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3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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1,165 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,165
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 98
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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Ratings: 1,165 | Reviews: 249 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of phooky
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

phooky, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One year old can purchased from Beers of the World in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark, opaque brown color. A lighter brown mocha-colored head forms, about one inch, with nice strings of lacing down the glass.

Aromas include dark roasted malt, strong nutty coffee, chocolate, all sorts of great rich things on the nose.

The flavor is similar. The coffee flavor is quite prominent, and pretty intense- it's of the bitter and nutty variety, with a bit of sweetness near the end that's reminiscent of hazelnut. The roasted malt also provides a nice bitterness, with some dark chocolate as well- cocoa powder like, and mild. No real hop flavor.

Medium bodied, very creamy, low carbonation.

A great baltic porter, and a truly great use of coffee here, it stands tall.

GreesyFizeek, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of HookerBrews
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

HookerBrews, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of pgrenvicz
4/5  rDev -0.7%

pgrenvicz, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of hardy008
3.03/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours dark brown with ruby highlights. Has a one finger tan head, with good retention and spotty lacing. The aroma has dark roasted malt, cocoa, and coffee.

The first thing I tasted is burnt coffee, which is mot pleasant. There is also cocoa and dark roasted malt. Not very complex or special.

Medium bodied with average carbonation, and a burnt, bitter coffee aftertaste. Nothing special here. Glad I only picked up a single can.

hardy008, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of ThreeFishes
4/5  rDev -0.7%

ThreeFishes, Jan 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

POTABLE83, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

threedaggers, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of Hallertau
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Hallertau, Jan 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

BYOFB, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of JKV96
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

JKV96, Jan 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

PMP, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of Stoutfan23DJ
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Stoutfan23DJ, Jan 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

athomasPSU, Jan 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

seavercm, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of kushlash23
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

kushlash23, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of halfbarrelbrew
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

halfbarrelbrew, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

DerrickW, Jan 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Westuh, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

BrkfstOfChmpns, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of BennyThon
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

BennyThon, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of Jacurdy60
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a deep brown color with a beige/toffee colored head that leaves a fair amount of lacing on the sides. Head is medium-thin and retains well.

S-Huge roasted coffee notes followed by sweet molasses and a hint of cocoa.

T-Bitter, roasty coffee hits the front of the palate as it fades into a burnt bready taste with a boozy bite.

MF-Medium to full bodied with slight carb. Not as rich as I'd like it to be.

O-A damn good porter. Probably my favorite so far, but I have not had a porter in a few months so I'll have to try some more. Roasted coffee notes taste exceptional and the bitterness is rounded out well with the faint molasses taste.

Jacurdy60, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of BubbleBobble
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

BubbleBobble, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of mattsmith413
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

mattsmith413, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of cjgiant
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When purchasing, the guy behind the counter mentioned he really enjoyed this beer, and seeing the rating had me with high expectations. They were confirmed with my own tasting, a very enjoyable mocha coffee flavored porter, even if perhaps it is slightly potent.

The beer poured quite nicely, dark brown with a durable creamy tan head and significant lacing. The smell was not overpowering, but what was there was as one would expect: coffee, but also included a toasted nut scent and a hint of a little spiciness, maybe from the alcohol. I fluctuated between 3.75 and 4, as the smell seemed to become more apparent as I drank the beer.

The taste washes over the mouth with a coating of sweetened coffee (perhaps with a splash of cream), with a smoothness that hides the carbonation feel (note: I did let it warm a little before tasting) that is producing/maintaining the head. This beer is more malt than bitter, which I prefer in a darker beer, more often than not. The bitterness that is there reminds me of the bitterness of an English-style IPA/bitter, but to repeat, is subdued.

As I often seem to notice, the alcohol taste/burn is a little more present when the beer is colder [than suggested for the style]. There is a little bite at the end as the beer comes to temp, however.

cjgiant, Jan 09, 2014
3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 1,165 ratings.