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Barrel-Aged 4Beans | Sixpoint Brewery

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Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of HattedClassic
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a nice off white head that dissipates fairly quickly. The beer itself is a nice looking dark coffee black with a similar texture to it.

The smell is good with a moderate coffee and rye whiskey smell that mix very well together. The coffee gives it a bit of roasted smoke while the rye gives a good spice and burn to it. The vanilla beans mix well with the barley to create a sweet note that moderates the vanilla's bitterness. There does not seem to be much of a cocoa note though.

The taste is fantastic. It starts with a delicious rye note goes through from start to finish. The medium starts with a sweet dark chocolate cocoa that turns into a light bitter coffee and finishes with a small bittersweet vanilla.

The feel is good. It has a good heavy body with a delicious dry finish to it. The body is a bit closer to creamy than smooth.

Overall, this is a very good beer and worth getting a hold. It definitely tastes like something that will age well.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngusOg
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Steve78
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A; Black with 1/2" head that fades pretty fast, decent lacing but it does not hold to glass for long.
N: Bourbon notes, vanilla, chocolate, some malt, and coffee.
T: Follows the nose, big barrel hit on this one with a nice sweetness, vanilla and chocolate mixed in with some coffee.
M: Some heat up front, very thin mouthfeel.
O: A real nice beer, complex flavors and balanced.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a snifter

A- pours deep brown in color with a one/finger foamy khaki head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- herbal espresso and and chocolate up front, followed by undertones of vanilla, caramel & toffee. There’s also plenty of barrel on the nose, adding woody Oak, bourbon and a hint of peppery rye on the close

T- equal parts of bourbon barrel and coffee up front, followed by a wave of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toasted marshmallow, cola and charred malt. The finish gives more barrel juice and wood, with a light vanilla and coffee linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns into a creamy arming finish

O- my favorite of the ‘bean’ series, thrbarrel realky comes through and compliments the vanilla and coffee

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Photo of beer_truth
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nose is roast coffee, smells like morning time. A little bit of chocolate as well. First note tasted was vanilla, then the coffee and chocolate come through. Head disappears real quick, not much lacing. The vanilla adds up a little too much and overwhelms the beer in my opinion. A good beer, just too much vanilla bean

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Photo of Didier
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BAsbill
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkblr
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz canned 11/8/18 (3 months ago) poured into a teku glass at fridge temp 11% ABV. The beer pours very dark brown bordering on black with persistant medium brown head. The aroma is faint, but very nice, with cocoa, vanilla, oak and bourbon all intermixed. The taste is more of the same. Bittersweet chocolate, oak, vanilla, coffee and mild bourbon all at play with a moderately bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and semi dry in the finish. There is a certain sweetness with the cocoa and vanilla, but it's nicely tempered by the coffee and barrel. Overall, excellent. It's rare that you get everything as advertised in one of these multiple additive beers. This one delivered.

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Photo of kkarimi
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours espresso colored with a thin beige cap; the lacing presents a curtain of action

Smell: Dried dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and both rye and bourbon barrel notes

Taste: The dark fruit tones of espresso emerge on the palate with the plum flavor most discernible; the chocolate and vanilla flavors arrive next with the barrels making a statement in the middle; after the swallow, the Rye flavors take over the back; coffee has the last word, however

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: One expects a bit more from an 11% barrel-aged beer than this delivers, as the mouthfeel is thinner than expected and the malt flavors don't quite deliver; still, I enjoyed it as there is a fair amount going on here

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Photo of tobelerone
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.61/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark ruby black with a creamy khaki colored foam head. Aromas of butterscotch, sweet toffee, cooked caramel, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, some bourbon, oak, dried fruits and roasted malts. Taste is real nice with rich luscious chocolate, medium roast coffee, creamy vanilla, marshmallow, some sweet bourbon, rye whiskey with a touch of spice, oak, caramel, toffee, butterscotch, cocoa husks, dark fruit, dried fruit, with some balancing earthy hops. Soft creamy lighter medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall a real nice bourbon and rye whiskey barrel aged Baltic porter with cocoa husks, coffee and Madagascar vanilla.

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Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jrosso
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Can to sniffer.

Dark black color, small beige head, poor retention. Thick look for a porter.

Vanilla and bourbon is a nice up front mix . light hint of coffee.
TASTE: coffee and roasted barley show up here more. Touch of bitterness is countered by sweet vanilla late. Slight touch of grass or hay. Pretty Tasty.

Minimal carbonation. On the lighter end of "full bodied" . Smooth sipper.

Very good brew. This is about 3 months old, so my other will sit for awhile. I liked the non-BA 4beans better than either 3beans or 5beans. I have this one rated slightly lower than the original 4beans, but some age may flip them.


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Photo of ilikebeer03
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

deeps deep brown/black with a finger of khaki head that fades to a faint cap with a nice ring around the glass. above average lacing.
nose is fresh roasted coffee, soft bourbon, oak, marshmallow
taste is chocolate, mocha, vanilla, soft bourbon, oaky vanilla, a touch of alcohol present, marshmallow
finish is a lingering mocha / soft bourbon. medium creamy body.
excellent beer

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Photo of Latarnik
3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Riff
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a solid, black color with about a finger of off-white head. Smell is coffee, vanilla, rye, and roast. Taste is coffee, chocolate, rye whiskey, vanilla, roasted malts, and a little bit of welcome heat at the finish. Medium body. Very nice, good melding of the flavors as nothing overwhelms and all seem to compliment well. Refreshingly not overly sweet.

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Photo of Scottsbeer
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Barrel-Aged 4Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
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