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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
300
Ratings:
976
pDev:
7.95%
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
221
Trade:
9
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Ratings: 976 |  Reviews: 300
Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cola black color with medium light carbonation. Has a slight creamy feel,medium body yet somehow also has a bit of a thin body feel
Aroma is excellent roasted coffee beans with equal parts roasted malt followed by vanilla and mill chocolate.
Taste is almost identical but the vanilla shows up more than in the aroma . Vanilla actually needed to be toned down a bit as this was very good without it
It still was an excellent beer and glad I picked up a four pack . This is totally worth a try and the high abv is really well hidden

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Photo of Nass
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am getting some cocoa, some coffee, the vanilla & romano beans added make this beer a little more robust. This is strong & savory at 10%, but it's well made & the high abv is well hidden. I dig the Sixpoint can artwork as well. Cheers! A-

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Photo of ebwang
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cosmicdebris
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BA 4bean pours a dark chocolate color with a full medium brown head. You really smell the vanilla and coffee on this one. Big roasted coffee flavors with and Vanilla. The rye really compliments the other flavors. Alcohol is there but not what you would think for a 10 % beer. Very easy to drink for this hi of an ABV. Overall I am impressed would definately reccomend BA 4bean from Sixpoint.

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Photo of axf4129
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robrio89
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wjbent
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhavs
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grackos
3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SkyyNapalm
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TimberSwanson
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The appearance was a black pour with a healthy finger’s worth of white to off white foamy head that dissipated immediately. Light lacing started to cling but slid into the body. The smell started off with an eloquent sweet to bitter espresso; fresh, sticky and smooth over cocoa. Light vanilla balances sweetly. The taste was smooth sticky sweet cocoa over sweet and bitter espresso meshes together finely to leave a sweet wet bitter espresso to cocoa aftertaste. A quick sticky finish smooths it all out. On the palate, this one sat about medium bodied with a nice sipping feel to it. Carbonation runs light allowing the espresso to be the bitterness, but because of the vanilla, the palate, just absolutely feels wonderful. Overall, I think Sixpoint hit exactly what they wanted to do.

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Photo of Timtac
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pdcleff
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ecto
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhlosito75
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wvsabbath
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AgentMunky
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
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 +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sachie23
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaxon53
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 976 ratings