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Diesel - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

801 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 801
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 61
Gots: 40 | 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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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-20-2013 00:24:33 | More by Mattyb79
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-22-2014 22:07:05 | More by crbnfbr
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spark3148857

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-19-2012 14:32:05 | More by spark3148857
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Belittle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-29-2014 16:06:53 | More by Belittle
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 oz tallboy, allowed to warm a little bit before being poured into my Bruery tulip.

Diesel pours a solid black, with more than two fingers of head that falls somewhere between caramel and khaki on the color spectrum. Head retention and lacing are both solidly above average. The nose is fairly hoppy for a stout, with a strong piney aroma asserting it's dominance over the roasted malty aspect. In fact, I'd say it's a little too hop-centric for a stout. Milk Chocolate and a mild coffee are much more present here in the flavor than before. There's also a bit of earthiness (maybe a noble/continental hop?) that acts as a nice bridge to the still pungent pine note that closes the beer. The carbonation is a bit higher than I'd expect, but I guess that makes sense if the brewer's trying to accentuate the hops more than in a normal stout. The body though comes across as a little weak. Diesel is a solid, hoppy take on an American stout.

Serving type: can

12-05-2011 09:35:07 | More by axeman9182
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Magery

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-30-2012 17:34:36 | More by Magery
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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Real espresso darkness with tight rye bread head and excellent lacing.

Lots of grassy hops and chicory - not a lot of alcohol. Some coffee and malt roast - decent.

Nice and balanced - grass hops mix very well with roasted chocolate and coffee malt. Slight carbonation keeps it clean.

Light for style - all working in beautiful chemistry to provide clean, deep dark finish.

Borderline sessionable yet filling - well done!

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2008 08:18:47 | More by IBUnit63
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virinow

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-24-2011 01:59:28 | More by virinow
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-08-2014 15:13:08 | More by victory4me
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Gatch

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before: 15MAY2012

A - Black with a tall, fluffy, off-white head that settles into a lumpy pile of froth. Decent lace and head retention.

S - A very milk/sweet stout nose. Creme brulee, coffee, cream, burnt sugar, all with a little hops mixed in. Interesting.

T - Burnt sugar, cream, roasted malt. Slight hop presence. Roasty but sweet at the same time. Different but cloying at times.

M - Smooth, creamy, roasty. Very little carbonation. Can be a bit too sweet at times but overall a unique and enjoyable stout.

Serving type: can

01-01-2012 09:12:07 | More by Gatch
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jkane101

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-27-2013 14:10:26 | More by jkane101
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jplopez21

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-01-2013 04:16:39 | More by jplopez21
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-14-2011 05:20:42 | More by Stigs
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: can

01-03-2013 01:50:22 | More by TwelveOunces
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BB1313

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best Before May 25, 2013. 16oz can poured into a pint glass. Pours black with just a little light getting through. There's a huge khaki, off-white head which sticks around and leaves very sticky lacing. Really nice looking beer. The aromas are very nice and reminiscent of a Black IPA. Very hoppy with lots of pine resin and oranges. The chocolate malts are very present in the nose as well. The flavors are fine, but a bit of a letdown compared to the aromas. Lots of roasted chocolate and expresso. The hop bitterness is there, but it lacks hop flavor. This doesn't exactly remind me of a stout and would fit better in the "Black Ale" category, in my opinion. Mouthfeel is fine, a little thin, but still has a body to it. The carbonation is moderate. This is a very easy drinking beer.

This is definitely in the Black IPA territory. Nice beer that could be so much more. The aromas had me excited, but the flavors seemed average. Not bad.

Serving type: can

12-25-2012 22:49:28 | More by BB1313
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

01-18-2013 02:51:13 | More by HumanParaquat
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.1%

04-07-2013 05:04:04 | More by ChrisMon02
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-07-2014 02:30:47 | More by OKCNittany
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-25-2013 10:39:57 | More by RobertColianni
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-08-2012 22:39:27 | More by Kubrickx
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GPHarris

Alabama

4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a - poured a three-fingers thick creamy mocha-colored head into an english pub glass that left great lacing throughout. the body was dark brown with reddish tints.
s - big piney hop aroma.
t - roasted chocolate, burnt toast, pine.
m - very creamy.
o - terrific stout, complex and will seek this beer out again.

Serving type: can

07-02-2012 14:33:04 | More by GPHarris
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dalepryor

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-07-2012 03:28:17 | More by dalepryor
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Gosox8787

New Hampshire

3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Pint can poured into my Allagash glass. Had about three cans of this while watching football. Served chilled from the refrigerator.

Appearance: As the name implies, this one is very, very black. Pours a medium brown, cloudy, fluffy head with pretty good retention.

Aroma: Big burst of hops from this. Pine resins and earthy hop tones definitely stand out. A touch of coffee and espresso in the background, but the hops really do stand out.

Taste: This definitely tows the line between really hoppy stout and black IPA. Lots of hops upfront in the form of pine and and grapefruit. Some nice caramel, chocolate, and coffee in there as well, but it just seems like the hops are dominant throughout. I am not reasing this as a stout.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied and plenty of carbonation. Definitely some sticky notes from the hops.

Overall, an interesting beer that I would not necessarily classify as a stout. More like a black IPA. This is pretty drinkable and has a lot of flavor but doesn't stand out amongst the crowd for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 13:44:21 | More by Gosox8787
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

2/5  rDev -47.4%

12-05-2011 05:48:43 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-19-2011 03:15:00 | More by Hessian257
Diesel from Sixpoint Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 801 ratings.