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3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,144 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,144
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 91
Gots: 92 | FT: 2
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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utopiajane

New York

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%

Pours dark brown and from a vigorous pour I got a tall ample head of mocha colored foam that fell to some sticky lace. Just a little light around the edges makes it look like cola. Nose is delicious. Coffee, chocolate and dark caramel malt. Smells roasty and cold. Malt is prominent and sweet in the nose but hides a bit of bread. I can’t wait to taste it. Oh delight! Coffee, smooth chocolate some warming alcohol and little toast. Mouthfeel is thin and creamy. There is good earth and a little bitter from the hops and a touch of dark fruit on the back palate that makes this seem very decadent. The coffee is extremely well done and not the slightest bit burnt. The cocoa is like silk up next to it. The alcohol is a little too prominent to call it smooth but it rounds out with hints of vanilla as it warms. The bread in this is mild and really well done. Truly great.

06-12-2013 11:56:56 | More by utopiajane
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

03-12-2013 04:25:51 | More by ilikebeer03
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.11/5  rDev +2%

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.

12-30-2013 05:42:56 | More by beerdrifter
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

3.33/5  rDev -17.4%

Poured into a tulip. The color is black, there is a nice two inch fluffy tan head that leaves a lot of sticky lacing.

The aroma has lots of chocolate and coffee. There is a hint of vanilla but that might be because I associate that with the other two aromas. Either way, this is inviting.

The taste has a decent amount of char to go with some chocolatey notes. This is mostly bitter tasting without emphasizing the flavors to go with the aromas so strongly promised in the nose.

This is full bodied with sharp carbonation. I would like this a lot if I hadn't had so many better examples of coffee beers. As it stands, the taste here is middling.

02-08-2013 05:05:56 | More by andrewinski1
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-17-2013 17:05:07 | More by gpblackgt
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vcoggins

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-31-2013 01:00:18 | More by vcoggins
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BJasny

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-24-2013 23:42:49 | More by BJasny
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Beer21

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

06-10-2013 01:39:36 | More by Beer21
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BColton1

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-18-2013 00:25:30 | More by BColton1
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

3.73/5  rDev -7.4%

Poured into a 12 oz snifter, best before July 2013. Pours a dark brown, with a 2 inch tan head, that slowly settles in patchy bubbles, leaving behind plenty of lace. Smell is dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, licorice, and some vanilla. Taste is all of that, vanilla leads the flavors, with some roasted coffee in the finish. Body is maybe medium, plenty of life, on the dry side, and easy drinking for its heft. This is a solid brew. I drank it close to room temperature and it tasted the best of the 4 pack I bought.

03-09-2013 15:25:02 | More by SawDog505
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kushlash23

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

01-19-2014 22:31:43 | More by kushlash23
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mbs11

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

02-08-2013 06:22:07 | More by mbs11
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JRed

New Jersey

3.84/5  rDev -4.7%

Cola black in body with tan frothy head that's stays around. Aroma of acidic coffee, mild bourbon sting, roast, tobacco. Tastes of coffee, dark cocoa, roast, burnt bread, tobacco, earth and herbal notes. Creamy with low carbonation. Sessionable for a big beer. Tobacco may be a bit much but very nice coffee flavor and chocolate. Tastes better than it smells. Solid, enjoyable.

02-09-2013 01:25:37 | More by JRed
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-31-2013 23:17:19 | More by Retail1LO
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-31-2013 23:43:31 | More by RMoeNay
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +8.2%

I poured this into a tulip glass, it has a rich black colored body with a nice tan head on it. The smell has a nice roasted malt and coffee aroma.
The taste is out of this world, the balance of coffee and choc is great, u taste them both. It also has some roasted malt to it also. The mouth feel is spot on and overall a darn good beer.

02-19-2013 03:45:51 | More by chefhatt
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-25-2013 22:34:25 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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mscudder

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Best before July 10, 2013. Poured into a snifter.

A - Deep brown hue with a beautiful mocha head. Nice carbonation in this head, good retention with above average lacing.

S - Bitter coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, light dark malts and a touch of caramel.

T -Bit of everything mentioned in the nose with an apparent lack of balance. Tons of good flavor here, just requires calibration.

M - Medium+ body with large carbonation for the style.

O - The booze is well masked and this beer certainly has a unique flavor, although nothing that I will regret forgoing in the future.

05-10-2013 02:49:39 | More by mscudder
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-20-2013 00:16:51 | More by ScaryEd
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JKV96

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

01-23-2014 22:20:12 | More by JKV96
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

10-18-2013 01:54:53 | More by ahbithwabm
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.89/5  rDev -3.5%

$5 can bought at the Comet Cafe in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The can says "Best by July 10th", so it's not exactly fresh, but it's in a can, it's not an IPA, and my guess is that it was stored cold. I'm not too worried about that.

Appearance: Sexy. Pitch black with about two fingers of a creamy, dark tan head. Lacing's somewhat patchy, but it just looks awesome overall.

Smell: I had this served to me seemingly near freezing, so I got basically no smell out of my glass after pouring. After a few minutes, I smelled my warmed up can, and the first thing I got was a pretty huge dose of alcohol, followed by coffee and cocoa. As the 3Beans in my glass slowly warmed, it smelled like chilled dark coffee with cocoa sprinkled in. The alcohol aroma is slightly annoying, but I mean.. what the hell. It IS 10%.

Taste/feel: When I first got it, it just tasted like a somewhat bland cold coffee (definitely needed to warm up). After it warmed up... wow. Massive coffee, complimentary dark chocolate, and a moderate amount of warming in the throat from the alcohol. This seems to be a fairly popular morning beer here on BeerAdvocate, but this worked well for me as a nightcap. I will say that I did certainly enjoy 3Beans, but the alcohol isn't masked quite as well as I'd like it to be.

07-08-2013 05:21:00 | More by Alextricity
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JohnQVD

New York

4.19/5  rDev +4%

Poured from the can into a snifter. Served at 55 degrees.

Pours dark, almost black with a light-colored, thick, foamy head that slowly dissipates to a thin ring around the edge of the glass. Nose is coffee and a sweetness that reminds me of Chinese red bean paste. Mouthfeel is thick, but carbonated.

Primary taste is dark and roasted, with a mildly astringent aftertaste. The coffee is not as prominent here, but there's a spicy sweetness reminiscent of cinnamon toast. Further into the glass the red bean taste is more prominent and the chocolate starts to peek through.

Overall, this is quite good. It's atypical of the style, but quite interesting. With the possible exception of Resin, this is the best canned Sixpoint I've had.

02-11-2013 02:25:33 | More by JohnQVD
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Sazz9

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

10-16-2013 02:27:29 | More by Sazz9
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kevanb

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -11.9%

12oz skinny can poured into a Sixpoint resin snifter.

The beer pours a nice, deep cola brown color, almost black. A big, cloudy, frothy bone colored head sits atop the beer, about 2 and a half fingers high that has moderate retention and leaves some decent lacing behind. Intense coffee on the nose, lots of roast with some dark chocolate behind it, touches of vanilla and lots of thick, rich, dark grain that is quite sweet. Lot's of bitter, roasted coffee and dark chocolate on the tongue, very intense, a bit harsh at times with sweet vanilla, oaky flavors that bring out the malted grain. The acidic finish is there, but it clashes a bit with the sweet flavors. The body is lively, bubbly, carbonated well with a lightly acidic finish that is fairly smooth.

Verdict: A very intense beer from Sixpoint and possibly too much for me. This is really a palate killer when I wasn't expecting it to be. I'd hoped for a soft, sweet, silky beer that highlights the adjuncts but got something that was punishing and brutal.

03-29-2013 01:55:42 | More by kevanb
3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,144 ratings.