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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: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (6446) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2016
50cl bottle shared at Leightonís garbage share. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. It pours a dark brown color with a small beige head. aroma is sweet tangy with notes of caramel and melon. Taste is also sweet and tangy with notes of red berries and caramel. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (9220) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle shared at Leightons gaff , 19/09/2016. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. A dark black coloured pour with reddy hues, halo of mid tan head. Aroma is smoked roast, dark choc, ash. Reddy berries. Flavour is composed of rich dark choc, cherry, ashy roast, earthy notes. Palate is bitter roast, choc, medium bodied, frothy carbonation. Like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18517) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Daniel. Pours deep brown with a foamy, beige head. The nose holds milk chocolate, light licorice, burnt toast. Light sweet flavour with simple burnt malts, bittersweet chocolate, dried berries. Light bodied with average carbonation. Moderately sweet on the finish, with further baking cocoa, mellow roast, leathery berries. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12502) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle thanks to Dirty D. It pours darkest brown with a small tan head. The aroma is sweet, sticky, cocoa, plain chocolate, earthy, liquorice, umami, plum, date and prune. The taste is bitter - sweet, sticky, prune, date, plum, fig, jammy, earthy roast, light spice and salted liquorice with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Decent enough stout, but no game - changer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16850) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle split at Bespin, thanks to Leighton, 19/09/16. Light black with a decent tan head. Nose is nutty, brown bread, fruit loaf, cocoa rub, toffee. Taste comprises chocolate, spice, biscuit, dark berry fruit, earthy. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close. Ok stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoponmate (93) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 27, 2016
A pitch black beer with a lot of taste. Lovely dark roasted malts. A lovelly brine taste to finish. Perfect example of a stout.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
[8427-20160531] Tap. Old banana skin in the aroma with a bunch of roasted grains. Black cola body with a quick foamy mocha head. Tangy roasty banana malt flavour. Full body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ 16 Tun, Auckland, NZ)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9835) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
2016-05-31. Black body, modest tan head. 3+ Aroma has light roast and dusty malt, whispers of cocoa and a light (presumably) oyster based twang. Notes of banana that I didnít notice until after Mabel points it out. Flavour is a touch odd. Sort of milk stout like tang, maybe from the oysters? Very light roast. Smooth average to thin bodied palate, soft to low carbonation. The overall impression is thinner than my preference for a stout. Decent enough just not to my own tastes. 6/3-4/6/3/12 On tap at 16 Tuns, Auckland, NZ.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4975) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle. Black with a medium head. Creamy and smooth with some maltiness. A classy so easy to drink stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ant_in_wales (22) - Aberystwyth, WALES - JAN 1, 2016
Had this on draught six months ago at Hare & Billett, London, and my missus just bought me four bottles for Xmas because Iím still going on about it. Time often tricks the mind, but I was right - spectacular. Itís complex and sets off all of your mouth at different times - sweet, then salty, then malty. Looks brilliant too. Itís my birthday soon, love.


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