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3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,173 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,173
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Photo of cosmicevan
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

cosmicevan, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

SpeedwayJim, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of BEERMILER12
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

BEERMILER12, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of bluejacket74
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

bluejacket74, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of aminobutyricacid
4/5  rDev -0.7%

aminobutyricacid, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of IdrinkGas
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

IdrinkGas, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of jjd315
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

jjd315, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

ShemRahBoo, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of CHickman
4.76/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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 (or at least that I've encountered).

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. Not many people get excited about a Baltic Porter in general, but this is one Baltic Porter that may get the masses raving about it.

CHickman, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of NSK79
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
Photo of Casterbridge
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Casterbridge, Jan 30, 2013
3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 1,173 ratings.