Sixpoint 4Beans

Posted: October 7, 2015 in Baltic Porter, Reviews, Sixpoint

It’s been about 4 months since my last Sixpoint beer. Much like this one, it was very polarizing in the craft beer community (Sixpoint Jammer) and I was not a big fan of it either. Let’s see how this beer was.

4beans

ABV: 10%

Style: Baltic Porter

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “With the addition of Madagascar vanilla beans, 4BEANS takes Sixpoint Imperial Porter to the next level. Romano beans used by bygone brewers provide body, as the flavors of dark malt, cocoa and coffee are rounded out by smooth vanilla. The result is a quadrality of roasted, savory, and complex flavors. Modern formulation meets Baltic tradition and BKLYN partnership… it’s Mad Science.”

Random: This beer is the big brother of Sixpoint 3Beans.

This beer poured with a half a finger of tan head that dissipated slowly and left no lacing on the glass. A slight crown was left on top of the dark brown body that had no visible carbonation. The nose had intense coffee and roasted malts. The taste started with notes of oily, coffee beans with some smoke as well. Roasted malts, dark chocolate and smoke came through as well. After a few sips, I picked up ash as well. The alcohol was well-integrated, but still had some warming that presented on the back of the throat. The body was thick and chewy with light carbonation. The finish was long and sticky with ash and dark chocolate. This was $3.50 for the single can ($.29 per ounce). I know this beer has gotten panned by a lot of people, but I thought it was solid. It wasn’t the best beer I had, but I had no major qualms with it.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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