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3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,130 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,130
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 89
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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dsshuck

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-17-2013 00:21:45 | More by dsshuck
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

02-17-2013 00:03:46 | More by shehateme
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

02-16-2013 23:16:17 | More by alysmith4
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CloudStrife

New York

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a snifter. Best before July 10, 2013.

A: Pours a dark brown with a 1.5 finger light tan head. Leaves some nice lacing on the sides of the glass. Light gets through about an inch of this beer.

S: Immediately I can get the coffee from this beer. It has an authentic coffee ground aroma. Can also get some roasty malts and dark fruits. The bitterness from the coffee melds with the hops.

T: As the aroma lead you to believe there is a lot of coffee in the taste. Also a decent chocolate flavor. Hops are slightly noticeable on the backend balancing out the beer. I think the oak helps mellow out some of the booze.

M: Medium bodied with a slightly thin mouthfeel. A fair amount of carbonation. Is certainly warming but not too hot.

Overall a real tasty new brew from Sixpoint. Liking it better this second time, maybe my I expected too much going into it the first time. A little pricey but worth a try.

Serving type: can

02-16-2013 21:40:05 | More by CloudStrife
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-16-2013 21:28:42 | More by bpfrush
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-16-2013 21:28:24 | More by Tucquan
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DaKur

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

02-16-2013 21:07:15 | More by DaKur
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

02-16-2013 20:49:54 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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scott2269

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

02-16-2013 16:37:51 | More by scott2269
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AmitC

New York

4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought the 4-pack at $14.99. So i am expecting a huge or an excellent beer.

Poured from the thin 12-oz can into a snifter. Excellent about two finger thick tan colored head that stays really well as a thin layer. Good retention. Thin dark brown colored while pouring and black and opaque inside the glass. Decent to excellent sticky lacing.

A coffee burst opens up and fills the nose when it is poured into the snifter. Though coffee is the dominant aroma, the strength withers off. Ground coffee. A lot of roasted malts come through as well. No booze. Low to none hop aroma. Strength is moderate to just about strong.

Taste is excellent as well. A lot of bitterness coming up from raw ground coffee and burnt up roasted malts. No booze come through but you know you are drinking something strong as the beer kicks in really well with first sip. A nice Russian Imperial Stout like taste. Finish is dry and very bitter. Coffee flavor is decent but not something i was expecting. I was expecting a lot more coffee than i tasted and smelled.

Mouth feel is medium. Moderate carbonation. A good warmth due to alcohol. Charred and burnt malts along with ground coffee provide a bit of bitter astringency.

Overall the brew is good but not $4 good. Should have been 10 -12 $ for a 4-pack. Packs the punch. Excellent beer to open on a weekend morning and to drink in lieu of Coffee.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 16:06:01 | More by AmitC
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-16-2013 14:14:56 | More by DrunkinYogi
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wan't overly impressed with Sixpoint's 3 bean. If I was blindfoldeded would of said a simple brown ale.
The beer was a desent chestnut brown in color with a smallish beige head. Carbonation could be seen around the edges.
Aroma was sutle roasted malts and cocoa nibs. Coffee aroma was absent.
Taste had a nice roasted malt taste with hints of coffee and nibs. There is a husky bitterness that crosses the palette. Finishes dry and clean really.
Feels and tastes thin and washed out for a baltic porter.
Pretty good but also pretty lame.

Serving type: can

02-16-2013 12:46:49 | More by micromaniac129
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-16-2013 03:53:38 | More by Hanzo
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-16-2013 03:38:45 | More by ldhughes3
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dbfp210

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-16-2013 03:00:49 | More by dbfp210
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

02-15-2013 19:47:15 | More by GeoffreyM
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aasher

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-15-2013 17:15:26 | More by aasher
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A-bslsck with a the tan head

S-smells like fresh roasted coffee. There is a hint of chocolate but I am impressed at how fresh it smells.

T-comes in similar to the taste of coffee over the smell of coffee, as we all know coffee tastes different (worse) than it smells. It's still an awesome flavor with just a touch of cocoa to it. It sure is tasty overall, tastes closer to real coffee than most beers I've had.

M-medium crisp carbonation with a dry finish

O-this is just a great beer. Baltic porter? Maybe not, tastes more like a strong English stout. There is hardly any abv in the taste, it's so smooth. I bought this not understanding what it was, thinking maybe it was an average brown ale, but I was completely surprised and satisfied with this beer. I suggest your try this if you see this.

Serving type: can

02-15-2013 04:38:42 | More by AdamBear
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-15-2013 02:32:19 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-15-2013 02:12:51 | More by Mattyb79
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a snifter

A- Pours very dark brown, Almost pitch black in the glass. A one finger of a ligher khaki colored head. Some alcohol legs on this one.

S- A little coffee, some roasted malt, a bit of cocoa. A robust and roasty smelling brew.

T- A nice coffee up front. A massive roasty character that takes over the palate. A bit of a dark and very dry chocolate. This beer really smells organic and fresh. There is also a bit of a hop bitterness in this beer. A very slight crisp wood character to this brew. A spicy and earthy hop note. A dry roasted finish. A somewhat clean beer that is well balanced and blended.

M- A big beer. Very roasty and dry. Not a very heavy body. Its nicely balanced and the alcohol is just strong enough to where its not noticeable.

O- This is a great beer. A unique and well made beer thats sure to please stout lovers.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 02:11:11 | More by TwelveOunces
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bootdown21

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-15-2013 01:44:43 | More by bootdown21
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-15-2013 01:25:06 | More by CanisMajor
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

02-15-2013 00:56:22 | More by Rekrule
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maxk

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

02-14-2013 15:21:21 | More by maxk
3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,130 ratings.