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Diesel - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

807 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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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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tsm2011

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-01-2013 20:42:32 | More by tsm2011
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zachary80

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-01-2013 19:24:43 | More by zachary80
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Kelp

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

02-01-2013 06:23:37 | More by Kelp
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Gwalchgwynn67

New York

4.39/5  rDev +15.5%

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!

02-01-2013 05:54:47 | More by Gwalchgwynn67
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AnotherImperial

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

02-01-2013 03:56:25 | More by AnotherImperial
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claytong

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-01-2013 03:18:21 | More by claytong
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-01-2013 00:46:55 | More by jjheinrichs
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-01-2013 00:41:04 | More by Loveyourbeer
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KornWallace

New York

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-30-2013 01:39:04 | More by KornWallace
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

01-29-2013 19:04:27 | More by rolltide8425
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shigg85

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-29-2013 19:01:19 | More by shigg85
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obrike

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

01-29-2013 03:08:33 | More by obrike
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vfgccp

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-29-2013 00:48:21 | More by vfgccp
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drummermattie02

Texas

2/5  rDev -47.4%

01-28-2013 18:27:13 | More by drummermattie02
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FrancisT

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-28-2013 03:40:49 | More by FrancisT
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Klif

Indiana

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-27-2013 18:03:01 | More by Klif
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dirtylou

Washington

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%

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

01-27-2013 00:24:20 | More by dirtylou
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AAG

Texas

3.21/5  rDev -15.5%

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.

01-26-2013 17:36:10 | More by AAG
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-26-2013 06:06:47 | More by WDJersey
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briandaube

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-25-2013 23:58:56 | More by briandaube
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tbeer40

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

01-25-2013 22:39:56 | More by tbeer40
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Lukass

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-25-2013 16:47:54 | More by Lukass
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-24-2013 16:27:58 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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ichorNet

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -1.1%

Appearance: Very, very dark brown/black with highly-retentive yet slightly small head, even with a full pour. Lacing is excellently-tiered

Scent: Chocolate malt, blackened coffee beans, astringent pine hops, light spruce bark, bitter and resinous, some orange and various citrus here and there

Taste: Incessant in its delivery of roasted and charred malts supported by a complex and varied hop profile. Satisfying, to say the least

Mouthfeel: Fairly full-bodied but can seem watery and even too hoppy, especially when it’s colder so I’d let this sit after a long refrigerated period

Drinkability: Excellent; the dry-hop lends some astringency but it’s so well-tempered by the malt bill that it finishes quite smooth

Overall: This should probably be a regular beer for Sixpoint; given their penchant for bucking trends, perhaps it should seek to be released in the Spring months to change up styles a bit? Regardless, this is a very tasty beer that features SP's pension for disregarding style rules in favor of brewing excellence.

Read full review @ http://blogs.lowellsun.com/beer/2013/01/15/sixpoint-diesel/

01-24-2013 05:55:02 | More by ichorNet
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BklynTerp

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-24-2013 05:14:54 | More by BklynTerp
Diesel from Sixpoint Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 807 ratings.