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3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,152 Ratings
THE BROS
89
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 maxcoinage
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

maxcoinage, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of jzeilinger
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%

A - Pours a super dark chocolate-cherry color that almost looks black, a fine layer of creamy coffee colored head and lacing, very sticky/syrupy with legs when the glass is swirled.

S - Coffee, Expresso, burnt chocolate, and light cream.

T - Ash, peat, coffee beans, Expresso, light alcohol, dark roasted chocolate, oak, and black cherries. This one starts out "sort of" like a porter but seems to morph into more stout characteristics in the middle, and finishes with an interesting black cherry/oak/cream/coffee bitterness.

M - Mellow carbonation, rich, velvety, lightly viscous and sticky, full medium body (although not overly thick like I anticipated).

O - An interesting beer from Sixpoint that's very unique compared to all the other Porters out there, definitely worth a try.

jzeilinger, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
3.95/5  rDev -2%

Thanks to portia99 for this extra! Pours a dark brown out of the can, seemingly black once it gets huddled together in the glass. Dark beige/light tan head stays consistently thick and foamy on top of the beer while leaving only small bits of wet lacing on the glass. The aroma, of course, is very coffee-centric. It hits the nose more relaxed and sweet, rather than bold and bitter. It's quite a dense aroma - heavily packed with not much else around. A touch of alcohol can be detected alongside the coffee, but not much else.

This one is a little thinner on the palate than expected. It's got a nice coffee sweetness up front; again, dense in flavor and highly concentrated. Alcohol warmth is hand in hand without being too overpowering or scary. Some slight char notes hit about halfway through, which leads into an almost completely different profile. Out comes a delicate, roasted malt background with a nice helping of leafy hop bitterness that fades long into the aftertaste. Ashy and dry, the bitterness from the hops combine well with the roasted malts and coffee beans. This is one of those beers that starts off pretty sweet out of the gate, then gradients slowly into something that is actually a bit more bitter than expected. A nice little verse in table-turning - I like it.

Certainly not a bad beer at all. I've heard the price for this is around 13$ for a four pack of cans. A little on the high side, but it's not too bad. This is a good beer for those who like coffee, and roasted malty beers that have undeniable hop presence.

tectactoe, Feb 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

nickfran, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

tuka, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

VonZipper, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
4.53/5  rDev +12.4%

I CANnot CANvey how excited I was to see this in the (Max's on Broadway in BAL) cooler for CANsumption @Chez Woody!

From the CAN: "Beer is culture"; "Ale brewed with natural flavors and with coffee added"; "Take them also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans ... and put them in one vessel."; "The beans of bygone brewers, united with cacao and coffee, to create a trinity of roasted, rich, and savory flavors."

This beer is apparently biblical in scope, being as the quote is from Ezekiel 4:9-11. In keeping with that theme, please note that what follows is not a psychotic breakdown, but instead, a cleansing moment of extreme clarity. I must now make my witness. (Sure thing, Mr. C.!)

When they put a 10% ABV beer into a SlimLine CAN, I feel as though I am drinking diet pop and slug it down accordingly. Of course, I routinely operate heavy machinery while using prescription medication, so YMMV.

The Crack revealed another brimful CAN and an inverted Glug was deemed to be in order. Proceeding in a manner completely counter-indicated by the owner's manual, I soon had what resembled an ice cream Sunday in my glass. Two dense, unmoving fingers of deep-tan head sat atop a bed of deep, dark liquid. More precisely, a deep, dark-brown liquid that, stingily, would not allow any light to penetrate its depths. The nose smelled like the moment this afternoon that we walked past a a coffee roaster's shop this afternoon in Fell's Point. You have to be a coffee drinker to appreciate the Pavlov's dog-like response that the smell of coffee elicits in a coffee drinker and ever since BMCS (SW) Gerard Wargo got me drinking black coffee in the Deck Department office of the USS Fulton (AS-11) in 1984, I have been hooked. Now, as the head fell, I began to foam at the mouth like a rabid dog. Mouthfeel was thick and full, like a mouthful of pudding and the roastiness of the coffee hit first, followed by a chocolatiness and finally, a smooth vanilla flavor. The finish lingered with a coffee roastiness along with a bitterness of dark chocolate. This would have been great to share with The Old Lady on Valentine's Day, but I am keeping this one to myself.

woodychandler, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

JasonSiedman, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Daniellobo, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Sarlacc83
3.08/5  rDev -23.6%

Thanks to claspada for this. Sorry to say it didn't measure up. 12 oz can.

A: Opaque brown verging on black. Thick speckled creme head. Looks just about right.

N: Faint coffee and bittersweet cacao. Deep smell of malted barley. There's noticeable smokiness and a hint of peat. Touch of vanilla and milk. Tons of grains.

T: Sharp. Really sharp. Has a burnt, acrid chocolate flavor and pronounced ash, like they charred the oak barrel. Coffee has gotten lost on its way. Caramel shows, and there are hints of honey and flowers. Red grapes and uncooked macaroni? Not great. Under-attenuated?

M: Lots of alcohol and a medium mouthfeel I wasn't expecting.

O: really misses a lot of what should make it good. Very bitter, and yet, somehow backed up by nutrasweet. I'll age the other can in hopes this mellows out or in case I got a bad one because this never comes together.

Sarlacc83, Feb 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

weeks023, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Jimmys
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%

12 oz can. best before JUL 10 2013.

A: not nearly as dark as I expected. pours a chestnut brown. head is definitely a brownish hue. retention is good. spotted lacing.

S: smells like some freshly brewed coffee. strong coffee. chocolate undertones. very rich aroma. definitely more on the stout side than a Baltic porter...however, I know some things can be mislabeled here.

T: tastes a lot like it smells, plenty of coffee. plenty of coco. sweetness makes its presence known towards the finish. all the sugar cloys onto the finish. bitterness from the coffee and the dark chocolate throughout.

M: the body is a little velvety and rich. modest carb.

D: a pretty solid coffee brew. certainly at the forefront of flavor and aroma. refreshing and fresh tasting. enjoyable coffee brew especially for coffee lovers. pick one up if you are a fan of the dark morning beverage.

Jimmys, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

ElGallo, Feb 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Soneast, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of gabedivision
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%

A- Pours solid black with a 1 finger inch mocha head

S- coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, esppresso

T- dark and milk chocolates, roasted and toasted malts, rich coffee, esspresso beans

M- full bodied, sweet, dry

O- great baltic porter, all around well balanced and delcious

gabedivision, Feb 17, 2013
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4.49/5  rDev +11.4%

12oz thin can. Best before 7/10/13 (surely a serious overstatement, Sixpoint)

Tasted side-by-side with Sierra Nevada's Narwhal. Perhaps an attempt to compare an imperial stout to a Baltic porter.

A: The lighter of the two, some light penetrates the tulip, revealing a dark brown hue topped off with a off-white crown that leaves some good lacing.

S: Serious toasty coffee aromas courtesy of legendary roaster Stumptown.

T: Sweet chocolate notes on the tongue, follow by the coffee. Great balance between the two.

M: Perfectly carbonated, this porter coats the palate with a nice, dry coffee feel. It is very smooth. Could it be the use of the Romano beans (the 3rd bean)?

O: A great porter that would have survived any trip across the Baltic Sea, and one that would have pleasantly surprised the recipients whether in Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia et. al.

As much as I liked it, I think I'm still partial to the Imperial/Double Stout style a la Narwhal.

johnnieoz, Feb 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Billz187, Feb 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

jtyson, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of SeanGC
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%

A: Pours dark brown with a thick, beige head. Beautiful color that's noticeable when held up to light. Light lacing.

S: Mild coffee aroma, and hint of something unique that I'm assuming is the romano beans.

T: Coffee dominates the taste profile, with some warming from the alcohol. Chocolate/oak adds complexity, but is mostly hidden.

M: Warm, thin body. Medium mouthfeel.

Overall, the beer was better as it warmed up. Complex flavor, but mostly coffee and alcohol. I would have liked a little more of a prominent chocolate flavor, and a bigger body. I'd like to try it on tap. All in all, a good beer.

SeanGC, Feb 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

pavpav12, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

ScottP, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

hsus0225, Feb 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

dsshuck, Feb 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

shehateme, Feb 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

alysmith4, Feb 16, 2013
3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,152 ratings.