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3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,145 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,145
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 91
Gots: 92 | 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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suspect

New York

4.59/5  rDev +13.9%

Poured from a skinny tall boy can into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass.

A: Darker brown color with light escaping from the edges. Normally aggressive pour leads to a full two finger head that's latte foam colored. Very good head retention and the lacing clings to the side like glue.

S: Full flavored coffee (not burnt), espresso, cocoa and some grain. Excellent nose.

T: Better on the tongue than on the nose. This tastes like a perfect iced mocha made with cocoa instead of chocolate. Lots of espresso, some vanilla and a touch of bready yeast.

M: Perfectly carbonated, sharp finish. Good mouthfeel.

O: A superb brew. I went into this not expecting a ton but hoping to really like it. I was supremely impressed.

03-27-2013 00:29:47 | More by suspect
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aranton

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-27-2013 00:03:13 | More by aranton
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GallowsThief

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Poured out of a 12 oz can into my tulip.

A – Deep brown to black on the pour. Huge two ringers of bubbly, frothy tan head that left nice rings down the glass and had good retention.

S – Very nice chocolate smell. Coffee, vanilla and mocha.

T – Strong coffee flavors like an espresso. Much lighter chocolate taste then the smell would suggest. Light notes of vanilla throughout. Caramel flavors at the end and a deep breath of alcohol lingers after each taste. You can really feel the ABV. Also finishes with a nice roastiness, a touch of smoke and a bite of malty bitterness.

M – Medium bodied. A touch thin on the palate though it does have a creaminess to it.

O – Very nice tasty brew. The ABV is present but not overwhelming. It has a nice complex taste and warms nicely. Definitely a sipper.

03-27-2013 00:00:29 | More by GallowsThief
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wtkphoto

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-26-2013 22:12:24 | More by wtkphoto
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Boilerfood

Indiana

3/5  rDev -25.6%

03-25-2013 21:44:57 | More by Boilerfood
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jriggins6

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-25-2013 17:27:47 | More by jriggins6
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mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-25-2013 17:23:46 | More by mmmaaattt
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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%

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.

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

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%

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!

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

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -4.7%

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.

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%

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

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
3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,145 ratings.