3Beans - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | 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): 10.10%

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:
#2,176
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
159
pDev:
6.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
30
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 159 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of Treyliff
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2017 vintage
12oz can poured into a tulip

A- pours black in color with a two-finger creamy khaki colored head that has great retention after the pour and leaves some lacing behind

S- plenty of cocoa and coffee on the nose, giving a creamy cafe mocha aroma with herbal & earthy roast. Undertones of charred malt, anise & dark chocolate. Not picking up any barrel notes

T- opens with notes of cocoa and milk chocolate, followed by an earthy and roasty coffee. Mid-palate gives notes of caramel and charred malt. The finish brings out just a hint of barrel, providing some bourbon & oak. Lingers of herbal coffee

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a thin finish

O- nice mix of cocoa and coffee, the barrel is subtle, but hangs around on the linger

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Photo of cd34
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeWard
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into a tall glass. 2017 vintage, best by 11/7/20, so no freshness issues here.

Jet black body with a thick oatmeal colored head leaving very good lacing.

Mild coffee & bourbon aromas on the nose.

Oooh. Tasty beer here. flavors aren't overwhelming, but beautifully blended. coffee, bourbon, chocolate are all present. 4 pack did not last the weekend, will be on the lookout for more.

Mouth close to full, finish lightly of coffee and then the bourbon end.

Overall, excellent coffee baltic porter. The BBA is not overdone, making for a smooth tasty brew

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Photo of 57md
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep dark brown colors with golden brown edges and a full finger of head. The nose is roasty but I'm only getting a small whiff of essence from the barrel. The flavor profile has solid roasted bitterness with a hint of dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is rich and the body is full.

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Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hop_God
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDoak
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gajo74
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark mahogany color with a fluffy tan head. It shows good retention along with creamy lacing.
The aroma is very enticing. The first impression is of cocoa and nutty malt. A sweet aroma of toffee and caramel portend of the rich malty sweetness to come. The barrel aging produces notes of vanilla, wood and a light alcohol spice.
The first impressions in the taste are of a toffee and dark caramel sweetness that is rich, yet, moderate. Flavors of cocoa, dark fruit, chocolate malt and toasted malt add to this luscious goodness. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla and oak are subtle and not at all boozy. In the mid palate a flavor of lightly roasted malt, coffee and hops adds a pleasant bitterness.
There is a spicy, yet clean alcohol finish along with a strong kick of bitter espresso beans; it adds lots of dryness. Slightly sticky yet more medium bodied than full. Amazingly smooth, balanced and with gentle carbonation. It’s amazing how drinkable this is despite the high ABV. The alcohol is so well masked and deceiving in that it doesn’t offer much of a warming, however, by the end of the drink you know for sure it is high in content.
The best word to describe this beer is yummy! It is delicious and quite accessible as a taste. One of the best porters I’ve had in a while.

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Photo of Knickfan3
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FFFjunkie
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is cola like. Almost black but not quite. Poured with a finger of sponge like tan head.

Aroma is bourbon, coffee and chocolate.

Taste is quite more complex than the nose. A tease of bourbon, milk chocolate, dark roast coffee and I’m picking hints of nuts, vanilla and even oak.

Feel is smooth, slick and slightly creamy.

Overall a very well done ba Porter. The bourbon is well integrated instead of taking over the show. Well done Sixpoint!

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Photo of Gaddabble
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greasy
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can from my brother. Dark brown pour with small silky beige head. Chocolate leads the aroma, then roast grains, then some vanilla. Taste integrates all the flavors beautifully, mildly sweet, bourbon notes bubbling underneath. Not boozy at all. Smooth.

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Photo of Roguer
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Strong head production; OK retention, and very nice fields of lacing.

Decent amount of bourbon on the nose, coupled with coffee and chocolate.

Nuts, chocolate, coffee, and bourbon on the palate. Some toast, and hints of oak and vanilla.

A touch slick on the mouthfeel, but very smooth for a double-digit ABV brew.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of byronic
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polloenfuego
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep dark brown/black with a nice thumb sized root beer head. Retention was pretty good, and then you are left with a few wisps of foam and some nice lacing.

Smell is barrel, roasts and coffee led, with some chocolate and coconut for good measure.

Taste is similar to the nose, chocolate and roasts playing nicely with the bourbon. There is some nice vanillla there and some dark fruits.

Feel is medium, with good carbonation. Nice sweet finish with lingering bourbon.

Well that is a nice beer. I enjoyed the lighter take on barrel, as it let the other flavors open quite nicely.

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Photo of Holderness
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L — 1,000 lumens passed through the glass reveals a very deep tawny brown body. 1.5-finger light tan head produced with moderate pour. Some retention and good lacing
S — Milk chocolate, vanilla, almond nougat, bourbon, coffee syrup, coconut
T — Lots of roasty coffee and milk chocolate upfront, followed by hazelnut, vanilla, oak, and just a hint of dark fruit. Not getting too much overt bourbony booziness, which is honestly a nice change of pace from the booze-heavy BBA offerings out there.
F — Very low bitterness. Semi-sweet. Medium mouthfeel, medium carb. The lack of density in the mouthfeel is what gives this away as a porter and not a stout. Makes it very easy drinking, although some may find it on the limp side
O — One of the more unique BBA offerings I’ve had to date. While I usually associate the substyle with hugeness in the aromas, flavors, and mouthfeel, this one is much lighter and easier drinking. Still packs a punch, though!

85/100

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Photo of drunkenmess
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KeyWestGator
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psmith161
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nodder
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3Beans - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 159 ratings