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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4449) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle. Darkly coloured black beer with a very strong light brown coloured head. The aroma is deeply roasted, and the flavour is very deeply roasted with bags of bitterness and a slight espresso coffee feel. Overall a nice very strongly flavoured porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7103) - Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2015
4/15/15. Bottle thanks to blomster, I believe. Dark brown pour with a fizzy khaki head, overcarbed. Light citrus aroma, pine, caramel, roasted black malts, coffee, light chocolate. Citrus and pine hop character, chocolate and coffee malts. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7017) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours opaque dark brown with a thick tan head. A touch over-carbonated. Aromas of chocolate, orange, pine. Taste is bitter, woody, light roast, faint chocolate. Bitter orange & pine finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rolfarild (173) - NORWAY - JUL 6, 2015
Black with a shortliving head. Aroma of cocoa and coffe. Taste coffe, licorine, vanilla and figs. The bitterness comes in the aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel, but dry in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (493) - - JUL 4, 2015
A hoppy porter rather than a black IPA. Deep roasty tones well balanced with a load of earthy & citrus hops. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1741) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours black in colour with a beige foam head leaving lacing. Aroma of smokey, roasted malts, coffee & chocolate. Taste is roast malty, dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, plus earthy hop resin bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roasted bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorm (1834) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2015
Svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, lakris, bek, kaffe og humle, Smak av røstet malt, frukt, lakris, bek og kaffe, Vinmonopoloet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bricktop86 (660) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is honey, chocolate and coffee. Taste follows nose.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (2780) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
330ml bottle @ 10th Shrewsbury Beer Share, Dec 15, courtesy of Paolo. Pours very dark brown with beige head. Aroma is heavy malts and chocolate. Taste is full-on malts with chocolate, roast and hoppy hints. Very flavoursome. Loved it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtangel (10) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2015
Pours black with marginal tan head. While I dislike the term black IPA (black and pale?), this is the best of both worlds for me (love IPAs) and my fiancee (loves stouts and porters). Drinkable hop-forward dark beer with malt and coffee note. Aroma is a little weak though.

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