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3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,179 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,179
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 97
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 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.

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.

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!

Photo of stxSS07
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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.

Photo of Casterbridge
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of BrownAleMale
2/5  rDev -50.4%

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.

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.

Photo of garfscores
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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.

Photo of ShameAndFailure
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of SadMachine
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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.

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.

Photo of jALEson
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of fbc24
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of kew
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of stmgl01
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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?

Photo of Danobold
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of JohnBender
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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.

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

3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 1,179 ratings.