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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: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waiake (331) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 16, 2015
bottle poured black with a tan very frothy head that lasted throughout, the aroma was wonderfully rich coffee & malty the taste was bitter dry roasty very malty maybe oysters this grew on me all the way through would of loved another bottle

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1067) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2015
500ml bottle pours a black color with a bit of head. Good hop bitterness. Roasted malt.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1538) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle from ballantynes, christchurch. Black color, on of the biggest brown heads ever seen. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, licorice. High co2, roasty, coffee, balanced. Nice stout, but the head is getting over the glass when poured.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762 (133) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 19, 2015
Tap at Craft Beer Rising (London, 19 February 2015) Black with thin coffee brown rims and a head of coffee brown foam. The nose shows a briny oyster background with notes of dark chocolate and latte. The palate shows a slight tartness. Medium bodied & carbonation. Very smooth with flavors of dark chocolate and espresso and once again, the briny oyster constantly in the background. These flavors blend together harmoniously. Very clean espresso finish. All flavors are balanced, clean, and clear.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slychis (3) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
Chocolate, toast and a pleasant sweetness at the back end. Couldn’t pick up briny-ness but enjoyable drop anyway

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2209) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Dark brown with a beige head. Sweet chocolate, roasts, light bitter finish. A bit salty. Very good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (626) - 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 (17) - - DEC 3, 2014
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 (18) - - NOV 25, 2014
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 (459) - 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


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