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
Ratings:
394
Reviews:
112
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
7.33%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
63
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 394 |  Reviews: 112
Photo of ClavisAurea
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bgold86
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Black in color and impenetrable to light. There's a solid three quarter inch creamy brown head on top. The aroma is of dark roasted coffee. The taste shows a lot of depth with dark roasted coffee and dark malt. The mouth is very dry and lightly oily from the coffee.

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Photo of parpalapelix
3.52/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NEdward
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Raziel313
2.25/5  rDev -45%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.5

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

12 oz can. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, and cardamom. Taste of chocolate, some earthy notes, medium bodied, smooth mouth feel.

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Photo of mishi_d
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greasy
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Dogfish tulip

L: Dark, dark, mahogany pour... nearly black with thin tannish head. Spotty lacing.

S: Spices... lots of cardamom and coffee. More subtle vanilla and a bit of chai.

T/F: Roasted malts gives a mix of sweetness and bitter. VERY spice forward... espresso and a lot of cardamom. Vanilla beans and chai... so very similar to the nose. Medium in body... expected it to be a bit thicker. Well carbonated. Finish is cardamom. Warming.

O: A spice forward porter... and a pretty tasty one at that. A great change of pace beer, and let it warm up to room temp to really experience the different nuances of the beer.

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

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

A: silky dark black color with no real head to mention

S: huge coffee bean aroma, candi sugar, roasted malts, oak, vanilla, a touch of cardamom, and some faint chocolate

T: massive coffee, like biting into a raw coffee bean. Following that is roasted malts, vanilla, some of that candi sugar from the aroma, some dark fruity fig, cardamom, and a faint oaky earthy taste

M: heavier moutfeel. Carbonation is relatively low. You can tell this one should be a bit of a sipper

O: very coffee forward. This is listed as a Baltic Porter on BA, but the coffee seems to dominate much of the flavors of the Baltic Porter. I like coffee beers, so I enjoy this

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

Photo of deonreds
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of oakaged88
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DamienArk
4.64/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Dharmelink
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bret717
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown color with ruby hues and tan head. Smells like cola with coffee added. Sweet and roasty. Taste starts with sweet coffee and maybe a hint of vanilla, continues with roasty coffee notes, quite bitter on the finish. Light body, soft carbonation. Really well hidden ABV, easy drinking and tasty.

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Photo of Wizzle32
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

5Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
4.09 out of 5 based on 394 ratings.
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