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

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (786) - 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 (1170) - 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 didn’t 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 (3479) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodies_Best (263) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 27, 2011
500 ml bottle. Aroma has burnt coffee/caramel roasted malt also burnt nut like over roasted chestnuts. Pours black with tan head that doesn’t last long. Initial taste is heavy, full and complex. Hard to distinguish and pick flavours. Is acidic and settles around the whole mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4120) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 31, 2011
slightly salty, moderately acidic mouth feel. With good roasted malt notes. Well balanced

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zeke_NZL (32) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 23, 2011
Best Stout in New Zealand! Rich and dark with lots of malt flavour. Beautifully balanced bitternes/sweetness with just a hint of saltyness from the Oysters.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2011
Tap at Tap Haus. Pours dark brown with a small, firm beige head. Sweet roasted malts with slight cocoa. You can tell the oysters are there. Light milk chocolate and lingering roasted and chocolate malts. A sweetness comes through from the oysters with a slight bitterness of coffee. Nice one

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dudar (103) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 2, 2011
Nose: roast, choc, almost islay peaty iodine, smoke. Taste creamy coffee, chocolate notes, great seaweed smokey islay taste, does trigger oyster sensation! Quite an amazing experience. Nice brisk roast/hop bitterness in the end.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgbridges (15) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13, 2011
One of my favourites, and this year’s batch is just as good. Dry, roasty, almost savoury. Black as night with a lovely tan head. On handpump at Hashigo Zake and as close to perfection as I can imagine. Awesomely quaffable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KevBrew (37) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 1, 2011
Heavy Malt. Burt Coffee, Molasses, Toffee, Chocolate. Flowers, Perfume, Pine. Brine. I enjoyed less oyster taste this batch. Oil/Cream texture. Bitter finish. This is a Kiwi classic.


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