Diesel - Sixpoint Brewery
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3.7/5 rDev -2.4%
A - Pours a dark black with a big frothy khaki colored head and great lacing.
S - Hoppy. Pine notes. Light, roasted malts. Surprising to say the least. The hops are in full force - this smells almost like an IPA.
T - Pine hops flavors mix with the roasted malts to provide an interesting taste for a stout. I can pick up some light cream, cocoa, and coffee notes.
M - Medium bodied, ok carbonation, a little bitter due to the hops.
O - A hoppy stout? That's what you get with Diesel. It's unique and probably closer to a Black IPA hybrid than a pure stout. Regardless, this is a nice take on a hoppy, dark brew...more than appropriate for those cold evenings.
01-05-2012 02:12:58 | More by WMEugene
3.71/5 rDev -2.1%
$11 for a growl dog of this ? are you serious ? hell yeah... surprised my bro with this one tonight.
jet black (what the hell does that mean anyway, I'm too lazy too google it, you do it.. why is a jet black? is it jet ink? is it an allusion to the jets having a black future ? eh...)
fantastic lacing, perfect little pearls of carbonation stack up on each other like so much manufactured sea foam in a movie about beer, the head rolls with the tide and this refuses to look bad or have a favorite side of face to photo, damn, this is one nearly flawless looker.
piney hops, close your eyes and you will forget the darkness of this beer, the hops are dominant in this fresh batch, you have to work to get just a faint whiff of stout qualities, so honestly the nose is not much here but a nose does not always a beer make
obviously hoppy, there is the faint echo of a normal stout crying out underneath but mostly this is over the top hop but not over to the point of overkill (say that 10 times fast), some roasty flavors, some thicker feel.... it has glimpses of stout and has a good mouth feel
looking for an over hopped stout a bit more balanced than some ? ok.
to call this Diesel ?
meh, is this a bad or non enjoyable beer ? hell no
it drinks more like a dark APA (quote me now on a new style). I like it, but don't love it, it certainly straddles the style line precariously... definitely try this one though, especially for the price vs quality ratio offered.
02-10-2013 07:01:05 | More by Ego
3.73/5 rDev -1.6%
Poured from the can into a Delirium tulip at low altitude.
A: As black as oil with a creamy mocha-colored head and nice lacing. Head retention is a bit lacking.
S: Coffee, chocolate and lactic notes with a bit of fresh hop character in the background.
T: Dark chocolate and milk notes up front with a bitter, hoppy finish. Not the most complex, but pretty good.
M: Full-bodied and creamy. Just right for the style.
D: Smooth and low in alcohol, this one goes down easy. I feel that the hop bitterness detracts from the drinkability.
12-22-2011 22:56:27 | More by schlimenhaumer
3.73/5 rDev -1.6%
Poured from a 16oz can into a duvel snifter
A- looks dark brown pouring from the can, dark brown almost black with a two finger tan head, nice lacing
S- Piney Hops, roasty malts, hint of chocolate
T- starts smooth and blends into a nice meld of piney hops and roasty malt character, taste of chocolate , bit not
M- light-medium bodies with low/medium carbonation, smooth, dry finish
O- a solid beer.... Deffinatley worth grabing a 4pk, seemed to be a bit more of a fresh hopped black ipa to
Me, then a stout, but it was enjoyable... Won't mind drinkin the rest of em that's for sure
01-17-2012 01:26:31 | More by PeterIngemi
3.73/5 rDev -1.6%
Picked up a can of this at Julio's.
A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a rich, oily black colour with a nice rich two finger mocha head that fades to leave a nice amount of sticky side lacing and a healthy mocha cloud/halo.
S - Smell is a bit underwhelming. There are some super faint chocolate notes as well as bitter hops. Light carmels, just all very faint.
T - The taste though, is not that faint luckily. Nice pleasant chocolate flavours, bitter roast malts amd chocolate with some nice sweet carmelness. The end has some nice piney hop bitterness that is not too assertive but clearly present.
M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, albeit subtle. Slightly thick, like a good stout. Super drinkable.
O - Overall this was an enjoyable stout. The killer was the smell though, which was average at best. Far too light on the nose, every other aspect of this beer is solid though.
12-21-2011 20:27:31 | More by rudzud
3.73/5 rDev -1.6%
A- Diesel pours a deep Almost black mahogany. A little over a finger of mocha icecream colored head is produced from a moderate pour. Very solid retention with rings of lacing as one sips.
S- grainy roasted malt aromas present themselves with notes of brewed coffee, bakers chocolate and freshly doused embers. Pine hop aromas sing along side the roast with a touch of resin and oil. A slight alchohol touch on the finish.
T- Starts with a short burst of oily coffee bean that soon transforms into a crunchy pine hop flavor and bitterness. Espresso and Astringent flavors with a bit of tangerine hop lingers for a nice finish.
MF- slick oily mouthfeel with a medium body. Average carbonation
D- very good drinkability
Overall a solid beer that has nice flavor and bitterness.
12-01-2011 06:42:52 | More by Viciousknishs
3.73/5 rDev -1.6%
Unctuous roasted cacao nibs are precisely what I get out of the aroma on this brew. They are backed up by a nice hop profile that comes across as grassy and a bit floral.
Its hard not to like the appearance on this one though. Your typical black ale with brilliant ruby highlights topped by a frothy mocha head and gorgeous lacing.
Flavors are more roast than chocolaty I would say, though, an unsweetened dark chocolate flavor does come though at mid palate. A firm, but light bitterness carries the malt, and work quite harmoniously with each other.
Diesel is quite smooth and carries a low level of carbonation, making this quite easy to drink. Overall it's a nice stout.
03-28-2012 02:39:48 | More by tlazaroff
3.75/5 rDev -1.1%
A: Dr. Pepper pour, dark red highlights agains a cola body appears a pitch black in the vessel. A dark khaki head has a spongy texture to it while retention was good and lacing was sticky and of good coverage.
S: Fresh chocolate fresh, scorched pine, with a fresh presence of herbaceous scent of celery and parsley.
T: The flavor was fresh, roasty, pine, silty smooth minerality of wet ash, charcoal and some herbaceous hints of fennel and tobacco.
M: Roasty warm and lightly bitter the mouthful has a quiet carbonation base with a silty campfire minearality touch.
O: Overall flavor is good, smooth and gentle with a lingering soft schwarz like roast bitterness coming on the end. easy consumption.
07-03-2012 00:17:05 | More by beerthulhu
Diesel from Sixpoint Brewery
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