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3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,189 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,189
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 106
Gots: 99 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013

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.
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Jadjunk
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans... and put them in one vessel. The beans of bygone brewers, united with cacao and coffee, to create a trinity of roasted, rich, and savory flavors." Brewed in the style of a Baltic Porter with three beans added: cacao beans, coffee beans and romano beans. Released as a one off and since retired by the brewery. Available in 4 pack 12 oz. cans and limited draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. can to a tulip glass. Served north of 53º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a thick, creamy mocha caramel head of a sudsy frothed consistency over a dark cola brown body. Carbonation is sparse and energetic. Retention is very good, lacing is light and spotty. Very nice appearance. 4

(Smell) Strong aromas of sweetened coffee and robust dark cocoa up front. Medium roasted malt with a sweet, tart and approachable body. Mild acidity is a welcome expectation for the style. Potency is high. 4

(Taste) Mildly acidic coffee bean with a , finishes tart, boozy with a husked grain lingering with a flat coffee and cocoa bean finale. A bit harsher around the edges over the aroma, arguably less enjoyable thus. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Slick, oily and acidic. Carbonation adds a touch of creaminess and froth. Body is medium/heavy for the style, heavy overall. Alcohol presence is medium/high. 3.75

(Overall) A very unique beer that does a good job at integrating fragile bean flavors, although against the profile of a boozier Baltic Porter, the profile may be a bit distracting. 3.75

Sixpoint Brewing's
3Beans
3.81/5.00

Photo of beerdrifter
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown pour with a creamy two finger beige head with great retention and crazy lacing. This nose is very malt forward with lots of sweet roasty coffee notes along with hints of vanilla, mocha, caramel, brown sugar, and some subtle hazelnut. The taste follows suit with lots of fresh roasty coffee up front along with hints of hazelnut, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, cocoa, and brown bread. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy with above average carbonation and a bittersweet, slightly dry finish. The ABV is very well hidden. Overall, a very flavorful and easy drinking interpretation.

Photo of StuyBeerGuy
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer and my only regret is that I could not try it prior to the expiration date running out. It makes for a perfect winter beer and I wish that they would make it into a regular beer.

Olfactory: Unfortunately, because this beer was not stored in a refrigerator the smell retains positive coffee and toffee smells but does not have the power it likely once had.

Appearance: This beer looks like a heartwarming winter beer and has a head that excites. If you don't pour it out very gently then it will spill out of a standard pub glass.

Taste: Silky smooth with everything that you would want from beer that went through bean, coffee, chocolate, and oak barrel brewing. First, let's just appreciate the labor that went into this one time production beer. Next, imagine those flavors.

Lastly - go out into some snow, maybe snowboard, ski or go for a slay ride, and appreciate that the biggest mistake made by the Sixpoint brewery was releasing such a wintery porter in the middle of summer when it could not be appreciated for the atmosphere that it provides.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of PaulyB83
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a stemless wineglass. Best before 7/10/13 and this is 11/29/13 so I'll keep that in mind.

A- Pours a nice dark coffee black that has the slightest amount of light coming through on the edges. A small light tan head that dissipated to a thin film. Seems to have some thick viscosity to it with sound and look of the pour.

S- Getting a lot of caramel and salt water taffy with some molasses. The ABV is definitely there. Coffee seems like it might be fading a bit.

T- Coffee really coming through more on the taste. Then a big alcohol flavor and on the back comes the salt water taffy and molasses.

M- Nice full. thick viscosity. Surprisingly crisp, could that be from the lager yeast used in a Baltic porter?

O- Got a 4-pack of this for 4 dollars on sale. Noticed it's best by date was 5 months ago but figured I'd give it a shot. The alcohol seems to be taking over and would like to try fresher some time. Still, as it is, a nice beer with complexity.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the can labeled Best Before 10 Jul 2013. I am sampling this on November 27, 2013, which is beyond that date. Good looking Porter-like pour of dark brown with a moderately lingering beige head.

The aroma is chocolate and coffee mainly. But there is an interesting cherry-like ester going on as well. Mild earthy hops. OK sweetness. No booze for 10%.

The body is creamy and a bit better than medium.

The taste tends to play down the coffee and chocolate aromas of the nose in favor of a dark malt, earthy, fruity character. Oh yes, the chocolate and coffee do not disappear entirely but they don't present themselves as much in the flavor as they do in the aroma. 10% ABV and the alcohol is not detected. Decent Porter.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,189 ratings.