3Beans | Sixpoint Brewery

1,213 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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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Sammy
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from Premier. Pours thick chocolate brown. Lovely Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Long lasting head. Creamy mouthfeel, toffee. Coffee works, just why so high an ABV? Strong porter, yes. Good drinkability.Rich, worth seeking out if you like anything of the style, stouts, coffee.
Baltic porter?I don't know.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ST: 12oz poured into a tulip glass

A: Dark brown (almost black without light) with red tint and a towering brown head.

S: Rich sweet cacao, smokey coffee, rich bean, mochi bean cakes.

T: Spicy coffee bean, sweet and bitter cacao, mealy bean burrito, bitter enjoyable coffee

M: Medium and smooth.

O: I have been waiting to try this for a month. Interesting concept, better reality. 3Beans is an enjoyable mix of flavors blended well to avoid sweetness, but smooth and enjoyable to drink, worth the wait.

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Recieved in a trade from jageraholic. Thanks for the can bro!

Poured from a can, dated 'BEST BEFORE 10 JUL 2013', into my Deschutes tulip glass...

A - Pours a dark nut brown color, with a huge 4 finger light brown head. It hangs around for a while, but when it does fade, it leaves behind some nice lacing.

S - The smell is a little weird. It's a mix of coffee and butter scotch candy. Let's see what it tastes like...

T/M - The smell doesn't do the taste justice at all! The front of the taste is like a nice iced coffee, the middle opens up to some of the dark & carmel malts, and ends with an almost bittersweet chocolate finish. Really nice evolution of flavors, with no evidence of alcohol at all. Kinda surprising since this beer is 10%. Medium mouthfeel, perfect carbonation.

O - This one really surprised me. After the smell, I was expecting much, but this one is actually pretty damn good. All the flavors of this one are very well balanced, and very drinkable. Thanks again jageraholic for sending this can my way!

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3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - A hard pour produces a dark brown, medium roast looking beer. Big frothy tan head, large bubbles within. Webbed lacing left on the glass also. Head very long lasting.

S - Deep coffee bean roast. Really strong coffee profile here. A bit of cacao, but pretty one sided. Expected with what they're going for.

T - I was pretty suprised by the flavor actually . Not the coffee bomb I was expecting. There is the roasted bean flavor for sure, but a sweetness in here too. The natural ingredients bring out some chocolate sweetness and not the usual bitter coffee bite. There is a bit of alcohol bite however with strong heat on the backend of this.

M - Medium bodied brew with high levels of carbonation. Alc not felt in the mouth but certainly on the way down.

O - I enjoyed the sweetness in this and it really suprised me in terms of your normal coffee beer varieties. The 10% abv is detected though with a lot of heat on the way down, I suppose the ingredients used contributed to high sugar/high abv. Glad to have tried this limited release.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. skinny can into a Hardywood Park snifter

A: Aggressive poor yielded close to a 2 finger yellow-tan head

S: Instant coffee with less alcohol than what I would have expected. SOme hints of background chocolate notes.

T: Give this has been cellared for about a month, the taste shouldn't have really evolved. Still a stong hit of alcohol, but not so much that it overwhelms the coffee and chocolate...very well balanced

M: A little thin, possibly due to the 10% ABV. Average mouth.

O: Slightly above average, and at a great price point. Was hoping for a little more of a coffee/alcohol balance, which may occur over time. Plan on keeping this one in the cellar for the next few months to see how it evolves.

Serving type: can

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can into wine glass.

Pour a robust chocolaty dark red color with 1 finger cafe 'o' le' color head. Intense lacing! Japanese ocean surf paintings come to mind, no kidding!

Smells of dark caramel malts with chocolate malts all over the place. Roasted coffee notes come through with a touch of alcohol. Licorice, anise hint of dark fruit.

Tastes of licorice and darki complex chocolte with coffee roasted malts. A touch of bitter and some earthyness. A little citrus rind bitter on the finish.

Good carbonation froth fades fast to a thin almost watery consistensy.

Very interesting beer good coffee and chocolate meld, not overpowering.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a goblet.

The beer pours almost black with over a finger of light tan head. The head fades to a layer on top of the pour and leaves some lacing on the glass. The smell is very roasty with a strong coffee and dark chocolate presence. The taste isn't very sweet at all and there is hardly a trace of alcohol. Lots of roasted malts along with the coffee and dark chocolate. The finish has a roasty bitterness to it. This is very easy to drink and I never would have guessed the abv. I'd definitely have more.

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3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 1,213 ratings
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