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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Porter
Wellington, New Zealand

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


denimglen's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
denimglen (8) - Auckland, - JUL 28, 2009
Earthy hop aroma with a little spicy-ness. Initial sweetness, followed by some citrus and spicy hop, with a firmly roasty and bitter finish. Staunch flavours but balanced well with nothing OTT.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpgibbon (365) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Keg at Spit/Fire. Creamy and dark - too dark in the bar to see true colour! Spiced- up hop and malts, a wee dunt of choccy coffee which gives a nice friendly Chinese burn after it’s got your confidence. From there on we were friends, and by the end I was nestled into its velvet nether regions whispering something about love at first taste. A contender.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scottishchris (301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle from Cornelius. Pitch black, lovely creamy crema head. Charcoal, coffee, bitter chocolate nose. More chocolate and coffee, sweetly smooth light bitterness. Damn fine BIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1459) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle from ballantynes, christchurch. Black color, brown head. Aroma is roasty, fruity, hoppy and coffee. Roasty and hoppy taste, coffee, balanced.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
pricey290483 (582) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Not for me this beer very dark in colour alot of coffee in the aroma and the taste wouldn’t have it again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (527) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : almost black, small tan head. Aroma : chocolate, spice, some coffee, fruits. Palate : medium body, soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berlinoise2go (640) - NORWAY - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle (33cl) from Vinmonopolet, Oslo. Black colour. Small light beige head leaving scattered lacing. Aroma of soy sauce, roasted grain, licorice, dark chocolate, coffee. Medium body, average carbonation, slightly watery palate. Mostly dry taste with salty licorice, balanced by discreetly sweet roasted malt. Pronounced bitterness in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (617) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 7, 2015
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours black with a thin off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, hops and chocolate. Dry bitter sweet finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4372) - 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 (119) - 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 (8907) - 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.


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