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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
252
Ratings:
1,215
pDev:
10.42%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
111
Gots:
101
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,215 |  Reviews: 252
Photo of wvsabbath
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Serving Type - Can

Appearancve - Dark brown/tan with a monster 4+ inch head, tons of thick sticky lacing. Looks amazing in a glass.

Smell - Dark roasted malts, some coffee, mollasses, chocolate. A little smoke, vanilla and dark fruits. Classic bitter/sour porter armoa

Taste - Really big coffee bean and woody/smoked malt flavor starts off. Has the classic baltic porter flavor for sure, bold malty and alcohol infused. Plenty of alcohol burn in each sip. Theres a nice backbone of sugar and chocolate with a little vanilla that mellows out the bitterness.

Mouthfeel - The coffee and malts nail the tounge and coat it big time. The alcohol comes in and adds warmth. The palate gets alot of malts, coffee and the addition of chocolate and vanilla. The finish is sweet, coffee influenced and alcohol warm.

Overall - This is really good. Reminds me alot of founders breakfast stout but this is something bigger, bolder, thicker and has a real coffee flavor. Very smooth and drinkible, maybe the only flaw would be the alcohol warm. This totally should be made annually. Im starting to learn that when you see a skinny 12 oz can from sixppoint brewing, get excited.

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Photo of MadScientist
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: A very dark brown with good clarity and deep ruby highlights. The persistant head pour about a finger of creamy tan foam and settles to a thin cap after a minute.

S: Deep toast with chocolate and moderate plums. Moderate earthy hops aroma. A light coffee aroma.

T: A rich and moderately sweet Porter with a rich chocolate, cocoa flavor. A prominent roast flavor with some dark fruit flavors. A moderately-light hops bitterness. The balance is about even. The finish is medium with a rich roast, coffee chocolate aftertaste.

M: Creamy and smooth with a medium-heavy body and moderate carbonation.

O: It's chocolate rich and smooth.

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Photo of jALEson
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of fbc24
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of kew
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of stmgl01
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of rudzud
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Armsby Abby. Served into a tulip.

A - Poured a deep rich dark brown almost black pour with a very nice one finger mocha head that faded to leave light lacing and a thin thin blanket. Solid appearance for such a higher ABV baltic porter.

S - The nose is nice with good, rich coffee and light bourbon. Smells nice, however, there is ALOT of roast malts here. Almost burnt roast aspects. And hints of dark fruits....hmm...

T - It starts with fainter coffee, light vanilla barrel notes and bourbon. Starts off quite tasty infact. Once this starts to warm up more though it becomes something else...awash of astringent burnt malts and dark fruits (figs, plums) this goes from a nice light coffee and bourbon porter to a mess.

M - Mouthfeel isnt bad, slightly creamy, easy to drink with the 10% hidden nicely.

O - Overall I liked this beer, until it warmed up. Became pretty bad infact once it warmed, where did those dark fruits and incredibly burnt flavors come from?

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Photo of Danobold
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of JohnBender
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Immortale25
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Green Flash snifter at The Local Miami. Bottom of can says best before 10JUL2013.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 3/4 inch dark tan head that retains decently before gradually diminishing to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Spotty, resilient lacing adheres to the glass.

S- Iced mocha coffee with a distinct caramel sweetness. Dark roast espresso plus some vanilla. Somewhat musty.

T- Flavor is coffee-driven and very smooth for the ABV. Dark roasted malts bring to mind chocolate, vanilla, more coffee and even a twinge of oak due to the high alcohol content.

M- Not as creamy as other outstanding coffee beers but it does a decent job. Mostly thick body and medium carbonation.

O- Great coffee beer. Not quite as good as Wake-n-Bake, but it definitely competes. Extra points for being so strong yet drinkable.

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Photo of ksimons
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-very dark brown with light brown highlights and two fingers worth of cream head that sticks to the glass

S-a really delicious mixture of coffee, chocolate, and light roasted malt

T-initially met with roasted malt but then the coffee/chocolate/mocha flavor really takes over, left with a really nice sweetness finishing things up. Alcohol is well hidden.

M-milkshake like quality to this beer, very creamy, light to medium carbonation. Left with a dry roasted feeling.

Overall a really good beer, super smooth and delicious

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Photo of Squidly
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of FrancisT
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ouits
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of TheFightingMongooses
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of st9647v3
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Pando
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of HattedClassic
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

(Edited for grammar).

Appearance:
The beer pours very little head and leaves quite a bit of lacing. The beer itself is a very nice and very dark brown color that borders on black.

Smell:
The coffee beans tend to dominate the smell with the chocolate barely coming through.

Taste:
The three beans definitely mix well. The coffee notes are very bitter and come out. Additionally, the bitter notes are in the aftertaste. The chocolate is fairly sweet and contrasts very well with the cocoa beans. The alcohol taste is very slight but still there.

Mouthfeel:
Heavy bodied and biting carbonation.

Overall:
A pretty good Baltic porter and definitely worth buying a four-pack at least once. The beer definitely makes the cold Boston days easier to get through.

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Photo of ChicagoNick
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of TongoRad
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of njhopspop
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of claytong
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of HopBrain
4/5  rDev -0.7%

3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 1,215 ratings
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