Diesel - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

821 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 821
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 66
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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4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Yet another beautifully tasty beverage from Sixpoint via BeerTruth. Great brewery, great buddy. Drank from my Harriet Brewing nonic pint glass.

Appearance- Pours a nice dark black with hints of dark brown around the edges. A half inch creamy light tan head sits atop the beer almost the entire time. Plenty of rich thick lacing rings down the entire glass.
Smell- You can tell from first whiff this is no regular stout. Actually, if blindfolded you’d never guess this was a stout at all. Very herbally and earthy with a blast of hops that is totally unexpected. Bits of pine and grass mixes in along with dirt (seriously) and hints of chocolate. That hint of chocolate is literally the only ode to the Stout.
Taste- Starts with a big bold bite of brash hoppy goodness. Like the nose it’s very herbally and piney with a long lingering bite. Maybe a touch of grapefruit pith but it’s fleeting and gets lost in the all the earthy tones. Unlike the nose though there is a sign of something ‘stout’ like in here. A fair amount of chocolate and roast mix in adding a strange dimension not often experienced with this sort of hop bite. The finish is dry and bitter with a long lingering roast.
Mouthfeel- Silky smooth with a nice hefty body and the lightest touch of carbonation.
Overall- I have to start by saying I’m not a big fan of Black IPA’s. Hops and dark malts don’t mix. But, saying that - I love this beer. It’s bitter and brash and roasty and all totally works. This beer is 100% unique in every way and I enjoyed the shit out of it. Thanks Adam!

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After having my first Sixpoint beer, I immediately began the search for this. No matter what I’ve had from them, it’s always been delicious; plus, I’ve never had a canned stout.

Good for months (“BESTBEFORE 25MAY2013” on the bottom of the can).

A: Pours dark brown and fizzy, a blackened beer with quite a shine. An inch of foamy canned-beer head appears for a moment before disappearing completely – save for the thin layer of lacing all the way around.

S: Baking chocolate and sweet baked goods with inflections of herbal vanilla, but with a noticeable hop presence. Smells like a chocolate-covered pine cone. Takes a little while to warm, but when it does, it definitely opens up, getting more full and savory – notes of dark fruit and burnt sugar expand to the edges of the nose.

T: Robust, hoppy, and downright delicious – sweet, bready tastes of biscuit and cake batter lay a smooth foundation for a more intense character of hop bitterness. Roasted malt and a softly bitter cocoa flavor start a quick transition to the hops: lemon rind and pine, that is, prickling in a mildly catty way. Finishes with a dry, wooden profile, letting oak, buttery caramel, and hops cement this as a strong, roast-and-hop stout.

M: Has the canned fizz you’d expect, raising perception of the hop flavors in seconds flat. Medium body for a stout.

O: Who knew an aluminum can could contain such a hardy, world-class stout? It really isn’t complex, sure, but it’s classically enjoyable – a beer that’s flavorful, rich, and affordable, to boot.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can courtesy of mgbickel in the Black Booty 5 BIF, into my Fuller's nonic. Best before May of 2012.

A: Pours a rich deep brown, with an almost nitro-like dense head. Some red highlights around the edge when held to the light. Excellent lacing as the head recedes. Nice looking pint.

S: Chocolate malt and English ale yeast really stand out on the first sniff. Under that are some notes of coffee. Slightly charred burnt malt and some molasses. Slightly mineral like.

T: Much the same, a fair amount of chocolate and a bit of a fruity sweet yeast ester, beneath that is a huge charred note of burnt malt that is a bit stronger than a really heavily roasted coffee. Not quite astringent, just a harsh roast profile. A bit of caramel finds its way into the flavor at the end. The sweetness in this beer is just right, not overdone at all. The roasted/burnt malts work fairly well with everything. Big time resinous hop profile in here, slightly citrusy, and the 60+ IBUs start to surface the more the beer warms. Pretty darn tasty.

M: Slightly more than medium body, carbonation is a touch high, but not too far off. Finish is pretty dry for a stout, but isn't too bad at all.

O: A nice hoppy stout. I remember when I used to hate beers like this, hoppy stouts just frustrated me because I thought the flavors clashed. I have since learned to appreciate these, and this is a great example.

Thanks Mike!

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3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours from can jet black color with slight light penetrating and highlighting to deep garnet. Frothy head is tan and settling nicely into a bubbly layer.

S: Spicy and earthy hops scramble on top of a smokey, burnt and chocolatey roast of barley. Some dark fruit esters in there too.

T: Rich, earthy roasted barley lays down a chocolate, smoke, and molasses backbone. Hint of espresso and dark fruit esters. Hops are heavy and give pronounced earthy, pine and spicy notes. The dry hopping is noticeable even through the layers of malt.

M: Full body with prickly carbonation and a dry finish. slight alcohol warmth comes through.

D: A drinkable stout but unusually heavy on the hops for this style. It makes having another more challenging on the palate but so worth a try!

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma: Blistering citric hop aroma up front. Notes of orange pith and lemon zest overwhelm the experience. Background chocolate and cocoa notes appear as the beer warms and is agitated.

Appearance: Black center with leather brown edging. Huge rocky and sudsy tan cap. Head retains well.

Flavor: Earthy and slightly citrus hop flavors up front. Background cocoa notes with a touch of milky sweetness. Balance is clearly to the American hop bitterness. Finish is clean, crisp, and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied with high carbonation. A touch of roasted grain astringency. No alcohol heat.

Overall impression: Nowhere near the complexity, mouthfeel, or malt profile to be a stout. More aligned with a Black IPA. A good beer but not an American Stout by any parameters.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into a tulip

A- Pours dark brown and turns black as night in the glass. A two finger of a light brown head.

S- A slight chocolate and roasted malt. A lot of pine and some astringent hoppy tones.

T- A hoppy stout. The first thing I get is a hop bitterness and a bouquet of piney and resinous flavors. The roasted malt in this beer is an after thought to the hops but they provide a solid base to the beer. The beer has some chocolate tones as well as some underlying caramel.

M- A silky smooth beer but it has high carbonation. Bitter for a stout but I don't mind.

O- This is pretty darn good brew. It's uniqueness sets this beer apart but I didn't really expect it. A cross between a stout and a black IPA. A really different brew but a well done one.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Diesel from Sixpoint Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 821 ratings.