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:
#2,725
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
411
pDev:
7.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
65
Trade:
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Ratings: 411 |  Reviews: 116
Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: dark brown to black under a 1/2" tan cap that drops quickly to a thick film

S: cacao, vanilla, coffee and cardamom dominate the aroma

T: starts lightly sweet with a trace of fruit and coffee quickly followed by vanilla, cacao and cardamom. It finishes with a light spice astringency that helps dry things out and provides balance

F: very smooth and creamy with medium body and carbonation

O: an interesting, easy drinking beer that hides its alcohol well.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.59/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

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

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a pure black color with a thick off white to eggshell white foamy finger’s worth of head that dissipates pretty quick. Light foamy spider web lace weaves around the glass nicely. The aroma has some sweet milk chocolate, rugged roasty to bitter coffee bean, some vanilla bean and a sharp portion of black licorice/anise to level things out nicely. Light spice - cardamom? The flavor brings about the sharp roasty tones of the coffee, chocolate and vanilla beans. Bitterness is there but a bit contained. Licorice/anise seems definitely fainter than in the aroma. Sly roasty to sweet aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice balance between sipping to sessionable sleekness rolling over my tongue with a light stickiness. Overall, within time perhaps within several months, this one will meld nicely to produce an absolute wonderful balance of it all. Right now, it’s a bit "green" but still wonderful right now.

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Photo of Chipotle
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dewsby
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cambabeer
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atone315
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of axf4129
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vivs85
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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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5Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 411 ratings