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3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,149 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,149
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 92
Gots: 93 | 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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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

02-02-2013 03:13:34 | More by wonothesane42
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cosmicevan

New York

4.09/5  rDev +1.5%

picked up locally and enjoyed from a six point snifter

a - brew poured a watery brown that settled into the glass much darker with crimson highlights when held to the light. thin foamy grey head that dissolved slowly. stringy lacing.

s - smells of fresh gourmet coffee...bakers chocolate. some nutty roast and subtle char.

t - fairly intense coffee and chocolate. i don't get lots of barrel but do pick up a decent hopping in the background.

m - fairly hoppy and bitter. medium bodied...thick for a porter, but also hoppy for a porter. booze was invisible.

o - overall, a nice beer from sixpoint. i had to see what the hub bub was about and it is fairly good and can hang with many big coffee beers.

02-02-2013 02:23:09 | More by cosmicevan
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.91/5  rDev -3%

12oz. can into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter.

Pours a massive 3 finger fluffy and dirty looking gray cream head with good retention. Lacing is stringy and layered with good stick. Beer is a clear black. Sticky, thin legs. Pretty good.

Nose is coffee and chocolate with a splash of lactose. Exactly as described. Aromatic. Appetizing too.

Opens chocolate, lactose, sweet coffee. Fudge, cane sugar, and some cocoa powder. Some ethanol in the middle. Finishes up sweet and sugary with a boozy and coffee aftertaste. Good complexity and balance. A touch sweet at the end though.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Foamy and smooth in the mouth and silky and mellow going down. Soft aftertaste with a slightly lingering aftertaste. Nice. Real drinkable for the high ABV.

I'd have to say this is probably the best beer that Sixpoint distributes. With Resin and now 3Beans, Sixpoint has stepped up their game a bit. I'd definitely revisit this one.

02-02-2013 01:58:35 | More by SpeedwayJim
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.23/5  rDev +5%

BESTBEFORE10JUL2013

A: Pours a dark ruby/mahogany color with a fingers worth of head

S: Get some chocolate malts up front, with coffee, dark fruits, and cacao as the highlights

T: Coffee and chocolate right out of the gate, along with vanilla and a solid fruitiness. Fairly sweet from the chocolate and bitter from the coffee. Finishes with more of a bitter coffee aftertaste. For a 10% brew, the alcohol is nowhere to be found

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and slightly creamy

O: Definitely one of the most chocolate and coffee forward beers I've had without going overboard on the sweetness (yes, I'm looking at you, ST Mokah). Disappointed this is a one-off, although I can see why it is with the actual cacao and coffee being added. Definitely recommended while it's still available

02-02-2013 00:30:22 | More by BEERMILER12
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +5.2%

12 ounce can, best before 10JUL2013 (as stamped on bottom of can). Served in a snifter, the beer pours very dark brown with about a half inch tan head that didn't stick around for long. There is a good amount of lacing. It smells like coffee, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, caramel and some nuts. It tastes like coffee, chocolate (milk and bittersweet), cream, nuts, roasted malt and some vanilla. It's a little more bitter and roasty than sweet tasting. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and has moderate carbonation. I think this is a good brew, although I'd like it better if it was in 16 ounce cans instead. $8.99 a 4-pack.

02-01-2013 23:52:58 | More by bluejacket74
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aminobutyricacid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-01-2013 19:25:47 | More by aminobutyricacid
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

02-01-2013 19:23:44 | More by IdrinkGas
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-01-2013 13:56:52 | More by jjd315
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-01-2013 07:35:52 | More by ShemRahBoo
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CHickman

New York

4.76/5  rDev +18.1%

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.

02-01-2013 04:46:01 | More by CHickman
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NSK79

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-01-2013 04:26:06 | More by NSK79
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-01-2013 04:04:10 | More by Davepoolesque
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

02-01-2013 03:24:18 | More by comfortablynirm
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57md

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-01-2013 01:57:56 | More by 57md
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-31-2013 23:43:31 | More by RMoeNay
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

01-31-2013 21:01:38 | More by ShanePB
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OddNotion

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-31-2013 20:26:44 | More by OddNotion
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aorloski

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

01-31-2013 18:21:33 | More by aorloski
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agentzigzag

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

01-31-2013 05:48:57 | More by agentzigzag
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev 0%

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Half Acre sifter.

A- pours black with a huge 3" tan head. Glass is covered in lacing.

S- huge cocoa, light roast and some coffee with some toffee and caramel.

T- sweet caramel and toffee, huge cocoa flavor, some licorice and bitter roasted coffee.

M- medium body and carbonation. Drinks very well at 10%, no abv burn at all.

O- very tasty beer and very sweet. So much chocolate it almost doesn't taste like beer.

01-31-2013 03:53:58 | More by kawilliams81
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.73/5  rDev +17.4%

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.

01-31-2013 02:53:51 | More by facundoCNB
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Brad007

Vermont

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%

I didn't realize that this was a baltic porter. Nice pick-up then!

Pours a dark brown with a brown head into my glass. Chestnut brown? It's just not pitch black or anything.

Aroma is equal parts coffee and cacao nib. Alcohol heat butts in a bit. Otherwise, fairly pleasant.

Licorice, molasses, cream, light roasted coffee and a touch of cacao round out the flavors here. Very diverse palate.

Mouthfeel finishes with a strong dose of licorice and molasses to compliment the alcohol.

This is a really nice example of a baltic porter. The alcohol bothered me but I wonder if one could age a beer in a can to see if it mellows? Regardless, if you're looking for a challenge to your palate, check this out!

01-31-2013 01:11:54 | More by Brad007
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stxSS07

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

01-31-2013 01:11:46 | More by stxSS07
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BB1313

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

12oz can poured into a snifter. Pours black with brown hues, small off-white/khaki head which fades and leaves decent lacing and film. The aromas are full of chocolate malts. It also smells like chewy caramel candies. There's some vanilla and expresso in the nose as well. The coffee isn't as dominant in the nose, compared to the flavors. Wow, this is a bitter ass beer! There's a huge explosion of black roasted coffee. It's really gives this a hardcore bitterness. Anise/black licorice in the mix. The wood/oak is very noticeable in the flavors. Also subtle hints of vanilla. There's also a touch of heat, it finishes pretty warm. Mouthfeel is really nice. It reminds you that you're drinking a Baltic Porter, and not an Imperial Stout. It's on the lighter side of full-bodied; active carbonation but remains fluffy and somewhat creamy. The alcohol is slightly noticeable. This makes for a great sipper.

Not bad. It's a very bold Baltic Porter. It's a nice coffee beer, better than average, but something wasn't hitting for me.

01-31-2013 00:20:23 | More by BB1313
3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,149 ratings.