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3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,182 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,182
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 102
Gots: 96 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a nearly opaque cola color with rocky light tan head.
S: It smelled like roasted coffee and cream and sweet milk chocolate, with some caramel malt.
T: It tasted like bitter black coffee and sweet milk chocolate, with a bit of copper. It had a bittersweet aftertaste, with prominent alcohol warming.
M: It was fairly thick with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a decent double stout, with a great scent and body. But the taste wasn't anything special, and the finish was really rough, so it wasn't very easy to drink. Maybe age would help improve, but this brew was only mediocre fresh.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Profchaos20
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 4/18/13, 12 oz can in a snifter.

A - Pours dark brown nearly black with a two finger tan head.

S - Roasted malt very strong upfront. Coffee, licorice, dark chocolate, red wine.

T - Roasted malts, hops, finishes with medium to high bitterness. Hints of coffee, and alcohol and a bit of astringency. Bitterness lingers on the palate.

M - Heavy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. A sipper for sure.

O - Not particularly feeling this one, decent but alcohol and bitterness overpower. Maybe better with some age on it.

Photo of jasoncheb
3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. skinny can into a Hardywood Park snifter

A: Aggressive poor yielded close to a 2 finger yellow-tan head

S: Instant coffee with less alcohol than what I would have expected. SOme hints of background chocolate notes.

T: Give this has been cellared for about a month, the taste shouldn't have really evolved. Still a stong hit of alcohol, but not so much that it overwhelms the coffee and chocolate...very well balanced

M: A little thin, possibly due to the 10% ABV. Average mouth.

O: Slightly above average, and at a great price point. Was hoping for a little more of a coffee/alcohol balance, which may occur over time. Plan on keeping this one in the cellar for the next few months to see how it evolves.

Serving type: can

Photo of maximum12
3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to JayCin for this lovely, weird little 12 oz. can. Nice package. I can't decide whether it looks appropriately throwback or something over-designed by an idiot who watched too many episodes of Mad Men. Either way, I like it.

Pour is dark & doesn't bother to hide its carbonation. Nose holds plenty of the advertised roast but doesn't lean over the line into coffee, mixed in with Nicaraguan earth. Hmmmm. Not what I expected, but decent enough.

3Beans is like a beginner coffee: this should come with a nipple. Mild roast in the nose gives way to mild coffee on the tongue, along with a poke of cocoa that soothes the sharp edges & turns this more espresso, creamy, even. Bitterness flirting with harshness lines the mid-palate, & not in a hoppy way, but a coffee-in-the-morning way. Mouthfeel is certainly the high point.

This is a good beer. Nothing out of the ordinary. Above average. Solid. <shrug> Just a mite bit nondescript.

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.

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3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz skinny can poured into a Sixpoint resin snifter.

The beer pours a nice, deep cola brown color, almost black. A big, cloudy, frothy bone colored head sits atop the beer, about 2 and a half fingers high that has moderate retention and leaves some decent lacing behind. Intense coffee on the nose, lots of roast with some dark chocolate behind it, touches of vanilla and lots of thick, rich, dark grain that is quite sweet. Lot's of bitter, roasted coffee and dark chocolate on the tongue, very intense, a bit harsh at times with sweet vanilla, oaky flavors that bring out the malted grain. The acidic finish is there, but it clashes a bit with the sweet flavors. The body is lively, bubbly, carbonated well with a lightly acidic finish that is fairly smooth.

Verdict: A very intense beer from Sixpoint and possibly too much for me. This is really a palate killer when I wasn't expecting it to be. I'd hoped for a soft, sweet, silky beer that highlights the adjuncts but got something that was punishing and brutal.

Photo of corby112
3.57/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pitch black with a two finger beige head that has good retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring.  Streaks of spotty lacing left behind.

Roasted dark malt aroma with lots of coffee bean character along with dry oak and dark chooclate notes.  Deeply roasted gourmet coffee with toasted oak, oatmeal and dark chocolate.  Subtle lactic presnce.  I was expecting more coffee in the nose.

Fuller end of medium body with a dry, bitter and robust coffee presence that lingers over the dark malt profile into a bone dry finish.  Some dry oak and dark chocolate flavor complimented by espresso bean and burnt toast.  Subtle lactic presence and subtle sweetness balance things out.  Lots of coffee flavor but not a one dimensional coffee bomb.  Dry and acrid but easy to drink because the high abv is nicely masked.  Not a bad beer but not very interesting either.  

3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,182 ratings.