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Diesel - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

810 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 810
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 63
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2005)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 810 | Reviews: 296 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Brenden:
Photo of Brenden
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very dark brown and thick without reaching huge RIS-levels of viscosity, it definitely looks diesel. Topping it is a thick tan head that grows to about two fingers in height. The settling of this head is one finger. In other words, when it fades away or drops or however you'd reference it, it's still a full finger tall and never less. Lacing begins at the rim of the glass and forms a sheet that coats it the entire way down. I guess this one's a beauty AND a beast.
Roast comes out in the nose, yes, but even stronger are the chocolaty and charred notes as well as a pithy pine from the hops; it's definitely brewed in a modern American tradition, with a heavy hand on the hops for a stout. It's a little nondescript and surprisingly subtle given what I've seen, but hopefully some of that will open up.
The pith and pine are actually seemingly the strongest flavors. A bit of citrus peel comes out in the bitterness as well. Char backs off to keep the bitterness at an even keel, a good call since there's little sweetness. There's a heavy dryness, in fact, which in combining with a bit of woodiness gives this a more literally piney flavor. Some dry bread crusts speak to the malt presence. This is well done, especially considering how unbalanced it has potential to be. I do wish it was sweeter, even if just a little.
The body's not huge and thick, though it is full. At first it seems to sit on the border of what could be a richness that it just misses. It's a little more heavily carbonated than might be expected in a stout, but that drops off nicely. What remains is a surprisingly creamy, rich smoothness.

Brenden, Apr 08, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of MadScientist
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Very dark brown with good clarity and a deep garnet hue. It pours with two fingers tan head with a good retention period and made of rocky and dense, compact bubbles.

S: It smells awesome, not quiet smell like any other stout having great balance of hops and roasted grains. The hops have moderate aromas of pine and citrus. The grains have a moderate roasty aroma and moderately-low chocolate and coffee smell to them.

T: One tasty Stout here with a lot of roasted grains and a lot of hops. The moderate hops bitterness slightly beats the moderate roasted grains to the taste buds. There is a good roasted coffee bean and bitter chocolate flavor with a moderate citrus hops having a decent amount of pine as well. The balance is bitter mostly from the hops with the bitter dark grains adding just a touch. The finish is fairly dry and the after taste is of bitter chocolate and hops bitterness.

M: A meduim-full body with moderately-strong carbonation and a light creaminess. There is a very slight astringency.

O: A bold American Stout jam packed with hops, roasted grains and a touch of chocolate and coffee. The is a new favorite as far American Stouts.

MadScientist, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Tiernan, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of jpwadd
4/5  rDev +5.5%

jpwadd, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

danthehopslamman, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like these 16oz cans; I get to use my imperial pint glass. This beer was a very dark brown, almost black, color. There was a moderately-sized tan head that left a bit of lace.

Strong piney hops aroma. Some chocolate, and some brown bread.

Big pine presence. Chocolate and dark coffee.

This was a very dry beer. I enjoyed it.

lordofthewiens, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of bierdabbler
2.5/5  rDev -34%

bierdabbler, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of Jason
4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz tall boy, freshness date on the bottom of the can. That is one sexy looking can!

LOOK: Tall crown of tan lace, a few shades away from total blackness.

SMELL: Roasty, chocolate, soft spruce, yeast, molasses, mild charcoal, caramelized raisins, chocolate mint, orange pith

TASTE: Smooth, creamy, charcoal, brown malt, bread crust, dried hay, yeast, baked apples, faint mint, warming alcohol, kiss of orange zest, evergreen, drying finish

Really fresh tasting, a stout that took a path less traveled as well. The roastiness matches the hoppiness which matches the sweetness, one would say balanced but that is not saying enough. From all of that it lands firmly on the palate and demands that it is drinkable ... which it is.

Jason, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of Billolick
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Mugs in Brooklyn. Pours near black, with no light shining through, dark tan head with lovely, fine and well developed ringed lacing left behind. Roasty nose, premiers this tasty, classy stout. Lots of roasted, burned grains, with softening notes of vanilla. Smooth, smooth, smooth, great tasting and easy drinking stout. More fine brew from 6point.

Billolick, May 06, 2006
Photo of warriorsoul
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap today while having lunch w/ fellow BA, MuddyFeet.
Arrived slight chilled, solid black w/ no light passing through...a full finger and a half of creamy tan head. Thin lacing w/ decent hold.
Aromas very faint w/ some chocolate and vanilla hints...
The taste is one solid, well balanced stout...a hefty portion of semi-sweet chocolate, coffee and vanilla bean. No alcohol detected.
Mouthfeel was medium bodied and the carbonation was fantastic for the style.
I could enjoy this one all afternoon if it wasn't for this darn work thing...just slightly sweet w/ a very subtle dryness to it. Very clean w/ no bitterness in the finish...an overall great brew.
These guys at Sixpoint have really got my attention...so glad to see them hitting the Boston scene w/ fury.

warriorsoul, Oct 05, 2005
Photo of Homebrew35
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours one fingers worth of a white head. Black mostly opaque body with deep brown colors around the edges. Head fades to just about nothing.

Smells sweet, light roast, light grassy and earthy tones. Some yeasty bready notes as well.

Tastes sweet and milk chocolatly. Some light roast again mixed with a light hop gassy bitterness.

It has a fairly creamy texture but the overall body is somewhat thin. Light carbonation keeps this one on the highly drinkable side.

Overall this one is an easy drinking stout. I was hoping for more flavor, body and bitterness.

$2.95 a can.

Homebrew35, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of tigg924
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: dark brown in color with 1/3 inch head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: piney hops and chocolate--very different smelling

Taste: deep chocolate, cocoa, and caramel--almost like a Friendly's sundae--sharp piney hops at the end.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy bodied, low carbonation, sweet with a bitter end

Overall: If I was not so in love with Righteous, this would be my favorite from the brewery. This one is a great more hoppy than usual stout. However, the sweetness build up really works here. I will be buying more of this. An amazing beer.

tigg924, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of reitzbrewing
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

reitzbrewing, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma has some chocolate and roasted malt, as well as a little bit of pine. The flavor is more of the same. The bitter chocolate notes come through quite strongly, as does some roasted malt, earth and pine. There is also a hint of burnt malt, which goes well with the other aspects. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of Skye1024
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Skye1024, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of tigersparty
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

tigersparty, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of BrandonDZ
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

BrandonDZ, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of kingcrowing
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can poured into a Guinness pint glass.

Pours a very dark black with a nice one finger dark brown head that slowly fades. Nose is very chocolatey and rich.

Taste is very toasty, roasty and bitter. A nice light happiness as well. Mouthfeel is well balanced, a bit crisp but there's a nice sharp finish. Overall it's pretty decent but something is missing.

kingcrowing, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of Runofthemiller
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Runofthemiller, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +5.5%

mjtiernan, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of xdefeatsy
2/5  rDev -47.2%

xdefeatsy, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of mdtnelson
3/5  rDev -20.8%

mdtnelson, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of virinow
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

virinow, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of dogfishandi
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can, fridge temp poured into a big bulb style glass. best before 15MAY2012 stamped on the bottom.

pours out black, just a little ruby brown on the edges, more so in the light. very nice dense, creamy light mocha colored head that stays around nicely. lots of thick, sticky lace.

lots of earthy hops initially. pine, a little dank, slightly spicy. hints of roasted malt.

pine and citrus hops, slightly earthy at times. a dry cocoa roasted malt with a hint of smoke comes next and then is quickly taken over by an IPA like slightly dry bitterness. a little grain. kind of a spicy slightly muddled yeasty taste.

a lighter, dryer finish that you would expect, again more IPA like. smooth. very drinkable.

id definatly call this more of a black IPA, a pretty good one at that. but call it a stout, really makes no difference to me. i would have maybe liked a touch more roasted malt, the roast flavors are definatly there, they just get lost quickly from all the hops. also has a lot less of that signature phenolic yeast strain i find in most of their beers, niether good nor bad. something id buy again for sure, i look forward to everything that comes from sixpoint.

dogfishandi, Dec 29, 2011
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Diesel from Sixpoint Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 810 ratings.