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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,074 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1074
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%


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:
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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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Beautiful color, head, and especially loads of lacing.

S - Nice roasted coffee and caramel flavors in the nose.

T - Delicious. Wonderful caramel and roasted coffee tastes. Almost milky and sweet. Superb flavors that make this style so appealing.

M - Rich, creamy, lots of body (like Jessica Alba). Yet it goes down so smooth and easy. Just outstanding.

O - This is one delicious beer. Glad I have several more in my fridge. Sixpoint is 2 for 2 for me, but this is the better one.

Serving type: can

02-09-2013 01:29:30 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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JRed

New Jersey

3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cola black in body with tan frothy head that's stays around. Aroma of acidic coffee, mild bourbon sting, roast, tobacco. Tastes of coffee, dark cocoa, roast, burnt bread, tobacco, earth and herbal notes. Creamy with low carbonation. Sessionable for a big beer. Tobacco may be a bit much but very nice coffee flavor and chocolate. Tastes better than it smells. Solid, enjoyable.

Serving type: can

02-09-2013 01:25:37 | More by JRed
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown color with ruby along the edges of the glass. Large, frothy head that quickly subsides into a few patches of head on the surface. A ring of carbonation sticks to the edges and leaves a fair amount of lacing.

The aroma is dominated by coffee and roasted malt. Also picking up a bit of fig and port. Lots of coffee in the flavor, but the alcohol is pretty noticeable. About halfway through the beer, the carbonation was flat and the alcohol was just way too prominent.

Lighter in body than would be expected from a 10% porter. Very bitter with a slick texture. This beer started off promising but tailed off drastically towards the end. An odd brew for sure, but kudos for originality and thinking outside the box. Worth a try if you like a strong coffee flavor in your beer.

Serving type: can

02-09-2013 00:30:26 | More by Jacobob10
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kylep3....extra from a trade.

Can you say coffee coffee coffee? Feel like a bomb went off in my mouth. Good thing I LOVE coffee.

First sip hit me in the tongue, like it was 7 AM and I just got my morning java. Good flavor. Chocolate and caramel.

I could drink a couple of these, but that's it in a session.

I really enjoyed it. Nice experience

Serving type: can

02-08-2013 22:32:19 | More by dvmin98
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I will take a wild guess here and say that this is the first Baltic Porter I've enjoyed out of a can. Well it was packaged in a can, but I poured it into a glass, this time anyways. Smells of coffee and chocolate mostly with the coffee being the dominant aroma. Light earth, ash, light dark fruit and a touch of alcohol round out the nose. The flavor is sweet with caramel and burnt sugar , a hint of chocolate and a burro load of Juan Valdez. Light ethanol flavor and a touch of dark pitted fruit flavor add a hint of complexity. Medium to thick body with a creamy but coarse mouthfeel and a light level of carbonation. This is a nice porter if you like a coffee bomb.

Serving type: can

02-08-2013 22:12:51 | More by johnnnniee
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JAramini

New York

2.74/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Disappointing. Not dark enough, despite the ABV it seemed surprisingly thin. With the bitterness of the coffee and the cacao nibs there isn't enough sweetness to balance this out. It's just drying and underwhelming.

Not even the best coffee Baltic porter I've had this week.

Looked at the reviews expecting to see this in the high 70s, was shocked to see the reviews so positive, honestly thought this was a mess.

Serving type: can

02-08-2013 21:51:18 | More by JAramini
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Love craft beer in cans, although some of their special beers are strange slim cans, but at least it's still a can. Snowed in, the beginning of the big storm, and now missing EBF thanks to Nemo, so might as well make the best of it.

Pours a perfect head in my Portsmouth tulip, big frothy and thick creamy 2.5 finger head that rises exactly to the top of the glass, and fades semi slowly with pot marked bubbles, plenty of foamy lacing, over a very dark brown beer, cola syrup brown, with slight hints of ruby light barely sneaking through.

NOse starts with caramel sweetness, dark caramel syrup, light nutty and toasty malts, some cocoa powder, light fluffy candy like almost nougat, light dark chocolate, a light waft of booze tingles my nose and brings a light slightly solventy like booze (not solventy itself just the booze portion). Some coffee in there but not nearly what I expected, nutty almost creamy coffee like, touch of the roasted beans but more of fresh brewed coffee and hint espresso.

Taste starts with big sweet malts, creamy and thick and a bit lush, big caramel malts right out, dark caramel like a caramel syrup that was toasted, and a light nutty toasty malt again. THat leads to a light roasted malt, and into the cocoa powder and hint of dark chocolate, light fluffy nougat, etc. The coffee is there but again light, like instead of infusing beans they poured in some fresh brewed coffee, little nutty creamy coffee again, with faint bite and little tannic. THe big surprise is the hops, big spicy slightly earthy and even salty hops come riding in on the bitter train. BItterness comes rising up, adding to the bitterness and the tannins of the coffee, with a salty and spicy hop flavor, chewy hops even, quite bitter as it plateaus on the finish. Booze is lighter but there, little warming, etc. Finish is drier but a little sticky syrupy, smooth and creamy still, plenty of lingering chocolate actually, creamy semi bitter milk chocolate, light brewed coffee, and a hint of booze, as well as light caramel and nutty malts, all linger with that spicy salty hop flavor. As it warms, the coffee starts to come out nicely actually, the first flavor of each sip after it warms is almost like I'm taking a sip of a light nutty slightly earthy coffee, but after the initial flavor it blends into the other beer flavors fairly quickly.

Mouth is fuller bodied, fluffy with plenty of carbonation, little smooth and rich and luscious. Some warming booze.

Overall pretty nice. I wish the coffee was a bit stronger as it advertises a lot, but the malt profile is quite nice, and coffee eventually comes out nicely. THe hops are an interesting surprise but maybe a bit too much. The booze is OK, but maybe a little too much as well. REally just wish the coffee was a bit more.

Serving type: can

02-08-2013 18:47:58 | More by jlindros
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can served in a glass beer mug.

L - black with a big beige head that left loads of lacing.

S - roasted coffee beans and bittersweet chocolate.

T - full of roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate with espresso coffee bitterness on the finish.

F - medium bodied with a smooth feel.

O - very good and enjoyable.

Serving type: can

02-08-2013 12:10:12 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

3.33/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a tulip. The color is black, there is a nice two inch fluffy tan head that leaves a lot of sticky lacing.

The aroma has lots of chocolate and coffee. There is a hint of vanilla but that might be because I associate that with the other two aromas. Either way, this is inviting.

The taste has a decent amount of char to go with some chocolatey notes. This is mostly bitter tasting without emphasizing the flavors to go with the aromas so strongly promised in the nose.

This is full bodied with sharp carbonation. I would like this a lot if I hadn't had so many better examples of coffee beers. As it stands, the taste here is middling.

Serving type: can

02-08-2013 05:05:56 | More by andrewinski1
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. can served in my Weyerbacher tulip. Pours a deep brown with dark ruby highlights around the base when the light hit the glass just right. Head is half an inch and tan-colored and leaves a residual band of lacing as it slowly recedes. Nose expresses cocoa, dark fruit and roasted coffee. Taste consistent with nose; however, there's a distinct, hoppy bitterness at the finish that lingers between quaffs. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a crisp carbonation and a hint of acidity that is detectable at the finish. Overall, a pretty enjoyable beer with quite a few different levels to it. Too bad it's a one-off.

Serving type: can

02-08-2013 01:51:50 | More by Jwale73
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Grabbed a bottle in MAINE because we still haven't gotten distribution in Central NY...?

The beer pours a dull, hazy, dark brown with an inch of fluffy tan head that laces. It presents much better than expected with such a large abv, to which I attribute to the romano beans. The nose has potent notes of sweet chocolate and coffee. It's both bitter and sweet. The taste is reminiscent of a cold "hot chocolate" with huge amounts of chocolate sweetness upfront that transitions to a hoppy-coffee bitterness. The mouthfeel is velvety smooth, but drinks like most coffee porters- slightly watery, but lacking the body you'd expected based on the smell and taste. The aftertaste is huge gush of roasty, bitter chocolate. I enjoyed this beer and it was surprisingly flavorful. I didn't grab much of the fruitiness I expect with a Baltic porter, but it certainly packed in enough flavor.

Serving type: can

02-08-2013 01:18:46 | More by ThePorterSorter
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a globe glass

Pours an ink black through the core with some brown edges. A two finger mocha colored cap fades to a patchy coating with sheets of lace covering the inside of the glass.

Nose is of rich cocoa, dark roast, and coffee beans. Some very mild grassy hops hanging in the background. A little subtle on the nose, but rich and inviting at the same time.

Cocoa/milk chocolate with roast coffee beans mild at first, but then leaping in the finish. Big lingering bitterness that builds with each sip. Mix of roast and an earthy/grassy hop bitterness.

Medium-bodied. Low carbonation. Smooth and silky.

The bitterness really builds with this guy, dominating the palate....in a good way. This is a mighty fine coffee porter.

Serving type: can

02-07-2013 16:11:29 | More by ColForbinBC
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on-tap in a 12 oz. hexagonal glass at Eli Cannon's in Middletown, Conn.

A: Very dark brown to near black in color with a very thin veil of espresso colored carbonation which quickly faded, leaving a glassy sheen over the brew.

S: Sweet and roasty with lots of bitter, charred malt aromas, herbal, earthy hops and a distinct bittersweet cocoa scent.

T: Rich, sweet and robust, this is a very well-roasted and strong Baltic Porter. The fresh coffee and chocolate flavors are immediate, but the secondary hints of tobacco, vanilla and hazelnut are an unexpected treat. Dark, roasted specialty malts lend a bit of spizy, herbal fruitiness to the palate in the form of raisin before washing back with a sweet, bitter finish and singe of alcohol.

M: Full-bodied but very drinkable without becoming cloyingly sweet. A very nice sipper.

O: This heavy-hitting, uber-flavorful Baltic Porter may clock in at 10% ABV, but it's dangerously drinkable on its own and could be even better with a chocolate or berry-accented dessert. I'm glad I got to try this limited-run, dark, strong specialty brew; seek it out!

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2013 01:49:27 | More by Gambrinus1184
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

In a fascinating attempt to weave three beans together in the same brew, Sixpoint chooses the obvious coffee beans, cacao beans but then offers up other earthy beans to promote body, texture, starch flavor, and rich textures to the overall savory experience. And all that hits home in this beer.

The beer acts as much as rich coffee as it does ale, as the medium brown concoction pours with medium weight and releases a delicate espresso-like creme. Moderate retention and low lying pocketed lace ensures that the coffee-like appearances hold true.

Strong coffee aromas strike the nose with overtones of more nutty versions like Kona and Columbia roasts. But then the back beat of toffee, caramel, and peanut brittle hits next; delivering with it the undeniable yet understated scent of chocolate. With little hops to interfere with the nose, the aroma spread depends solely upon coffee roast and sweet toasted grain.

Delicious sweetness of chocolate and coffee culminate on the early palate with a hearty and robust first impression that coats the tongue with savory-sweet notes. But soon the sweetness is shed and the earthy wood, roast, and cocoa flavors emerge. Their unadulterated taste reveals earthen seared taste that's hardly ignored. With little flavor of the "third" bean, the taste is highly reliant on the charming interplay of coffee and chocolate.

Smooth and medium-textured on the palate, the beer plays somewhat softly with its semi-sweet upstart and its reluctant fade toward dryness. But as the sweetness and mild carbonation recedes, dry toast textures emerge with notions of hop-derived woody bitterness, dryness, and a slim alcohol warmth (it's dangerous how drinkable this beer is for its alcohol content). Finishing woody, chocolaty and warm,- the beer begs for one more sip.

Giving in to this taste would be detrimental to health and mind as this beer hides its alcohol deceptively well. Its sultry attitude with savory, hearty sweetness, and casual effort makes it somewhat sessionable- a horrible blend for those "lush-like-me" types.

Serving type: can

02-06-2013 06:54:35 | More by BEERchitect
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A real nice black walnut brown body, with a large four finger head and a creamy tan top. Swiss cheese head, and lots of clumping rocky lacing. While walnut brown, there's a good hint of some red hues along the edges and through the light.

Nose rips of dry roast coffee. The beans feel just ripped, lots of oil. While suggestions of cocoa bean and hints of roast malt are no doubt around it's just a giant coffee boom. Faint hinting sense of nut, but this is truly coffee forward.

This one is quite surprising for taste. Palate comes with warming coffee silky action. For a brew it's wet, but for the coffee angle it's just perfect. Warming roast coffee with a little bit of silky roast character. However the aftertaste just explodes in warmth, very gradually. Hits of Kahlua abound on the finish, with a touch of vodka like heat. Hop angle creates this slow bitter in the mid palate on the swallow, hinting somewhere between lime and orange zest bitterness. Hints of dried fig come out also.

Overall I don't find much Baltic "sense" about this (not getting that banana feeling) but in terms of what this is, it's pretty darn fun, and certainly a great take for a style I am a little averse to.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 01:59:22 | More by smakawhat
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stakem

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Slender 12oz can into a snifter. The brew streams a clear color of brown but comes to rest in my glass more black looking than anything. A pour down the middle of the glass produces a perfect 2 finger khaki froth. The cap holds fairly well for a brew of this strength and as it fades, produces some webby patches of lace sticking to the glass. When held to the light, it displays more of a mahogany look about it.

The aroma has a bit of mineral quality that fades into something somewhat carbonic. There is a bit of raw earthiness to this brew that I guess is the cacao inclusion. The coffee addition is present in trace amounts. As this brew warms up in my glass, it has almost a hard cola quality about it. Swirling releases some sulfur and hints of cheese. The alcohol character reminds me of a poorly made wine which is strange.

The flavor is a bit of an improvement. There is a hint of tobacco and roasty quality of coffee present that includes a bit of fresh citrus coffee bean element. That cacao is felt with a raw flavor that is quite pleasant mixed with a hint of virgin oak that provides a slight tannic edge. The alcohol gets progressively more bold as the experience continues and before long the flavor starts to pick up that strange sort of hard cola flavor with a hint of something vinous.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. I think the label/description reads like a hell of a good idea and has potential but it just didnt totally transcribe well in the glass. The look of this brew is damn near perfect but thats where the best attributes end. The smell is ok and the taste has its moments of brilliance that are short lived. I purchased a 4-pack of this and drank my first yesterday and was let down thinking my senses must have been off that day. Having it again tonight made me realize this just isn't that good of a brew.

Serving type: can

02-06-2013 01:23:46 | More by stakem
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite styles.

Poured in a pint glass, the beer is a deep chocolate with a three finger head.

Intense lemon-chocolate aroma. Some cocoa.

The mouth feel is nicely carbonated for the style.

The taste is intense lemon-chocolate, coffee aftertaste, mild bitterness.
The only drawback to the beer is that the intense flavor dissipates with warming.

Overall, a solid porter especially suited for cold winter nights.

Serving type: can

02-05-2013 02:05:51 | More by brureview
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argock

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Duvel tulip. Best before 10 Jul 2013 stamped on the bottom of the can. 4-pack purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $14.49.

A: Very dark brown with 3-finger, beige, big-bubbled head with good retention and abundant lacing.

S: The aroma is a bit light overall with some mild dark chocolate and coffee bean and fig/date aromas. There are very light herbal hops notes as well. The alcohol is detectable.

T: The flavor is solid but unspectacular with hefty alcohol bitterness carrying through. THe milk and dark chocolate notes are strongest with some black coffee accents. There is a light lactose note as well. The finish is weakest with an over acrid burned dark malt quality that doesn't harm the beer but it certainly doesn't help it. The alcohol is there but not as much as you'd expect.

M: Too thin, even for a Baltic porter. The lactose tries to help but can't quite do it. The carbonation is low-to-medium. The acrid finish also hurts the feel.

O: It is an interesting beer and solid, but not worth the price tag. There are coffee and chocolate elements but they could be bigger. It's a good beer but nothing more.

Serving type: can

02-04-2013 03:38:37 | More by argock
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark, murky brown with a very smooth, fine-bubbled head that builds tall and quickly and fades fairly quickly. Leaves behind a bit of lace and has a thin layer of foam retention.

S: You get all the components. Heavy coffee, very rich, dark chocolate & cocoa, a bit of booze, dark fruits, roasted and smoked malt, brown sugar, wood. Very nice.

T: Everything in the nose. Pretty sweet and a bit boozy but the alcohol complements the overall experience. Kinda spicy but not nearly as detectable as it could be. Malt, coffee, and cocoa take center stage, as they should.

M: Big, bold flavor and some sizzle from the carbonation. The body is proper for the style. The booze can linger a bit, though.

O: A unique and special Baltic Porter that lived up to the style but also had an enjoyable twist thrown in by Sixpoint. Fantastic, big beer. And a good looking can.

Serving type: can

02-04-2013 02:13:42 | More by Gatch
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm very excited to try this one...

A - A slow to develop finger's worth of densely packed rich creamy khaki colored froth with an ever so slightly rocky top... Solid retention gives way to a full enticing veil of lacing and thin collar... The color is a deep dark brown that lets lot of light leak in around the edges... Mostly still with a couple of stray sluggish carbonation bubbles deep within... A good bit of lacing clings to the glass...

S - You don't even need to bring this one close to your nose to enjoy the potent and pleasant aroma... A nice rich coffee scent to start... This is mixed nicely with a rich milk chocolate component... Some slight earthy notes... A hint of smoke... Vanilla emerges more as it warms... Very nice depth and complexity...

T - Light yet assertive coffee to start... Semisweet chocolate chips... Vanilla... Some light woody notes from the oak which adds just the most subtle of nuance... Loads of rich roasted malt on the finish that continues to crescendo...

M - Teeters on the border between medium and full bodied... A nice brisk carbonation... Starts a bit lush and "juicy..." The finish becomes a drier by the moment...

D - A very nice very rewarding brew from Sixpoint... I'm challenging to think of anything that quite compares as this one is rather unique... I can recommend with a clean conscience and will gladly seek out and enjoy again without hesitation...

Serving type: can

02-03-2013 23:01:42 | More by philbe311
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Black, dark brown with a creamy mocha head a spray paint splatter of lacing.

S - Espresso, lactic milk stout notes, bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt and milk chocolate.

T - Strong coffee with rich milk chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, herbal hops, roasted malt and some vanilla.

M - Medium body and creamy. Smooth with a touch of alcohol. Although you get a touch of alcohol I would have never guessed this was 10%.

D - A very good beer. Goes down way too easy for 10%. Dessert like but without the dessert sweetness.

Serving type: can

02-03-2013 22:56:09 | More by brewcrew76
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Amalak

New York

4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A. It has a deep black color. No light comes through. There's a big foamy tan head that leaves a good deal of lacing.

S. Medium nut, malt and chocolate scent.

T/M. The coffee flavor definitely comes through first. There is a roasted nut taste underneath. A bit of a grape sweetness. Tart taste kicks the back of the mouth but goes away quickly. It is smooth and refreshing, medium bodied.

O. It is quite flavorful and complex. For a coffee porter, it is right up there with anything I've had.

Serving type: can

02-03-2013 22:18:54 | More by Amalak
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - This poured with a pretty big 1.5-2 finger head. Surprisingly light on the color. Up to the light, you could actually see through it. A lot of red notes. In normal lighting looked like a nice porter.

S - Get some chocolate and coffee. Not really any oak. Some roasted notes. Not really any fruitiness, which isn't super surprising since it's a Baltic porter so I assume they're using a lager yeast. It's a pretty nice smelling beer overall.

T - The middle of the mouth throws me off here. The beginning I get a nice bit of chocolate and coffee. I'm glad that's the most dominant flavor profile, because that's why I bought it. I'm not one to buy Sixpoint beers normally. Then the middle, I get a nice little kick of booze that I'd prefer be lessened. Also a strange metallic taste almost. Not quite, but something along those lines. Aftertaste is chocolate and coffee, redeeming the prior misstep somewhat.

M - Fairly smooth, definitely carbonated. Not necessarily too much, but perhaps a bit. Would like less of a booze kick, even for 10%. The mouthfeel is too thin for the style. Drinks like a pale ale.

O - It's a solid beer. To someone who isn't as sensitive to boozy beers, it'd probably be quite good if you don't like a full bodied beer. I find the odd flavor I get in the middle of each sip somewhat off putting. Not really sure what that is. Overall I think it's balanced nicely and gives you the desired chocolate and coffee flavors. After having Resin and whatnot, I wasn't going to give Sixpoint a second look, but this beer is probably the best they've brewed so far. I'd at least give it a try if you see it.

Serving type: can

02-03-2013 18:58:10 | More by nrs207
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.85/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served from a 12oz slim can into a Newport Storm pint.

Appearance- Smokey/grey/blackish color with mocha head. Lot of lacing.

Smell- Tons of bitter coffee with some caramel and chocolate. Some nice vanilla oakieness. A little booze.

Taste- Chocolate and coffee! Bitter coffee and sweet chocolate. Extremely well balanced. Nice bitter hops at the end with a little booze.

Mouthfeel- Lighter in body with smooth carbonation. Phenomenal.

Overall- This is incredible! Might surpass Breakfast Stout in the realm of coffee beers.

Serving type: can

02-03-2013 04:48:56 | More by Seanniek91
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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep brown with a puffy, but bubbly head not unlike Coca-Cola. The head rapidly dissipates to less than a half inch in height. Nevertheless the lacing is fantastic, sticking heavily to the sides of the glass as the beer goes down. The aroma is very intriguing... At first there is an almost maple, or molasses scent, but then the milk chocolate and boozy bourbon kicks right in. A vanilla bean sweetness is faintly detectable in the background. For the taste, I agree with other reviewers who find this to be coffee-forward. The dark chocolate aspect competes however, wrapped in a more subtle smokiness, and a splash of bourbon. The finish is a bit wood-y and dry, and has a medium mouth feel. Very warming on its way down but stops just short of having too much alcohol heat. Overall an interesting beer, definitely worth trying. It's different, but could be more balanced.

Serving type: can

02-03-2013 03:57:50 | More by Neorebel
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