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3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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1,189 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,189
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 106
Gots: 99 | 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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Photo of Dirtinabottle
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of CharlatanSin
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a tulip. I've been looking forward to trying it.

A- Dark brown, with a tan 1-finger head.

S- Coffee dominates the aroma, with a bit of chocolate and molasses.

T/M- The primary taste is of coffee and bitter roast malt. Chocolate is moderate but comes out more as it warms. The beer gets way better as it warms in general, actually. Not much on the hop side. However, throughout there is a burnt bitterness. The overall effect is like a mocha made with scorched coffee, and the burnt flavor really hurts the drinkability. More of a sweet balance comes out as it warms, but not completely. Body's rather thin for the style.

O- Not a disaster, but it doesn't quite work for me. I won't miss it when it's gone, and that's coming from a major Sixpoint fan.

Photo of Cam9191
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: A deep dark brown that comes off almost opaque but it definitely isn't, the off white tan ead is sublte considering my hard pour maybe 1/4" dropping quickly.

Smell: can you say coffee? because thqat is what this beer is about. Smelling it makes me want to swallow the whole glass. it is light but it's a smell you won't forget.

Taste: What a rich porter, almost feels like a borderline stout but much more smoother with its heavy coffee feel. Like coffee without sugar you can instantly feel the bitterness, but like as off they added cream to it it comes off so smooth.

Mouth: Medium, with a bitter feel at the end that is almost perfect. Has a slight slight dry finish to it but don't stress it. This is what makes beer, beer!

Overall: I first have to thank Mike at the Superstar Beverage (Deer Park, NY) for convincing me to get this gem, this beer is incredible. I normally resist to grab porters just because of the fact I prefer stouts but this one is a strict win/win situation. It costs a notch more than most Sixpoint beers but it will definitely not disappoint. Salud!

Photo of sanitarium16
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of WDJersey
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Florida9
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Very dark brown, but not quite black yet. Still a little translucent. Forms a moderate sized tan colored head that leaves a lot of lacing on the way down.

S: Aroma is pleasant, but a bit muted. Caramel, roasted malts, chocolate, black coffee, and a light sweetness.

T: Taste is much like the aroma. Roasted malts and coffee seem to dominate with a blend of bitter-sweet and milk chocolate. Mild very clean sweetness, almost sugar-like. Then an acrid wooden flavor on the finish.

M: On the heavier side of medium. Weak for the style. Medium carbonation. Mild bitterness, but a bit of odd chemical astringency on the finish.

O: A decent beer, though one with a few flaws. Personally, I find it to be more of a flavored brown ale than a Baltic Porter. Good flavors, though the beer seems to have pulled too much from the barrel.

Photo of joshrosborne
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of hankbenzenberg
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of Barbie
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Lare453
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of bluntedboywonder
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of InVinoVeritas
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of RobDB
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at When Pigs Fly. In a snifter the beer was a very dark brown color with a medium-sized cafe au lait head. There were sheets of lace.

Primarily coffee aroma, but also some chocolate.

Strong coffee/espresso taste. Dark chocolate. They complimented each other really well.

Great beer with real depth. The chocolate kept the coffee from being too bitter. Another one of those easy-drinking beers that you need to be careful of, given it's high ABV.

Photo of metter98
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very dark amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high tan head that died down and left a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a thick collar around the edge of the glass, and a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderately strong aromas of coffee beans are present in the nose, which also has some hints of chocolate.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of rich flavors of espresso beans, but there's surprisingly not that much bitterness due to a good balance of cocoa flavors to provide some underlying sweetness. There are some slight hints of roasted malts and faint hints of alcohol in the finish.
M: It feels rather medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Considering its strength, this beer is very easy to drink because the alcohol is masked very well (except for some hints of it towards the finish). I really like the balance between the coffee and chocolate because it really seems to provide a perfect mix of bitterness and sweetness.

Photo of TheRealDBCooper
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Magery
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of rdilauro
4.69/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pour dark brown with a brownish creamy head. The head wasn't very long lasting, perhaps less than a minute.
The aroma was typical of a chocolate or coffee porter/stout, but not as pronounced. There was a hint of citrus in the bouquet.
The first taste was light, semi-rich , mostly in chocolate, but as the beer went down, I could detect the coffee. This was also fairly carbonated for a porter/stout.
The second and third sips were the same, started with chocolate ending with coffee... Cant figure out where the third bean came into play.
This is a definite porter/stout for those that do not like the real heavy almost zero carbonated stouts (which I love)... Still I would have this one again.
I'd like to compare this porter with several well known Russian Imperial Stouts. More carbonated and lighter then the heavy stouts

The more sips I had, the more pronounced the chocolate was. Real smooth and lingering.

Snowy night here in the Northeast. Just finished with my snowblower and thought I would treat myself to some stouts. The 3Bean was the first I had. No question about more coffee this time around. Everything was almost perfect. Very soft and big in my mouth hitting every sense there. Aftertaste was just as it started, a nice soft chocolate but mucho cafe stout/porter. After I tasted this one, I went on to the next (which will be seen updated)

Photo of wyatt13
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Huffs
4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Sam Adams glass, developed a dense tan head which lasted through the drink and laced greatly. Appearance was a ruby / brown with an aroma of malt, grass and toffee. Taste was intense with strong notes of chocolate, coffee and caramel with some spice and malt on the back. Mouthfeel was full and creamy with a dry, malt aftertaste.

Photo of TxUltraRunner
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Beautiful color, head, and especially loads of lacing.

S - Nice roasted coffee and caramel flavors in the nose.

T - Delicious. Wonderful caramel and roasted coffee tastes. Almost milky and sweet. Superb flavors that make this style so appealing.

M - Rich, creamy, lots of body (like Jessica Alba). Yet it goes down so smooth and easy. Just outstanding.

O - This is one delicious beer. Glad I have several more in my fridge. Sixpoint is 2 for 2 for me, but this is the better one.

3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,189 ratings.