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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,075 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1075
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%


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.

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davey101

Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz tall boy can into a DFH signature glass. Best before July 10, 2013.

A - Pours a dark brown body, borders on black but lets just enough light through to prove otherwise. Gorgeous two fingers worth of light khaki foam with large bubbles. Great lacing and long retention.

S - Lots of fresh roasted coffee and sweet dark chocolate. A touch of charred malts, vanilla and dough. Aroma is excellent.

T - Really nice strong coffee leading into some milk and dark chocolate. Rather strong with a lasting bitterness. Nice balance between sweet and roast.

M - Medium bodied, thick and creamy.

O - A very excellent beer....but I can't say I'd grab another four pack when Founders FBS is sitting right next to it at $3 cheaper.

Serving type: can

02-24-2013 04:36:32 | More by davey101
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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to st9647v3 for this slender 12oz can.

I'm always a coffee beer skeptic. They sound great in principle, but often remind me of stale coffee. How will this fare?

First of all, I love the can. I like cans generally, and this slim profile even more. It's pretty in the glass, too; swirly like a nitro beer, with a tight tan head. It smells like expensive chocolate and stale coffee. And that's the rub. I would have loved this without the coffee. There are decent caramel notes in there, too.

The taste backs the smell 100%. It's full and sweet and bitter and full of good chocolate, and doused with stale coffee. Heavy sigh. I would love this beer without the coffee. I still like it, but still.

EDIT - 09/2013: Had it again, and found the coffee to be much better, resulting in a better beer overall. Updating scores to reflect.

Serving type: can

03-27-2013 19:16:00 | More by DaveAnderson
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This doesn't fall into the traditional baltic porter category for me. The chocolate and coffee jump into things and mesh with the typical characteristics in a pretty good fashion. It all seems to fight for dominance though never wins. Feel is good. Drinkability is good. I can dig it.

Serving type: can

03-28-2013 03:28:08 | More by RblWthACoz
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A real nice black walnut brown body, with a large four finger head and a creamy tan top. Swiss cheese head, and lots of clumping rocky lacing. While walnut brown, there's a good hint of some red hues along the edges and through the light.

Nose rips of dry roast coffee. The beans feel just ripped, lots of oil. While suggestions of cocoa bean and hints of roast malt are no doubt around it's just a giant coffee boom. Faint hinting sense of nut, but this is truly coffee forward.

This one is quite surprising for taste. Palate comes with warming coffee silky action. For a brew it's wet, but for the coffee angle it's just perfect. Warming roast coffee with a little bit of silky roast character. However the aftertaste just explodes in warmth, very gradually. Hits of Kahlua abound on the finish, with a touch of vodka like heat. Hop angle creates this slow bitter in the mid palate on the swallow, hinting somewhere between lime and orange zest bitterness. Hints of dried fig come out also.

Overall I don't find much Baltic "sense" about this (not getting that banana feeling) but in terms of what this is, it's pretty darn fun, and certainly a great take for a style I am a little averse to.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 01:59:22 | More by smakawhat
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Rizalini

Nevada

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Recieved in a trade from jageraholic. Thanks for the can bro!

Poured from a can, dated 'BEST BEFORE 10 JUL 2013', into my Deschutes tulip glass...

A - Pours a dark nut brown color, with a huge 4 finger light brown head. It hangs around for a while, but when it does fade, it leaves behind some nice lacing.

S - The smell is a little weird. It's a mix of coffee and butter scotch candy. Let's see what it tastes like...

T/M - The smell doesn't do the taste justice at all! The front of the taste is like a nice iced coffee, the middle opens up to some of the dark & carmel malts, and ends with an almost bittersweet chocolate finish. Really nice evolution of flavors, with no evidence of alcohol at all. Kinda surprising since this beer is 10%. Medium mouthfeel, perfect carbonation.

O - This one really surprised me. After the smell, I was expecting much, but this one is actually pretty damn good. All the flavors of this one are very well balanced, and very drinkable. Thanks again jageraholic for sending this can my way!

Serving type: can

03-23-2013 04:35:28 | More by Rizalini
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanx Blue Rogue:

Bottom of the can stamped: Best by July 10, 2013:

Into a nonic:

A: dark brown/almost black body, three finger white foamy head rises and falls leaving some speckled foamy spider web lacing and is fairly clingy

S: dark coffee up front, slight chocolate in the background

T: sweet and bitter at different time through the coffee and chocolate, sticky bitter aftertaste and finishes slightly dry

M: light to medium, fairly sessionable despite where the ABV is, carbonation seems just right to me and for the style

O: now that Old 19 is retired (as well as the Brewery), I'm glad I'm starting to find some other pretty good Baltic Porters as I will definitely be looking for this one again

Serving type: can

04-21-2013 11:06:10 | More by BeerKangaroo
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RaulMondesi

California

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Yeah, Raul is feeling this one. Thanks to a nice trade from the Garden State, Raul got himself some of the goodie sauce.

Pretty much just solid like a #2 after eating Taquiera De Anda after Midnight. Beautiful, dark textures and flavors like taking acid on the moon.

Raul likes this, Raul likes this a lot.

Serving type: can

05-20-2013 06:10:12 | More by RaulMondesi
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jucifer1818

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a: Very dark amber, with a quickly forming head that is hard to control out of the glass, but of course this is a good thing.
4/5

s: It has a sickenly sweet green apple like smell, as well as a slightly solvently scent. Some fruityness is present as well
Not nearly as much coffee or chocolate as I would had expected
3/5

t: rich espresso, chocolate, coco dust, and heavy malty sweetness. Where it fails in aroma, it makes up for it in pure powerful taste.
The alcohol sweetness is also very present, and some solventy flavors are present but it is to be expected from a beer this big.
A great chocoalty, heavy, desert beer
4.5/5

m: very syrupy. Not too much so, it has some restraint to it, but still, its exactly as you might expect a dark beer of this size.
4/5

Overall: this is a interesting beer. I was not crazy for its smell, but that's because I'm more of a ale scented person, and the lagerish sweetness that this has just is NOT my thing. However, its taste really wins me over. It really is exactly as they promote it. Heavy chocolate. Heavy malt. heavy coffee. and a nice, heavy body
A great desert beer, but one that I would had been happier to pay 2-3 dollars less for
4.25/5

Serving type: can

08-21-2013 22:57:57 | More by jucifer1818
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Droogins

Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First review ever.

From the can into a giant balloon snifter.

A: It looks like I'm pouring a Coke, but once in the glass it settles to a nigh-impenetrable black. Reddish tint when held to a light, but it's a dark, dark porter. Maybe half a finger of light tan head that doesn't stick around, and at this ABV I don't blame it.

S: BOOM! COFFEE! There's some roasted cocoa in there, too, but that takes some digging. Boozy, too. I was reminded of coffee ice cream drizzled with Kahlua.

T: Once more, with feeling: COFFEE! And a sort of spicy cocoa kick to it that reminded me a little of a Lindt chili pepper chocolate bar. Roasty dark maltiness is in the background--this beer wants you tasting beans, not grains. Alcohol comes immediately in the finish. It makes no effort to hide its presence. A nice, hot, peppery kick. I don't mind this.

M: It felt smooth, but thinnish. Carbonation is low. I'm used to getting my coffee flavors from stouts, and this porter is a very welcome change. Doesn't feel like you're drinking a loaf of bread.

O: This is the best Sixpoint beer I've ever had. In fact, it probably supplants FBS as my favorite chocolate-coffee beer--FBS is a stout that tastes kind of like coffee, this is a porter that has had a sack of coffee beans shoved down its throat. If you find coffee stouts too thick and malty for your liking, and feel like they don't really let the coffee shine through, I think you'd like this coffee porter. But if you get turned off by beers that don't bother to hide their ABVs, you may want to try a taste before committing to a 4 pack. It's rather pricey.

Very, very good. I will be buying this again.

Serving type: can

01-25-2013 00:12:15 | More by Droogins
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cosmicevan

New York

4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

picked up locally and enjoyed from a six point snifter

a - brew poured a watery brown that settled into the glass much darker with crimson highlights when held to the light. thin foamy grey head that dissolved slowly. stringy lacing.

s - smells of fresh gourmet coffee...bakers chocolate. some nutty roast and subtle char.

t - fairly intense coffee and chocolate. i don't get lots of barrel but do pick up a decent hopping in the background.

m - fairly hoppy and bitter. medium bodied...thick for a porter, but also hoppy for a porter. booze was invisible.

o - overall, a nice beer from sixpoint. i had to see what the hub bub was about and it is fairly good and can hang with many big coffee beers.

Serving type: can

02-02-2013 02:23:09 | More by cosmicevan
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear but opaque (due to darkness of color) very dark brown, almost black in color with some garnet red highlights and moderate amounts of visible carbonation at the surface of the beer. The beer has a two finger tall frothy tan head that slowly reduces to a few small to medium sized medium thick patches with a thin film covering the remainder of the surface and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of freshly brewed coffee with some moderate aromas of dark chocolate. There are moderate aromas of dark roasted malts with just a touch of char. Light notes of earthy hops and just a touch wood.

T: Upfront there are strong flavors of dark roasted and charred malts, even some slightly burnt notes, those flavors are some moderate to strong flavors of freshly brewed coffee and dark baker's chocolate. Some very light notes of wood and earthy hops. Moderate amounts of bitterness that linger for quite a while.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin with a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: The alcohol is surprisingly well hidden in this beer and I love the packaging form factor (the 12 oz. Red Bull style can is just awesome). Glad that I have the opportunity to try this one (as it is a one time brew) and I appreciate the fact that Sixpoint collaborated with Mast Bros. Chocolate and Stumptown Coffee - both quality local artisans. I found the beer relatively easy to drink and enjoyable. Not sure this is a typical Baltic Porter but definitely a nice Imperial style porter.

Serving type: can

02-03-2013 01:20:31 | More by dbrauneis
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

In a fascinating attempt to weave three beans together in the same brew, Sixpoint chooses the obvious coffee beans, cacao beans but then offers up other earthy beans to promote body, texture, starch flavor, and rich textures to the overall savory experience. And all that hits home in this beer.

The beer acts as much as rich coffee as it does ale, as the medium brown concoction pours with medium weight and releases a delicate espresso-like creme. Moderate retention and low lying pocketed lace ensures that the coffee-like appearances hold true.

Strong coffee aromas strike the nose with overtones of more nutty versions like Kona and Columbia roasts. But then the back beat of toffee, caramel, and peanut brittle hits next; delivering with it the undeniable yet understated scent of chocolate. With little hops to interfere with the nose, the aroma spread depends solely upon coffee roast and sweet toasted grain.

Delicious sweetness of chocolate and coffee culminate on the early palate with a hearty and robust first impression that coats the tongue with savory-sweet notes. But soon the sweetness is shed and the earthy wood, roast, and cocoa flavors emerge. Their unadulterated taste reveals earthen seared taste that's hardly ignored. With little flavor of the "third" bean, the taste is highly reliant on the charming interplay of coffee and chocolate.

Smooth and medium-textured on the palate, the beer plays somewhat softly with its semi-sweet upstart and its reluctant fade toward dryness. But as the sweetness and mild carbonation recedes, dry toast textures emerge with notions of hop-derived woody bitterness, dryness, and a slim alcohol warmth (it's dangerous how drinkable this beer is for its alcohol content). Finishing woody, chocolaty and warm,- the beer begs for one more sip.

Giving in to this taste would be detrimental to health and mind as this beer hides its alcohol deceptively well. Its sultry attitude with savory, hearty sweetness, and casual effort makes it somewhat sessionable- a horrible blend for those "lush-like-me" types.

Serving type: can

02-06-2013 06:54:35 | More by BEERchitect
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Serving type: can

02-18-2013 03:25:56 | More by jzeilinger
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Serving type: can

02-18-2013 03:52:06 | More by BarryMFBurton
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TallSaint

New York

4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

March 28th, 2013.

On the nose it smells oddly like a bonfire; the oak, cocoa and some very roasty malts come through with might. Along with this melody is earthy coffee.

This beer definitely takes some time to breathe. I was struggling with it at first, its flavors and taste were very reserved but with some time it opens up.

Upfront on the palate it is full of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. As it slides through the mouth the coffee comes out a bit more and as it progresses towards the back of the mouth it turns into liquid chocolate with a touch of oak and vanilla. The finish is bitter and boozy.

The mouthfeel is absurdly thick and creamy, absolutely amazing.

Well balanced and not as sweet as I expected. A really nice beer.

Serving type: can

03-29-2013 02:25:25 | More by TallSaint
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oberon

North Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the can a deep mahagony with well defined half finger light tan colored head,a little lighter in color than most I have had from the style.Aromas of dark roast coffee,bitter chocolate,and earth,it seems quite dry and no alcohol sweetness.Starts out with deep coffee roast with underlying unsweetened chocolate,mild molasses-like sweetness that quickly gets hit with a healthy dose of piney hops in the finish.This is a hopped up Baltic Porter,one of the dryer and complex of the style I have had,it's just a little sharp in the feel but this is pretty damn good.

Serving type: can

03-31-2013 02:00:39 | More by oberon
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bmwats

Louisiana

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a standard pint.

A: Dark brown. Pours a 1 finger, brown-white head. Settles slowly. Leaves a persistent foam blanket. Spotty lacing.

S: Roasted malt, oatmeal, lots of chocolate, plenty of coffee.

T: Roasted espresso is prominent. Dark unsweetened chocolate. Roasted malt grains.

M: Thick and hearty. Peaty finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice hue, solid head, and some fair lacing. Nose is roasted malt and coffee accentuated with some chocolate notes. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate... tastes like it smells. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Serving type: can

06-29-2013 06:16:54 | More by bmwats
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a nice deep dark brown. Big fluffy light brown head. Head fades slowly, leaving moderate chunks of lacing here and there. Great retention.

S: Huh, it's a war between fresh roasted coffee beans and cocoa. Not sure who's winning, but I'm pretty certain it's me. Very inviting.

T: Wonderful coffee beans up front. Sweet chocolate joins it, giving it a wonderful mocha taste. Sweetness disappears in the finish, resulting in a bitter and sharp coffee and baker's chocolate flavor. Great contrast. Long lingering bitter coffee and chocolate between sips.

M: Nice medium body, not too heavy but it's got some weight.

O: A stout meant to highlight the coffee and chocolate flavors and it does it well. Delicious coffee and chocolate for that matter. Flavors are perfectly balanced and complementary as well. I really enjoyed this one even if it's a little bit of a one-note (two-note?) beer. My kind of notes though.

Serving type: can

07-08-2013 04:20:23 | More by Dope
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a dimple mug)
A- The dense brown body glows a garnet glow with a thick creamy tan head pits with bubbles.

S- The rick blend of chocolate malt and some cold pressed coffee has some toasted malt support with caramel qualities growing as it opens. There is a chocolate nougat flavor that finishes as it warms.

T- The rich chocolate malt blends with a nice breakfast roast coffee and finishes with a black roasted malt. There is an alcohol taste with some hop bitterness and a coffee roast bitter hint to it.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a spicy alcohol prick in the finish.

O- Nice rich aroma with great chocolate malt and coffee and that follows through for the most part in the taste. Goes down smooth and the alcohol is a bit hidden but has nice alcohol heat as it opens.

Serving type: can

09-11-2013 15:45:11 | More by rhoadsrage
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fourstringer

Maryland

4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Brewer's Art goblet with a moderate hand. Bottom of the can is marked Bestby10Jul2013. Yeah... but this is in a can and 10% ABV. I think we're going to be ok, here.

A: Mostly opaque, very dark coffee bean brown with a ruby tint. 1 finger of light caramel head with a bit of rocky depth. Good retention. Lots of lacing. Very fine looking brew.

S: Rather sweet, roasted malt. Brown sugar. Toffee. Dark cherry. A unique scent I can't put my finger on... Maybe it's the ancient Roman beans or what-not. Not a whole lot of coffee or chocolate to my surprise.

T: Nice, bittersweet coffee/chocolate up front and throughout. The hops gradually increase their presence and complete the dry, fairly bitter finish at the back of the mouth. Roasted malts and dark chocolate. There is a burnt sugar presence, but the beer is not nearly as sweet as the smell would suggest. Coffee/chocolate is dominant, as expected, and of rather good quality. Overall, taste is a bit one-note (or maybe two-note is more appropriate), but it plays well.

M: Moderate carbonation with a slight prickliness. The body is fairly full, which makes it a bit smoother.

O: Tasty brew, especially if you dig the union of coffee, beer and chocolate. The coffee and chocolate accents are very nice. I do enjoy how the taste transitions from a slight sweeter, coffee/chocolate bitterness at the beginning to an assertive, somewhat piney, hop bitterness at the end. Cool beer.

Prost!

Serving type: can

11-18-2013 02:24:28 | More by fourstringer
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown pour with a creamy two finger beige head with great retention and crazy lacing. This nose is very malt forward with lots of sweet roasty coffee notes along with hints of vanilla, mocha, caramel, brown sugar, and some subtle hazelnut. The taste follows suit with lots of fresh roasty coffee up front along with hints of hazelnut, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, cocoa, and brown bread. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy with above average carbonation and a bittersweet, slightly dry finish. The ABV is very well hidden. Overall, a very flavorful and easy drinking interpretation.

Serving type: can

12-30-2013 05:42:56 | More by beerdrifter
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. can served in my Weyerbacher tulip. Pours a deep brown with dark ruby highlights around the base when the light hit the glass just right. Head is half an inch and tan-colored and leaves a residual band of lacing as it slowly recedes. Nose expresses cocoa, dark fruit and roasted coffee. Taste consistent with nose; however, there's a distinct, hoppy bitterness at the finish that lingers between quaffs. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a crisp carbonation and a hint of acidity that is detectable at the finish. Overall, a pretty enjoyable beer with quite a few different levels to it. Too bad it's a one-off.

Serving type: can

02-08-2013 01:51:50 | More by Jwale73
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CloudStrife

New York

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
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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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 fl oz tall skinny can with the bottom reading best before July 10, 2013. Fear not, for it is entering my belly right now. My first review of a beer coming from a can! Based on what everyone has been saying about this beer, I couldn't be more excited.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours just a shade away from black with the tiniest little ruby dot showing through some bubble action. About two fingers of creamy tan head sitting on top with some pretty nice retention. Thick wispy lacing on the sides of the glass follows.

S - Bold, rich, coffee smell. Roasted malts. Some cocoa / vanilla hybrid scent in there. Doesn't really smell as amazing as I was hoping for.

T - Rich, creamy, and smooth. Roasted coffee beans, obviously dominate at first. Can definitely feel the warmth from this beer's bold 10.00% abv. Very nicely balanced flavors of roasted coffee beans, toasted malts and barley, and even a nice fresh hop presence in the back end. Hint of dark fruit presence, however the bold assertive coffee is the main attraction here. Hop presence and that bold coffee ground flavor become even more prominent as the beer begins to warm.

M - Again, creamy, rich and smooth with a hoppy resinous aftertaste. Very well balanced, very well-bodied, very tasty. A very bitter dark beer also, but not over the top by any means.

Overall, a pleasure to look at in/out of the can, a pleasure to drink, and a pleasure to behold. Here's to hoping that they brew this beauty again. An excellent beer all around.

Sixpoint 3Beans ---4/5.

Serving type: can

02-21-2013 23:35:42 | More by mfnmbvp
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thedoubler55

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This brew pours out a dark brown color, almost black, a nice two finger tan head at the top that leaves some nice lacing around the glass.

S: The nose on this beer is filled with chocolate, vanilla and some nice roasted malts, such a good smell to this one.

T: Almost exactly like the nose, up front is lots of chocolate with coffee and roasted malts, a slight hint of bitterness, but a perfect balance.

M: Medium bodied, a nice thickness and creamy.

O: This brewery just keeps making some solid good stuff, was very impressed by this beer, actually wish I bought two 4 packs instead of just one, really enjoyed this brew!

Serving type: can

04-19-2013 01:38:08 | More by thedoubler55
3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,075 ratings.