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3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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1,152 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,152
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 92
Gots: 94 | 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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Photo of denimdemon
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

denimdemon, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of zachary80
4/5  rDev -0.7%

zachary80, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of cfinch2
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

cfinch2, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of nasty15108
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a glass.

Poured mahogany with ruby hues. Big head of off white foam and lots of carbonation.

Smells slightly burnt and metallic. Definite strong "day old" coffee aroma with some herbal notes.

Decent coffee flavor with a bitter hop finish. Not much chocolate to speak of.

Overall a pretty tasty brew, not as epic as I would have hoped but a good effort. Good mouthfeel and a decent amount of carbonation.

nasty15108, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of smithj4
4/5  rDev -0.7%

smithj4, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of rankandfile
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

rankandfile, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of BeerRunner
4/5  rDev -0.7%

BeerRunner, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of muskiesman
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

muskiesman, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Sam21
2.96/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz can. Purchased for ~$3. Best before July 2013.

A- Dark brown body with good clarity. A bit hazy due to the last cm of the can having some mild sediment. Big rocky light brown head with lots of lacing and good retention.

S- Brown sugar, cola, figs, chocolate, and sweetened diner coffee. It's a very sugary nose. It's a very syrupy sweetness with light notes of coffee.

T- Really sweet. Roast flavors from the coffee atop an almost overly sugary sweetness. Brown sugar malt flavors with a cocoa nib bitterness. The sweetness continues to build as the beer warms with really mild roast flavors that are overwhelmed. The hop bitterness is relatively mild when held up to the malt profile. The flavors just don't compliment each other. The roast flavors are too mild and the sweetness too big.

MF- The mouthfeel is medium with soft and somewhat low carbonation. It's just too soft. I'd prefer a creamier feel and I feel that this carbonation does not support the flavors appropriately.

O- This beer is okay. I enjoy coffee beers, I love porters and stouts, but this beer just did not come together for me. That's not to say that it's not a good beer, but just not to me.

Sam21, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of jp312
4/5  rDev -0.7%

jp312, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of BrandonDZ
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

BrandonDZ, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of wbischof
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

wbischof, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of brentblack1
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

brentblack1, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Guinnsslvr, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Noelito76
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Noelito76, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of liquorpig
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

liquorpig, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Gww1864
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Gww1864, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of M1k3y
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

M1k3y, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of TheBrewo
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

We pour a brew of the deepest brown, with maroons letting up around the edges with light. It holds a one and a half finger head of light brown foam, showing great retention. This leaves rings of thick lacing as it eventually goes. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears active. The aroma gives rich coffee malts, light metallic adjuncts, booze, medicinal phenols, molasses, spicy flashes of cayenne pepper fullness, milk chocolates, and warming lactic acidity. Our first impression is that the flavoring is nicely full, with a big malty profile, but the real star is the soft, smooth feel of it. As we sip, metallic saltiness, fiber-laden bean skins, smoke-roasted chocolate malts, raw coffee beans, cacao nibs, fusel booziness, and hints of vanilla start things off. We peak with charred malt bitterness, wet yeasty bitterness, tin, and flashes of white sugar sweetness. The finish comes with chipotle pepper spice, coffee and chocolate malts, more raw coffee beans, more fusel booze, black pepper, sweet honey essence, and clovey phenols. The aftertaste breathes of cinnamon, sweaty saltiness, caramel sugars, vanilla sweetness, tinny metallics, bitter raw chocolates, big black peppers, and raw booziness. The body is full, and the carbonation is medium, but frothy. Each sip gives nice froth, cream, slurp, smack, and finishing pop. The beer is silky smooth and velvety through the swallow, coating the palate on the way down. There is eventual chalky dryness, with light astringency of booze and coffee malts. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, the most enjoyable things about this beer was the flavoring, and the silky soft feel. The “three beans” were actually all apparent at one point or another, each adding depth and complexity. The malts through the backbone were strong, roasty, charred, smoky, and above all, flavorful. This, coupled with the soft, frothy feel, made for a wildly drinkable, delicious brew.

TheBrewo, Mar 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Durge, Mar 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

BanditoJunkie, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of sil1
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

sil1, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of dogfishandi
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can at fridge temp poured into a snifter. "Best Before 10JUL2013" stamped on the bottom.

Pours out a nice dark dark brown color, not quite black, some ruby highlights when held up to a light. A nice big fluffy light tan colored head that forms a nice cap off the pour. It slowly recedes to a thick, slightly rocky layer with tons of thick sticky lacing.

Cocoa and hazelnut first come to mind, milk chocolate all over. A fruity ester with a hint of alcohol as it warms.

Some really nice melding of milk chocolate and coffee. Some hazelnut, fruity esters and some light bitter roast. A nice range of chocolate flavors from semi sweet milk chocolate to dark bitter chocolate. A bit of piney hops with some lingering bitterness in the finish. Not terribly complex, but still some nice flavors.

I would've liked a bit more body in this beer, finishes a little dryer than expected. The 10% ABV is hidden very nicely.

Not a bad beer, I certainly won't have a problem finishing the four pack, but I'm not really sure if I'd buy another. Had the body been a little bigger, thicker, and the flavors been bigger, more complex, I think this really would've been an amazing beer. Worth a try.

dogfishandi, Feb 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

dannyhead, Feb 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Pjev11, Feb 28, 2013
3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,152 ratings.