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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Ratings: 1,213 |  Reviews: 251
Photo of AdamBear
4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A-bslsck with a the tan head

S-smells like fresh roasted coffee. There is a hint of chocolate but I am impressed at how fresh it smells.

T-comes in similar to the taste of coffee over the smell of coffee, as we all know coffee tastes different (worse) than it smells. It's still an awesome flavor with just a touch of cocoa to it. It sure is tasty overall, tastes closer to real coffee than most beers I've had.

M-medium crisp carbonation with a dry finish

O-this is just a great beer. Baltic porter? Maybe not, tastes more like a strong English stout. There is hardly any abv in the taste, it's so smooth. I bought this not understanding what it was, thinking maybe it was an average brown ale, but I was completely surprised and satisfied with this beer. I suggest your try this if you see this.

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Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Mattyb79
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of TwelveOunces
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a snifter

A- Pours very dark brown, Almost pitch black in the glass. A one finger of a ligher khaki colored head. Some alcohol legs on this one.

S- A little coffee, some roasted malt, a bit of cocoa. A robust and roasty smelling brew.

T- A nice coffee up front. A massive roasty character that takes over the palate. A bit of a dark and very dry chocolate. This beer really smells organic and fresh. There is also a bit of a hop bitterness in this beer. A very slight crisp wood character to this brew. A spicy and earthy hop note. A dry roasted finish. A somewhat clean beer that is well balanced and blended.

M- A big beer. Very roasty and dry. Not a very heavy body. Its nicely balanced and the alcohol is just strong enough to where its not noticeable.

O- This is a great beer. A unique and well made beer thats sure to please stout lovers.

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Photo of bootdown21
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of CanisMajor
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Rekrule
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of maxk
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of staticmaneuver
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ. In retrospect I should have started with it instead of finishing. It has an extremely heavy flavor and feel. Coupled with the higher alcohol content it was probably poor timing for me. It tastes very good and I would have given it a better rating, but I guess it was just too much for me at the time.

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Photo of jderosia603
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Served in a Leffe chalice (whatever), dark brown-black pour, topped off with a nice creamy cap of tan head; good retention, stratifying lacing. In the nose, dark malts, coffee, cocoa, very smooth all over. More of the same in the taste, more emphasis on sweet, less on roasty/bitter, dark malts, coffee (very nice), cocoa, caramel, cream. Smooth mouthfeel, medium-full body, full of flavor, and higher ABV extremely well-hidden. Great beer overall. Too bad it's a one-off.

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Photo of KornWallace
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jmaharaj
3.37/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown with a glint of ruby. Thin, but creamy head. Unfortunately that was the best part of the beer. I find the nose to have almost an artificial coffee smell (im sure they used proper coffee though) to me it smells young and undeveloped with very little roast character or astrigency. There are notes of toffee hard candy and faintly talcum powder and fusels. The beer is far too watery for my liking and a little too lively on the carbonation. the coffee and chocolate notes are there but the fall off the tongue too quickly. There is a little more astringency to the coffe than I had anticipated, which I like but this beer finishes too soon. Not much hopping comes through and the finish is a tad cloying. Not bad, but not what I expected for a 10% coffee, chocolate beer. Also not sure what the romano bean is doing. It just says adds complexity in the box so...

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Photo of diamok
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of MisterGrizz
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of emottram
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of scootny
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Clear chestnut brown with a dark khaki head that is quite impressive. Garnet highlights when held up. Decent lacing here and there. A bouquet of coffee and roasted grains greet my waiting nose, with healthy chocolate notes layered in the sweetness of light alcohol, mild cherries and burnt molasses. A hint of the oak gives faint vanilla. Taste is all the nose would have you believe and more. A double espresso with a mochachino chaser. The oak tinged cherry and vanilla flexing nicely. Some burnt sugary sweetness that flows into a healthy charcoal and hop bitterness in the finish. Feel is sublime with a rich full velvety creaminess. Carbonation is just the right proportion to keep it highly drinkable. A great winter beer that I would love any time of the year.

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Photo of ESeab
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of hopswap1
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of oldvines
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, stamped on the bottom with "Best before 10Jul2013"

appears almost black but not quite. ruby highlights when held up to the light. khaki colored head that hangs around. nice aroma of black coffee, just a touch of chocolate. taste is well balanced between bitter roastiness and mild sweetness. medium body, higher carbonation. I think lower carbonation could have improved it.

overall - a good beer but room from improvement.

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Photo of mhenson42
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jjheinrichs
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Another6Pack
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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