5Beans | 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:
The Mad Scientists walked through an ancient bazaar, sniffing out ingredients for their next formulation. The stalls were buzzing with activity as exotic spice vendors promoted their fragrant wares. But what ingredient would make the fabled 5th bean? The enticing aroma of an oily, smoky pod – black cardamom – caught their attention. Now that would turn the Imperial to Bazaar...

Added by superspak on 11-01-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,767
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
413
pDev:
7.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
65
Trade:
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Ratings: 413 |  Reviews: 117
Photo of mikeg67
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can. Pours black with tall, creamy, brown head and nice lacing. Aroma is of, toasted malt, dark fruit, spices and coffee. Body is full and smooth. Taste is of spices, toasted malt, coffee, vanilla, brown sugar, dark fruit and herbal hops. Finish is long and almost dry. Very nice porter.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mortarforker
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of meatyard
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluecrow
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

-opaque, ebony can pour with a wisp of foam that disapated quickly. The aroma is coffee-forward. The flavor is distinctly toasted malt with espresso and some bourbon notes. This is a rich quaff, especially when on the warmer side. The high abv (10.4%) is detectable.

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

CAN
Garnet-black with a fleeing tan head that legs. 4
Cold coffee, some pepper, ash and rubber. 4
Baker’s chocolate, fig paste, char, treacle, coffee grounds, slight barrel-esque vanilla + woody spice. 4
Spearmint linger.
Med+, chewy, slight burn. 4

Not as thick as expected, and the ABV kills the head retention, so not a looker. Understated taste, too: the coffee jumps out, the cardamom is harder to place, and the vanilla + chocolate are only-coz-you-told-me elements. Body is porter-ish - not quite the full stout chew - so the heat jumps out more than it should. Puzzles more than delivers.

1 year plus on it, but still in date - what am I missing? 4

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Photo of ebwang
3.13/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of REVZEB
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of npachl
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into glass. Stamped best by date of '15OCT2018'.
Very dark, mahogany colored body. Thin cap of tan head. Good coverage of lacing.
Aroma of coffee, vanilla, light spice of cardamom. Sits in the nasal passages.
Taste includes milk chocolate along with the named aromas. Dark roasted malts.
Thicker mouth feel.
Very tasty, the spice really adds to the aroma and flavor profiles.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) can into a conical pint glass; best buy 15 October 2018.
A: Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a quarter inch, tan head, limited retention, and soapy lacing.
S: Aromas of dark bread crust, cracker, mocha/black coffee, and licorice. Peppery.
T: Tastes like sweet dark chocolate with a licorice twist. Bitterness comes on stronger and stronger throughout consumption.
M: Lighter bodied than I expected, but still at least medium bodied in fact. Carbonation persists and contributes to the mouthfeel throughout. Modest tingling sensation persists (perhaps the cardamom, which I use in a professorn glogg.
O: An enjoyable and well craft Baltic Porter. Would certainly have this again and share with friends.

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Photo of C_Adams
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of jfreeze
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MinerBob
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beer pours black with a deep brown head two fingers thick with lacing. The smell is cocoa and coffee. The flavor is strong dark coffee and alcohol not real sure what cardamom is suppose to taste like. It's extremely smooth and goes down easy. A great beer!

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Photo of KevinL
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gshak
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can with a best by date of October 2018, at fridge temperature into Tripel Karmeliet snifter.

A- opaque brown-black with a thin tan head. Not much lacing observed.
S - very rich aroma of espresso and a tinge of green pepper skin. Upon warming I get a but of spice...like nutmeg, cardamom etc.
T - very rich coffee Porter. Starts sweet, with aromas of fresh coffee, green pepper skin, a hit of laxtose sweetness and smoothness. Warmth brings upon the above noted spices.
M- smooth, medium-fullish on the palate, and it totally works for this beer.

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Photo of cuy50
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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5Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 413 ratings