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

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3154) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle at Edesia, Christchurch 11/1/13
Dark ruby brown with cola, sweet berry and cocoa on the nose. Thick bod, rich and smooth with roast coffee, dark chocolate and slight barley in the long finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KiwiJonno (76) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2013
Sampled from a 500mL bottle. Almost black, with a decent tan head. This beer has moderate chocolate and burnt malt aroma. It tastes similar also, with a long finish. The burnt malts slightly dominate the chocolate. Slightly one dimensional for my liking, and perhaps a bit thin for a stout. Typical light stout carbonation. This beer seems to get good reviews, so I might revisit at a later date. But for now, it seemed just average to me.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KungFu_Kiwi (6) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 20, 2012 does not count
Sampled from a 500mL bottle. Almost black, with a decent tan head. This beer has moderate chocolate and burnt malt aroma. It tastes similar also, with a long finish. The burnt malts slightly dominate the chocolate. Slightly one dimensional for my liking, and perhaps a bit thin for a stout. Typical light stout carbonation. This beer seems to get good reviews, so I might revisit at a later date. But for now, it seemed just average to me.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pdubyah (410) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2012
Honestly I feel bereft of an experience. Buy this, please, but not because youíre edgy or cutting edge, but youíre either a total fanboy or lacking in adventure. Its really isnít bad, I might have my expectation set high, but on my own scale of things this didnít get to that bar.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nedmuzza (13) - - OCT 15, 2012
I have tried a couple of oyster stouts buit this is tops it takes the iStout and adds real flavour with the saltiness which is not overpowering but complementary good arome syrupy sweet great combination of falvours

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cantabrian (867) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 18, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2013 Re-rated, added more points to this gorgeous stout. Thick, oily and salty. Black and greasy, with a furry brown head, like a New Zealand fur seal. Thanks Goodness thereís not much of an aroma (like a fur sealís) - and that is probably the weakest point - quite restricted to chocolates and plums, but once you taste it, it hits you with a sharp edge, like an oystershell. Such a pungent flavour, like a Russian Imperial Stout, strong, resinous, acidic and alcoholic. You do get a hint of chocolate but itís mostly obverwhelmed by sweet charred flavours, and the full-bodied beer has a chalky texture, as an oystershell would. The finish is broad, with bitterness and saltiness taking over any sweet intentions. Great stout, delivering the promise of brine and stoutness. Re-rating here: Oh yes, and Bluff Oysters are Ostrea chilensis.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2012
Jet black, looks amazing, with great legs in the glass. Beautifully balanced stout, very subtle saltiness. Really enjoyed this!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (712) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2012
A rich looking dark stout that is very easy to drink. Not overly complex and lacks viscosity, but a solid stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (1032) - FNQ, Australia, - APR 5, 2012
Bottle (500ml). Near jet black pour with a medium beige head. Good stout aromas (roasted nutty mocha with dark fruit hints). Lovely smooth palate with bittersweet flavours and a nice dry bitter hop finish. Medium to full body. A superior Antipodean stout but I didnít get any the advertised oyster notes on the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3263) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle at St Clair. Pours black with an off-white head. Sweet and malty with aromas of caramel and toasted malts. Also hints of dried fruits. No band-aid... nice. Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Medium to soft carbonation.


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