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3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,189 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,189
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 108
Gots: 100 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013

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.
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Ratings: 1,189 | Reviews: 249
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of gabedivision
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of johnnieoz
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Billz187
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of jtyson
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of SeanGC
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of pavpav12
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ScottP
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of hsus0225
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of dsshuck
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of shehateme
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of alysmith4
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of CloudStrife
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Tucquan
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of DaKur
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of scott2269
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of AmitC
4.27/5  rDev +6%
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.

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of GeoffreyM
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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