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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:
#3,246
Reviews:
257
Ratings:
1,230
pDev:
10.42%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
113
Gots:
106
Trade:
2
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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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Photo of Jerk_Store
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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Photo of BdM
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. A dark, nearly opaque deep brown color with a modest tan head. Nice foam retention for a BA beer, and it left laces in the glass. Cocoa nibs, coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, and faint bourbon on the nose. The bourbon was more prominent on the first sip, but not overpowering. It melded well with the other flavors. Nice coffee and chocolate to back up the roasted malt. The porter allowed the flavors to shine with a more subtle malt presence and a slightly lighter body. Overall outstanding.

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Photo of npachl
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Soccerski54
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I like the darkest brown almost black contrast with the foamy khaki head. Smells of Bourbon barrel - oak and whiskey - are always welcome. Great coffee front flavor followed by slightly sweet malty aftertaste holding its own and complementing the cheesy spicy chili that I was serving at the time of tasting. Nothing about the feel that was special. I love coffee, whiskey, and beer, this Baltic Porter does the three flavors a favor.

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Photo of h4ger
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

The appearance has a dark brown/almost black body with a three finger white foamy head rises and falls leaving some speckled foamy spider web lacing and is fairly clingy. The smell has some dark coffee up front with a slight chocolate in the background. The taste is sweet and bitter at different times through the coffee and chocolate. Sticky bitter aftertaste and finishes slightly dry. On the palate, it sits about a light to medium, comes across fairly sessionable despite where the ABV is. Carbonation seems just right to me and for the style. Overall, this is a pretty good Baltic Porter.

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Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Had this on draft.

Brown/black liquid.

Khaki head; strong lace.

Coffee nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Nice coffee notes up front; the wheat adds an odd but appealing finish. Nice!

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Photo of user785335
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Dag95
4.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I really enjoy this beer. Dark and smooth. Just enough of a coffee taste.

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Photo of jgiordano88
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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