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Diesel - Sixpoint Brewery

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very good

807 Ratings

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Ratings: 807
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 62
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)
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Reviews by output01x:
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3.58/5  rDev -5.8%

Poured from a 16 oz. can (no date) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1/2-finger mocha-colored head that quickly fades to a minute dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a dark brown nearing black that shows no traces of color when held to light. Some thin but decent lacing can be seen clinging to the glass as the beer disappears.

Dark and sweet, the nose is filled with aromas of chocolate, coffee, and some slight earthy hops. Notes of molasses, brown sugar, and toffee are also noticeable.

Milk and dark chocolate hit the taste buds immediately along with a metallic tang (perhaps from the can?). Letting the beer sit on the tongue reveals some grassy hops, a touch of alcohol, and notes of caramel and roasted coffee beans. Upon swallowing, the dark chocolate and coffee flavors really come to stand out. As these flavors begin to fade, a slightly bitter coffee aftertaste sticks around to linger on the palate between sips.

Medium bodied with little carbonation, this beer is a great drinker but leaves a bit to be desired. The body is smooth and enjoyable without becoming coating or sticky. The carbonation is definitely lacking as this beer has zero fizz and is a bit rough in the swallow.

02-28-2012 23:49:16 | More by output01x
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New York

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%

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.

01-04-2013 01:42:56 | More by MadScientist
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-07-2013 06:45:17 | More by Tiernan
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-25-2012 22:08:34 | More by jpwadd
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-10-2013 06:07:41 | More by danthehopslamman
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

05-31-2012 23:08:21 | More by lordofthewiens
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

07-15-2012 17:17:53 | More by bierdabbler
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4.38/5  rDev +15.3%

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.

02-09-2012 03:52:33 | More by Jason
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New York

4.33/5  rDev +13.9%

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.

05-06-2006 14:30:09 | More by Billolick
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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.

10-05-2005 17:59:12 | More by warriorsoul
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3.28/5  rDev -13.7%

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.

02-05-2012 21:00:23 | More by Homebrew35
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4.33/5  rDev +13.9%

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.

02-26-2012 15:15:22 | More by tigg924
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

09-12-2012 22:38:31 | More by reitzbrewing
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

12-07-2012 02:47:05 | More by Mora2000
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-11-2013 02:38:37 | More by Skye1024
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

02-10-2013 22:47:40 | More by tigersparty
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-02-2013 17:33:01 | More by BrandonDZ
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3.43/5  rDev -9.7%

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.

02-17-2012 22:45:32 | More by kingcrowing
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

01-11-2013 02:01:23 | More by Runofthemiller
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New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-07-2011 03:30:17 | More by mjtiernan
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-24-2013 16:27:58 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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2/5  rDev -47.4%

03-03-2013 20:00:55 | More by xdefeatsy
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

02-28-2012 02:52:58 | More by mdtnelson
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-24-2011 01:59:28 | More by virinow
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New York

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

12-29-2011 23:05:36 | More by dogfishandi
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Diesel from Sixpoint Brewery
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