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Three Boys Porter

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


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (1059) - 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 (2819) - 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 (5136) - 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 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Can at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is roasty, chocolate, dung, taste is chocolate, toffee, sweet, light roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15914) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
can at home ... deep brown ... big tan head ... soft dry chocolte roast ... soft chocolate ... soft toffee ... light dry bitter chocolate roast ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GlassBrass440 (176) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 19, 2014
From the can. Paired with lamb steak with fig sauce. Aroma of coffee or chocolate... let’s say roast and cherries. Flavor is similar with an added smokiness (pairs well with the grilled meat). A slight vegetal flavor pops in occasionally, which is a bit distracting. Pours a nearly black reddish brown with a soft, off white head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ab29 (16) - - DEC 5, 2014
Looks pitch black with a 1/2inch brown foam. caramel coffee shines through, very roast, nose. light full pallet, almost oily, fully flavoured and chocolatey. not heavy, smooth. delicious, 500ml bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4682) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. Batch 1267. The aroma has roasted malts and coffee. Black coloured beer with an off-white, beige head. The taste is bitter, has roasted coffee malts, some dark chocolate. Smooth bit creamy mouthfeel. Body itself is slightly thin, and smooth. Little carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2551) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2013
500ml 5.2% BB 20 Aug 2014 Pours near black with a good head. Feel: Medium body and nicely smooth; well-set, medium-low carbonation. Aroma: dark roasted malts with some sweetness, more spicy hops than expected. Hints of smoke and dark fruit. Flavor: similar to the aroma, and again more hoppy than usual for style. O: a good, slightly spicy porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (709) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2013
An enjoyable brew with many positive aspects. The competition is fierce and this beer is middle of the pack - but a great drink nonetheless.

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