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3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,174 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,174
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 99
Gots: 96 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Ratings: 1,174 | Reviews: 249 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of phingdong
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

phingdong, Feb 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

clay23, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Tschnab, Feb 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

gratefuldawgg, Feb 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

YogiBeer, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of mkennedy119
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

mkennedy119, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Skinny can with a freshness date on the bottom.

Nearly full on black, beautiful rings of lace on the glass. Big display of aromatics, bold roasted coffee, cacao nibs, black berries, mild charcoal and faint rose water. Semi-creamy fullish body, lots of backbone here. Rustic vibe, mellow overtones of chocolate with a lush brushing of coffee. Floral, clean alcohol, kiss of malt sweetness and a balanced hoppiness let the beans unleash their full complexities. At 10% you can feel the warmth but no heat at all, a pleasure to drink and it is obviously a sipper ... perfect portioned can.

Jason, Feb 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of chefhatt
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I poured this into a tulip glass, it has a rich black colored body with a nice tan head on it. The smell has a nice roasted malt and coffee aroma.
The taste is out of this world, the balance of coffee and choc is great, u taste them both. It also has some roasted malt to it also. The mouth feel is spot on and overall a darn good beer.

chefhatt, Feb 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

hoppymcgee, Feb 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

drummermattie02, Feb 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

iemailjack, Feb 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

pogoowner, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of JK4Stout
4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark; darker than a black steers tucus on a...(Damn, can't remember the rest of the Lebowski quote.) Great head, especially for my terrible pour and a can.

S: Honestly I smell a fresh iced coffee...and that's about it. Very powerful mocha blend I'm guessing. (A little stuffed up though, so you may find more with your tasting!)

T: OH!!!! Now I may have finally found the reason so many people go crazy for Sixpoint! This may smell coffe strong, but the taste is a great blend of malty flavor with a robust porter and a good quality coffe finish. Actually there is an initial coffe impact but it tapers in the middle. IMPRESSED!

M: Heavy, but just as it should be. Not like need a knife and fork heavy, but still a wee bit more than medium. I would love to try this on Nitro Tap!

O: I'm glad I found a brew by this maker I dig. I'm a stout/porter kind of guy, so it was no surprise I got into it, but it had been a while since I had found something this fun. I will be buying this again...and honestly I can't think of a bigger praise for a beer.

JK4Stout, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of LittleDon
2.85/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Dark brown to black, healthy head and moderate to low-moderate lace. Cola, alcohol, medicinal. Medium to medium-heavy body, slightly acidic, some coffee roast, alcohol. Strong bitter finish. Alcohol borders on the harsh side. Burnt characteristics without malt sweetness to offset. Judging by the many favorable reviews, worth a second try, preferably on tap.

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

DIPAFAN, Feb 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

MIA4IPA, Feb 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Danielr26, Feb 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

craftbrew502, Feb 18, 2013
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4.79/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Beige head, moderate to low retention on a dark ruby, almost black body. Clear oily, sticky lacing. Aroma includes roasted malt, cocoa puffy chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Taste closely follows the aromas. Medium mouthfeel, NO alcohol noted on aroma or tasting. Insanely drinkable considering the abv. Really, really a tasty beer, borderline genius.

KickbacksSteve, Feb 18, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to mhksuccess for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, burnt coffee, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with some intense coffee flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid coffee aromas and flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another special release from Sixpoint can only mean one thing: more Red Bull cans. Hell yes.

This can should be good for another five months (BEST BEFORE 10JUL2013).

A: Burgundy-brown color with the standard canned beer lack-of-head; just a dusting of tan fizz appears. Little circles of lacing are fairly abundant, though.

S: A quick hit of metallic aromas first, followed by the main body of the brew: spent coffee grounds, vanilla creamer, and rich semisweet chocolate. Notes of cinnamon and the spice of rye whiskey give this nose a little more punch, showing it’s not all about sweets. More of an acidic coffee aroma over dark roasts.

T: As hoppy as ever from Sixpoint, this little can slaps you in the jaw as soon as you take a sip. Pine grabs hold and tightens the mouth all the way to the back of the tongue, hitting first a resinous stride followed by a pithy grapefruit flavor. Very forward in its bitterness. Chocolate chips, coffee with cream, and vanilla combine to give a pleasant Oreo-like taste, opposing the bitterness but never fully countering it. Finishes with a strong taste of toasted oak barrel, letting some char, wood, and vanilla extend off the palate after the glass is empty (along with some lemony hop residuals).

M: Of all the Sixpoint beers I’ve had so far, this is definitely the most full-bodied; and, with only a moderately heavy body and a short burst of fizzy carbonation, it’s still easy to pass this off as a porter (even with the huge hop presence). Put this one in the “dangerously drinkable” category for an ale sitting at 10% ABV.

O: 3Beans may not be just what I want from a coffee beer, but the flavors it encompasses vary so much that it makes it a pleasure to drink at every sip. Really, I don’t think anyone expected that pairing Oreos with a Stone IPA would be a satisfying experience – but somehow, in this instance, it clicked. I’ll certainly be heading back to the bottle shop for more.

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

maxcoinage, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of jzeilinger
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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
3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 1,174 ratings.