3Beans | Sixpoint Brewery

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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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of 1up
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Almost fully opaque dark brown. When held up to the light it has a cola color. Huge head and long retention with lots of lacing.

S- Cold out of the fridge it has a chocolate liqueur smell or a sort've mousse smell to it. As it warms the coffee comes out a bit but it's faint and you have to put your nose in there.

T- When cold out of the can, the taste is quite different. Similar to the smell it's liqueur like. Also like the smell, the coffee really starts to come out as it warms. It's definitely better as it warms but the transition is interesting. Finishes with an astringent salty taste. The bitterness covers up the 9% alcohol well. Can't really taste any of the oak that it was apparently aged on.

M- About right for the style, if a bit thin. Somewhere between thin and medium.

O- Not what I was expecting but it grew on me as I drank it. I've been to the brewery so drinking these always remind me of my trip.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours pitch black with a large light brown head. Smells of coffee, coffee, and did I mention coffee? Also smells of chocolate. Tastes of coffee, coffee, and chocolate, very deep taste, but sweeter than expected with the smell. Heavy body, but it is still very drinkable, carbonation is just right. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of thedoubler55
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This brew pours out a dark brown color, almost black, a nice two finger tan head at the top that leaves some nice lacing around the glass.

S: The nose on this beer is filled with chocolate, vanilla and some nice roasted malts, such a good smell to this one.

T: Almost exactly like the nose, up front is lots of chocolate with coffee and roasted malts, a slight hint of bitterness, but a perfect balance.

M: Medium bodied, a nice thickness and creamy.

O: This brewery just keeps making some solid good stuff, was very impressed by this beer, actually wish I bought two 4 packs instead of just one, really enjoyed this brew!

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.57/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pitch black with a two finger beige head that has good retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring.  Streaks of spotty lacing left behind.

Roasted dark malt aroma with lots of coffee bean character along with dry oak and dark chooclate notes.  Deeply roasted gourmet coffee with toasted oak, oatmeal and dark chocolate.  Subtle lactic presnce.  I was expecting more coffee in the nose.

Fuller end of medium body with a dry, bitter and robust coffee presence that lingers over the dark malt profile into a bone dry finish.  Some dry oak and dark chocolate flavor complimented by espresso bean and burnt toast.  Subtle lactic presence and subtle sweetness balance things out.  Lots of coffee flavor but not a one dimensional coffee bomb.  Dry and acrid but easy to drink because the high abv is nicely masked.  Not a bad beer but not very interesting either.  

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a - poured a one finger thick bubbly and tan head into a snifter that left nice lacing throughout. the body was dark brown with purple edges.
s - big chocolate and coffee malts.
t - roasted coffee, dark fruits, bitter coffee bean finish.
m - medium and creamy, chewy.
o - very drinkable and pleasant. very complex for this style and i wanted another.

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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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3.09/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz can, best by 10 July 2013, poured into a Bell's snifter and quaffed today 4/15/2013. Courtesy of Mgm54.

Aroma: When I open this, I actually don't smell much besides an oxidized, metallic smell. I figure it's from the can. After the beer gets to warm up a bit, I can smell some faintly sweet molasses, the bitterness of pressed black coffee and the cocoa bitterness as well. It's not particularly strong but it is there. Fairly typical, but pleasing, of a decent baltic porter. (3)

Colour: Pours a very dark brown, cola coloured body with a 2cm beige/khaki coloured head that dissipates into a thin film on the surface of the beer, accompanied by a thin collar. The lacing is decent and gets to be sticky in the spots it does show up in. Not a bad looking beer by any means. (4)

Flavour: At first, it tastes great, like a chocolate coffee porter almost. There's the stringent coffee bitterness that I've come to know and love from my favorite coffee beers. Then there's some bitter dark chocolate flavours along with some malt roastiness that screams "This is absolutely a damn porter!". However, as the beer warms up, you can really taste the heat beyond what you'd expect from even a 10% ABV brew. It's like it was spiked with a shot of Absolut vodka. So honestly, it starts out great but the excess heat really messes up the early delicate balance that made this beer so promising. I'm not getting any oak at all here either. (3)

Mouthfeel: It's good, a thinner medium bodied porter with excellent carbonation. The beer is a bit creamy and coats the tongue. Unfortunately what its coating the tongue with is vodka-like heat along with the roasted malt. The finish is mainly malt roast and heat, and runs with quite a bit of dryness. I'm not a fan of this, but in terms of mouthfeel, it does a good job of communicating the flavour characteristics well. (3.25)

Overall: I think the booziness of this beer really comes and undoes all the other good stuff that Sixpoint did with this brew. It makes me wonder if they dumped sugar into the brew to get their OG up, as it tastes rather dry and boozy. It'd be a decent baltic porter otherwise, but I really can't bring myself to really enjoy this beer, even though I'll probably continue on and finish this one. (3)

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