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3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,123 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,123
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 88
Gots: 86 | 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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magnusdave

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

02-25-2013 01:21:11 | More by magnusdave
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bigred89

Maryland

3/5  rDev -25.6%

02-25-2013 01:10:22 | More by bigred89
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golf4collet

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-25-2013 00:51:07 | More by golf4collet
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visualmartyr

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

02-25-2013 00:31:51 | More by visualmartyr
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Juice-O

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

02-24-2013 23:19:28 | More by Juice-O
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a wide mouth wine glass.

Appearance
Deep brown; almost black with 1 finger of light tan head. There's a little bit of light penetration.

Nose
Milk chocolate, espresso, hazelnut and vanilla.

Taste
Milk chocolate, cocoa nib, espresso bean and hazelnut. Rich caramel, dark candy sugar and dusted cocoa. Touches of oak and Crème brûlée. A roasted bitterness lingers along with hints of citrusy hops.

Mouthfeel
Medium-full bodied, smooth, sticky and bitter.

Overall
A lot of bitter chocolate and espresso. Yes, quite bitter. A nice roasty sipper. The 10% abv is not detected.

Serving type: can

02-24-2013 18:35:41 | More by justintcoons
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BRD14

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-24-2013 18:02:01 | More by BRD14
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

02-24-2013 04:41:26 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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brewskis

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours pretty much black with just a hint of dark brown and ruby red towards the bottom of the glass. Finger length off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a thick lacing around the edges. Smells of mostly coffee beans, as well as some vanilla/carmel, bakers chocolate, and some roasted malt. Taste starts with intense, roasted coffee beans. Much stronger taste than the aroma suggests. Almost imparts an earthy flavor from the coffee beans. Then smooths out in the middle. Get some vanilla or carmel that acts like a coffee creamer and lightens the intensity of the coffee. Then the finish brings back some intense coffee flavors, in addition to some carmel, some bittersweet chocolate, as well as some bitterness from the fairly heavy hop presence. Sweetness increases as the flavor profile moves on. Pretty full body with a creamy and slick mouthfeel. Lively carbonation that reminds you that this is an imperial porter, not an imperial stout, and makes the beer much more refreshing for a full-bodied beer. No alcohol detected in the smell or taste. Good stuff.

Serving type: can

02-24-2013 04:39:50 | More by brewskis
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davey101

Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz tall boy can into a DFH signature glass. Best before July 10, 2013.

A - Pours a dark brown body, borders on black but lets just enough light through to prove otherwise. Gorgeous two fingers worth of light khaki foam with large bubbles. Great lacing and long retention.

S - Lots of fresh roasted coffee and sweet dark chocolate. A touch of charred malts, vanilla and dough. Aroma is excellent.

T - Really nice strong coffee leading into some milk and dark chocolate. Rather strong with a lasting bitterness. Nice balance between sweet and roast.

M - Medium bodied, thick and creamy.

O - A very excellent beer....but I can't say I'd grab another four pack when Founders FBS is sitting right next to it at $3 cheaper.

Serving type: can

02-24-2013 04:36:32 | More by davey101
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Mypintishalffull

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

02-23-2013 22:13:21 | More by Mypintishalffull
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Burr297

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

02-23-2013 20:53:08 | More by Burr297
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PaterMorse

Indiana

2.15/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Wow, looking at other reviews, gremlins must have swapped out the swill I'm currently drinking.

A: Pours black. Ecru head, dissipates into wall-to-wall dusting of suds. Lacing sticks to the sides. Light penetrates, ultimately devolving into a slightly watery glass of Coke with lacing on top.

S: I could try to be creative, and pull out the occasional hints of coffee, vanilla, rising bread. But it's hard. What hits my nose is a combo of bitterness and alcohol that pierces the nose and eyes.

T: Again, I can detect "hints" of this and that (a little coffee in the aftertaste); but otherwise, beyond an ashy, dry bitterness, it's alcohol and that's about it.

M: Pretty creamy. Medium body, holds together well.

O: Disappointing and borderline unpleasant (and that's from a guy with a refrigerator full of 20 different stouts/porters at any given time). In the two-word descriptions that I try to record for every beer (so I can best remember them), I'd use either "Mocha Everclear" or "Big Blech"... Missed it here (or else I got an insanely bad batch).

Serving type: can

02-23-2013 18:30:48 | More by PaterMorse
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ufmj

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

02-23-2013 16:35:15 | More by ufmj
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-23-2013 04:28:55 | More by ChrisKayler
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.1%

02-23-2013 04:10:53 | More by troegaarden
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer poured out as a deep brown color that is basically black. There is a big foamy tan head on top. The lacing is light along with the retention. The smell of the beer is chocolatey with a bit of coffee on the nose as well. It also smells sweet. The taste of the beer is roasted, the coffee isn't that strong. There is a bitter dark chocolate flavor in the finish. The mouthfeel is pretty creamy, light carbonation and smooth. Overall it's not all that impressive. I'm surprised the rating is as high as it is. Not something I need to have again.

Serving type: can

02-23-2013 03:49:58 | More by Knapp85
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very cool idea by Sixpoint.

Pours out a very dark brown with ruby highlights and a 3 finger khaki head.

The aroma is kinda subtle, but mainly dominated by chocolate and coffee with hints of vanilla and some roasty notes.

The taste is also dominated by chocolate and coffee, roasty malt notes and a subtle amount of vanilla. Somewhat bitter, but balanced very well with the sweetness. It's a nice tasting beer, but the chocolate and coffee aren't as vibrant or "in your face" as I would have liked or expected.

The mouthfeel is extremely creamy and smooth and the body is pretty full for a Porter. There is some definite alcohol notes in the aroma and flavor and you can feel the 10%.

Overall, this is a decent beer that doesn't blow me away and could have used more pronounced coffee and chocolate notes.

Serving type: can

02-23-2013 03:31:55 | More by JohnnyMc
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AxesandAnchors

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

02-23-2013 02:31:59 | More by AxesandAnchors
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BGsWo22

New York

1.25/5  rDev -69%

02-23-2013 00:33:17 | More by BGsWo22
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safhundos

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -25.6%

02-22-2013 23:41:21 | More by safhundos
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redlegacy

New York

3/5  rDev -25.6%

02-22-2013 23:32:15 | More by redlegacy
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ThatCracker

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

02-22-2013 14:07:05 | More by ThatCracker
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seplo

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-22-2013 13:59:38 | More by seplo
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Hermthegerm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-22-2013 13:09:04 | More by Hermthegerm
3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,123 ratings.