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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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a very dark maroonish-red, that verged on black, but not quite. A bit of translucency was evident. Tons of bubbles rising from the bottom, to a nice solid 2 finger thick head. Head was rich and thick, with a fair it of side cling. Aroma was a slightly sweet, chocolate smell, with a very small hint of acidic in the backend. Taste had both coffee and chocolate, without either overpowering the other or being the main focal point. The coffee notes kicked in first, with just a tab of bitterness, but then mellowed out and left a nice sweet cocoa flavor on the tongue. Coated the mouth extremely well, not overly bubbly with a bit of chew. Overall a very solid beer. Perhaps a bit expensive ($3.75 for the single can) but a very solid beer, right up my alley.

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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz, BBD 7/10/13
Riedel unmarked snifter

A: Pours out a deep chestnut brown color. In the glass it appears black and not much light gets through. Think layer of three fingers light tan head, 3+ fingers of tight bubbles. Leaving some sticky lacing.

S: Getting that coffee bean smell. Certainly the most dominate. Then you get milk chocolate. Actually some sweet malt goodness coming through.

T: Up front, definitely pulling that coffee flavor. It's a very muted light roast. It meshes really well mid-palate with the creamy milk chocolate that comes in. Very pleasant. Lingering dark chocolate bitterness. Dry finish.

M: Full bodied. Some creaminess.

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4.67/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sixpoint - 3Beans - 12fl oz can

Continuing on my journey through Sixpoint brews, this one was a logical next step.

Look - Pours dark and settles black with a hint of brown around the edges. Huge, soapy head, lacing from the Gods. Carbonation apparent when pouring, brew settles in waves into the glass.

Smell - Cocoa, mocha, and espresso. Malt is there as well.

Taste - Creamy chocolate with subtle coffee and malty overtones throughout. Supremely delicious.

Mouthfeel - Sits a bit on the sweeter side but not overbearing, a bit sticky even but again not a big detractor. Insanely drinkable, no way of knowing this is 10% until you've finished one.

Overall - This brew is simply amazing! I must have got a very fresh batch since the characteristics seemed to point to that. Each sip impressed me all over again throughout.

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3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into tulip.
This can only brewery is really growing on me. I always seem to find a new gem to bring North every time I head into the states.

Almost completely opaque, dark brown pour. Looks like cold coffee. Half finger light tan head. Lacing is decent.

Slight coffee with subtle coffee and some chocolate notes. Brown sugar, vanilla and some burnt toast.

Burnt toast, dark stone fruits, subtle coffee, fresh cocoa powder. Potent vanilla after a slight alcohol burn.

Light to medium body, decent carbonation.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Port City snifter.

A: Not totally pitch black at all... dark ruby red actually. A slight, off-white that melted instantaneously.

S: Kinda like dark fruit cake icing, understated, with an amber ale buried in there somewhere.

T: Like a true "beer" as opposed to a deep, rich, coffee infused bomb. Kinda thin actually... much more so than I was expecting.

M: Kinda boozy, with only a slight bit of bitterness on the end. A bit of lacing left on the glass.

O: I was disappointed with this one and it score very low (unanimously) across the board at a recent coffee beer tasting.

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4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from a 12oz. can into a pint glass. Thick, creamy, near-opaque and dark-brown in color with a tight-knit, 1-finger beige head. A touch of lacing down the glass.

S: Malty up-front, with a lager sentiment and strong, but balanced notes of mocha coffee and earth. Some boozy fermentation smell on the back-end. I was expecting to get socked in the face with the aromas of coffee, chocolate and hooch (given the 10%abv,) but am pleasantly surprised at how relatively smooth and balanced it smells.

T: Complexity abounds in this robust and sweet beer. It hits right off with a coffee malt front, and swallows with an earthy, chocolate-covered cherry cordial flavor. A good amount of booze in the flavor, but I find it more appealing in this brew than usual. Perhaps because the hotness of the booze is tempered by the dry cocao flavors, or the gritty coffee notes. Touches of vanilla, dark chocolate milkshake, and dirt in the flavor really keep it mellower than anticipated. This beer has a lot going on, flavor-wise, but it does it in the perfect balance to be delicious.

M: A strange mix of syrup and chalk. The syrupy sweetness is on the tongue when the beer is in your mouth, but the beer finishes with an almost chalk-like texture on the swallow and afterfeel. It must be the cocao husks that lend this feel.

O: This is a great once-in-a-while beer, which packs a lot of flavor and a complexity of character to boot. I'm usually not one for "flavored" beer, or even beer brewed with flavoring agents other than hops, but this one really does it right. A trip to the jungle of flavor in your mouth!

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