Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Porter
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2012
From a bottle poured a dark brown/black color with a small amount of head. Nice toasted malty flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlassBrass440 (207) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 9, 2012
Pours the color of motor oil with a small offwhite head. Chocolate, dark fruit, and coper in the aroma creates a clean impression. Though the smell is different, it is somewhat akin to the feeling of a breath of fresh sea air. Molasses sits behind. Flavor is similar with more chocolate and caramel showing through. Fruity hops complement perfectly. A slight, earthy, tea-like component comes in towards the end. The medium-full body and slightly thin texture play well with the light carbonation for a comforting, smooth finish. Overall, a great, complex porter that I can’t wait to try again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3283) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle. Sweet milk sugar, dry deep doughy roast, and sharp dark chocolate. Touch of chocolately licorice. Taste is moderate to heavy bitter roast, touch of grapefruit, backed by sweet cream and chocolate covered pretzels. Liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
magsinva (931) - Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
bottle from app vintner, reviewing from notes - This beer foamed up so badly that after pouring 2 inches of beer in my pint glass it foamed over. annoying. Anyway, once it finally settled, its dark hoppiness that’s done well, for once, which was awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120623]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2012
Great beer. Really well balanced and goes down so well. Great job yeastie boys.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (4514) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Pours nearly black with mahogany tones....huge dark tan head that refuses to give up... diminishes slowly leaving craggy, towers of foam. Aroma is liquorice, chocolate powder.....roasty. Flavour is bitter coffee over more liquorice..... high carbonation, hop bitters. Creamy. Slightly thin, but very good, indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8311) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy mahogany with 1-finger khaki head. Nose is a rich amalgamation of cacao, black patent malt, nuts, black licorice. Tastes dark malty, with hints of cacao, black licorice, resiny hops, and a rich finish with a big palate heft. To me, this one is more of a hoppy porter than a black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mikkylar (94) - Placentia, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with medium beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and citrus. Flavors of coffee and chocolate. No smoke. Looks like a porter and drinks like an IPA. Medium body with big carbonation. Damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (3369) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Rich black body with a khaki cap and streaky lacing. Roasted malts, resinous and piney hops, a bit grassy, chocolate and light smoke. A bit muddled, but pleasant. Medium bodied. Appropriate carbonation.

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