3Beans | 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): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Sixpoint & Friends jam session one-off. Made with Mast Brothers Chocolate cacao husks and infused with fresh Stumptown Coffee Roasters cold brew, and then aged on oak.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,455
Reviews:
260
Ratings:
1,244
pDev:
10.42%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
115
Gots:
110
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 1,244 |  Reviews: 260
Photo of DigitGrowler
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of einman
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkarimi
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2017 from a can.

3 Beans pours black in the glass. Cola brown highlights flicker in the light, and an impressive tanned head rises two fingers high, rocky yet smooth at first, then recedes to a comfortable coast and spotty islands. There are little spots that spackle the glass with traces of lace.

Wonderful bourbon soaked vanilla beans and espresso escape from the dark depths below. Chocolate blends in to create an iced mocha experience, but a bit of iron/metallic scent lies in the background.

Well expressed in the same sentiments, coffee, chocolate, vanilla beans, and booze dance around all in sync with each other. Minor notions of dessert spices linger in, giving support to the mention of cola in it's appearance. As it warms, those spices take on more of a Mexican hit chocolate life.

It feels somewhat creamy at first, but seems a bit thin and lively with carbonation. Which to say is appropriate seeing how this is called a Baltic Porter, so I assume it is in fact lagered. But still, it seems a little too spritzy for me. There is a good hefty and expected alcohol warmth, but overall seems pretty well balanced.

No question here. I'd revisit 3 Beans in a heartbeat. I've seemed to have had more bourbon barrel aged Baltic Porters lately than their base examples, but considering the track record, I'm more than ok with that. Keep them coming. Cheers!

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Photo of bcsbeer
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrismann65
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What a great beer , 2017 & this beer will drink well for a few years to come !

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Photo of LeftyMike
4.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RMW66
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of -steve-
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maxarvo
3.21/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12oz can dated 2017. Pours a dark-as-night inky black with a fast dissapating off-white head. Delicious sweet nose of coffee and chocolate, and a plate to match. Lightly carbonated. Not my cup of tea with a 10% ABV, but an excellent beer to be sure.

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Photo of kmanjohnson
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Baldguy305
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Looks and pours amazing. The nose is a perfect blend of chocolate coffee with that back up of a very nice hint of bourbon. Bourbon on the tongue with that chocolate coffee finish to smooth it all out. Like silk across your mouth with a little bubble cleaner.

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful dark chocolate coffee color. Nice initial thick head that faded quickly. The smell is rich with chocolate and coffee. Taste is what you'd expect with the rich chocolate and coffee. The sweet bourbon is right there with coffee and chocolate and the alcohol is not overpowering. Such a nice brew the mouthfeel is smooth and easy to drink. This is an excellent tasting porter, probably the best Baltic I've had. Recommend this to all my friends and Beer Advocates. Six Point wins again.
Date code:BB07NOV2020

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Photo of avalon07
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Had this beer on-tap at Jack Brown's - Richmond, poured into a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and an opaque consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, tan-colored, fairly long head. Not much lacing, though.

S: A decent, but slightly underwhelming, aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and some vanilla.

T: Taste of a small amount of oak, some mild vanilla notes (mostly in the finish), lots of roasted malt, some coffee (not as much as advertised), a bit of chocolate, and a hint of bourbon. Not an overly robust flavor. The coffee should have been a more featured ingredient. Not bad, but seems a little subdued.

F: A solid amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer has its good qualities, but it's still kind of uneven. Worth a look, though.

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Photo of TooGood
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Maillard
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KRubes
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: 12 oz pour at cellar temperature into a Teku. Jet black/licorice in color. Beige, foamy, one-and-a-half finger head.

S: Mild bourbon, vanilla, cold pressed coffee.

T: Coffee/hop bitterness up front, followed up by more coffee notes, then a transition to warming bourbon/alcohol.

F: Thin, but about right for a porter. Prefer more, but understand the characteristics of style.

O: An interesting take. My first BA offering from Sixpoint. I yearn for a little more malt and mouthfeel, but the coffee and bourbon are there. Worth the try if you're a fan of BA coffee beers.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.71/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
3.46/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 2 fingers of tan head. Near zero head retention & lacing

S: Cocoa, vanilla, cinnnamon

T: Cocoa, coconnut & drynesss up front & a little vanilla. Some vanilla, faint coffee & booze on the edges, shaping into Bourbon as this warms, plus loads of dryness. Finishes with Cinnamon, a touch of vanilla, & just a kiss of coffee

MF: Light medium body with slight carbonation

ABV is well hidden, but this doesn't quite meet expectations, worth a go though. Had way more potential

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