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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Porter
Wellington, New Zealand

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION 2008
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).

COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamP01 (514) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Pours a deep black with a long lasting creamy tan head. Very good head retention and lacing. Aroma of rich chocolate roasted malt essence. Taste same as aroma with a bit of roasted malt bitterness. A medium body, slightly creamy on the palate. A rich roasted chocolate malt flavor with some mild roasted malt and light hops bitterness. A very good and tasty brew.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyRay (11) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 30, 2013
This beer poured dark brown with a hint of orange at the bottom of the glass. On top was about a finger of light brown head with low retention. There was almost no carbonation. There was not much smell, I picked up a bit of roast and hops. I like the flavour of this beer, there was malt and hops with some coffee and chocolate. I feel like this bottle had been sitting on the shelf for a while, but still enjoyable overall.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1640) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Aroma of citrus, pine, chocolate, and caramel. Pours black with white film. Taste is yum with roast and citrus. Great black IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopRedHead (322) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2013
Tap a Mane Liquor. Pours pitch black with a short khaki head. Resiny, tropical aromas with a touch of pine needles and moch. Taste is big roasty mocha, resin and a touch of sweet vinegar. Present bitterness but not overriding. Sessionable dark beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydslip (137) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Dark brown beer with a ridiculously fizzy tan head that completely takes over the glass. In fact, the bottle made a loud "Pop!" when I removed the cap. Nose of sweet mocha, chocolate, brown sugar, and caramel. Taste is sweet, but not overwhelmingly so at all with rich flavors of semi-sweet chocolate, vanilla bean, and capuccino with sugar. However, you will be drinking this delicious beer through 5 fingers of foam, which is a bit difficult and messy for your nose. Really good beer from the kiwis.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1265) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Aroma of fruit and chocolate. Pours a deep black with a robust, mostly lasting, tan head and moderate lacing. The taste is dark fruit, toasted malts, with hoppy bitter finish. Medium baby and medium body. Overall, an enjoyable hoppy porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Poured dark brown with tan foamy head. Medium to full body, rich malts and hop finish, good Black IPA more than a Porter

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (357) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 18, 2013
A very good black IPA. Tends to the coffee side of the taste spectrum but I prefer that to the vanilla/chocolate of a lot of stouts. Definitely worth a taste - or two!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
coreyc1221 (258) - Truckee, California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Smells kinda like a hoppy black. Tan head and black body. Taste has a caramel hint but strong coffee and earthy after taste. Kinda has a tingle at the very end. Like it. Not Love it, but pretty Likeable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorqui (2056) - Brescia, ITALY - MAY 9, 2013
Bottled0,33L. Dark deep black color, incredible foamy nut.head of long long persistance. Balsamic roasty malt nose, very cooffe aroma, smoked resind and braced cortex. Something bitter caramel notes, very hardly to dry for a porter, much round, solid, alcoholic. Good final of long duration.


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