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Three Boys Oyster Stout

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Brewed by Three Boys Brewery
Style: Stout
Christchurch, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Doctors once prescribed stout as a revitalising tonic, while brewers enhanced their potency with additional ingredients, like oysters, which had desirable properties of their own. The Three Boys Oyster Stout contains select malt and hops to produce a beer that is rich and complex. And, who knows, our addition of genuine Bluff oysters to this very special brew might be just what the doctor ordered.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (427) - ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2014
Pours dark brown with massive beige head. Head reduces fast but some foam still remains. Taste has some velvety fruitiness, coffee, bit oily texture. Strong coffee malts, bitter chocolate. Nice balance with salty sea characteristics, bit sour feel in the aftertaste. Nice sturdy stout.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ab29 (8) - - DEC 3, 2014 does not count
Pitch black in the glass, with head retained well, (caramel colour). Chocolate and bread, with a roasted coffee nose. Light and smooth, almost nutty, flavour comes out now. Long Finish. Delightful, 500ml bottle.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nezzapunk (8) - - NOV 25, 2014 does not count
bottle, bar in queenstown NZ. Tried this over the weekend and really surprised me as I ordered an IPA but got served this by mistake! Nose and appearance pretty standard stout, rich full. taste and palate were excellent the beer got better the more I drank it, it was really well balanced but whilst being a strong stout with a lot of roasted coffee and chocolate notes with a touch of brinyness!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NBird (405) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
Looks.. black, med head Smells.. Choc coffee some soy/ savoury saltiness Tastes..choc coffee caramel, soy tinged malt character, burnt cola smoky-ness

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosslew (252) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
Nice creamy head. Roasted coffee in aroma. Mocha in taste. Not a great oyster taste but there is tone of the sea shell. Smooth and light on palate. Easy finish. 6.5%. 2.3 std drinks. 500ml ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4619) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
On tap @ Brew Craft Beer Pub, Rotorua. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has roasted malts mainly, hint of fruitiness. Black coloured beer with a beige head. The taste is slightly bitter, has roasted malts, coffee, some dark fruits. Fairly clean. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3380) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 22, 2013
The head is robust, the body black. It smells a bit roasty, stony, malty. The taste is roasty, bit oyster, natural, stoney. The aftertaste is oyster, bitter, roasty. Ok but I expected more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13233) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Draft at fork and Brewer. Almost black, tan head. Aroma of earthy coffee grounds. Taste is earthy cocoa and burnt espresso. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rangi (605) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2013
Pitch black poor. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Flavour is much the same just a slight burntness. Nice bitterness to this stout. No oyster or weirded and wonderful flavours. Little disappointed by that but the stout was pretty nice regardless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
petergaynor (111) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 11, 2013
Pours dark black with a thick coffee head. Nose is malty chocolate coffee. Taste is earthy, slightly bitter, plenty of coffee chocolate, some crustaceans and oyster.


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