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Diesel - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

811 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 811
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 65
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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Photo of Wolfpack2005
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to LambAndTunaPhish for sharing this one.

A-Black in the glass, but a dark transparent brown when poured from the can. Two finger head that leaves little lacing

S-Sweet aroma of chocolate malt that is blend with a little pine hops

T-Doesn't quite follow the nose like one would expect. Roasted barley and bitter chocolate out of the gates that leads into a subtle citrus sweetness with a small piney hop punch at the end. The aftertaste leaves you with an earthy bitterness.

M-Light body, thin mouthfeel with moderate levels of carbonation.

O-Very complex beer for the style with the blend of sweetness and hops into a traditional stout.

Wolfpack2005, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of Mgm54
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type - 16oz Can, says "best before may 2013" on the bottom

A - Black, like the name would suggest. cannot see like passing through. Nice tan head on it

S - You can tell it's a hoppy stout from here. Dark roasted notes, with chocolate hints.

T - big, hoppy stout. The hops cover up the roasted and burnt flavors a bit at the start, but they come out more in the finish. Hints of dark fruits.

M - Creamy, which threw me off a bit with the hops, but still good.

O - Solid stout, something different with the hops involved, I'm not really used to hoppy stouts, but this was a good start. I would buy it again, good pick up.

Mgm54, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of WMEugene
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

WMEugene, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Ego
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

$11 for a growl dog of this ? are you serious ? hell yeah... surprised my bro with this one tonight.

eyes...
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.

nose...
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

taste etc...
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

verdict?
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.

Ego, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of schlimenhaumer
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

schlimenhaumer, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of PeterIngemi
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
Much.

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

PeterIngemi, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of rudzud
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

rudzud, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of Viciousknishs
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Viciousknishs, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of tlazaroff
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

tlazaroff, Mar 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

danthehopslamman, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Skye1024, Mar 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

BrandonDZ, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ryser2k, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

SPRichard, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Loveyourbeer, Feb 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

blknikon, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

BklynTerp, Jan 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Comparison_Ford, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Kevincredible, Jun 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

richj1970, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

DanE, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Bung, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

beerthulhu, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of SeriousALEment
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

SeriousALEment, Jun 05, 2013
Diesel from Sixpoint Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 811 ratings.