3Beans | Sixpoint Brewery

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1,213 Ratings
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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:
112
Gots:
98
For Trade:
1
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.73/5  rDev -7%
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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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
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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4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%
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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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 01/26/13 notes. Got a can of this at Idle Hands on the LES; been wanting to try it for a few weeks now. 12 oz. slim can poured into a pint glass.

a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with one finger of medium tan head and moderate to high carbonation evident. Looks pretty good.

s - Smells of coffee, roasted malts, toasted malts, bitter chocolate, milk chocolate, cream, and burnt malts. Pretty nice, lots of coffee in the nose.

t - Tastes of coffee, roasted malts, sweet chocolate, vanilla, bitter chocolate, toasted malts, burnt malts, and some earthy notes. More vanilla here and sweeter than the nose, but still a lot of coffee.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Easy to drink; couldn't believe this was 10% ABV.

o - Overall a really nice beer; reminds me of a coffee stout or a milk stout. Lots of sweet chocolate and coffee to it and very easy to drink. Would definitely pick this one up again, and look forward to trying it again.

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4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-brown black color with a tan head and a little lacing

S-dark malt, coffee, chocolate, slightly earthy

T-coffee forward with dark roasted malt and chocolate, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, not as creamy as I was hoping

O-a solid offering from Sixpoint, nice flavor

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