3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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248 Reviews
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Reviews: 248
Hads: 1,197
rAvg: 4
pDev: 4.5%
Wants: 120
Gots: 100 | FT: 2
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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 philbe311
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm very excited to try this one...

A - A slow to develop finger's worth of densely packed rich creamy khaki colored froth with an ever so slightly rocky top... Solid retention gives way to a full enticing veil of lacing and thin collar... The color is a deep dark brown that lets lot of light leak in around the edges... Mostly still with a couple of stray sluggish carbonation bubbles deep within... A good bit of lacing clings to the glass...

S - You don't even need to bring this one close to your nose to enjoy the potent and pleasant aroma... A nice rich coffee scent to start... This is mixed nicely with a rich milk chocolate component... Some slight earthy notes... A hint of smoke... Vanilla emerges more as it warms... Very nice depth and complexity...

T - Light yet assertive coffee to start... Semisweet chocolate chips... Vanilla... Some light woody notes from the oak which adds just the most subtle of nuance... Loads of rich roasted malt on the finish that continues to crescendo...

M - Teeters on the border between medium and full bodied... A nice brisk carbonation... Starts a bit lush and "juicy..." The finish becomes a drier by the moment...

D - A very nice very rewarding brew from Sixpoint... I'm challenging to think of anything that quite compares as this one is rather unique... I can recommend with a clean conscience and will gladly seek out and enjoy again without hesitation... (1,415 characters)

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a globe glass

Pours an ink black through the core with some brown edges. A two finger mocha colored cap fades to a patchy coating with sheets of lace covering the inside of the glass.

Nose is of rich cocoa, dark roast, and coffee beans. Some very mild grassy hops hanging in the background. A little subtle on the nose, but rich and inviting at the same time.

Cocoa/milk chocolate with roast coffee beans mild at first, but then leaping in the finish. Big lingering bitterness that builds with each sip. Mix of roast and an earthy/grassy hop bitterness.

Medium-bodied. Low carbonation. Smooth and silky.

The bitterness really builds with this guy, dominating the palate....in a good way. This is a mighty fine coffee porter. (745 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
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. (284 characters)

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.06/5  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. (1,959 characters)

Photo of MDDMD
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-brown black color with a tan head and a little lacing

S-dark malt, coffee, chocolate, slightly earthy

T-coffee forward with dark roasted malt and chocolate, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, not as creamy as I was hoping

O-a solid offering from Sixpoint, nice flavor (302 characters)

Photo of Droogins
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
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. (1,655 characters)

Photo of DaveAnderson
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
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. (838 characters)

Photo of TallSaint
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
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. (745 characters)

Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +2%
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. (574 characters)

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.08/5  rDev +2%
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. (1,551 characters)

Photo of davey101
4.08/5  rDev +2%
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. (727 characters)

Photo of jzeilinger
4.08/5  rDev +2%
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. (790 characters)

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
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. (309 characters)

Photo of bmwats
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
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. (618 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (1,246 characters)

Photo of beerdrifter
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (588 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (2,067 characters)

Photo of fourstringer
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
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! (1,482 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
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. (1,630 characters)

Photo of cosmicevan
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
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. (704 characters)

Photo of Dope
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
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. (926 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.12/5  rDev +3%
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. (808 characters)

Photo of CloudStrife
4.12/5  rDev +3%
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. (931 characters)

Photo of thedoubler55
4.12/5  rDev +3%
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! (630 characters)

Photo of Jwale73
4.12/5  rDev +3%
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. (614 characters)

3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.