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


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1995) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 25, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2011 Tap at the local taphouse. Exceptional. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, smoke, and liquorice. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and very good length. Palate is velvety, with a medium-to-full body, and lively carbonation. Dark brown, with a frothy white head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerequalizer (22) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 1, 2010
UPDATED: APR 2, 2010 Great stout this one... Has a very drinkable quality about it... Nice quality job. As for beerledgend... seriously? 9 out of 20? What planet are you on?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3069) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2010
Poured a good size dark tan head on a black body. Aroma is burnt notes, coffee and a little bit of dark fruit. Nice roasted bitterness in the taste, a little salt, medium full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3735) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2009
Big frothy tan head very dfark stout aroma coffee roasted chocolate vanilla,flavour okay bitter roasted chocolate and coffee dry smokey taste oyster taste hard to pick,finish smooth light sweetness goes down well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - OCT 15, 2009
Flinty and oily are two words that jump out at me. Reminds me of Rogue Shakesphere stout...just a good solid stout in all respects. Not so much Oyster, this is a nicely bodied, easy drinking, well flavoured beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2009
Jet black pour with nice creamy tan head that settles over time. Nose has a heap of dark bitter roast with that typical indescribable oyster/mussel character...salty, sea-spray perhaps...its so distinct but hard to pin down. Palate is very serious, with big dark bitter roast as promised on the nose bringing rich coffee notes & again the slight salty character pops up. Carbonation is relatively lively which works well. Overall a really impressive beer, its rich & restrained. No doubt a very well made beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 11, 2009
Pitch black with a tan head that disapates. Rich and roasty flavour. Very smooth mouthfeel. Perhaps a slight salty finish, but Im not 100% on that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2009
Pomeroys tasting - pours with tan head and lovely inky blackness. Aroma rich with chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Maybe hints of brine but that could have been my imagination. Same flavours in the mouth, rich roasted notes. Finishes very clean tasting for a stout. nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - JUL 26, 2009
bottle. opague black, spritzy looking brown head, good lace. smells like a stout, roasty, chocolatety, molasses, liquorice (the salty kind you can only get in some parts of europe). The same sort of flavors but an almost astringent roastiness (that I quite enjoy). carbonation is too high imo, must be 3 volumes at least. mouthfeel bit on the light side but pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2009
On tap at the moment at Eureka in Dunedin. Enjoyed whilst watching the hail outside! Pitch black, no real head (draught). Aromas are syrupy in the nose - dark coffee, molasses, dates and plums. Gorgeous flavours! Strong roasted barley, molasses, dark chocolate (cocoa) and sweetness like raisin. Some hop bitterness. Surprisingly fruity for a stout. Hints of savoury. Full bodied, easy drinking. Lovely.

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