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Three Boys Porter

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


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Such was the popularity of porter in old England that legend has it townsfolk drowned when vats at a local brewery burst, flooding the streets. The Three Boys recreate this legendary beer, balancing toasted malts to give a rich, complex flavour. Fuggles hops maintain tradition while select New Zealand hops add spiciness that carries this beer into the new world.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ardi (32) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 26, 2015
An unmemorable porter unfortunately. Nothing to right home about. Good head, and lacing. A bit grassy for a porter, and really thin. No rich or complex flavours as described on bottle. Rather bland and needs more work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4996) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
can. Black and poured with a big head that took some time to dissipate. Quite creamy with a medium body. Nothing exceptional but still a very easy to drink example of this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (4522) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Can from Glug, Newcastle. Very dark brown-black in colour with a large foamy white head. It has a chocolate and roasted coffee flavour followed by tart red fruit and a very dry burnt coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1914) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
Coca-cola oscura. Muy abundante espuma, exagerada, desbordando el vaso si no tienes cuidado. Muy muy duradera. Aroma intenso, chocolate café, tabaco. En boca es predominantemente seca, con claro sabor ahumado de fondo a la vez que tiene ciertos tonos más dulces y frutales que se van hacia la nariz. Dejada en boca es licórica. Y en el final muy amarga. Ciertamente compleja e interesante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (2927) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2015
Sample at Great Grog’s bottled beer festival. Aroma is roasted malts, sweet chocolate. There is not much taste, and some strange roasted and malty notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 7, 2015
500ml bottle poured dark red brown with a delicious malty spicy aroma found the taste just as good chocolate malt & spicy with lingering hoppy red wine flavours lovely

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (1431) - SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2015
330ml Can from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.80):
Not a bad English style porter with a nice roasted malts taste that went down pretty smoothly and was kept interesting by the addition of some good, earthy hops but on the downside the beer did seem a little light bodied in places. Overall this one was an enjoyable effort from Three Boys but in truth I’m not sure it’s one I’d be all that likely to pick up again soon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Can. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of roasty chocolate, coffee, ashy. Taste is slightly smokey, roasty, chcolate. Slightly thin and dry

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (9531) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Can at Craig’s. Pours clear dark brown with a thick beige head. Aromas of light dung, chocolate, musty. Taste is light sweet, chocolate. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10826) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Can at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is roasty, chocolate, dung, taste is chocolate, toffee, sweet, light roast.

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