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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.


Rangi's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rangi (640) - - JUN 15, 2013
Pitch black poor. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Flavour is much the same just a slight burntness. Nice bitterness to this stout. No oyster or weirded and wonderful flavours. Little disappointed by that but the stout was pretty nice regardless.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (10199) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle shared by Casper @ De Bierbrigadier Eindhoven. Thanks for sharing Casper! Opaque very dark brown to black color, medium to full sized beige head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, some roast, lightly earthy, liquorice. Taste malts, dark malts, earthy, liquorice again and a slight touch of hops. Decent body, a bit fizzy carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElDesmadre (2279) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle, kindly provided by Cantabrian. Chocolate liqueur, vanilla, pumpernikel bread and a salty note even in the aroma. Top quality dark chocolate flavour, creamy mouthfeel and a finish reminiscent of subtly bitter, light salted coffee. Absolutely delicious!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
tombutlin (90) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2015
I’m really going off stout. This one tries too much and ends up like a mardi gras float at the farmer’s field day. Caramel and chocolate. Confused.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mtangel (10) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2015
Black pour with slight head. This stout has a bitter, crisp flavor with hints of biscuit. All right, but not my go to NZ stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waiake (440) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 16, 2015
bottle poured black with a tan very frothy head that lasted throughout, the aroma was wonderfully rich coffee & malty the taste was bitter dry roasty very malty maybe oysters this grew on me all the way through would of loved another bottle

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1220) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2015
500ml bottle pours a black color with a bit of head. Good hop bitterness. Roasted malt.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1752) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle from ballantynes, christchurch. Black color, on of the biggest brown heads ever seen. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, licorice. High co2, roasty, coffee, balanced. Nice stout, but the head is getting over the glass when poured.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762 (230) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 19, 2015
Tap at Craft Beer Rising (London, 19 February 2015) Black with thin coffee brown rims and a head of coffee brown foam. The nose shows a briny oyster background with notes of dark chocolate and latte. The palate shows a slight tartness. Medium bodied & carbonation. Very smooth with flavors of dark chocolate and espresso and once again, the briny oyster constantly in the background. These flavors blend together harmoniously. Very clean espresso finish. All flavors are balanced, clean, and clear.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slychis (3) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
Chocolate, toast and a pleasant sweetness at the back end. Couldn’t pick up briny-ness but enjoyable drop anyway

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2307) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Dark brown with a beige head. Sweet chocolate, roasts, light bitter finish. A bit salty. Very good brew.


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