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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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Consumed 4/13/13

Appearance: Dark brown with some medium brown clarity around the edges - small but robust light tan head - fades to a nice little cap, leaves some spotty lacing

Smell: Coffee and chocolate, with some bigger malts than expected - roasty, lightly burnt and acidic coffee - some nice chocolate notes, with some interesting cocoa, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate notes - there is some oak in here, but it's nicely subtle

Taste: Good, but not as intriguing as the smell - acidic, oxidized coffee, not particularly tasty (I would say that I let this sit too long, but a couple of months for an oak-aged Baltic Porter should be reasonable) - lightly burnt, roasty - acidity from the coffee combines with the acidity from the oak, which is not good, but not exactly bad - some nice woody notes - the highlight here is the chocolate - there are some good milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and cocoa notes - some chocolate malts, caramelized malts, decent base - alcohol is decently hidden

Mouthfeel: On the heavy side of medium, lightly acidic, some dry alcohol in the aftertaste

Overall: This is unexpectedly different than my chili made with 5Beans

Apparently I like to buy new Sixpoint beers because I like complaining. This was almost very good. The aroma is solid, and the chocolate notes are great. Unfortunately, the coffee combined with the oak aging doesn't quite work here. Still worth a try.

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2.25/5  rDev -44.2%

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2.85/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

$4 for the single 12oz can. Poured into a mini snifter.
Sampled 13APR13

[A] A finger and a half of light brown head foams up quickly on the pour. Deflates a minute later but leaves a thick, sporadic collar and film. Sea foam-like lace smatters the glass. Dark chestnut brown body with ruby tints. Not far from black but the impressive clarity lets a lot of color come through.

[S] Strong aromas of coffee and chocolate front and center. Super sharp notes of alcohol right behind with pronounced fruity esters. Slightly medicinal phenols. Toasted grain and caramel. The nose has a lot of the right notes but it is so alcoholic-ly strong that it is damn near offensive.

[T] Roasted flavors, nearly burnt and a little acrid.Sharp, fruity alcohol. Lacks the traditional smooth character. More ale-like than lager-like in my opinion. A hint of licorice pokes through on the finish.

[M] The mouthfeel is a touch too aggressive. First of all, the alcohol has way too strong of an influence. There is a carbonic bite pricks the tongue just a bit too much. Both of those sensations leave no room for the smoothness that I look for in a Baltic Porter.

[O] Too.Darn.Big. I think 3Beans could be a decent beer if the alcohol was a lot less obvious. Perhaps some aging, a longer lagering (or even a lager yeast instead of ale?) would go a long way too.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can opened on 4.10.13

A - Pours a opaque medium brown with a larger two finger tan head with good retention.

S - Strong coffee with some chocolate.

T - Coffee with a bitter-malt finish. Very nice.

D - Good carbonation with a medium to heavy body.

O - Lots of coffee and not much else to get in its way.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: black in color, opaque, 1 inch head, moderate carbonation

Smell: cream, toffee, and coffee

Taste: caramel, charred roasted malt, black coffee, and cream at the end

Mouthfeel: rich, bitter with slight sweetness at the end, medium-heavy body, moderate carbonation

Overall: For a domestic Baltic porter, this is not bad. This has got a lot of the black coffee taste that I was expecting. This beer is rich and solid and a must for a coffee drinker. That said, I prefer my tea and while I am happy to have one, I think the four pack would be a bit much for me.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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