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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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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2.16/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Wow, looking at other reviews, gremlins must have swapped out the swill I'm currently drinking.

A: Pours black. Ecru head, dissipates into wall-to-wall dusting of suds. Lacing sticks to the sides. Light penetrates, ultimately devolving into a slightly watery glass of Coke with lacing on top.

S: I could try to be creative, and pull out the occasional hints of coffee, vanilla, rising bread. But it's hard. What hits my nose is a combo of bitterness and alcohol that pierces the nose and eyes.

T: Again, I can detect "hints" of this and that (a little coffee in the aftertaste); but otherwise, beyond an ashy, dry bitterness, it's alcohol and that's about it.

M: Pretty creamy. Medium body, holds together well.

O: Disappointing and borderline unpleasant (and that's from a guy with a refrigerator full of 20 different stouts/porters at any given time). In the two-word descriptions that I try to record for every beer (so I can best remember them), I'd use either "Mocha Everclear" or "Big Blech"... Missed it here (or else I got an insanely bad batch).

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of Knapp85
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer poured out as a deep brown color that is basically black. There is a big foamy tan head on top. The lacing is light along with the retention. The smell of the beer is chocolatey with a bit of coffee on the nose as well. It also smells sweet. The taste of the beer is roasted, the coffee isn't that strong. There is a bitter dark chocolate flavor in the finish. The mouthfeel is pretty creamy, light carbonation and smooth. Overall it's not all that impressive. I'm surprised the rating is as high as it is. Not something I need to have again.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very cool idea by Sixpoint.

Pours out a very dark brown with ruby highlights and a 3 finger khaki head.

The aroma is kinda subtle, but mainly dominated by chocolate and coffee with hints of vanilla and some roasty notes.

The taste is also dominated by chocolate and coffee, roasty malt notes and a subtle amount of vanilla. Somewhat bitter, but balanced very well with the sweetness. It's a nice tasting beer, but the chocolate and coffee aren't as vibrant or "in your face" as I would have liked or expected.

The mouthfeel is extremely creamy and smooth and the body is pretty full for a Porter. There is some definite alcohol notes in the aroma and flavor and you can feel the 10%.

Overall, this is a decent beer that doesn't blow me away and could have used more pronounced coffee and chocolate notes.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -68.8%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer comes by way of the legendary woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of coffee, chocolate. Taste is strong coffee, some hints of chocolate, the 10% alcohol is very well hidden. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall, if you like coffee, give this beer a shot.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a rather opaque dark brown color with a bountiful tan cap; plenty of lacing coats the glass

Smell: Dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee and pine

Taste: The piney hops are surprisingly pronounced and dominate the flavors from start to finish, though they are buttressed by the chocolate and coffee flavors that form the backbone; in the middle, the oaky elements add another dimension; there is an underlying sweetness that becomes more pronounced in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: There are a lot of bold flavors that compete for the tastebuds' attention and, to my palate, they never quite form a harmonious whole; I was expecting a coffee stout and would hardly think of this as a Baltic Porter but it is really one of those style benders; others obviously like it but this one just has too many clashing flavors for me

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 fl oz tall skinny can with the bottom reading best before July 10, 2013. Fear not, for it is entering my belly right now. My first review of a beer coming from a can! Based on what everyone has been saying about this beer, I couldn't be more excited.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours just a shade away from black with the tiniest little ruby dot showing through some bubble action. About two fingers of creamy tan head sitting on top with some pretty nice retention. Thick wispy lacing on the sides of the glass follows.

S - Bold, rich, coffee smell. Roasted malts. Some cocoa / vanilla hybrid scent in there. Doesn't really smell as amazing as I was hoping for.

T - Rich, creamy, and smooth. Roasted coffee beans, obviously dominate at first. Can definitely feel the warmth from this beer's bold 10.00% abv. Very nicely balanced flavors of roasted coffee beans, toasted malts and barley, and even a nice fresh hop presence in the back end. Hint of dark fruit presence, however the bold assertive coffee is the main attraction here. Hop presence and that bold coffee ground flavor become even more prominent as the beer begins to warm.

M - Again, creamy, rich and smooth with a hoppy resinous aftertaste. Very well balanced, very well-bodied, very tasty. A very bitter dark beer also, but not over the top by any means.

Overall, a pleasure to look at in/out of the can, a pleasure to drink, and a pleasure to behold. Here's to hoping that they brew this beauty again. An excellent beer all around.

Sixpoint 3Beans ---4/5.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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