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3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,164 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,164
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 99
Gots: 96 | 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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Ratings: 1,164 | Reviews: 249 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

NSK79, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Davepoolesque, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of comfortablynirm
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

comfortablynirm, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of 57md
4/5  rDev -0.7%

57md, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of RMoeNay
4/5  rDev -0.7%

RMoeNay, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of Retail1LO
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Retail1LO, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

ShanePB, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of OddNotion
4/5  rDev -0.7%

OddNotion, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of aorloski
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

aorloski, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of agentzigzag
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

agentzigzag, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of kawilliams81
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

kawilliams81, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
4.73/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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.

facundoCNB, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of Brad007
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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!

Brad007, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of stxSS07
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

stxSS07, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of BB1313
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

BB1313, Jan 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Casterbridge, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of BrownAleMale
2/5  rDev -50.4%

BrownAleMale, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of drinker36
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No ASTMO review. Straight to the points:

Great beer, much easier to drink then a standard barrel aged stout /imperial stout.

Sneaky beer given the ABV.

The chocolate / coffee / vanilla aroma rivals the best cup of coffee that I can remember.

Final Judgement: I'm glad Jack didn't plant any of these 3 beans because we'd be deprived a fine brew. Find it and try it.

drinker36, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of homebrew311
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Poured can into Great Lakes snifter. Pours a cola color with clarity on the pour. As it collects in the glass, it appears dark brown with a tan head. Decent amount of lacing present on the pour. The nose starts with bold and bitter cacao nib character. This comes off a bit harsh up front but fades into a more decadent coffee aroma. The nose definitely leans towards the bitter side of things with a dash of earthy huskiness and an ever so faint hop presence. The taste is a bit more refined than the nose led me to believe. The cacao again is present first followed by a nice bold and robust coffee character. Leaves more of an espresso quality as the bold roasted beans linger through the palate. This is a little drier than most coffee chocolate brews I have encountered and at first left a little to be desired. As it warms and develops in the glass, I rather enjoy the bold and bitter onslaught of coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel is lacking in my opinion. It is simply too thin to hold up to the presence of adjunct ingredients. Overall, this is a unique offering that is better than the other Sixpoint stuff I have had. It seems to grow on me with each sip. Worth a try.

homebrew311, Jan 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

garfscores, Jan 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

iL0VEbeer, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Nothing like a biblical quote taken slightly out of context on a Red Bull-style can. The contents pour a deep, dark garnet topped by a finger of sturdy sandstone foam. The nose comprises mild coffee, roasted malts, cocoa powder, light cola, light molasses, and a pinch of brown sugar and clove. The taste brings in more of the same, with both the coffee and the chocolate coming through grainier, more bitter. In fact, nearly all of the sweetness inherent in the smell has been drained out here. There's also a vague sense of spruce or something similar thereto hanging around as well. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a slightly creamy feel, and a drying finish. Overall, an interesting concoction, one that seems to make good use of the combination of "beans", somehow simultaneously focusing on them and not letting them overpower all else.

TMoney2591, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of ShameAndFailure
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

ShameAndFailure, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of SadMachine
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

SadMachine, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of wvsabbath
4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Serving Type - Can

Appearancve - Dark brown/tan with a monster 4+ inch head, tons of thick sticky lacing. Looks amazing in a glass.

Smell - Dark roasted malts, some coffee, mollasses, chocolate. A little smoke, vanilla and dark fruits. Classic bitter/sour porter armoa

Taste - Really big coffee bean and woody/smoked malt flavor starts off. Has the classic baltic porter flavor for sure, bold malty and alcohol infused. Plenty of alcohol burn in each sip. Theres a nice backbone of sugar and chocolate with a little vanilla that mellows out the bitterness.

Mouthfeel - The coffee and malts nail the tounge and coat it big time. The alcohol comes in and adds warmth. The palate gets alot of malts, coffee and the addition of chocolate and vanilla. The finish is sweet, coffee influenced and alcohol warm.

Overall - This is really good. Reminds me alot of founders breakfast stout but this is something bigger, bolder, thicker and has a real coffee flavor. Very smooth and drinkible, maybe the only flaw would be the alcohol warm. This totally should be made annually. Im starting to learn that when you see a skinny 12 oz can from sixppoint brewing, get excited.

wvsabbath, Jan 30, 2013
3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,164 ratings.