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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 sideshowe
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

sideshowe, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of spark3148857
4/5  rDev +5.5%

spark3148857, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of bluntedboywonder
4/5  rDev +5.5%

bluntedboywonder, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of lovindahops
4/5  rDev +5.5%

lovindahops, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of SPRichard
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

SPRichard, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of mattcrill
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.

mattcrill, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of wtkphoto
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

wtkphoto, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of doughanson78
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can poured into a snifter. Big thanks to wedge421 for this.

A: Light on the pour but black in the glass. One and a half finger tan head with excellent retention and lacing.

S: Roasted malts and a mixture of floral and piney hop aromas are dominate. A toasted caramel, toffee, and chocolate comes through slightly.

T: Light toffee, caramel, and chocolate upfront. A toasted/burnt malt mixed with a piney hop flavor with slight floral notes. A brown sugar and nuttiness in the finish with a slight bitterness.

M: Medium light body. Medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

O: It's a decent Stout. Not a huge fan of the hoppiness of this. It works a little bit but not really for me.

doughanson78, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of u2carew
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz. Can
A) Pours with a finger thick head, tan in color. Opaque body. Semi-sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Bready. Chocolate malts. Cascade hops? Had to have been dry hopped with some northwestern hop variety.
T) Rich malts - chocolate, hints of caramel and subtle smokiness. Some hops in the finish that are not too bold just enough to bring some balance to the bold richness.
M) Full body. Clean.
O) A delicious American stout. I will definitely be drinking another one.

u2carew, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of scottbrew4u
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!

scottbrew4u, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of virinow
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

virinow, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of Magery
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Magery, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
2.5/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer looks awesome so far. Looks like diesel fuel (bahahaha you get it) pitch black with no opacity and a massive light tan head that im watching die but very very very slowly (I might as well watch grass grow)

The head on this thick is thick and awesome looking. Gotta love it.

Some charcoal, alcohol and herbal hops on the nose. The scents aren't big at all. Nothing impressive.

Nice Balance and smooth with a big tinny taste. Some charcoal taste with a bit of smokiness and a big minty hop finish. Thick like diesel fuel with some pretty decent flavors. More on the hoppy side than malty though.

It's okay, I normally don't like canned beer but it ain't bad.

jtierney89, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of TwelveOunces
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.

TwelveOunces, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of OKCNittany
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

OKCNittany, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Kubrickx, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of axeman9182
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

axeman9182, Dec 05, 2011
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4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
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!

IBUnit63, Aug 19, 2008
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

JMUbrewz, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

hopley, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of BB1313
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

BB1313, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of HumanParaquat
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

HumanParaquat, Jan 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

victory4me, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass: presents nicely black, solid, with a tinge of amber on the glass edges, but not much; head is light tan, clings very well.

Smell is really mild malt sweetness upfront, hint of roast then overwhelmed by the grassy hop scents (fuggles?), it reminds of making one of my first homebrews since you don't get upfront with hops all the time. Surprised at how powerful it comes through.

Taste is right down the middle of stouts, a little sweet chocolate and roast flavors, hints of vanilla, with a nice hop balance.

Mouthfeel is well balanced, again the hops are throughout this beer but not in a bitter or typical way, sweetness is not too strong and the hop bitterness cleans up.

Overall, I like this beer, probably my favorite of sixpoints so far.

mvanaskie13, Jan 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

ChrisMon02, Apr 07, 2013
Diesel from Sixpoint Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 809 ratings.