4Beans
Sixpoint Brewery

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From:
Sixpoint Brewery
 
New York, United States
Style:
Porter - Baltic
ABV:
10%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 7.97%
Ratings:
988
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 11, 2019
Added:
Sep 07, 2014
Wants:
  77
Gots:
  222
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: 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.
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3.75 by BdM from Netherlands on May 11, 2019
 
2.62 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on May 10, 2019
 
3.5 by hseldon15 from California on Apr 21, 2019
 
3.54 by mholdefer from Alabama on Jan 31, 2019
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4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

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 milk 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

Dec 04, 2018
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4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Nass from Florida

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-

Oct 17, 2018
 
4.46 by ebwang from New York on Jan 15, 2018
 
4.17 by GrumpyGas from Illinois on Dec 23, 2017
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4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by cosmicdebris from Connecticut

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.

Dec 01, 2017
 
4.25 by axf4129 from Indiana on Oct 18, 2017
 
4.29 by robrio89 from Connecticut on Oct 01, 2017
 
4 by wjbent from Florida on Sep 25, 2017
 
4.23 by jhavs from New York on Aug 25, 2017
 
3.79 by Grackos from Florida on Aug 13, 2017
 
4.29 by SkyyNapalm from Massachusetts on Jul 23, 2017
 
4.52 by MJSFS from Florida on Jun 21, 2017
 
4.1 by TimberSwanson from Pennsylvania on Jun 12, 2017
 
3.75 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jun 12, 2017
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4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.

Jun 09, 2017
 
3.94 by Timtac from New Jersey on Feb 05, 2017
 
4 by pdcleff from Pennsylvania on Dec 24, 2016
 
4 by ecto from New York on Nov 26, 2016
 
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Nov 25, 2016
 
4.23 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania on Oct 29, 2016
 
4.08 by wvsabbath from West Virginia on Oct 26, 2016
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4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by AgentMunky from New York

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.

Oct 20, 2016
 
4.25 by YalovaIA from Iowa on Sep 24, 2016
 
4.25 by sachie23 from New York on Sep 15, 2016
 
4.06 by jaxon53 from Connecticut on Sep 03, 2016
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3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by macrosmatic from Florida

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.

Sep 03, 2016
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4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by cwalter from New York

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).

Aug 31, 2016
 
4.25 by Jerk_Store from Canada (QC) on Aug 10, 2016
 
3.73 by DraughtJunkie82 from Missouri on Jul 30, 2016
 
3.9 by jas0n02 from California on Jul 23, 2016
 
4.19 by Skillz from Illinois on Jul 23, 2016
 
4.23 by thoglund from New York on Jul 15, 2016
 
4.31 by Urs from Connecticut on Jul 04, 2016
 
4.17 by edthehead from New York on Jul 01, 2016
 
4 by Narthax from Texas on Jun 23, 2016
 
4 by Philcassella from Massachusetts on Jun 13, 2016
4Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 988 ratings