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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Porter
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120623]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31769) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramelish and toasted malty. Bitter, toasted malty and roasted. Bitter and dry roasted finish. Ends dry and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29802) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011
Bottled. A deep red beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate and roasted malt, leading to a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Pours a clear dark orangey brown with a beige head. Sweet subtle roasty nose. Medium body, sweet roastiness, a little licorice and some late bitter hops. The bitterness starts kinda subtle but grows on you. Very pleasant drinking. 080911

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21468) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red brown coloured with a small beige head. Light roasted aroma of grass and dark chocolate with notes of hops. Light roasted flavour of dark chocolate, grass and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty spicy carame land chocoalte aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and carame lflavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
4th March 2012
Opaque black - brown beer. Tidy pale tan head. Smooth semi dry palate, a little fine carbonation. Mild dark malt with a trace of roast. Trace of lactose cream. Mild hop bitterness. Semi dry finish. Drinkable mild black ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Keg at the hanging bat... Deep black... Thin tan lacing... Dry roast.. Bitter chocolate.. Dry charcoal... Soft fruits.. Soft chocolate.. Long bitter herbal linger

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, bitter hops, caramel and notes of coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14008) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle. A dark brown one, clear, and with a dark beige head. Roasted, chocolatey aroma with some coffee and sweetish notes. Caramel hints. Full-bodied, soft and semi-sweet. Chocolate, coffee, caramel and roasted malts in the flavor, along with a pleasant hoppy bitterness. Lasting roasted, caramel finish with a decent bitterness. A tasteful and moreish beer I’d like to have again. 120623


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