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

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2008
Bottle. Clear brown coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel, coffee and chocolate. Roasted flavour of coffee and liquorice with notes of hops. Roasted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a fully diminished off-white head. Mild roasted malt aroma. Flavour is mild roasted and light bitter. Ends with a smooth choocolate malt and a light bitterness coming through.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 5, 2008
Low condition keg served by beer engine through a sparkler at the Malthouse Wgtn. Aroma features Milk chocolate, and a touch of bitter spicy coffee. On the palate there is more chocolate, a touch of sour milk, and a oily saline character, sweet nutty malt and a hint of frying vegetable oil ends on a mild roast note. Fantastic beer, the serving method suggests how fantastic this would be cask conditioned.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2008
Iíve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon.
Nice black stout. Roasted flavor, a bit too sal ammoniac in the taste though. Must be the oysters.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2007
Bottle (courtesy of JT), black with a filmy beige head. Beautiful roasted and bitter malt aroma with just a touch of sweetness. A little syrupy, with very strong roasted malt and smoky flavour. The finish becomes more dry with some astringency. Quite delicious.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RogerRabbit (26) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2007
Found it to be lightweight. Tasted next to Brew Moon stout, and three Boys was found wanting. Body seems to be missing. Nice packaging though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 19, 2007
Batch 1016 from Halswell New World. Inky black, nice coffee head. Roasty, woody almost palmisan cheese nose. Guess thatís the oysters. Reasonable round mouthfeel if not big on body. Sweetish with a stonefruit, woody finish. Reasonable

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pickled (47) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 14, 2006
Seaweed aroma with chocolate and malt. It had a good thick head but wasnít too sweet. Not sure about the magical properties of the oysters though.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2006
Dark black in colour with thick toffe coloured head. Iíve had enough oysters in my time that I could taste them here. Was more bitter/sour chemical flavour. Was missing the cetain something. Canít put finger to it. Worth another try.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 29, 2006
Tasted 29/07/2006. 500ml bottle from Regional Wines and Spirits, Wellington. Black with ruby tints and a short lasting light tan head. Strongly roasty, tending burnt, on the nose. Slight underlying caramelly sweetness adds a lot and makes it all the more appealing. Light sweetness up front, hints at some crystal malt, big roast dryness through the middle (perhaps a little over-balanced), with a long dry astringent finish. Plums and woodiness linger. A touch too lightweight and dry for my liking but a well made beer all the same.


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