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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Porter
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


Pdubyah's rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pdubyah (492) - Auckland, - OCT 29, 2012
I Think that there is a melange of things going on all of which add up to a sum of less than the parts.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (2252) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtangel (8) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2015 does not count
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1323) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2015
Close to black body with a rather small, tan head that laces the glass pretty well. Malt-driven and strong aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, chocolate sauce and coffee, with light hops and fruits in the back. The strong flavour is also very on the malty side, the hops are only noticeable through a moderate+ bitter taste and a vague fruity background and hints of pine. The dark roasted malt with distinct notes of coffee is in the foreground. It’s a mid-bodied and dry beer with very soft carbonation. A nice hoppy porter, a too malty BIPA.
[33 cl bottle, from Vinmonopolet Aker Brygge, Oslo]

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
raoul_duke (145) - - APR 26, 2015
11.2 Oz bottle. Huge head. Not a bad pour results in a giant head. Smells fine, nothing really of note. Brown sugar I suppose. Flavor isn’t that good. Perhaps this is a skunky bottle. Lots of carbonation, weird flavor. Don’t think I’ll get this again

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frode (370) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
Bottle 33 cl.
Dark brown, tan head. Heavy malty, roasted, caramel and chocolate. Medium sweet. Roasted, dry light bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (2125) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 19, 2015

Lukt: Kaffe, lakris, mørk sjokolade og vanilje.
Utseende: Sort
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende brunt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Kaffe, lakris, mørk sjokolade og vanilje.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Kvadrat
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@6%, Når@18.04.2015

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1440) - Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2015
Dark brown color with lively carbonation. Lots of roast and a bit of coffee in the aroma, but the taste was way more bitter and hop forward. More spritzy than expecting with a "porter" or bipa. Still fun beer that isn't easily defined.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Simonsen (803) - NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
Flaske i gave fra espr0r. Svart farge, moderat karbonert. Beige skumrand. Smaker kaffe, brent malt,gjær,tobakk og lakris. En god porter med fylde

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (2916) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2015
330ml bottle, 6%, BB April 2016. Black, small foamy light brown head, light lacing. Aroma is hoppy with pine cleaner, lime oil, fruity coffee. Body is medium, rounded, low carbonation, slightly foamy. Nice mouthfeel. Taste is burnt and ashy tobacco, floral, salty, fruity hoppiness suggesting something like nectarine. My kind of beer. Lots of flavour for a 6 percenter, good mouthfeel. Quite a low average but good recent ratings. Maybe a good batch?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (601) - - APR 5, 2015
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. pitch black with nice creamy head that lasts. Aroma is tobacco smoke and coffee and liquorice and blackcurrent on the nose. Taste is slightly sweet but mostly bitter. Nice oily body and mild carbonation. Nice beer.


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