3Beans | Sixpoint Brewery

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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

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of dlello2
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz can - quite fresh (best before July 10 2013).

A - Nice cola color. Good finger of khaki head. Lacing holds on, but not for long. Looks pretty thick. 4.0

S - Nice but nothing too special. Oddly the coffee isn't all that fresh smelling. Some dark chocolaty sweetness. 3.75

T - This is where this beer shines. Quite a nice chocolate/coffee blend. Sweet, but far from cloying. Getting more hops in the taste than the smell. Like it. 4.25

M - Medium-full body. This one is viscous. Decent creamy carbonation. Really nice. 4.25

O - A very easy drinking baltic porter. The 10% is hidden well. Almost too well--as I finish the glass (and the beer approaches room temp), it starts to resemble stale sweet root beer. I'll revisit, but not the most pleasant finish. 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of pmlondrigan
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice looking beer here. Lovely light tan two finger head. Lacing and speckling abound. Milk chocolate color with translucent edges of deep reddish brown. Rather inoccous aroma. It is slightly roasty, slight coffee quality and a hint of that cacao. Aromas of oak...no. I am pleased with the flavor more so then the aroma. A complex blend of coffee, cacao and roasted barley. The coffee flavour is round, soft, and apparent. The cacao/chocolate is subtle but present. The roast marrys well without being acrid. I detect no oak. If this is in fact a baltic porter it makes sense. There is a cleanness to this beer obtainable only through lagering. For a ten percent beer the alcohol does not get anywhere near detectable. The beer is clean on the palate, not cloying, slightly roasty and pleasant. This is one of the finest offering from sixpoint I have yet had. The beer is very drinkable, flavorful, but in the end complexity is somewhat lacking.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First review ever.

From the can into a giant balloon snifter.

A: It looks like I'm pouring a Coke, but once in the glass it settles to a nigh-impenetrable black. Reddish tint when held to a light, but it's a dark, dark porter. Maybe half a finger of light tan head that doesn't stick around, and at this ABV I don't blame it.

S: BOOM! COFFEE! There's some roasted cocoa in there, too, but that takes some digging. Boozy, too. I was reminded of coffee ice cream drizzled with Kahlua.

T: Once more, with feeling: COFFEE! And a sort of spicy cocoa kick to it that reminded me a little of a Lindt chili pepper chocolate bar. Roasty dark maltiness is in the background--this beer wants you tasting beans, not grains. Alcohol comes immediately in the finish. It makes no effort to hide its presence. A nice, hot, peppery kick. I don't mind this.

M: It felt smooth, but thinnish. Carbonation is low. I'm used to getting my coffee flavors from stouts, and this porter is a very welcome change. Doesn't feel like you're drinking a loaf of bread.

O: This is the best Sixpoint beer I've ever had. In fact, it probably supplants FBS as my favorite chocolate-coffee beer--FBS is a stout that tastes kind of like coffee, this is a porter that has had a sack of coffee beans shoved down its throat. If you find coffee stouts too thick and malty for your liking, and feel like they don't really let the coffee shine through, I think you'd like this coffee porter. But if you get turned off by beers that don't bother to hide their ABVs, you may want to try a taste before committing to a 4 pack. It's rather pricey.

Very, very good. I will be buying this again.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of RandomBattle
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. can to a 12oz. snifter, how bout that...

Appearance - clean dark brown body with red highlights, topped with one fingers worth of a beautiful, soft, off white head. A nice looking porter.

Smell - Coffee is definitely the strongest aroma coming from this one, after revisiting you can get some nice dark cacao odors.

Taste - Coffee and chocolate. Understand however, it is an amazing balance between coffee, chocolate, and beer. The bitterness from both the coffee and the dark cacao integrate perfectly with this porter. To classify this as a "coffee" or "chocolate" beer, I feel, would be inaccurate. This beer uses the natural flavor of the aforementioned ingredients and combines it with a beer base that has similar attributes. The sweetness from this tastes amazingly organic and natural.

Mouthfeel - Slick and creamy, I'm wondering if this has to do with the Romano beans, seeing as they are added for that protein heft. Possibly. A creamy, easy sipper.

Overall - A great, well balanced, and delicious Baltic porter from Sixpoint. Glad to see them offer this kind of style, cause, lets face it, you don't see it all too often.

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4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slim 12 ounce can from the boxed four pack. Best before dating on the bottom.

Pours darn near black. The head is mocha. The sheeting is extensive, high in the glass and quite fine. Nice looking beer.

Rich chocolate soaked nose.

Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, dark malts. Flavorful and very enjoyable dark stout porter. Smooth, refined and elegant sipper, with the its 10% nicely hidden. Well done. Another winner from Brooklyn's Sixpoint.

Is this a "one off", or will it be a regular in the Sixpoint line? I admit I am somewhat confused. Please make this fine beer often and in lage quantities.

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

Picked up a 4 can box of this yesterday, excited to give this new Sixpoint offering.

A: Dark Brown, Solid couple of inches of Khaki colored head.

S: Light hint of coffee and molasses, would have preferred a stronger coffee influence.

T: Definite molasses flavors perhaps hint of coffee bitterness, incredibly drinkable considering the 10% abv.

M: Very good and silky smooth.

O: A very good beer and one I see drinking quite often. Really enjoyable and amazing the way it hides the alcohol very well. Only complaint is that it is called 3Beans and would like to see a little stronger coffee taste.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a really dark brown with a slight hint of ruby and a thick khaki head.

S: Roasty, dark chocolate aromas. Just a touch of the coffee. Slight hop hit at the end.

T: Sweet cocoa flavors in the middle complemented by a bitter coffee finish. Very well-balanced.

M: Very smooth with mild carbonation. Nice, big body. Silky finish.

O: This is the first Sixpoint beer I've had that I haven't been able to recognize as a Sixpoint. Their distinct hop flavors are fairly absent here, allowing their malts (and Romano beans) to mingle with the Mast Brother Chocolate cacao husks and Stumptown Coffee Roasters cold-brewed coffee. It's refreshingly light, for the amount of flavor it packs in. And the aftertaste is really lovely. I'm left craving just a little bit more roasty or smokey notes to round out the flavor profile.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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