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3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,150 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,150
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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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
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-30-2013 23:26:00 | More by Casterbridge
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -50.4%

01-30-2013 21:14:47 | More by BrownAleMale
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drinker36

Michigan

4.31/5  rDev +6.9%

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.

01-30-2013 19:04:57 | More by drinker36
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

01-30-2013 06:07:52 | More by homebrew311
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garfscores

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-30-2013 05:24:14 | More by garfscores
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

01-30-2013 03:02:13 | More by iL0VEbeer
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -7.4%

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.

01-30-2013 02:27:29 | More by TMoney2591
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ShameAndFailure

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

01-30-2013 02:11:54 | More by ShameAndFailure
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-30-2013 01:54:26 | More by SadMachine
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +12.4%

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.

01-30-2013 00:47:08 | More by wvsabbath
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MadScientist

New York

4.43/5  rDev +9.9%

A: A very dark brown with good clarity and deep ruby highlights. The persistant head pour about a finger of creamy tan foam and settles to a thin cap after a minute.

S: Deep toast with chocolate and moderate plums. Moderate earthy hops aroma. A light coffee aroma.

T: A rich and moderately sweet Porter with a rich chocolate, cocoa flavor. A prominent roast flavor with some dark fruit flavors. A moderately-light hops bitterness. The balance is about even. The finish is medium with a rich roast, coffee chocolate aftertaste.

M: Creamy and smooth with a medium-heavy body and moderate carbonation.

O: It's chocolate rich and smooth.

01-29-2013 23:54:56 | More by MadScientist
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jALEson

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

01-29-2013 23:42:17 | More by jALEson
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fbc24

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

01-29-2013 18:38:10 | More by fbc24
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kew

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-29-2013 12:59:31 | More by kew
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stmgl01

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

01-29-2013 04:02:46 | More by stmgl01
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev -8.4%

Enjoyed on tap at the Armsby Abby. Served into a tulip.

A - Poured a deep rich dark brown almost black pour with a very nice one finger mocha head that faded to leave light lacing and a thin thin blanket. Solid appearance for such a higher ABV baltic porter.

S - The nose is nice with good, rich coffee and light bourbon. Smells nice, however, there is ALOT of roast malts here. Almost burnt roast aspects. And hints of dark fruits....hmm...

T - It starts with fainter coffee, light vanilla barrel notes and bourbon. Starts off quite tasty infact. Once this starts to warm up more though it becomes something else...awash of astringent burnt malts and dark fruits (figs, plums) this goes from a nice light coffee and bourbon porter to a mess.

M - Mouthfeel isnt bad, slightly creamy, easy to drink with the 10% hidden nicely.

O - Overall I liked this beer, until it warmed up. Became pretty bad infact once it warmed, where did those dark fruits and incredibly burnt flavors come from?

01-29-2013 02:52:40 | More by rudzud
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Danobold

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-29-2013 01:49:30 | More by Danobold
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JohnBender

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-29-2013 00:44:26 | More by JohnBender
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.36/5  rDev +8.2%

Poured into a Green Flash snifter at The Local Miami. Bottom of can says best before 10JUL2013.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 3/4 inch dark tan head that retains decently before gradually diminishing to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Spotty, resilient lacing adheres to the glass.

S- Iced mocha coffee with a distinct caramel sweetness. Dark roast espresso plus some vanilla. Somewhat musty.

T- Flavor is coffee-driven and very smooth for the ABV. Dark roasted malts bring to mind chocolate, vanilla, more coffee and even a twinge of oak due to the high alcohol content.

M- Not as creamy as other outstanding coffee beers but it does a decent job. Mostly thick body and medium carbonation.

O- Great coffee beer. Not quite as good as Wake-n-Bake, but it definitely competes. Extra points for being so strong yet drinkable.

01-28-2013 23:41:46 | More by Immortale25
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ksimons

New York

4.31/5  rDev +6.9%

A-very dark brown with light brown highlights and two fingers worth of cream head that sticks to the glass

S-a really delicious mixture of coffee, chocolate, and light roasted malt

T-initially met with roasted malt but then the coffee/chocolate/mocha flavor really takes over, left with a really nice sweetness finishing things up. Alcohol is well hidden.

M-milkshake like quality to this beer, very creamy, light to medium carbonation. Left with a dry roasted feeling.

Overall a really good beer, super smooth and delicious

01-28-2013 23:39:25 | More by ksimons
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Squidly

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-28-2013 23:18:24 | More by Squidly
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FrancisT

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

01-28-2013 21:28:47 | More by FrancisT
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ouits

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-28-2013 17:45:31 | More by ouits
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-28-2013 05:16:03 | More by JeffTheJuice
3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,150 ratings.