5Beans | Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.09/5
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411 Ratings
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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:
#2,726
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
411
pDev:
7.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
65
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 411 |  Reviews: 116
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

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

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

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

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

Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a two finger high tan colored head.
S: Light to moderate aromas of coffee beans are present in the nose that died down, but consistently left a short head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
T: The taste has flavors of coffee beans along with notes of chocolate malts and hints of dark roasted malts and cardamom.
M: It feels a little more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a really nice Baltic Porter that has nice coffee flavors and hides its alcohol very well.

Serving type: can

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Photo of tbeer40
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of PMarcy78
3.59/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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