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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: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoponmate (45) - 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 (8537) - 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 (9722) - 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 didn’t 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 (4950) - 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 I’m still going on about it. Time often tricks the mind, but I was right - spectacular. It’s complex and sets off all of your mouth at different times - sweet, then salty, then malty. Looks brilliant too. It’s my birthday soon, love.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6531) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
Keg at the Craven Arms; dark opaque brown pour with a thin tan head, chocolate and roast malt aroma, taste has rich chocolate, hint of coffee, bold malt character, very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (1230) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle shared at the Ale House, Chelmsford. Pours close to black with a tan head. Moderate aroma of coffee, chocolate, malt, and sea-salt. Medium sweetness and bitterness, with a light saltiness. Medium+ body, slick texture, soft carbonation. The oyster comes through the more you get through it. Decent if a little less spectacular than had been hoped.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cimbasso (709) - - OCT 25, 2015
Pours like engine oil. Very dark brown with a thick, foaming beige head. Aroma of dried fruit and dark chocolate. Taste starts dry with notes of cigar ash, coffee and chocolate. Fruit flavours follow with hints of vine fruits, port and brandy. Good dry finish. A lovely, complex beer. Highly drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (4748) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2015
Flaske fra Sainsbury’s, delt med Steven hjemme hos ham: pours like engine oil. Nydelig aroma og smak av kaffe, solbær, sigaraske og mørk kvalitetssjokolade. Supersmooth munnfølelse med et hint av salt mot slutten. Eksemplarisk, tørr slutt med masser av smak og ettersmak. Så godt at jeg nesten glemte å nevne utseendet: brunsvart med tett beige skum. Oh, this is the business!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle, Ale House, Chelmsford Deep chocolate colour. Nice lacing. Really classic English notes. I found it a bit too dry and a bit too thin. The oysters and sea water notes combined with the porter well. Good for the style.


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