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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Porter
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 247   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
monkeychugg55 (920) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Black pour with an over-carbonated, rocky light tan head. Thick lacing. the aroma is very porter-like. Mostly roasted malt, with some crystal in there as well. Unnoticeable yeast, and might have a touch of earthy hops. I assume this has been sitting for a while. Flavor is similar, and well balanced. Nice palate, too. Will try to re-rate a fresher one.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4298) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a near-black deep brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma is leather, grains, chocolate, grass and hints of coffee and licorice. Taste is chocolate, grains, leather, grass, herbs and hints of coffee and mild citrus. Medium body, soft to medium carbonation. A pleasant enough BIPA firmly planted on the stout-ish side of the spectrum. Enjoyable, but not amazing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anstei (74) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 17, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours quite dark, but not extremely. Prototypical porter nose and taste. Good, but not outstanding.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8813) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Sample at the Badge-Whore Bowl (OSU vs AL) tasting on 01/01/2015. Pours black with a medium thin tan head that diminishes steadily. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of roast malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee and a touch of fruit. The finish is roasty with a malt and coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
morri (224) - NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Nearly non-existing tan head. Dark brown, almost black opaque body. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, soy sauce and liquorice. Mostly sweet on the tongue. Slightly salty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2164) - NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours quite dark, black in glass, thin beige head. Smell of coffee, dark malts, hints of liquorice, some earthy aromas. Moderate sweet, roast and coffee up front, some ash an dark malts next, then a moderate bitter coffee finish. Not so much of a black IPA for me; it’s more like a good porter. Maybe the hops have faded totally?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alberti92 (60) - - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from cellarbrations super store hami hill. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. On The nose it has a lot of roasty characters mixed with almost a peaty whiskey smell. It has low carbonation with a medium body. It has a very bitter coffee, smoky and dark chocolate taste with a slight citrus finish. Very nice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theswiftsa (11) - - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black with a thin tan head. First taste of burnt chocolate/coffee malts, with a dry and slightly bitter finish. Well balanced Black IPA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4275) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle between five on 8th Dec 2014 during the Shrewsbury Bottle Exchange group: cheers Paul for this. Dark ruby/brown body with a full beige head. Nose of chocolate and earthiness. Flavour wise it again had some dark chocolate and earth like flavours but the hops came into play more. The finish being dry and bitter. Different and interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdiBeer (1626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Aroma: resin, ripe fruits, light coffee and toasted malts. Appearance: black, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: intense toasted malts, chocolate, coffee, resin again, slightly dry finish. Overall: very nice Black IPA, excellent palate. Pint at Roundhouse Taproom, Hong Kong.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10560) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
A dark brown ale with a thick frothy mocha head. In aroma, sweet chocolate caramel malt with nice treacle notes, roasted coffee, light butterscotch, very nice. In mouth, a nice chocolate malt with light coffee notes, grassy hops, resinous and smooth, light musty character, very nice.


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