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3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,113 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,113
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 88
Gots: 84 | 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:
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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BJasny

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-24-2013 23:42:49 | More by BJasny
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from Premier. Pours thick chocolate brown. Lovely Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Long lasting head. Creamy mouthfeel, toffee. Coffee works, just why so high an ABV? Strong porter, yes. Good drinkability.Rich, worth seeking out if you like anything of the style, stouts, coffee.
Baltic porter?I don't know.

Serving type: can

03-24-2013 21:18:22 | More by Sammy
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

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

ST: 12oz poured into a tulip glass

A: Dark brown (almost black without light) with red tint and a towering brown head.

S: Rich sweet cacao, smokey coffee, rich bean, mochi bean cakes.

T: Spicy coffee bean, sweet and bitter cacao, mealy bean burrito, bitter enjoyable coffee

M: Medium and smooth.

O: I have been waiting to try this for a month. Interesting concept, better reality. 3Beans is an enjoyable mix of flavors blended well to avoid sweetness, but smooth and enjoyable to drink, worth the wait.

Serving type: can

03-24-2013 20:22:58 | More by ianjsullivan
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tswater

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

03-24-2013 14:01:40 | More by tswater
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Ozzie1111

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-24-2013 02:59:56 | More by Ozzie1111
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-24-2013 00:43:06 | More by Sparky44
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guillemiro

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-24-2013 00:40:46 | More by guillemiro
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Rizalini

Nevada

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Recieved in a trade from jageraholic. Thanks for the can bro!

Poured from a can, dated 'BEST BEFORE 10 JUL 2013', into my Deschutes tulip glass...

A - Pours a dark nut brown color, with a huge 4 finger light brown head. It hangs around for a while, but when it does fade, it leaves behind some nice lacing.

S - The smell is a little weird. It's a mix of coffee and butter scotch candy. Let's see what it tastes like...

T/M - The smell doesn't do the taste justice at all! The front of the taste is like a nice iced coffee, the middle opens up to some of the dark & carmel malts, and ends with an almost bittersweet chocolate finish. Really nice evolution of flavors, with no evidence of alcohol at all. Kinda surprising since this beer is 10%. Medium mouthfeel, perfect carbonation.

O - This one really surprised me. After the smell, I was expecting much, but this one is actually pretty damn good. All the flavors of this one are very well balanced, and very drinkable. Thanks again jageraholic for sending this can my way!

Serving type: can

03-23-2013 04:35:28 | More by Rizalini
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haazer

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - A hard pour produces a dark brown, medium roast looking beer. Big frothy tan head, large bubbles within. Webbed lacing left on the glass also. Head very long lasting.

S - Deep coffee bean roast. Really strong coffee profile here. A bit of cacao, but pretty one sided. Expected with what they're going for.

T - I was pretty suprised by the flavor actually . Not the coffee bomb I was expecting. There is the roasted bean flavor for sure, but a sweetness in here too. The natural ingredients bring out some chocolate sweetness and not the usual bitter coffee bite. There is a bit of alcohol bite however with strong heat on the backend of this.

M - Medium bodied brew with high levels of carbonation. Alc not felt in the mouth but certainly on the way down.

O - I enjoyed the sweetness in this and it really suprised me in terms of your normal coffee beer varieties. The 10% abv is detected though with a lot of heat on the way down, I suppose the ingredients used contributed to high sugar/high abv. Glad to have tried this limited release.

Serving type: can

03-23-2013 02:26:31 | More by haazer
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-23-2013 02:01:59 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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ystazi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-23-2013 00:22:29 | More by ystazi
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Dannynoonan123

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-23-2013 00:09:20 | More by Dannynoonan123
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-21-2013 21:53:18 | More by browniewithnuts
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-21-2013 04:26:05 | More by duceswild
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jasoncheb

Virginia

3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. skinny can into a Hardywood Park snifter

A: Aggressive poor yielded close to a 2 finger yellow-tan head

S: Instant coffee with less alcohol than what I would have expected. SOme hints of background chocolate notes.

T: Give this has been cellared for about a month, the taste shouldn't have really evolved. Still a stong hit of alcohol, but not so much that it overwhelms the coffee and chocolate...very well balanced

M: A little thin, possibly due to the 10% ABV. Average mouth.

O: Slightly above average, and at a great price point. Was hoping for a little more of a coffee/alcohol balance, which may occur over time. Plan on keeping this one in the cellar for the next few months to see how it evolves.

Serving type: can

Serving type: can

03-21-2013 00:56:23 | More by jasoncheb
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DubbelTrubbel

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-20-2013 04:49:59 | More by DubbelTrubbel
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TonyGutz

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

03-19-2013 21:50:16 | More by TonyGutz
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squidrobot

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-19-2013 03:41:45 | More by squidrobot
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Envelopes

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-19-2013 03:14:36 | More by Envelopes
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Duesler

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

03-19-2013 02:32:36 | More by Duesler
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pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-19-2013 00:19:30 | More by pknyc
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dapatte2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

03-18-2013 23:21:35 | More by dapatte2
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Willytee3

New York

4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can into wine glass.

Pour a robust chocolaty dark red color with 1 finger cafe 'o' le' color head. Intense lacing! Japanese ocean surf paintings come to mind, no kidding!

Smells of dark caramel malts with chocolate malts all over the place. Roasted coffee notes come through with a touch of alcohol. Licorice, anise hint of dark fruit.

Tastes of licorice and darki complex chocolte with coffee roasted malts. A touch of bitter and some earthyness. A little citrus rind bitter on the finish.

Good carbonation froth fades fast to a thin almost watery consistensy.

Very interesting beer good coffee and chocolate meld, not overpowering.

Serving type: can

03-18-2013 04:03:29 | More by Willytee3
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SuyoonShin

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-18-2013 03:08:28 | More by SuyoonShin
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oline73

Maryland

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

Poured from the can into a goblet.

The beer pours almost black with over a finger of light tan head. The head fades to a layer on top of the pour and leaves some lacing on the glass. The smell is very roasty with a strong coffee and dark chocolate presence. The taste isn't very sweet at all and there is hardly a trace of alcohol. Lots of roasted malts along with the coffee and dark chocolate. The finish has a roasty bitterness to it. This is very easy to drink and I never would have guessed the abv. I'd definitely have more.

Serving type: can

03-18-2013 02:58:30 | More by oline73
3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,113 ratings.