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3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,189 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,189
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 106
Gots: 99 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013

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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Photo of Brenden
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's a pretty beer, nearly black with a pretty thick body and just a hint of orange-brown in the cracks, so to speak. The head is medium brown, thick and chunky, almost two fingers tall. It rests heavily atop the beer and falls slowly down to half a finger or just less when it ultimately settles. It drops a steady and strong lacing down the glass.
It's an aromatic beer that pretty much shows off what it claims. Coffee is up front, fresh, with some cocoa present in notes of bitter chocolate and creamier milk chocolate. It's earthy, there's a whole lot of roast running all the way through that offers a bit of char in it, and there's a sort of berries/dark fruits note underneath.
The taste pretty much follows suit, but there's something to the additional bitterness I can't quite finger. The charcoal note combines with it and seems to bring out just a little note of something acrid. Otherwise, there's just a bit of herb mingling with the coffee and chocolate, and the tang backs off a little while something more floral comes out slowly.
It's got the advertised smoothness, though for all the beans I'd expect a more silky touch. It is creamy and quite lush, though, and it doesn't lack as the full body rolls on the tongue with a smooth and easy carbonation offering just enough of a bite with a focus working toward that velvety feeling. Alcohol adds a prickle but not much more, and it blends well.

Photo of Fitze
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of dar482
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a dark brown to black color with a light khaki head.

The aroma has an earthy coffee, cocoa, lots of roasted malt character.

In the front, there is a rush of black coffee. Then the beer moves onto this interesting cacao nib quality. It’s bitter, but pure of chocolate essence with hints of dried dark fruit. The middle has a touch of alcohol to lift up the beer. With a touch of vanilla and lots of wood and oak drying on the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium plus.

Reminds me slightly of Victory at Sea, but not as full in flavor and luscious. Still a fantastic coffee brew, even with over a year on it.

Photo of BodyPolitic
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of patrick802
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Bhoward0698
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of mrw1zard
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of timotao
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Makisupajoey
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: very dark with a solid head that stayed around till finished
S: yum. Malts make themselves known
T: solid stout with some bite, alcohol content is presented, oak taste comes up front
M: smooth with some bite
O: not the average stout, this one has some bite to it. A bit of an olde ale flavor

Photo of Eastside151
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of tpacek
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of 1BeerToRuleThemAll
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of KingdomBobcat
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of chippo33
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of birdsellam
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Burt
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
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

Photo of glf60
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of trubeernick
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of victory4me
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Shandycan
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of hoerr
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,189 ratings.