Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Porter
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2985) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Obsidian pour with a small latte head that never really leaves, coating the top of the brew in a thin film all the way to the bottom of the glass. Aroma shows tons of dark roasted coffee, vanilla, and malt. Chocolate, brownie batter, mint, vanilla bean, and coffee. Definitely more porter than IPA...missing the citrus and evergreen bite but delicious non-the-less.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
halfbaked (48) - - DEC 29, 2012
Not a huge fan of porters but this is nicely balanced with citrus hops. Pours a medium brown/black. Has aroma of coffee, molasses and dirt. Surprisingly sweet upfront with an almost root beer flavour. Finishes with slight bitterness. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7228) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours dark brown in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor run pretty similar; roasted malts, mild dark chocolate notes, light citrus character. Mild bitterness to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12975) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle. Red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, coffee, malt, roasted malt, chocolate. Flavour is hop, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel. Full bodied nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2012
12oz bottle pours deep amber with a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sweet malt infused plums and then roasted malts, toasted bread and a grainy malt quality. The taste is pretty darn sweet with malts and molasses and then moving into roasted malts and toasted breadiness. All in all a tasty offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (3467) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
30 nov 3012, bottle. Dark ruby, clear, steady bubbles. Nose is effervescent coffee. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Tastes of sweet black coffee at first, then slightly tinny, serious black coffee with bitter finish. Moderate alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown with a foamy tan head. Plastic, burnt grain and chocolate aroma and taste with a pleasantly dry citrus hops finish. Nice thick almost silky palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (1064) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours an opaque brown-black with an obscene head with annoyingly good retention (seriously... took way too long t subside so I could have a sip.. and I poured carefully). Nose is roast, coffee and cocoa. Mouth is much of the same. Palate isn’t very complex and dies rather quickly. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zymurgeist2 (1356) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Opaque black with dark tan head. Lots of roast coffee with bright hop as well. Hops are fruity. Semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 2, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours dark black-brown with very little head. Nose is dark stonefruits with toffee and some hoppy coffee. Taste is malty caramel coffee with some raisin hops. Really nice porter.

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