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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,213
Reviews:
251
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
Wants:
111
Gots:
98
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,213 |  Reviews: 251
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of JayQue
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good strong porter. Pours a dense brown color into a pint glass. Medium size light tan head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and a little chocolate, good but not as strong as the taste.

Flavor is rich and very good. Roasted malts, semi-sweet chocolate, coffee and a little molasses. Very rich and pleasant.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy. If you sip it slowly, no hint of alcohol. A quick gulp and there is a little burn to remind you that this is 10% abv.

Very nice, worth seeking out. As rich as many Imperial Stouts.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of woosterbill
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into a Duvel tulip. Thanks Drew!

A: Black body with clear brown highlights. 2 inches of tan froth on top. Ok retention, good lace. Nice.

S: Fresh coffee, dark chocolate icing, vanilla, and starchy peanut-like piquancy. Aromatic and appealing.

T: Follows the nose. Rich, vibrant chocolate and coffee up front, with malt and earthy hops toward the finish. Bitter, spicy coffee-forward aftertaste. Solid.

M: Medium body, spritzy carbonation. A little thin.

O: Really tasty stuff. Huge flavor, good balance.

Cheers!

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Pencible
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a nearly opaque cola color with rocky light tan head.
S: It smelled like roasted coffee and cream and sweet milk chocolate, with some caramel malt.
T: It tasted like bitter black coffee and sweet milk chocolate, with a bit of copper. It had a bittersweet aftertaste, with prominent alcohol warming.
M: It was fairly thick with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a decent double stout, with a great scent and body. But the taste wasn't anything special, and the finish was really rough, so it wasn't very easy to drink. Maybe age would help improve, but this brew was only mediocre fresh.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Digimaika2
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(4.5) A: Mahogany red with a tall dirty brown coloured head. Long lasting retention and wonderful curtain lacing.

(4.5) S: Dark chocolate covered espresso beans, dried darker fruits (raisins, dates, cherries), lighter citrusy fruit elements aswell, quite herbal, and caramel. Strong and diverse mix of aromas with a boozy-raisin aroma that’s great.

(4.25) T: Cherry syrup, plums, loads of dark chocolate, smooth espresso bean, herbal qualities, and caramel. Alcohol is fairly well hidden but it does create that a slight numbing sensation coupled with the cherry flavour that is reminiscent of a cough syrup (in a good way). Lots of cocoa and herbal bitterness with a slight dryness in the finish.

(4.25) M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Oily and slightly chewy.

(4.25) D: Sixpoint has impressed me with all their offerings and this is no exception. Lots of everything in this one which produces a taste profile with nice bold flavours. Could easily sip a couple of these in a sitting.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can pours a dark brown espresso-like color with a frothy, beige head, that holds good retention and leaves tons of lacing on the glass. Smells like chocolate, creamed coffee, hint of vanilla. Tastes are pleasant with notes of milk chocolate, cream, coffee, faint oak, raisin, dark fruit, peppery finish. Fullish mouth-feel, super creamy. A little boozy at times, but for 10% it's fairly well-concealed. Overall, nice chocolate and coffee notes here. Excellent!

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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2.83/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. can served in a . Got this in a BIF.

A: Pours a dark black color with a light khaki head. It recedes to a thick collar with lots of stick, soapy lace cascading down the glass.

S: Faint notes of coffee beans and dark fruit with a little anise and roasted malts.

T: Light coffee, oat malts and some roast. Super dry and chalky finish. A little black licorice with some slightly metallic and vegetal notes.

M: Medium thin bodied with a medium high carbonation level. Super dry on the finish with some chalk

O: Very dry on the mouth feel with not enough chocolate and dark fruit flavors that I associate with a good Baltic Porter. It needs a touch more roast and some body as well.

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4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before: 07/10/13; Poured in a tulip.

A - Pours a nice inch and a half of very light tan creamy/semi-fluffy head with superb retention; Dark auburn brown in color with a bit of light coming through; Sheets of lacing left behind - one of the better showings I can remember for a porter or stout

S - Rich dark roast, dark chocolate, brown sugar, floral/earthy, woodsy notes; Hint of tobacco; Perfect level of sweetness; Uncanny balance here

T - Tons of balanced flavor comes forward here - where to begin? Lots of toasty and roasty character - not a super robust, exotic, black roast, but rich nonetheless; This combines with bitter cacao and dark chocolate, caramel, and toffee with light sweetness; Earthy, woodsy, vanilla, tobacco and some molasses-like flavors all have a time to shine; Aftertaste is a pleasant blend of roast and cacao

M - Fairly low level of carbonation that still has a bit of zest; Between medium and full bodied and super creamy and velvety; Lots of flavor lingers on the tongue with a touch of alcohol warmth

O - Well, there's good news and bad news. Bad news first: With a name like 3Beans, I thought this would blow me away with coffee-dominated flavor, which didn't quite happen. Good news: I instantly didn't care, because this is a delicious and extremely well crafted brew. In a nutshell, this really is a sum of all parts, with a beautiful balance of all components that's enjoyable/easy to drink and very deceptive in the alcohol department. I'll absolutely enjoy this again.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Flounder57
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Chocolate, coffee, molasses, malt, and vanilla.

Taste: Same as above with mild hop and coffee bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, low to medium carbonation, creamy, and some tingly bitterness too.

Overall: Pretty solid Baltic porter and in a can.

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3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
4.01 out of 5 based on 1,213 ratings.
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