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


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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rangi (670) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (1058) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Half pint at Drygate Brewery in Glasgow. Very dark, not much head. Very smooth. Smokey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (4035) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2016
Rich, dark, chocolate malts, pralines, liquorice. Black, small, creamy, dark beige head. Light sweet. More rich chocolate, creamy texture, dark, toasted malts, coffee, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Very nice Stout, rich and complex, well-balanced. Keg at BrewDog, Shepherds Bush.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (11980) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roasted, chocolate, caramel, taste is dry roasted, sweet, bitter, creamy, chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
explosivedog (668) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 23, 2016
On handpull at the Lumsden. Pours opaque black with a thick lingering coffee colour head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, little creamy, lots of toast, little savoury earthiness. Flavour is initial milk chocolate into a salty umami earth character with plenty of toast and a little charcoal. Its thick, creamy and luxurious and works perfectly on the hand pull. Really quite a lot going on, in a very good way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (7440) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2016
Bottle picked up in London and shared at Leightons. As Three Boys Oyster Stout, 6.5%, brewed with NZ bluff oysters. Black with the lightest red hue, foamy dense brown head, full lacing. Aroma is chocolate, earthy, some varnish. Body is light-ish, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is earthy, dark chocolate, ashy. Not really picking up on the oyster addition that much. Maybe a little briney, though you could argue that in lots of beers. A nice stout once the carbonation subsides - nonetheless. (3.5)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (23757) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2016
19th September 2016
Leightons flat clearance. Thanks to unclean Daniel. Opaque dark brown beer, tidy tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry, modest fine carbonation. Smooth malts with developing coffee bitterness. Tangy dark fruits. Bitter coffee start to dominate. Dry finish. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wrlangin (221) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2016
500 ml bottle at Toscana in Te Anau. Very good stout with balance between toasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Addition of oysters adds an extra flavour dimension. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4428) - Sofia, BULGARIA - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle on yet another trip to Christchurch, the fourth in the past few months. I actually think Im the town crazy drunk at this point. Hanging by myself, getting poop-faced in various establishments, while my baby daughter sits neglected half the world away. Such is life for a ticker/med device guy, shoving things in urethras by day, crushing Kiwi brews by night, creeping people out no doubt. Had this beer at C1, which was pretty dead on a Monday night. Pomeroys was closed our obv would be there. Black in color with a large, lasting tan head. The aroma is roasty, briny, with espresso. Flavor is dry and a tad salty, very roasty, charcoal, bitter coffee. Medium full body, some prickly carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (7482) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2016
50cl bottle shared at Leightons garbage share. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. It pours a dark brown color with a small beige head. aroma is sweet tangy with notes of caramel and melon. Taste is also sweet and tangy with notes of red berries and caramel. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (10623) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle shared at Leightons gaff , 19/09/2016. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. A dark black coloured pour with reddy hues, halo of mid tan head. Aroma is smoked roast, dark choc, ash. Reddy berries. Flavour is composed of rich dark choc, cherry, ashy roast, earthy notes. Palate is bitter roast, choc, medium bodied, frothy carbonation. Like it.

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