Black Is Beautiful
Sixpoint Brewery

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Style:
Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV:
14%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.65 | pDev: 4.3%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
3
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Sixpoint Brewery
 
New York, United States
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Billolick from New York

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tall can with "best by 3/7/21" stamped on the bottom...so according to SB this beer is being consumed a few days late...but at 14% I'm confident this will only improve for who know how long.

Pours the expected super dark , near black, under a dark tan mini cap.

Rich sniff of dark chocolate, espresso and marshmallows.

Super smooth and milkshake like in the mouth.

Over the top imperial stout goodness...all with the 14% (!) somehow well hidden....simply loaded with dark chocolate, more espresso, again marshmallows, plus heavy vanilla in the loooong finish.....world class night capper

Mar 19, 2021
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scootny from New York

4.93/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful deep brown liquid. Brown head and surprising lacing for a beer of this abv. Tall and quite slow in its fade. A good pour results in a picture perfect glass. A thick motor oil like quality to the brew. There's a syrupy coating that accompanies each swallow .

Nose is bouquet of luscious aromas. Sweet molasses and caramel. Oak and vanilla. Cherries and bourbon with a bed of roasted malts.

Taste is superb. Malt front with bourbon oak cherries, vanilla. All the notes from the nose and more. The balance is exquisite. The alcohol is invisible. The decadent blend of chocolate, bourbon and others with just enough bitterness to take the edge off the sugar had me drinking this with abandon.

Smooth and well carbonated. While thick and luscious, this is lighter on the tongue than I expected. Lovely velvet creaminess makes every sip a delight.

One of the best beers I've ever had. Delicious and easy drinking. So well crafted that it's almost criminal. You can session it and not realize it's strength until you fall on your face, or you can savor it and marvel at its construction. Either way it's a beer to seek out and love.

Nov 28, 2020
Black Is Beautiful from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 3 ratings