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3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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1,174 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,174
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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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
Photo of garfscores
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

garfscores, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of iL0VEbeer
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
Photo of MadScientist
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

MadScientist, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of jALEson
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

jALEson, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of fbc24
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

fbc24, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of kew
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

kew, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of stmgl01
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

stmgl01, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of rudzud
3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 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?

rudzud, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Danobold, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

JohnBender, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Immortale25, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of ksimons
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

ksimons, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Squidly, Jan 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

FrancisT, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

ouits, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

JeffTheJuice, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

TheFightingMongooses, Jan 28, 2013
3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 1,174 ratings.