3Beans - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Sixpoint Brewery

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From:
Sixpoint Brewery
 
New York, United States
Style:
Porter - Baltic
ABV:
10.1%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 7.52%
Ratings:
275
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 07, 2020
Added:
Feb 21, 2014
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  29
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: Brewed with cacao husks, aged in Widow Jane Bourbon Barrels, and blended with cold-brewed Guatemalan Finca El Injerto coffee.
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3.84 by curlybird from Pennsylvania on Jun 07, 2020
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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Tony210 from New Jersey

Pours very dark and thin, nice foamy head that lasts. Aroma is mostly dark malt, lots of coffee. Flavor is dark roasted malt, coffee, light chocolate flavor, moderate barrel presence. Pretty light bodied. Overall an ok BA beer, nothing special.

10/21/19
12 oz can dated 10/2017
4 rating

Oct 23, 2019
 
3.26 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey on Aug 05, 2019
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4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by superspak from North Carolina

12 ounce can into snifter; 2017 vintage, best before 11/7/2020. Pull tab broke off, had to open it with a knife. Pours fairly cloudy opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big medium roast coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, roasted nuts, biscuit, and brown bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, molasses, raisin, fig, date, smoke, char, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toast/oak earthiness. Minimal booze in the aromas as it warms. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, bourbon barrels, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with big strength. Taste of huge medium roast coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, roasted nuts, biscuit, and brown bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, molasses, raisin, fig, date, smoke, char, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toast/oak earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, peppery, roast, char, coffee bitterness; and bourbon/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of medium roast coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, roasted nuts, biscuit, brown bread/crust, light licorice/dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, bourbon barrels, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a nice roast/hop bitter/sweet and bourbon/oak spiciness balance; with no cloying, acrid, astringent flavors after the finish. Very clean lagering, mildly yeasty. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/roast bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety/bready, and lightly slick/sticky/chalky/tannic mouthfeel that is fantastic. Mild increasing warmth of 10.1%, with minimal lingering barrel booze after the finish. Overall this is an amazing barrel aged flavored Baltic porter! All around amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, bourbon barrels, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the big ABV, with the mildly bitter/tannic/drying finish; amazingly soft feel. Perfectly balanced between rich malts, cocoa, vanilla, fruity/nutty coffee complexity, and bourbon barrel presence/integration; with solid earthy hops, and mild fruity yeast. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A highly amazing offering, and world class style example.

May 28, 2019
 
3.25 by eldoctorador from Chile on May 08, 2019
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4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by scootny from New York

A dark fluid that that has a dark brown head. It raises up to a finger and a half, then fades to a thin covering on the top. Some nice curtaining as I sleep with spots and streaks of lace.

Nose is replete with bourbon and and dark malt aromas. Note of chocolate and figs. Mild smooth, roasted coffee and toffee.

Taste is just superb. A full porter malttiness that is rich with roasted grains and sweet molasses and toffee. The dark fig fruitiness weaves in. Mocha follows and flows into the bourbon perfectly. Notes of cherries and faint oak and the barrel flexes a bit. The coffee pops out and smiles. Hops are mild earthy presence. Leaving a touch of bitterness lingering. Bourbon bring some booze but not much really. Dry finish leaves cocoa powder and earth.

Feel is beyond belief. Rich full and velvety. Super creamy carbonation. Good weight that is not too thick but is certainly got some heft.

Superb beer. Perfectly represents what barrel aged beers shoud be.

Mar 26, 2019
 
3.92 by GOBLIN from Ohio on Feb 01, 2019
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4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

A - Pour is a dark opaque body, black, with a hint of transparency at the edges, a short tan head, persistent cap, very tight bubble lacing that forms a smooth curtain.

S - Strong hits of barrel and booze, pungent, coffee highlights, with a lingering vanilla line.

T - Front is an acidic bite, coffee notes and powerful barrel and vanilla. Lingering chocolate and bourbon and wood in the finish.

M - Moderate weight, sharp acidic bite on the tongue, and a lingering touch and warmth trailing out across the finish.

O - A fine, fine example of a barrel aged brew, with great flavor and a feel that suggests the bourbon at its heart, boozy and full.

Jan 09, 2019
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4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by flaskman from New York

Poured from a 12 ounce can dated 2/17 into a 12 ounce tulip glass. Looks black with a beautiful tan head that settled to 1/4 inch with great lacing before I even taste taste it. Smells like sweet bourbon and coffee. The first sip is hot. Very barrel forward after almost 2 years. I am surprised to be honest. It has a smooth coffee and cocoa taste with a pleasant coffee finish. The carbonation is great and the mouthfeel is a bit thin but I have to keep reminding myself that it is a porter and not a stout. I enjoy a boozy stout so I like it very much. The bottom of the can says enjoy by November 2020 so I will be putting my remaining 3 cans away for a latter time.

Dec 02, 2018
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4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by chinchill from South Carolina

12 oz tall can into a Tervis pint.
The brown-black body is opaque in the glass and topped by a large, bubbly, semi-durable beige head.
Bourbon barrel notes dominate the aroma. The flavors brings more dark roasted grain and coffee. There would probably be more coffee presence if this was fresher but coffee is still a major factor in the aftertaste. Despite some aging, the high ABV was still obvious.

Dec 01, 2018
 
4.18 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on Nov 04, 2018
 
4.06 by The_Beer_Guru from New York on Oct 02, 2018
 
3.89 by doremite from Vermont on Sep 29, 2018
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4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

Can dated "BB 07NOV2020" into pint glass. Pours a very dark brown with just a slight reddish tint around the edges. Initial impression is chocolate, bourbon, coffee, and a little oak barrel. Nice smooth mouthfeel - thinner than a stout, but spot on for a porter. Bottom of the can says 10.1% ABV, but you'd never know it. Just enough carbonation to enhance the flavors. Finish is smooth and leaves a lingering combination of coffee and chocolate. Quite enjoyable.

Sep 24, 2018
 
4.15 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Aug 22, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

A: Pours a near pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Roasted malt, bourbon, coffee, cocoa, and dark chocolate stand out. Some oak and vanilla in there as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the roasted malt and then goes into coffee, dark chocolate, and bourbon. Oak, vanilla, and cocoa come out towards the finish. Finishes with lingering roast, coffee, and bourbon

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: The bourbon barrels add a nice dimension to the OG 3Beans. Nice to sip on and savor. Worth checking out

Aug 13, 2018
 
4.09 by Ajlvt from Washington on Aug 05, 2018
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3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by bshefftz from California

Very smooth, coffee predominates, but thin mouthfeel and generally light on flavor. Not bad, bud underwhelming.

Jul 20, 2018
 
4.21 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Jul 17, 2018
 
4.45 by JamesBondGA from Georgia on Jul 17, 2018
 
4.06 by szmnnl99 from Michigan on Jun 29, 2018
 
4.17 by dpgoblejr from New Hampshire on Jun 23, 2018
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4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

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

Jun 19, 2018
 
4.23 by cd34 from Illinois on Jun 03, 2018
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4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

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

May 29, 2018
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4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by 57md from Pennsylvania

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.

May 14, 2018
 
4.27 by EnthusedAboutBeer from New Jersey on May 12, 2018
 
4.12 by BAsbill from California on May 12, 2018
 
3.97 by Hop_God from California on May 03, 2018
 
4.75 by TheDoak from Florida on Apr 27, 2018
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4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Gajo74 from New York

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.

Apr 21, 2018
 
3.93 by Knickfan3 from New York on Apr 21, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by FFFjunkie from Illinois

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!

Apr 15, 2018
 
4.02 by Gaddabble from Ohio on Apr 13, 2018
 
3.89 by Gtwreck45 from Missouri on Apr 05, 2018
 
4.25 by Greasy from Kentucky on Apr 02, 2018
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3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by stevoj from Idaho

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.

Mar 23, 2018
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3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Roguer from Connecticut

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.

Mar 23, 2018
 
4.04 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on Mar 21, 2018
 
4.04 by byronic from Canada (ON) on Mar 20, 2018
3Beans - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 275 ratings