with aromas of roast, coffee, cocoa, and light fruit. Flavor is the same with a nice mixture of some earth and sweetness notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3219) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2012
Pours dark brown/black with a thick tan head...decent lacing and retention. Aroma has roasty cocoa and lght hoppiness..mild burnt notes. Flavor is slightly more burnt...bitter dark chocolate and nice spicy hop notes. Mouthfeel is medium/full and lively with a roasty chocolate/burnt dry finish...tasty!

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