3Beans | Sixpoint Brewery

1,211 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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3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz Tallboy
$10.99 4-Pack
4 Seasons Liquors - Morris, IL

Roman Beans, eh?

3Beans has a body the darkest of browns like a Nubian Queen. A mocha head forms immediately and is instantly creamy coming to a rest with a thick, sticky ring and a puffy floating cap. The cap leaves sheet lacing caked down the glass with each drink. This is a damn fine looking beer, rich, velvety, and dense.

The aroma is bold. Lightly roasted malts are the foundation. Dark, bittersweet cocoa is pretty heavy handed. I'm not quite sure what Roman beans smell like but there is an earthy quality floating around in the periphery. Freshly ground coffee emerges, and grows, as this one warms becoming one of the dominant factors. Not bad but a little run together.

Mild roast with a touch of lactic sweetness that's reminiscent of heavy cream are first and foremost in the flavor. Coffee comes along mid palate and pushes through to the finish, it's well integrated. Bittersweet chocolate, an earthy component (I will assume this is from the Roman Beans), and a hodgepodge of dark berries bring up the rear. The flavor comes together better than the aroma.

The weight feels appropriate as it hits the tongue but becomes a little more viscous and sticky than I'd like. It's not overpoweringly sweet but there is a little too much stick, in my opinion. The feel is silky though and there's a touch of roasty bitterness on the swallow.

I've had my eye on this beer since the day I'd first seen it. I'm not sure why being as Sixpoint has never shown me much in the past. 3Beans falls in line with the rest of Sixpoints offerings I've sampled, it's good but with the selection today I won't be picking it up again. A four pack is more than enough for me.

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4.39/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can: Poured a dark clear brown color beer with a generous light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sublime coffee notes with well-balanced caramelized malt notes. Taste is also dominated by great coffee beans notes with almost no astringency or overly dry notes. Malt backbone is solid with good caramelized notes and no overly dry roasted malt notes with light residual sugar notes. Body is lighter then I was expecting for a 10% ABV beer with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I find it hard to distinguish the porter and thought this was more akin to a strong brown ale with loads of coffee.

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3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
4.01 out of 5 based on 1,211 ratings.
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