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3Beans (Bourbon Barrel-Aged) | Sixpoint Brewery

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3Beans (Bourbon Barrel-Aged)3Beans (Bourbon Barrel-Aged)
BA SCORE
4.17/5
Exceptional
49 Ratings
3Beans (Bourbon Barrel-Aged)3Beans (Bourbon Barrel-Aged)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
sixpoint.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with cacao husks, aged in Widow Jane Bourbon Barrels, and blended with cold-brewed Guatemalan Finca El Injerto coffee.

Added by DISKORD on 10-27-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,517
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
49
pDev:
7.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of MattyG85
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sturgeon83
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TerryMills
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big coffee up front with nice roasted malt finish, medium body .

Starts you out bitter but ends mildly sweet and very smooth ..

Zero complaints about this beer , would buy again .

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Photo of SadMachine
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jnorris404
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NonicPanic
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of calcnerd
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mig100
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Effervescent, roasty, non-offensive. Doesn't taste barrel aged. A good-to-great carbonated porter. Buy a single if you can, avoid the 4 pack at all costs.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mychalg9
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benish
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wattie83
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another Sixpoint solid....

Three Beans, indeed, more like a super taste of coffee and mocha beans instead. The look of the beer just brings a huge smile to your face - black, dark tan head, decent lacing, and a tiny bit of staying power for the foam. The smell was a wonderful blend of coffee, mocha, and bourbon that could keep you sniffing the brew for days on end. The mouthfeel was slightly thick, a tad creamy, and the carbonation was not distracting. Taste-wise, I found the coffee to be quite overpowering, but it did keep the booziness in check, though it wasn't as blended as one would expect. Overall, I consider this exceptional and have found a new brewer to reach too when I see new offerings.

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Photo of gobuccos
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skabiski
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
2.66/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Looks and smells relatively normal but the taste was not pleasant at all. Doesn't quite seem to be infected and not completely undrinkable but something was wrong. At least it wasn't an expensive drainpour.

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Photo of user785335
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rsquared59
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottom of the can stamped "BB 07 Nov 2020."
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a semi-thick dark brown color with a little bit of an almost darker hue of black closer to the center. Just a slim cap of a little eggshell white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Lace was concave, a little bit.
The aroma started off a little slow but ended up developing a nice meshing of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, moderate roasty coffee beans, delicate "green" sort of fresh earthy hoppiness that I usually detect from Sixpoint beers (I swear their hopping of every beer I believe they've ever done always has this).
The flavor was moderately roasty with a stifled dark breadiness coming to the forefront. Some burnt toast and dark fruits came in to round out the edges. Slight roasty sort of aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. There's some acceptable astringency leading into a concurring dryness but also a light stickiness (not cloying). Carbonation felt on par. ABV felt on par.
Overall, ya know, it's actually really good for what it is - the flavor is what really makes this beer despite the aroma really being "slow" to develop. Part of me wants to say I think Sixpoint should change up the "hopping" in this. There's a thick roasty stifling character punching the mouthfeel a bit that I think is holding this beer back. Though, it's a bit "green," I really think some age could make this a superb gem within a year or two.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Creamy and good. This has a thick chocolate, caramel, coconut, coffee flavor. I love this this and will buy again.....often. Can’t believe how smooth it is.

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Photo of EMH73
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black with an inch of tan, fluffy head that dissipated quickly to a ring and left a fair amount of lacing. Smells of coffee with notes of oak and bourbon. Tastes of roasted malts, coffee, oak, a hint of bourbon, vanilla and bitter chocolate. Medium bodied and carbonated, creamy mouth feel.

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Photo of willricewillsweep
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great flavors, great smell. Thin head, flavor starts out great but doesn't last like the world beaters. Overall a really good beer, would drink again.

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3Beans (Bourbon Barrel-Aged) from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 49 ratings
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