Beast Mode Porter
Sixpoint Brewery

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From:
Sixpoint Brewery
 
New York, United States
Style:
American Porter
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 10.56%
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
327
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Apr 07, 2020
Added:
Dec 01, 2014
Wants:
  17
Gots:
  69
SCORE
82
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Rated: 4.25 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 07, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.14/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
"Best by 7/19/15"; drank 2/22/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the can into a glass.

Brown appearance; some purple hues when held to the light.

HUGE tan head (careful pouring!); frothy lace.

Faint nose; barely there notes of dirt, coffee grounds & citrus.

Medium mouthfeel.

Dusty gravel up front; coffee grounds & faint citrus on the finish. A hint of booze emerged as this warmed. Odd & unpleasant.
Nov 28, 2016
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
**
02/01/2015
Beast mode is the man. Growler to pint glass, complements of JPK.
Aroma is roasted malt.
Nice caramel color, with medium tan head.
Lots of nutty and malty flavor.

Go hawks.
**
Oct 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.59 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Oct 17, 2016
 
Rated: 2.09 by PSU_Mike from Pennsylvania

May 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by AD17 from New Jersey

Apr 25, 2016
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Reviewed by Jadjunk from Georgia

3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
"My ancestors danced around a campfire and drank strange brews. Many Beasts were present. The drums were poundingl the rhythm was jamming. Let's keep the fire going and the ritual Love your Beast... it's Mad Science. Brewed in the style of an American Porter, available in 12 oz. canned 4 packs and on limited draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. can to a snifter glass.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy foam head of a medium tan color over a deep burgundy body with high clarity and sparse carbonation. Retention is excellent and lacing is moderate and patchy. 4.5

(Smell) Caramel and crystal malts forward with a pinch of subtle roasted grain, toasted bread malts, and a moderate hoppy bitterness with notes of rich citrus and delicate pine. Potency is moderate. Aroma is notable as a very hoppy porter. 3.75

(Taste) Bread malts with a reserved sweetness, light caramel malt body, a breath of roasted grain on the finish, drinking very light makes it reminiscent of a porter, yet packed with a nicely balanced and complex enough body. Modest hop character does not generate much bitterness, but slight citrus and fruit notes. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly chewy, clean, medium dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is shy of medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is nearly even sweet to specialty malt bitterness character. Alcohol presence is low and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) Beast Mode may not pack a great deal of flavor, and even for a porter it shows its lightness on the malt front. What it lacks in body, it makes up for in the flavor dimension for what it does have, and compliments with the added dimension of a polite, but welcome hop flavor as well. Altogether, this is a tasty blend of malt characters that warrants a try, if Sixpoint decides to revisit this beer in the future, and of course redistributes to Georgia. We're all pulling for you guys over here! 3.75

Sixpoint Brewery's
Beast Mode
3.8/5.00
Mar 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Skellbop from New York

Mar 10, 2016
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
My snow day here at Chez Woody CANtinues with a Porter interlude. This is a Slimline (tm) CAN in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm)!

From the CAN: "Beer is Culture"; " ... My ancestors danced around a campfire and drank strange brews. Many Beasts were present. The drums were pounding; the rhythm was jamming. Let's keep the fire going, and the ritual. Love your Beast ... It's Mad Science."; "Formulated by The Mad Scientists"; "Inspired by our heritage: Water, Malt, Hops, and Beast."; "Beer for Beasts".

I Crack!ed the CAN open, but I only used a gentle Glug to raise a finger of foamy, light-tan head with decent retention. Color was Brown to Dark Brown (SRM = > 22, < 27) with NE-quality clarity and amber highlights & the CAN reads "24 SRM". Nose had a chocolaty, slightly medicinal smell. I used to associate it with my late-grandparents' Geritol, but carob is a better analogy. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was definitely carob! It was chocolaty, but not really chocolate. I remember my utter disappointment, as a kid, at being given carob as though it were chocolate. Blah! As an adult, I like it a lot more, since I generally eschew truly sweet stuff and tend away from malt-driven beers. Warming, it reminded me of a Brown Ale in that it took on a slightly hoppy bitterness. I read a newspaper columnist recently who could not quantify the difference between a Porter & a Stout. Pshaw! This was definitely a Porter, with a light smokiness, but a light mouthfeel, also. It finished semi-sweet with a lingering carob flavor. It made for an interesting drink, but one was satiating for me.
Jan 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.54 by Kinger86 from Maine

Jan 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by gregcordle from Ohio

Oct 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.66 by cvengeance from Pennsylvania

Oct 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.13 by Jhavey from Texas

Sep 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by Stum-pub from Connecticut

Sep 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Jame515 from Texas

Sep 08, 2015
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Rated by mlockman from Indiana

3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Amazingly creamy, almost fluffy mouthfeel when agitated. A moderately hop-forward aroma is replicated on the palate.
Sep 06, 2015
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Six point Brewery "Beast Mode"
12 oz. can, "BB09JUL2015 1040"
$1.99 @ Atlantic Liquors, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Seeing as how this beer's been retired I don't really feel the need to go into too much depth with it. I've actually had it several times before but I just never got around to reviewing it, so I'll firstly say that it's exactly as I remember it but a touch less hoppy; and although it's almost 2 months past it's "best by" date I don't find any oxygenation in either the aroma or the flavor. It's got a clear dark malt component to it (dark chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, almost burnt sugar, a thin bit of dark caramel, a subtle roasty edge, etc.) and it's hoppy: grassy, floral and gently citrusy. It's aggressive, but at the same time it remains balanced. I like it, and I'm a little bit disappointed they've dropped it, but I'm just as much to blame as anyone else I guess... out of the last 50 or so Sixpoint beers I've had in the last year or so how many have been "Beast Mode"? - about 6. My bad.
Sep 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by alexsergio from New York

Aug 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by Musineer from Texas

Aug 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by Kubrickx from Illinois

Aug 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.81 by VonZipper from New York

Aug 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by kew from Texas

Aug 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.53 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Aug 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.1 by brocktune from Virginia

Jul 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by atrocity from Virginia

Jul 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.51 by StrangerTides from New York

Jul 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.69 by MPSTARR from Florida

Jul 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.62 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Jul 03, 2015
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Reviewed by ONUMello from Ohio

3.29/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
12oz can best by 7/9/15 poured into a pint glass
A: Dark red with a bit of a reddish hue, definitely translucent, with a 2+ finger head even with a slow pour
S: Smells more like a red/rye ale with a spicy wheat bite and a hop kick
T: Thin, some malt but not much more
M: Light-bodied, thin
O: I don't know what this is but a porter it is not. Much too light both in color and body. Whatever it is, it's still passable at best, thin and not a lot of flavor
Jun 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4.1 by RobinLee from Wisconsin

Jun 25, 2015
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Reviewed by adamkeen_beatlanta from Georgia

3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
#beerAtlanta
Beer Name: Beast Mode
Brewery: Six Point Brewery
Website: http://sixpoint.com/beers/cycliquids
Available locally at: Ale Yeah in Decatur
ABV: 6.4%
Glassware: Pint Glass
Appearance: dark copper, cloudy
Scent/Aroma: sweet, slight hops
Taste/Flavor: sweet spicy balance
Body/Mouthfeel: creamy, smooth
First Taste: This is an awesome beer. The first taste made me smile for sure. It has a tad (yeah, I say tad) bit of a spice but quickly evens out to a hoppy goodness and a sweet malty aftertaste. Its purposefully balanced with a
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Food/Dessert: Lemon chicken
Scale from 1 to 10: 7.5
Jun 24, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by Mlawrence from Georgia

Jun 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.6 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Jun 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.31 by Justdoit1234 from Minnesota

Jun 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by enelson from Illinois

Jun 10, 2015
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
Was really looking forward to trying this and finally found a couple cans at the bottle shop. Poured from a slender 12oz can into a tulip. The brew pours looking like cola brown with ruby clarity and a tan cap several fingers tall that fades leaving patchy lace.

The smell includes notes of caramel malt, slight nuttiness, roast and citrus hops that get slightly floral and fruity as it warms up.

The taste is a bit tin-like with minerals, carbonics, herbal hops slight fruity alcohol, caramel malt and a bit of nutty character. In the finish it is fairly bitter and warming.

This is medium to light bodied with a moderate to high amount of carbonation. I have no idea what they were going for with this but ill never buy it again. I feel completely stupid for falling for their marketing and paying $3 for a slender can of forgettable blah.
Jun 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jun 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by KrissyKat6 from New York

Jun 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.93 by zero_signal from New Jersey

Jun 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.68 by RocketCityVol from Alabama

Jun 07, 2015
Beast Mode Porter from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 399 ratings