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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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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35220) - 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)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (1695) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21091) - 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 (31485) - 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
I’ve 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 (718) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 19, 2007
Batch 1016 from Halswell New World. Inky black, nice coffee head. Roasty, woody almost palmisan cheese nose. Guess that’s 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 wasn’t too sweet. Not sure about the magical properties of the oysters though.


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