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Diesel - Sixpoint Brewery

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very good

809 Ratings

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Ratings: 809
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)
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Photo of skriv
4/5  rDev +5.5%

skriv, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of nimrod979
3.94/5  rDev +4%

Pounder. Best before 5/20/13. 69IBU Stout? Interesting.

Appearance: Dark cola color with hints of light shining through. Big frothy two finger tan head that lasts for the entire consumption. Levels of lace lingering after each drink. Fine looking beer. Sweet can.

Aroma: Roasted malt. Burnt almost. Hints of charcoal and chocolate. Pine.

Taste: Dark roasted malts up front with almost a hint of smokiness, like stale dark roast coffee. A little bit of milk chocolate sweetness. Finish is bitter piney hops with a bit of orange zest. Interesting. Comes off as a Black IPA rather than a stout with that much hops coming through. Ain't complainin' though.

Mouthfeel: This is where I get tripped up. It is a very drinkable easy going 6.3% stout. But as a stout, I feel like I want a bit more fullness and body. If I look at it from a Black IPA view, it's fantastic. Either way Medium body with soft carbonation. I'll just call it even between the styles, with the added bonus of being very drinkable.

nimrod979, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of tsm2011
4/5  rDev +5.5%

tsm2011, Feb 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

zachary80, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of Kelp
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Kelp, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of Gwalchgwynn67
4.39/5  rDev +15.8%

Wow. Pours a nice thick creamy foam head and an inky black color that befits its name. This smells like eating a pink grapefruit sprinkled with sugar under a spruce tree. The taste is equally excellent with plenty of hops to balance out the malty sweetness. Hints of dark chocolate and coffee as well. There is even a nice amount of carbonation going on. Definitely not your typical stout. I can drink this all day. While less complex than my other favorite winter beer, the Founder's Breakfast Stout, this is much more drinkable as a result. That and the low ABV make this a beer I want to grab again and again!

Gwalchgwynn67, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of AnotherImperial
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

AnotherImperial, Feb 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

claytong, Feb 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Loveyourbeer, Feb 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

KornWallace, Jan 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

rolltide8425, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

shigg85, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of obrike
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

Hmmm...this is not your average stout.

A dark brown/black pour from the can with a two finger tan head, decent lacing.

Very unique scent...a bit of piney hops mixed in with some roasty malts, chocolate and coffee. A weird black IPA/stout mix. Good stuff!

The taste follows the scent. Throws me off a bit as I'm expecting more of a stout and getting more of a black IPA. It's actually pretty decent...just does not taste much like a stout to me. Fairly light-medium bodied with low/medium carbonation, and a smooth, dry finish

A different take on an American stout for sure. Thumbs up for the effort on this one Sixpoint.

obrike, Jan 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

vfgccp, Jan 29, 2013
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2/5  rDev -47.2%

drummermattie02, Jan 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

FrancisT, Jan 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Klif, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%

16oz CANquest, great dane imperial pint

Motor oil - quickly dissipated mocha ring - serious business here. A pretty simple, but well done stout - licorice, smoke, charred malt, some leafy pine hops. This stuff is tasty enough - its a rare occasion to even find a standard stout these days, so this was a nice change of pace

dirtylou, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of AAG
3.21/5  rDev -15.3%

Enjoyed this stout in downtown Austin outside on a patio deck in beautiful weather. Might bias me in favor of this beer. :)

Appearance - Extremely dark opaque; continuous, white/tan head; about two fingers of head initially.

Smell - Very hard to place; can't smell much; slightly citrus-like and hoppy.

Taste - Very hoppy for a stout; diesel-like hoppiness; strong aftertaste; bitter chocolate/malt taste; burnt; roasted; hoppy.

Mouthfeel - Bitter but still relatively comfortable on the palate; sharp aftertaste after hops.

Overall - A little too much hops for a stout (in my personal opinion) but still tasty; probably wouldn't seek this beer out again but I still appreciate what it is.

AAG, Jan 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

WDJersey, Jan 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

briandaube, Jan 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

tbeer40, Jan 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Lukass, Jan 25, 2013
Diesel from Sixpoint Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 809 ratings.