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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Demise's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Demise (57) - Wellington, - FEB 5, 2009
Pours dark brown with thin tan head. Dark chocolate and roasted malt aromas, with a hint of yeast. The flavours are smooth and rich. Roasted malt dominate the mouthful, with bitter coffee flavours also strong. Dark chocolate and biscuit come through to sweeten each mouthful ever so slightly, but it is the bitter and burnt malt flavours which linger on the palate.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (1394) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waiake (343) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (1075) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (2851) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (5514) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (5652) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Can at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is roasty, chocolate, dung, taste is chocolate, toffee, sweet, light roast.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (16654) - 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 ...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GlassBrass440 (233) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ab29 (17) - - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4749) - 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.


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