January 22nd, 2013 Add A Comment
Sixpoint Brewery

3Beans Baltic Porter

Posted by Kyle

3Beans

2013 batch, from a 12 oz. can, served in a tulip glass
RateBeer: 96 / Beer Advocate: 91 / Untappd: 4 caps

LOOK

Pours a really dark brown with a slight hint of ruby and a thick khaki head.

SMELL

Roasty, dark chocolate aromas. Just a touch of the coffee. Slight hop hit at the end.

FEEL

Very smooth with mild carbonation. Nice, big body. Silky finish.

TASTE

Sweet cocoa flavors in the middle complemented by a bitter coffee finish. Very well-balanced.

OVERALL

This is the first Sixpoint beer I’ve had that I haven’t been able to recognize as a Sixpoint. Their distinct hop flavors are fairly absent here, allowing their malts (and Romano beans) to mingle with the Mast Brother Chocolate cacao husks and Stumptown Coffee Roasters cold-brewed coffee. It’s refreshingly light, for the amount of flavor it packs in. And the aftertaste is really lovely. I’m left craving just a little bit more roasty or smokey notes to round out the flavor profile.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Spotted: Weiland’s Gourmet Market
  • Style Baltic Porter
  • ABV 10.0
  • IBU 85
  • Origin New York

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