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.

Pdubyah's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pdubyah (539) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1433) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
330ml bottle from Craftissimo in Hong Kong. drank straight from bottle so no idea on appearance. aroma is fresh hops, bitter malts and coffee. medium carbonation, bitter coffee and a smooth roasted malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (1192) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 24, 2015
On tap @ Euston Tap, London - UK. Color: dark brown beer with small carbonation and medium brown head. Smell: caramel and malt typical as brown beer with high hoppy nose and grassy finish. Taste: good caramel and malt taste finish grassy and herbal. Hoppy. Aftertaste: good caramel brownish finish. Great beer with gold bitterness. Nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4836) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark black opaque brown pour with a frothy tan head, aroma has green tea plus chocolate, taste has roasted malts, with some zest, chocolate, bitter finish, decent carbs, good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whoisghost (121) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2015
Deep black with a light brown head. An aroma of raisins and leather with some dark chocolate thrown in for good measure. Roasted malts and coffee, with a hoppy/earthy bitterness at the back end. This is actually quite bitter for a porter, it’s excellent though. Well carbonated and very smooth on the palate, very silky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (447) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle at hotel room in Brighton. Rich & toasty, flavours of chocolate, coffee, caramel, dark fruit and kiwi. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (7691) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Scotty001. Pours near black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice, roast, dark burnt malt, a meaty note, coffee, and dark chocolate. Flavour is light moderate sweet and light heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (1864) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Scotty001. Almost black with beige head. Lots of roasted malts, espresso, dry cocoa powder, light smoked meats, some light lime and grapefruit, soft wild flowers and herbs. Taste is mainly roasted bitter with a touch of sweet malts. Medium bodied with a bit of a dry feel. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (6943) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2015
33cl bottle shared. Very thin off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Hoppy coffee notes. Quite decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scotty001 (438) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2015
Poured deep dark brown, beige head. Aroma of chocolate and toasted malt. Medium body, flavour of the aroma, light coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
colui72 (340) - HONG KONG - AUG 12, 2015
When a Porter meets a a Black IPA. The porter dominates without doubts. The appearance is a porter-like black with beige head. A big creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, as well as its taste, which adds caramel and hops. Medium bitter finish, which I guess is the intent of being described as a black IPA. Good beer anyway.

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