Sixpoint Brewery

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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
Baltic Porter
4.14 | pDev: 7.97%
May 11, 2019
Sep 07, 2014
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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Rated: 3.75 by BdM from Netherlands

May 11, 2019
Rated: 2.62 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 10, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by hseldon15 from California

Apr 21, 2019
Rated: 3.54 by mholdefer from Alabama

Jan 31, 2019
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
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 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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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
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-
Oct 17, 2018
Rated: 4.46 by ebwang from New York

Jan 15, 2018
Rated: 4.17 by GrumpyGas from Illinois

Dec 23, 2017
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Reviewed by cosmicdebris from Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +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.
Dec 01, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by axf4129 from Indiana

Oct 18, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by robrio89 from Connecticut

Oct 01, 2017
Rated: 4 by wjbent from Florida

Sep 25, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by jhavs from New York

Aug 25, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by Grackos from Florida

Aug 13, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by SkyyNapalm from Massachusetts

Jul 23, 2017
Rated: 4.52 by MJSFS from Florida

Jun 21, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by TimberSwanson from Pennsylvania

Jun 12, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jun 12, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.14/5  rDev 0%
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.
Jun 09, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by Timtac from New Jersey

Feb 05, 2017
Rated: 4 by pdcleff from Pennsylvania

Dec 24, 2016
Rated: 4 by ecto from New York

Nov 26, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Nov 25, 2016
Rated: 4.23 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania

Oct 29, 2016
Rated: 4.08 by wvsabbath from West Virginia

Oct 26, 2016
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Reviewed by AgentMunky from New York

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.
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
Rated: 4.25 by YalovaIA from Iowa

Sep 24, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by sachie23 from New York

Sep 15, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Sep 03, 2016
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

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.
Sep 03, 2016
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Reviewed by cwalter from New York

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).
Aug 31, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Jerk_Store from Canada (QC)

Aug 10, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by DraughtJunkie82 from Missouri

Jul 30, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by jas0n02 from California

Jul 23, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by Skillz from Illinois

Jul 23, 2016
Rated: 4.23 by thoglund from New York

Jul 15, 2016
Rated: 4.31 by Urs from Connecticut

Jul 04, 2016
Rated: 4.17 by edthehead from Maryland

Jul 01, 2016
Rated: 4 by Narthax from Texas

Jun 23, 2016
Rated: 4 by Philcassella from North Carolina

Jun 13, 2016
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