4Beans | Sixpoint Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
sixpoint.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
With the addition of Madagascar vanilla beans, 4BEANS takes Sixpoint Imperial Porter to the next level. Romano beans used by bygone brewers provide body, as the flavors of dark malt, cocoa and coffee are rounded out by smooth vanilla. The result is a quadrality of roasted, savory, and complex flavors. Modern formulation meets Baltic tradition and BKLYN partnership…it's Mad Science.

Added by Todd on 07-25-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
961
Reviews:
296
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
7.97%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
220
For Trade:
12
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Photo of Timtac
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pdcleff
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ecto
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhlosito75
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wvsabbath
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AgentMunky
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a plastic glass on the roof of the Lincoln Center.
4.25/4.5/4.25/3.75/4
Dark black with light head.
It smells delightful! Very chocolatey but with obvious coffee and a pleasant hint of coffee.
It tastes really nice too -- a touch thin, but more robust than anticipated. Just what you'd expect, with some sticky sugars. The vanilla is mildly off putting, but the coffee and chocolate is on point. Hugely flavorful and malty.
This is a sweet coffee stout. The cacao and vanillin are a bonus. Go forth and conquer.

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Photo of YalovaIA
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sachie23
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaxon53
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of macrosmatic
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from skinny 12 oz. can into a Brooklyn Brewery tulip glass.

A: Very dark brown, opaque. A finger's worth of tan head fades quickly, and a low amount of visible carbonation.

S: Coffee, roasted malts, and a vague nutty sweetness. Meh - nothing inspired here.

T: Coffee that's black and nutty. A touch of cacao with the roasted malts, toffee, hints of vanilla and a bit of booze sweetness. Maybe some lactose here too? A light hoppiness accompanies the roasted bitterness near the end, but overall finishes sweet.

M: Lighter body than the appearance suggested, but still a decent amount of heft. The alcohol is noticeable but not obnoxious. Low carbonation sensation.

O: A decent beer, but nothing exciting. It's just missing something - layers of flavor, bigger flavors, something - to make it a more appealing drink. On another note, I see nothing on the label (nor anything during the drink) to make me think this is truly a Baltic porter. It seems more like an ale, and the body isn't as rich as most Baltics.

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Photo of cwalter
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black in color with a creamy khaki head that is one finger in depth. The aroma is roasted coffee beans and dark cocoa nibs. Thick bodied with a smooth texture. The taste is initially dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Following this of vanilla, tobacco, oak maybe even a little leather. In the back end the roasted coffee bitterness lingers on the tongue. Very tasty porter clocking in at 10% (alcohol very well hidden).

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Photo of Jerk_Store
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DraughtJunkie82
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jas0n02
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skillz
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thoglund
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Urs
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Philcassella
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A frothy beige head builds atop the fudge colored liquid; good stickage and lacing action

Smell: Dark fruit (prune and raisin), chocolate and vanilla, with coffee tones underneath

Taste: Dark fruit forward, with chocolate, vanilla and coffee building; through the middle, the dark fruit flavors build; coffee in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: The fruitiness adds an interesting dimension here but it overpowers the finish

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Photo of Kevin67
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big brown foam in the little pilsner glass. Color is dark auburn with bubbles streaming. Quite tangy and sharp on the tongue. Sweet and robust but not any charred taste. Deep cocoa nose with that vanilla note.

The vanilla is the surprise, but it adds some smoothness to the coffee and scratchy hop flavors. Deeply roasted malt with a burnt sugar taste. From the tall can. Flavors have lasted well in the last of my cans from last summer.

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Photo of HeartofMiami
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
4.14 out of 5 based on 961 ratings.
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