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90
outstanding

1,074 Ratings
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89
very good

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Ratings: 1074
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%


Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Sixpoint & Friends jam session one-off. Made with Mast Brothers Chocolate cacao husks and infused with fresh Stumptown Coffee Roasters cold brew, and then aged on oak.

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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.85/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served from a 12oz slim can into a Newport Storm pint.

Appearance- Smokey/grey/blackish color with mocha head. Lot of lacing.

Smell- Tons of bitter coffee with some caramel and chocolate. Some nice vanilla oakieness. A little booze.

Taste- Chocolate and coffee! Bitter coffee and sweet chocolate. Extremely well balanced. Nice bitter hops at the end with a little booze.

Mouthfeel- Lighter in body with smooth carbonation. Phenomenal.

Overall- This is incredible! Might surpass Breakfast Stout in the realm of coffee beers.

Serving type: can

02-03-2013 04:48:56 | More by Seanniek91
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rajendra82

Georgia

4.85/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Deep reddish brown body and two plus finger thick foamy head made this beer look nice in the pint glass. The can it came in was well designed as well. The smell that the beer emitted was a heavenly mix of chocolate, coffee, and hops. I didn't even need to bring the glass to my nose to smell this. The taste was out of this world, with a perfect balance between sweet chocolate, toffee, dark cherries, and figs; and bitter coffee, hops, and burnt toast flavors. There was hint of lactic sourness in the finish. Very creamy in the mouth at first with and astringent punch at the end. Freaking outstanding introduction to this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 04:03:43 | More by rajendra82
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.79/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Beige head, moderate to low retention on a dark ruby, almost black body. Clear oily, sticky lacing. Aroma includes roasted malt, cocoa puffy chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Taste closely follows the aromas. Medium mouthfeel, NO alcohol noted on aroma or tasting. Insanely drinkable considering the abv. Really, really a tasty beer, borderline genius.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2013 06:41:42 | More by KickbacksSteve
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CHickman

New York

4.76/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours very dark chestnut brown color with a massive 3 finger cascading foamy tan head that was full of bubbles and did not budge, fading extremely slowly, leaving very nice spotty foamy lacing and even some rings as it went down.

Smells of fresh ground coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa powder, caramel, charcoal, faint herbs and more coffee; a lot of coffee notes, which are really nice, and somehow a very complex and very simple aroma at the same time. To me, this could be the best smelling porter ever.

Tastes really rich, with fresh ground coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, roasted malt, cocoa powder, bourbon or red wine like it was barrel aged, caramel, toasted grains, charcoal, light vanilla, faint herbs and more coffee and chocolate, like coffee beans and a chocolate bar melted in the glass. It’s complex, very smooth and extremely tasty, and much better than I thought it would be. I love coffee and expected it to be really good, but this was outstanding and almost shockingly better than expected.

Mouthfeel is watery smooth like an iced coffee, with a light body that still has a little chewy feel to it, nice balance, very light carbonation, and a slight boozy bitter finish that has an overall slick feel. The 10% ABV is pretty well hidden, except for a mild burn after some swallows, so this could a dangerous one to drink.

Overall it was excellent and I hope this is a regular production beer from SixPoint. A very high recommendation, I want to get some more of this ASAP.

Serving type: can

02-01-2013 04:46:01 | More by CHickman
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HopBomb515

New Jersey

4.74/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A - Jet black, nice 2 finger tan colored head that settles to a cap that stays and laces the glass on the way down.

S - Amazing! Coffee, chocolate, earthy burnt notes. Chocolate really pops in the nose more as it warms.

T - Balanced, of all the coffee beers I've had this one brings the most balance. Coffee and chocolate are both there, both imparting bitterness. Char notes work themselves in and a sweetness to malt body round it out. It finishes with some bitterness from the coffee and chocolate and some hop flavor that comes out in the finish.

M - Smooth, lighter in body than you'd expect, some sharp carbonation that is unexpected but works and a rather dry finish.

O - I'm going to miss this beer. Sixpoint, bring this back! This is an amazing coffee/chocolate porter that hides it's 10% punch. It's balanced, it's different and it's amazing.

Serving type: can

02-17-2014 02:55:45 | More by HopBomb515
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.73/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

a beautiful dark brown pour with a perfect 2 fingers of dark brown head which slowly dissipated leaving behind a great amount of lacing. the smell - HOLY CRAP! coffee lovers rejoice, this smells fucking amazing! chocolate, hazelnut, coffee, caramel, coffee, more coffee... i can't even contemplate tasting it, i just want to smell it all night long, but i guess it MUST be done...

a dark bitter roasted flavor up front, followed by a delicious mocha flavor, latte milky sweet coffee goodness. i can't believe how delicious this is. you can slightly taste that it's an alcoholic drink but it honestly just tastes like a toffee/caramel/coffee flavored drink. slight hazelnut overtones. did i mention this is delicious???

a medium to full body, moderate carbonation. thick and creamy, yet drinks so easy it's damn near dangerous.

...so resin WAS my favorite sixpoint beer but this just blew it out of the water. i have never tasted such a damn good coffee porter... make that coffee beer. so sweet yet so roasty. so damn dangerously easy to drink and delicious.

Serving type: can

01-31-2013 02:53:51 | More by facundoCNB
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rdilauro

Connecticut

4.69/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pour dark brown with a brownish creamy head. The head wasn't very long lasting, perhaps less than a minute.
The aroma was typical of a chocolate or coffee porter/stout, but not as pronounced. There was a hint of citrus in the bouquet.
The first taste was light, semi-rich , mostly in chocolate, but as the beer went down, I could detect the coffee. This was also fairly carbonated for a porter/stout.
The second and third sips were the same, started with chocolate ending with coffee... Cant figure out where the third bean came into play.
This is a definite porter/stout for those that do not like the real heavy almost zero carbonated stouts (which I love)... Still I would have this one again.
I'd like to compare this porter with several well known Russian Imperial Stouts. More carbonated and lighter then the heavy stouts

The more sips I had, the more pronounced the chocolate was. Real smooth and lingering.

02/08/13
Snowy night here in the Northeast. Just finished with my snowblower and thought I would treat myself to some stouts. The 3Bean was the first I had. No question about more coffee this time around. Everything was almost perfect. Very soft and big in my mouth hitting every sense there. Aftertaste was just as it started, a nice soft chocolate but mucho cafe stout/porter. After I tasted this one, I went on to the next (which will be seen updated)

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 03:04:04 | More by rdilauro
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.69/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sixpoint - 3Beans - 12fl oz can

Continuing on my journey through Sixpoint brews, this one was a logical next step.

Look - Pours dark and settles black with a hint of brown around the edges. Huge, soapy head, lacing from the Gods. Carbonation apparent when pouring, brew settles in waves into the glass.

Smell - Cocoa, mocha, and espresso. Malt is there as well.

Taste - Creamy chocolate with subtle coffee and malty overtones throughout. Supremely delicious.

Mouthfeel - Sits a bit on the sweeter side but not overbearing, a bit sticky even but again not a big detractor. Insanely drinkable, no way of knowing this is 10% until you've finished one.

Overall - This brew is simply amazing! I must have got a very fresh batch since the characteristics seemed to point to that. Each sip impressed me all over again throughout.

Serving type: can

03-08-2013 12:28:02 | More by JMScowcroft
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suspect

New York

4.59/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a skinny tall boy can into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass.

A: Darker brown color with light escaping from the edges. Normally aggressive pour leads to a full two finger head that's latte foam colored. Very good head retention and the lacing clings to the side like glue.

S: Full flavored coffee (not burnt), espresso, cocoa and some grain. Excellent nose.

T: Better on the tongue than on the nose. This tastes like a perfect iced mocha made with cocoa instead of chocolate. Lots of espresso, some vanilla and a touch of bready yeast.

M: Perfectly carbonated, sharp finish. Good mouthfeel.

O: A superb brew. I went into this not expecting a ton but hoping to really like it. I was supremely impressed.

Serving type: can

03-27-2013 00:29:47 | More by suspect
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had a few great Baltic Porters before, but this one is exceptionally interesting. It pours into a beautiful light head with perfect lace and a pretty much opaque blackness. The lace just keeps on coming too.

The aroma is complex - roasty, malty, coffee, all mixed together nicely. The taste is similar - a nearly sublime balance, and enough bitterness underneath it all to warrant all that extra stuff. The coffee fixes what's often wrong with this style by distracting from the strength of the hops and malt flavor. Ah, and I failed to mention that under all this it is a very alcoholic beverage and it makes no apologies for this.

As it warms the coffee aroma becomes more pronounced. The chocolate taste, by the way, is nicely balanced way below most of the rest of the flavors. This may be the best coffee flavored brew I have ever had. Hurray for Sixpoint!

Serving type: can

01-26-2013 22:49:02 | More by schoolboy
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Huffs

New York

4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Sam Adams glass, developed a dense tan head which lasted through the drink and laced greatly. Appearance was a ruby / brown with an aroma of malt, grass and toffee. Taste was intense with strong notes of chocolate, coffee and caramel with some spice and malt on the back. Mouthfeel was full and creamy with a dry, malt aftertaste.

Serving type: nitro-can

02-09-2013 02:08:23 | More by Huffs
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at When Pigs Fly. In a snifter the beer was a very dark brown color with a medium-sized cafe au lait head. There were sheets of lace.

Primarily coffee aroma, but also some chocolate.

Strong coffee/espresso taste. Dark chocolate. They complimented each other really well.

Great beer with real depth. The chocolate kept the coffee from being too bitter. Another one of those easy-drinking beers that you need to be careful of, given it's high ABV.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2013 14:47:08 | More by lordofthewiens
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A-bslsck with a the tan head

S-smells like fresh roasted coffee. There is a hint of chocolate but I am impressed at how fresh it smells.

T-comes in similar to the taste of coffee over the smell of coffee, as we all know coffee tastes different (worse) than it smells. It's still an awesome flavor with just a touch of cocoa to it. It sure is tasty overall, tastes closer to real coffee than most beers I've had.

M-medium crisp carbonation with a dry finish

O-this is just a great beer. Baltic porter? Maybe not, tastes more like a strong English stout. There is hardly any abv in the taste, it's so smooth. I bought this not understanding what it was, thinking maybe it was an average brown ale, but I was completely surprised and satisfied with this beer. I suggest your try this if you see this.

Serving type: can

02-15-2013 04:38:42 | More by AdamBear
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Serving Type - Can

Appearancve - Dark brown/tan with a monster 4+ inch head, tons of thick sticky lacing. Looks amazing in a glass.

Smell - Dark roasted malts, some coffee, mollasses, chocolate. A little smoke, vanilla and dark fruits. Classic bitter/sour porter armoa

Taste - Really big coffee bean and woody/smoked malt flavor starts off. Has the classic baltic porter flavor for sure, bold malty and alcohol infused. Plenty of alcohol burn in each sip. Theres a nice backbone of sugar and chocolate with a little vanilla that mellows out the bitterness.

Mouthfeel - The coffee and malts nail the tounge and coat it big time. The alcohol comes in and adds warmth. The palate gets alot of malts, coffee and the addition of chocolate and vanilla. The finish is sweet, coffee influenced and alcohol warm.

Overall - This is really good. Reminds me alot of founders breakfast stout but this is something bigger, bolder, thicker and has a real coffee flavor. Very smooth and drinkible, maybe the only flaw would be the alcohol warm. This totally should be made annually. Im starting to learn that when you see a skinny 12 oz can from sixppoint brewing, get excited.

Serving type: can

01-30-2013 00:47:08 | More by wvsabbath
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I CANnot CANvey how excited I was to see this in the (Max's on Broadway in BAL) cooler for CANsumption @Chez Woody!

From the CAN: "Beer is culture"; "Ale brewed with natural flavors and with coffee added"; "Take them also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans ... and put them in one vessel."; "The beans of bygone brewers, united with cacao and coffee, to create a trinity of roasted, rich, and savory flavors."

This beer is apparently biblical in scope, being as the quote is from Ezekiel 4:9-11. In keeping with that theme, please note that what follows is not a psychotic breakdown, but instead, a cleansing moment of extreme clarity. I must now make my witness. (Sure thing, Mr. C.!)

When they put a 10% ABV beer into a SlimLine CAN, I feel as though I am drinking diet pop and slug it down accordingly. Of course, I routinely operate heavy machinery while using prescription medication, so YMMV.

The Crack revealed another brimful CAN and an inverted Glug was deemed to be in order. Proceeding in a manner completely counter-indicated by the owner's manual, I soon had what resembled an ice cream Sunday in my glass. Two dense, unmoving fingers of deep-tan head sat atop a bed of deep, dark liquid. More precisely, a deep, dark-brown liquid that, stingily, would not allow any light to penetrate its depths. The nose smelled like the moment this afternoon that we walked past a a coffee roaster's shop this afternoon in Fell's Point. You have to be a coffee drinker to appreciate the Pavlov's dog-like response that the smell of coffee elicits in a coffee drinker and ever since BMCS (SW) Gerard Wargo got me drinking black coffee in the Deck Department office of the USS Fulton (AS-11) in 1984, I have been hooked. Now, as the head fell, I began to foam at the mouth like a rabid dog. Mouthfeel was thick and full, like a mouthful of pudding and the roastiness of the coffee hit first, followed by a chocolatiness and finally, a smooth vanilla flavor. The finish lingered with a coffee roastiness along with a bitterness of dark chocolate. This would have been great to share with The Old Lady on Valentine's Day, but I am keeping this one to myself.

Serving type: can

02-18-2013 00:02:04 | More by woodychandler
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

appearance: Black as night on the pour but when held up to the light you can see a deep red. Very nice.

Smell: smells like burnt coffee, but not in an awesome way. Not bad, but not my favorite. Something a little funky as well, almost a little bit sour.

Taste: Wow. Far different from the smell. Beautiful, smooth, sweet coffee notes with a slight bitterness at the back that resembles black coffee more than beer. This is just awesome.

Mouthfeel: Medium-heavy in body with better carbonation than I expected.

Overall: I traded for this and was by FAR the most I've spent on a beer (after shipping costs about $9 for 12oz), and it was completely worth it. This is just fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 00:02:14 | More by alex_hart
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hagbergl

Maryland

4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Alright, 3Beans by Sixpoint has been a much-touted beer, so when I saw it at a local liquor store, I had to buy it. It comes in sleek, cool-looking 12 oz. cans, which Sixpoint calls "nano kegs" (not sure if I'm on board with the slightly gimmicky name, but whatever). Poured into my Beer Geek Nation tulip glass.

Appearance (4/5): Almost completely black, extremely dark brown, with a khaki head of foam that towers three-plus finger above the body of the beer.

Smell (4.5/5): Serious coffee/espresso notes, bittersweet dark chocolate, roasty, complex and pungent. Very nice. As it warms up, I get more milk chocolate character in the nose.

Taste (4.5/5): Right off the bat, you're hit with major coffee bitterness, some bittersweet dark chocolate follows the nose, and no alcohol heat at all. Very roasty and dry like you'd expect a porter to be. There's a lingering chocolatey taste that sticks around for a long time. Really keeps that palate working.

Mouthfeel (5/5): 3Beans packs an incredible mouthfeel. It's creamy and thick from the beginning, and it's almost chewy at the end. It has finish for days; it's making me salivate, there's so much residual flavor and intense bitterness. Appropriately low carbonation level works well with the creaminess.

Overall (4.5/5): Sixpoint 3Beans is an exceptional beer. This brew isn't special just because it uses unusual ingredients; it's a masterwork of intense flavor and carefully considered implementation of ingredients. I must emphasize, the mouthfeel is something to behold..this stuff goes down like a chocolate shake. This is the best beer of Sixpoint's that I've had. Wonderful.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2013 21:14:44 | More by hagbergl
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horshack7

Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very dark brown in color with a light tan head rocky head as it thins out thick lacing is left behind.

Aroma: Espresso, cocoa, smokiness, char, almost burnt hops, very dark roasted malts.

Taste: Chocolate malts, espresso, notes of vanilla and bourbon. Very dark roasted hops, char. Very smooth mouthfeel much like melted dark chocolate.

Notes: The alcohol blends in very well and is rather drinkable. A remarkable beer. Cheers.

Serving type: can

03-10-2013 23:13:24 | More by horshack7
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johnnieoz

Texas

4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz thin can. Best before 7/10/13 (surely a serious overstatement, Sixpoint)

Tasted side-by-side with Sierra Nevada's Narwhal. Perhaps an attempt to compare an imperial stout to a Baltic porter.

A: The lighter of the two, some light penetrates the tulip, revealing a dark brown hue topped off with a off-white crown that leaves some good lacing.

S: Serious toasty coffee aromas courtesy of legendary roaster Stumptown.

T: Sweet chocolate notes on the tongue, follow by the coffee. Great balance between the two.

M: Perfectly carbonated, this porter coats the palate with a nice, dry coffee feel. It is very smooth. Could it be the use of the Romano beans (the 3rd bean)?

O: A great porter that would have survived any trip across the Baltic Sea, and one that would have pleasantly surprised the recipients whether in Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia et. al.

As much as I liked it, I think I'm still partial to the Imperial/Double Stout style a la Narwhal.

Serving type: can

02-17-2013 02:26:41 | More by johnnieoz
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a snifter, the beer appears thin on the pour, with a chestnut highlighted dark brown coloring and a clingy, frothy, off-white head that starts around an inch and slowly settles into a filmy coating. Aromas of creamy, smooth, blended and balanced vanilla and chocolate, with an undertone of bitterness from both chocolate and coffee. Very well blended and complimentary aromas as you consume. Flavors of rich, dark roasted coffee and bitter cocoa nibs right off the bat. Wow...this is damn tasty! Creamy backbone of vanilla and oak support the rich and bitter forefront attack on your tastebuds, and there is a strong, solid, boozey tail-end flavor that bleeds into the aftertaste. Some earthy and woody highlights help to add depth to the overall character of the beer. Creamy and slightly boozey aftertaste, with a lingering mocha charateristic. The lighter body lends itself to a clean, slightly dry finish. Great beer. Well crafted and very well balanced. Bravo!

Serving type: can

02-11-2013 01:47:32 | More by GarthDanielson
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brurevu

Texas

4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer is simply great. The Romano beans gave the beer a wonderful texture to allow the coffee and cacao beans to meld and mutate into something that wasn’t your typical coffee stout/porter. 3Beans poured a deep brown almost black with a substantial khaki head. The aroma was a perfect buttery chocolate with a hint of coffee to round it out. Let this brew warm because it holds a tang when it’s too cold, but releases into a roasted dark chocolate coffee wonderland when it warms.

Serving type: can

08-30-2013 19:27:09 | More by brurevu
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite styles.

Poured in a pint glass, the beer is a deep chocolate with a three finger head.

Intense lemon-chocolate aroma. Some cocoa.

The mouth feel is nicely carbonated for the style.

The taste is intense lemon-chocolate, coffee aftertaste, mild bitterness.
The only drawback to the beer is that the intense flavor dissipates with warming.

Overall, a solid porter especially suited for cold winter nights.

Serving type: can

02-05-2013 02:05:51 | More by brureview
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mountdew1

New Hampshire

4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a very dark maroonish-red, that verged on black, but not quite. A bit of translucency was evident. Tons of bubbles rising from the bottom, to a nice solid 2 finger thick head. Head was rich and thick, with a fair it of side cling. Aroma was a slightly sweet, chocolate smell, with a very small hint of acidic in the backend. Taste had both coffee and chocolate, without either overpowering the other or being the main focal point. The coffee notes kicked in first, with just a tab of bitterness, but then mellowed out and left a nice sweet cocoa flavor on the tongue. Coated the mouth extremely well, not overly bubbly with a bit of chew. Overall a very solid beer. Perhaps a bit expensive ($3.75 for the single can) but a very solid beer, right up my alley.

Serving type: can

03-08-2013 22:37:27 | More by mountdew1
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JWU

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz. can poured into a curved porter glass.

A- Very dark brown, can only see a bit of light through when held to a bright light. A nice tan head fades in about a minute or two, some lacing down the glass.

S- Bashes you over the head with coffee. The cocoa and oak are there as well, but it's certainly coffee dominant. Smells pretty fantastic IMHO.

T- I'm not a huge porter fan, but there is something about these big bold porters (Ballast Point Victory at Sea anyone??) that get me going. The coffee is a seriously quality roast, deep, dark, and adds significant flavor and bitterness from the start. There is a nice balancing sugary sweetness to offset the big blast of coffee bitterness. I get most of the cocoa and oak influences on the back end. Complex and delicious.

M- Medium to full and pretty slick on the palette for a porter. Light to medium carbonation that's very tight, but not overly aggressive.

O- Fan-stinking-tastic. I'll be seeking more of this ASAP. Sixpoint, you've done it again.

Serving type: can

01-26-2013 03:06:03 | More by JWU
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MadScientist

New York

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: A very dark brown with good clarity and deep ruby highlights. The persistant head pour about a finger of creamy tan foam and settles to a thin cap after a minute.

S: Deep toast with chocolate and moderate plums. Moderate earthy hops aroma. A light coffee aroma.

T: A rich and moderately sweet Porter with a rich chocolate, cocoa flavor. A prominent roast flavor with some dark fruit flavors. A moderately-light hops bitterness. The balance is about even. The finish is medium with a rich roast, coffee chocolate aftertaste.

M: Creamy and smooth with a medium-heavy body and moderate carbonation.

O: It's chocolate rich and smooth.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 23:54:56 | More by MadScientist
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3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
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