3Beans | Sixpoint Brewery

1,213 Ratings

Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

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.

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Photo of Gatch
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark, murky brown with a very smooth, fine-bubbled head that builds tall and quickly and fades fairly quickly. Leaves behind a bit of lace and has a thin layer of foam retention.

S: You get all the components. Heavy coffee, very rich, dark chocolate & cocoa, a bit of booze, dark fruits, roasted and smoked malt, brown sugar, wood. Very nice.

T: Everything in the nose. Pretty sweet and a bit boozy but the alcohol complements the overall experience. Kinda spicy but not nearly as detectable as it could be. Malt, coffee, and cocoa take center stage, as they should.

M: Big, bold flavor and some sizzle from the carbonation. The body is proper for the style. The booze can linger a bit, though.

O: A unique and special Baltic Porter that lived up to the style but also had an enjoyable twist thrown in by Sixpoint. Fantastic, big beer. And a good looking can.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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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%

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Beautiful color, head, and especially loads of lacing.

S - Nice roasted coffee and caramel flavors in the nose.

T - Delicious. Wonderful caramel and roasted coffee tastes. Almost milky and sweet. Superb flavors that make this style so appealing.

M - Rich, creamy, lots of body (like Jessica Alba). Yet it goes down so smooth and easy. Just outstanding.

O - This is one delicious beer. Glad I have several more in my fridge. Sixpoint is 2 for 2 for me, but this is the better one.

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Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of sinstaineddemon
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A - super dark brown, with some red shining though, doesnt seem to be black, raises up a half a finger of light brown head

S - roasted malts and of course the adjuncts coffee and cacao create the aroma of this porter. The chocolate is a mild milk chocolate variety that blends with the coffee for a low key mocha type aroma

T - the malts start off rather normal, nondescript. After a moment of trepidation, "will this beer be boring?", the coffee and chocolate kick in and sweel then fade into the finish.

M&D&O- wheres the 10%? Sixpoint does a fine job of maksing a double digit ABV behind some solid, albeit not terribly earth shattering flavors. A fine porter with great flavors, it deserves a place among a porter lineup, but it doesn't redefine the style, I guess I am trying to say, this is a good beer and Sixpoint continues to impress. And that the good people over at Sixpoint should send a pint glass in my direction! Ooops, was that out loud.

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Photo of AdamBear
4.54/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A-bslsck with a the tan head

S-smells like fresh roasted coffee. There is a hint of chocolate but I am impressed at how fresh it smells.

T-comes in similar to the taste of coffee over the smell of coffee, as we all know coffee tastes different (worse) than it smells. It's still an awesome flavor with just a touch of cocoa to it. It sure is tasty overall, tastes closer to real coffee than most beers I've had.

M-medium crisp carbonation with a dry finish

O-this is just a great beer. Baltic porter? Maybe not, tastes more like a strong English stout. There is hardly any abv in the taste, it's so smooth. I bought this not understanding what it was, thinking maybe it was an average brown ale, but I was completely surprised and satisfied with this beer. I suggest your try this if you see this.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a slightly chilled can into a Founders snifter. The pour is a dark murky reddish-brown with a big rocky tan head that lasts a respectable while. The nose has some nutty malt aromas as well as some sweet toffee-like notes and a bit of coffee. I also get a little star anise or licorice.

The beer has a nice full body, a creamy feel, and a roasty taste. There's a fair amount of malty sweetness up front that is quickly met by some more bitter roasty notes. Burnt toast, bitter coffee, savory molasses, and sweet cream all interplay. I detect no booziness at all, but there is an obvious warmth to the finish. On the finish, the bitter roasty notes tend to take over and leaves the strongest lingering flavor behind. Hop character is subdued, the bitterness being provided by roast instead.

I have only had a few Baltic Porters, but this one may be the best. It fits the style description almost perfectly, with the bitter roasty notes playing first chair and the complementary sweet and/or fruity flavors all relegated to the rear. A nice complex and hearty beer.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of mscudder
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best before July 10, 2013. Poured into a snifter.

A - Deep brown hue with a beautiful mocha head. Nice carbonation in this head, good retention with above average lacing.

S - Bitter coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, light dark malts and a touch of caramel.

T -Bit of everything mentioned in the nose with an apparent lack of balance. Tons of good flavor here, just requires calibration.

M - Medium+ body with large carbonation for the style.

O - The booze is well masked and this beer certainly has a unique flavor, although nothing that I will regret forgoing in the future.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
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