3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery
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4.3/5 rDev +6.7%
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
District of Columbia
4.13/5 rDev +2.5%
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
3.81/5 rDev -5.5%
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
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2014 02:09:49 | More by Jadjunk
4.11/5 rDev +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
4.41/5 rDev +9.4%
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
3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
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