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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
173
pDev:
5.97%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
30
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 173 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of flaskman
4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of chinchill
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of doremite
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbl_delta
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Coronaeus
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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

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Photo of lemmy187
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of szmnnl99
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 173 ratings