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3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,074 Ratings
THE BROS
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013)
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One year old can purchased from Beers of the World in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark, opaque brown color. A lighter brown mocha-colored head forms, about one inch, with nice strings of lacing down the glass.

Aromas include dark roasted malt, strong nutty coffee, chocolate, all sorts of great rich things on the nose.

The flavor is similar. The coffee flavor is quite prominent, and pretty intense- it's of the bitter and nutty variety, with a bit of sweetness near the end that's reminiscent of hazelnut. The roasted malt also provides a nice bitterness, with some dark chocolate as well- cocoa powder like, and mild. No real hop flavor.

Medium bodied, very creamy, low carbonation.

A great baltic porter, and a truly great use of coffee here, it stands tall.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 02:25:51 | More by GreesyFizeek
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When purchasing, the guy behind the counter mentioned he really enjoyed this beer, and seeing the rating had me with high expectations. They were confirmed with my own tasting, a very enjoyable mocha coffee flavored porter, even if perhaps it is slightly potent.

The beer poured quite nicely, dark brown with a durable creamy tan head and significant lacing. The smell was not overpowering, but what was there was as one would expect: coffee, but also included a toasted nut scent and a hint of a little spiciness, maybe from the alcohol. I fluctuated between 3.75 and 4, as the smell seemed to become more apparent as I drank the beer.

The taste washes over the mouth with a coating of sweetened coffee (perhaps with a splash of cream), with a smoothness that hides the carbonation feel (note: I did let it warm a little before tasting) that is producing/maintaining the head. This beer is more malt than bitter, which I prefer in a darker beer, more often than not. The bitterness that is there reminds me of the bitterness of an English-style IPA/bitter, but to repeat, is subdued.

As I often seem to notice, the alcohol taste/burn is a little more present when the beer is colder [than suggested for the style]. There is a little bite at the end as the beer comes to temp, however.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 00:12:00 | More by cjgiant
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Take thou 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." Brewed in the style of a Baltic Porter with three beans added: cacao beans, coffee beans and romano beans. Released as a one off and since retired by the brewery. Available in 4 pack 12 oz. cans and limited draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. can to a tulip glass. Served north of 53º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a thick, creamy mocha caramel head of a sudsy frothed consistency over a dark cola brown body. Carbonation is sparse and energetic. Retention is very good, lacing is light and spotty. Very nice appearance. 4

(Smell) Strong aromas of sweetened coffee and robust dark cocoa up front. Medium roasted malt with a sweet, tart and approachable body. Mild acidity is a welcome expectation for the style. Potency is high. 4

(Taste) Mildly acidic coffee bean with a , finishes tart, boozy with a husked grain lingering with a flat coffee and cocoa bean finale. A bit harsher around the edges over the aroma, arguably less enjoyable thus. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Slick, oily and acidic. Carbonation adds a touch of creaminess and froth. Body is medium/heavy for the style, heavy overall. Alcohol presence is medium/high. 3.75

(Overall) A very unique beer that does a good job at integrating fragile bean flavors, although against the profile of a boozier Baltic Porter, the profile may be a bit distracting. 3.75

Sixpoint Brewing's
3Beans
3.81/5.00

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 02:09:49 | More by Jadjunk
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SLeffler27

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

3Beans is a dark brown (SRM 26-27) beer with fine carbonation and a long-lasting, creamy, khaki head that deposits a dense coating of lace on a Blue Point snifter.

The aroma of roasted malt is strong with this beer, while light chocolate and coffee fill in around the edges. Fresh whole wheat bread and vanilla are presented as it warms. Late in the warming, astringency is released.

Bitter roasted malt quickly gives way to resin bitterness and coffee grinds. There is no sweetness or fruit. A long, moderately bitter finish contains flavors of coffee and malt.

A cottony texture and full body is punctuated by soft carbonation while well-controlled alcohol helps cleanse the residual stickiness.

This is a relaxing beer that develops with warmth while unwinding in the early evening.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 17:45:18 | More by SLeffler27
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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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maximum12

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to JayCin for this lovely, weird little 12 oz. can. Nice package. I can't decide whether it looks appropriately throwback or something over-designed by an idiot who watched too many episodes of Mad Men. Either way, I like it.

Pour is dark & doesn't bother to hide its carbonation. Nose holds plenty of the advertised roast but doesn't lean over the line into coffee, mixed in with Nicaraguan earth. Hmmmm. Not what I expected, but decent enough.

3Beans is like a beginner coffee: this should come with a nipple. Mild roast in the nose gives way to mild coffee on the tongue, along with a poke of cocoa that soothes the sharp edges & turns this more espresso, creamy, even. Bitterness flirting with harshness lines the mid-palate, & not in a hoppy way, but a coffee-in-the-morning way. Mouthfeel is certainly the high point.

This is a good beer. Nothing out of the ordinary. Above average. Solid. <shrug> Just a mite bit nondescript.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 02:32:44 | More by maximum12
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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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atr2605

New York

4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-pours near black with a tan head with nice retention that clings to the edge of the glass
S-roasted coffee with some unsweetened cocoa
T-a blend of coffee and chocolate that has nice gentle roasted notes and finishes with more chocolate on the palate
M-medium bodied and fairly creamy
O-Very nice, well balanced and full flavored porter.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 00:40:31 | More by atr2605
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GallowsThief

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12 oz can into my tulip.

A – Deep brown to black on the pour. Huge two ringers of bubbly, frothy tan head that left nice rings down the glass and had good retention.

S – Very nice chocolate smell. Coffee, vanilla and mocha.

T – Strong coffee flavors like an espresso. Much lighter chocolate taste then the smell would suggest. Light notes of vanilla throughout. Caramel flavors at the end and a deep breath of alcohol lingers after each taste. You can really feel the ABV. Also finishes with a nice roastiness, a touch of smoke and a bite of malty bitterness.

M – Medium bodied. A touch thin on the palate though it does have a creaminess to it.

O – Very nice tasty brew. The ABV is present but not overwhelming. It has a nice complex taste and warms nicely. Definitely a sipper.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 00:00:29 | More by GallowsThief
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter

A: Dark brown with a half finger head that dissipates. Frothy lacing.

S: Coffee strong. I'm awake now.

T: Heavy coffee with light hops and chocolate undertones. A great breakfast/brunch drink.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: For coffee beer fans, this one is a standout. Stout, robust and "wake up" yummy.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 16:40:28 | More by brewskifan55
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Sam21

Connecticut

2.96/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz can. Purchased for ~$3. Best before July 2013.

A- Dark brown body with good clarity. A bit hazy due to the last cm of the can having some mild sediment. Big rocky light brown head with lots of lacing and good retention.

S- Brown sugar, cola, figs, chocolate, and sweetened diner coffee. It's a very sugary nose. It's a very syrupy sweetness with light notes of coffee.

T- Really sweet. Roast flavors from the coffee atop an almost overly sugary sweetness. Brown sugar malt flavors with a cocoa nib bitterness. The sweetness continues to build as the beer warms with really mild roast flavors that are overwhelmed. The hop bitterness is relatively mild when held up to the malt profile. The flavors just don't compliment each other. The roast flavors are too mild and the sweetness too big.

MF- The mouthfeel is medium with soft and somewhat low carbonation. It's just too soft. I'd prefer a creamier feel and I feel that this carbonation does not support the flavors appropriately.

O- This beer is okay. I enjoy coffee beers, I love porters and stouts, but this beer just did not come together for me. That's not to say that it's not a good beer, but just not to me.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 19:08:45 | More by Sam21
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A - super dark brown, with some red shining though, doesnt seem to be black, raises up a half a finger of light brown head

S - roasted malts and of course the adjuncts coffee and cacao create the aroma of this porter. The chocolate is a mild milk chocolate variety that blends with the coffee for a low key mocha type aroma

T - the malts start off rather normal, nondescript. After a moment of trepidation, "will this beer be boring?", the coffee and chocolate kick in and sweel then fade into the finish.

M&D&O- wheres the 10%? Sixpoint does a fine job of maksing a double digit ABV behind some solid, albeit not terribly earth shattering flavors. A fine porter with great flavors, it deserves a place among a porter lineup, but it doesn't redefine the style, I guess I am trying to say, this is a good beer and Sixpoint continues to impress. And that the good people over at Sixpoint should send a pint glass in my direction! Ooops, was that out loud.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 01:00:24 | More by sinstaineddemon
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AmitC

Indiana

4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought the 4-pack at $14.99. So i am expecting a huge or an excellent beer.

Poured from the thin 12-oz can into a snifter. Excellent about two finger thick tan colored head that stays really well as a thin layer. Good retention. Thin dark brown colored while pouring and black and opaque inside the glass. Decent to excellent sticky lacing.

A coffee burst opens up and fills the nose when it is poured into the snifter. Though coffee is the dominant aroma, the strength withers off. Ground coffee. A lot of roasted malts come through as well. No booze. Low to none hop aroma. Strength is moderate to just about strong.

Taste is excellent as well. A lot of bitterness coming up from raw ground coffee and burnt up roasted malts. No booze come through but you know you are drinking something strong as the beer kicks in really well with first sip. A nice Russian Imperial Stout like taste. Finish is dry and very bitter. Coffee flavor is decent but not something i was expecting. I was expecting a lot more coffee than i tasted and smelled.

Mouth feel is medium. Moderate carbonation. A good warmth due to alcohol. Charred and burnt malts along with ground coffee provide a bit of bitter astringency.

Overall the brew is good but not $4 good. Should have been 10 -12 $ for a 4-pack. Packs the punch. Excellent beer to open on a weekend morning and to drink in lieu of Coffee.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 16:06:01 | More by AmitC
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a snifter

A- Pours very dark brown, Almost pitch black in the glass. A one finger of a ligher khaki colored head. Some alcohol legs on this one.

S- A little coffee, some roasted malt, a bit of cocoa. A robust and roasty smelling brew.

T- A nice coffee up front. A massive roasty character that takes over the palate. A bit of a dark and very dry chocolate. This beer really smells organic and fresh. There is also a bit of a hop bitterness in this beer. A very slight crisp wood character to this brew. A spicy and earthy hop note. A dry roasted finish. A somewhat clean beer that is well balanced and blended.

M- A big beer. Very roasty and dry. Not a very heavy body. Its nicely balanced and the alcohol is just strong enough to where its not noticeable.

O- This is a great beer. A unique and well made beer thats sure to please stout lovers.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 02:11:11 | More by TwelveOunces
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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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smakawhat

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A real nice black walnut brown body, with a large four finger head and a creamy tan top. Swiss cheese head, and lots of clumping rocky lacing. While walnut brown, there's a good hint of some red hues along the edges and through the light.

Nose rips of dry roast coffee. The beans feel just ripped, lots of oil. While suggestions of cocoa bean and hints of roast malt are no doubt around it's just a giant coffee boom. Faint hinting sense of nut, but this is truly coffee forward.

This one is quite surprising for taste. Palate comes with warming coffee silky action. For a brew it's wet, but for the coffee angle it's just perfect. Warming roast coffee with a little bit of silky roast character. However the aftertaste just explodes in warmth, very gradually. Hits of Kahlua abound on the finish, with a touch of vodka like heat. Hop angle creates this slow bitter in the mid palate on the swallow, hinting somewhere between lime and orange zest bitterness. Hints of dried fig come out also.

Overall I don't find much Baltic "sense" about this (not getting that banana feeling) but in terms of what this is, it's pretty darn fun, and certainly a great take for a style I am a little averse to.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 01:59:22 | More by smakawhat
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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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ksimons

New York

4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-very dark brown with light brown highlights and two fingers worth of cream head that sticks to the glass

S-a really delicious mixture of coffee, chocolate, and light roasted malt

T-initially met with roasted malt but then the coffee/chocolate/mocha flavor really takes over, left with a really nice sweetness finishing things up. Alcohol is well hidden.

M-milkshake like quality to this beer, very creamy, light to medium carbonation. Left with a dry roasted feeling.

Overall a really good beer, super smooth and delicious

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 23:39:25 | More by ksimons
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of the base beers in my recent trade with madnismo, shared one of these tonight with my Tuesday night friends.

2 finger tan head... pretty good retention and okay lacing atop a very dark brown beer that still shows nice ruby highlights at the stem.

Nose is an enticing mix of cocoa, coffee and hints of oaky vanilla.. dark caramel sugary essence helps carry and marry the aromas.

Bigger vanilla bloom on the palate that doesn't show in the nose... plenty of cocoa, coffee is lesser than the nose... dark roasty malts also don't show as much as expected... a sorta nutty malt moves in with the vanilla/caramel mash-up and produces an easy drinking brew.

Body is surprisingly light given the 10%... good carbonation, but still thick and coating... very drinkable... deceiving.

Thanks again Nathan for the great trade.

All 3.75's

Serving type: can

04-16-2014 06:02:38 | More by JohnGalt1
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hplascencia1024

California

3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried this 4/1/14, so my review my be a lot lower than most.

A: beautiful dark brown, with nice 2 finger tan head
S: nice sweetness, tabacco smell, not getting the coffee nor chocolate that most people describe
T: taste like it smells, no coffee, very little chocolate, solid porter, little boozy
MF: great part of this beer! great carb, nice and light on the tounge
O: A pretty solid beer. doesnt taste or drink like 10%, but it is really good. I am sure it was better fresh with the huge coffee arome and flavor people describe. Would have liked to get this fresh, but what can you do. very solid though!

Serving type: can

04-02-2014 04:37:22 | More by hplascencia1024
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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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hardy008

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours dark brown with ruby highlights. Has a one finger tan head, with good retention and spotty lacing. The aroma has dark roasted malt, cocoa, and coffee.

The first thing I tasted is burnt coffee, which is mot pleasant. There is also cocoa and dark roasted malt. Not very complex or special.

Medium bodied with average carbonation, and a burnt, bitter coffee aftertaste. Nothing special here. Glad I only picked up a single can.

Serving type: can

01-31-2014 23:39:23 | More by hardy008
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Jacurdy60

Alabama

4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a deep brown color with a beige/toffee colored head that leaves a fair amount of lacing on the sides. Head is medium-thin and retains well.

S-Huge roasted coffee notes followed by sweet molasses and a hint of cocoa.

T-Bitter, roasty coffee hits the front of the palate as it fades into a burnt bready taste with a boozy bite.

MF-Medium to full bodied with slight carb. Not as rich as I'd like it to be.

O-A damn good porter. Probably my favorite so far, but I have not had a porter in a few months so I'll have to try some more. Roasted coffee notes taste exceptional and the bitterness is rounded out well with the faint molasses taste.

Serving type: can

01-10-2014 01:39:39 | More by Jacurdy60
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown pour with a creamy two finger beige head with great retention and crazy lacing. This nose is very malt forward with lots of sweet roasty coffee notes along with hints of vanilla, mocha, caramel, brown sugar, and some subtle hazelnut. The taste follows suit with lots of fresh roasty coffee up front along with hints of hazelnut, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, cocoa, and brown bread. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy with above average carbonation and a bittersweet, slightly dry finish. The ABV is very well hidden. Overall, a very flavorful and easy drinking interpretation.

Serving type: can

12-30-2013 05:42:56 | More by beerdrifter
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StuyBeerGuy

New York

4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer and my only regret is that I could not try it prior to the expiration date running out. It makes for a perfect winter beer and I wish that they would make it into a regular beer.

Olfactory: Unfortunately, because this beer was not stored in a refrigerator the smell retains positive coffee and toffee smells but does not have the power it likely once had.

Appearance: This beer looks like a heartwarming winter beer and has a head that excites. If you don't pour it out very gently then it will spill out of a standard pub glass.

Taste: Silky smooth with everything that you would want from beer that went through bean, coffee, chocolate, and oak barrel brewing. First, let's just appreciate the labor that went into this one time production beer. Next, imagine those flavors.

Lastly - go out into some snow, maybe snowboard, ski or go for a slay ride, and appreciate that the biggest mistake made by the Sixpoint brewery was releasing such a wintery porter in the middle of summer when it could not be appreciated for the atmosphere that it provides.

Serving type: can

12-20-2013 05:38:12 | More by StuyBeerGuy
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3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,074 ratings.