Diesel - Sixpoint Brewery
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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
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
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
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
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
Diesel from Sixpoint Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 807 ratings.