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3Beans - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,123 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,123
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 88
Gots: 86 | FT: 2
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013)
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the can labeled Best Before 10 Jul 2013. I am sampling this on November 27, 2013, which is beyond that date. Good looking Porter-like pour of dark brown with a moderately lingering beige head.

The aroma is chocolate and coffee mainly. But there is an interesting cherry-like ester going on as well. Mild earthy hops. OK sweetness. No booze for 10%.

The body is creamy and a bit better than medium.

The taste tends to play down the coffee and chocolate aromas of the nose in favor of a dark malt, earthy, fruity character. Oh yes, the chocolate and coffee do not disappear entirely but they don't present themselves as much in the flavor as they do in the aroma. 10% ABV and the alcohol is not detected. Decent Porter.

Serving type: can

11-27-2013 22:51:18 | More by puboflyons
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Elprico

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-26-2013 04:13:35 | More by Elprico
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kirkse

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-25-2013 21:26:11 | More by kirkse
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

11-24-2013 15:34:14 | More by Dcunicelli
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Mgm54

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

11-24-2013 05:38:49 | More by Mgm54
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jnardone235

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-24-2013 05:32:13 | More by jnardone235
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StevenLaValley

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-19-2013 21:31:48 | More by StevenLaValley
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rye_so_serious

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-18-2013 17:55:30 | More by rye_so_serious
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fourstringer

Maryland

4.11/5  rDev +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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raydogfresh

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-17-2013 20:53:26 | More by raydogfresh
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core42

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

11-16-2013 21:28:42 | More by core42
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joe1510

Illinois

3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz Tallboy
$10.99 4-Pack
4 Seasons Liquors - Morris, IL

Roman Beans, eh?

3Beans has a body the darkest of browns like a Nubian Queen. A mocha head forms immediately and is instantly creamy coming to a rest with a thick, sticky ring and a puffy floating cap. The cap leaves sheet lacing caked down the glass with each drink. This is a damn fine looking beer, rich, velvety, and dense.

The aroma is bold. Lightly roasted malts are the foundation. Dark, bittersweet cocoa is pretty heavy handed. I'm not quite sure what Roman beans smell like but there is an earthy quality floating around in the periphery. Freshly ground coffee emerges, and grows, as this one warms becoming one of the dominant factors. Not bad but a little run together.

Mild roast with a touch of lactic sweetness that's reminiscent of heavy cream are first and foremost in the flavor. Coffee comes along mid palate and pushes through to the finish, it's well integrated. Bittersweet chocolate, an earthy component (I will assume this is from the Roman Beans), and a hodgepodge of dark berries bring up the rear. The flavor comes together better than the aroma.

The weight feels appropriate as it hits the tongue but becomes a little more viscous and sticky than I'd like. It's not overpoweringly sweet but there is a little too much stick, in my opinion. The feel is silky though and there's a touch of roasty bitterness on the swallow.

I've had my eye on this beer since the day I'd first seen it. I'm not sure why being as Sixpoint has never shown me much in the past. 3Beans falls in line with the rest of Sixpoints offerings I've sampled, it's good but with the selection today I won't be picking it up again. A four pack is more than enough for me.

Serving type: can

11-16-2013 03:23:44 | More by joe1510
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GABrew

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-16-2013 01:06:39 | More by GABrew
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-15-2013 06:39:05 | More by SocalKicks
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

11-15-2013 00:00:56 | More by NYR_Rob
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sfr26

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-13-2013 02:49:20 | More by sfr26
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Brendog9

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

11-13-2013 02:44:27 | More by Brendog9
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deadliest

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

11-13-2013 00:30:47 | More by deadliest
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MVP09

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

11-12-2013 17:30:38 | More by MVP09
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Jordy777

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

11-12-2013 02:56:50 | More by Jordy777
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ddedhed

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-12-2013 02:56:33 | More by ddedhed
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james582

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-10-2013 15:27:36 | More by james582
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PStriedl

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-09-2013 01:32:39 | More by PStriedl
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Yeti1979

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-03-2013 03:38:54 | More by Yeti1979
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SammyJaxxxx

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-31-2013 05:20:20 | More by SammyJaxxxx
3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,123 ratings.