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


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2009
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a rim of brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of both sweet and roasted malt, while the flavor is sweet with ntoes of malt, oyster, and alcohol as well as light notes of spices. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2009
Draught at Pomeroy’s Inn, Christchurch. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, molasses and smoke. The flavour is roasted malt, coffee bean, molasses, salt and smoke. Medium bodied with a sticky mouthfeel and a lingering bitterness in the finish. This was really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7343) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2009
Bottle. An impressive pour: oily and very dark, with a dense brown head. Incredibly roasty aroma, chocolate, beef broth, something vaguely fruity, and a hint of earthy/leafiness that was a bit hash-like. Heavy dense mouthfeel. Loads of flavour (they didn’t scrimp on the malts here!), burnt malts, figgy fruit, marmite, with a briny bitter end. Absolutely excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2008
Tried on handpull at the malthouse...really enjoyed this beer i found it exceptionally rich and full with a massive mouthfeel, slight leather on the palate but with good roasty malt flavours

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a dark brown – almost opaque – with a tint of red and a dense, light brown head. Distinct burned malt aroma with a whiff of port. Medium body with solid burned malt accents, a little vanilla and perhaps a wee saline touch. Dry malt bitter finish. Excellent. 130608

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alasdair (76) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 24, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2009 Little aroma. Black with a short-lived tan head. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Chocolate- dominated flavour quite sweet with a touch of bitterness at the end and a background saltiness. Lacking complexity, maybe a bit too sweet, and needs more roast. Retasted 14/6/2009 - enjoyed it much more. Would stil like a touch more roast, but better aroma and more complex flavour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 24, 2008
Pours pitch black, with black fully dissipating head. Very strong milk chocolate nose, some alcohol in the background. Very strong flavoured with chocolate/burnt malt dominating. Kind of salty and sweet, can taste the alcohol but relatively easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2008
Black with light brown head. Sweet aroma with notes of hard roasted malt, caramel, coffee and dark bitter chocolate. Sweet flavor with fairly hard roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Ends bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2008
Bottle 50cl.
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, coffee, salt waer notes, licorice notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (130608)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (1885) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 7, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2009 I have always had a deep seated suspicion of oysters. Therefore when one of my customers ordered a bottle and offered me a chance to have a sip, I thought I was going to be struck down with some sort of nasty intestinal affliction. What happened was a lovely briny enveloping stout that charmed its way into my affections. Since tasting I have stocked and recommended to many punters. I am led to believe that there are Oyster Stouts that are fined with oysetr shells, ones that are designed to be consumed with oysters and ones that are brewed with oysetrs in them (like this one). If you are new to the style, and if this is anything to go by, graps it with both hands and indulge. If seven maids, with seven mops swept for half a year they’d never pass up a chance for another 3 Boy’s Oyster Stout.

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