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Diesel - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

796 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 796
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.98%
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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ckeegan04

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Near black with a perfect dark brown foamy head. Big bubbles of foam sit on top of the beer with about two fingers of thickness.

S - The first notes that hit me are actually a piney hoppiness and even some faint hints of mint. As the beer settles and begins to warm I pick up on a bit of roasted grain and a faint leathery aroma. Some smokiness even sneaks in. The hops are still the most dominant through this one though.

Addendum - After letting this one warm as I drank it alot of smokiness really comes out. Still feel that the hops are the most dominant aroma, but the smoke is certainly assertive.

T - At first sip there are strong roasty notes as well as a light hint of coffee. The piney, woodsy aroma is very strong on the back end of the drink. Light alcohol bite in the back as well. The hoppiness becomes the strongest flavor after a few sips and certainly dominates the beer.

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied with a slick oiliness. Hop bitterness leaves a bit of a strong aftertaste.

O - Heavily hopped stout here and I like the combo. I think you could make an argumnet that this belongs in the Black IPA category, though some of the roastiness is a bit strong.

Serving type: can

03-08-2012 02:49:43 | More by ckeegan04
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douglasgoodman

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-06-2012 18:00:48 | More by douglasgoodman
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thain709

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Served with a pitch black body and a light brown, two finger head...nice head retention leads to a full cap and decent lacing

S - A lot going on...dark chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, a lot of citrus hops...everything plays very well together

T - The malts really take over the first half of the beer...dark chocolate again stands strong on the palate...the roasted malts help the chocolate and also give off a little coffee presence...there is a slight smokiness that lingers in the background...towards the finish, a big dose of hops come in...they pair nicely with the bitterness provided by the roasted malt and dark chocolate...but as in all Sixpoint beers I've had, there is a green leaf and stale hop flavor that settles in

M - Medium bodied...carbonated...maybe a little less carb and more body...appropriate bitterness...strange metallic/stale hop flavor

O - Either way you look at this beer, hoppy stout or black IPA, you are getting the best of both worlds...I wish the hops would have been held back a little and focus more on the delicious roasted malt they were able to achieve

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2012 16:07:36 | More by thain709
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BeerSingh

India

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-06-2012 05:30:44 | More by BeerSingh
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-05-2012 19:44:45 | More by GrindFatherBob
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Black with little head although there was sufficient retention to leave lacing on the glass. The nose was smokey, which piqued my interest, for sure. The taste was smokey, but there was also an oily flavor that was not terribly pleasant. There was some nice roasted bitterness on the finish, but the odd flavor also lingered.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2012 05:59:53 | More by 57md
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Tim27

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-03-2012 23:45:20 | More by Tim27
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brandonasplundh

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

03-01-2012 20:22:17 | More by brandonasplundh
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

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!

Serving type: can

03-01-2012 16:59:32 | More by scottbrew4u
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-29-2012 01:51:30 | More by Brushkanna
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output01x

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can (no date) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1/2-finger mocha-colored head that quickly fades to a minute dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a dark brown nearing black that shows no traces of color when held to light. Some thin but decent lacing can be seen clinging to the glass as the beer disappears.

Dark and sweet, the nose is filled with aromas of chocolate, coffee, and some slight earthy hops. Notes of molasses, brown sugar, and toffee are also noticeable.

Milk and dark chocolate hit the taste buds immediately along with a metallic tang (perhaps from the can?). Letting the beer sit on the tongue reveals some grassy hops, a touch of alcohol, and notes of caramel and roasted coffee beans. Upon swallowing, the dark chocolate and coffee flavors really come to stand out. As these flavors begin to fade, a slightly bitter coffee aftertaste sticks around to linger on the palate between sips.

Medium bodied with little carbonation, this beer is a great drinker but leaves a bit to be desired. The body is smooth and enjoyable without becoming coating or sticky. The carbonation is definitely lacking as this beer has zero fizz and is a bit rough in the swallow.

Serving type: can

02-28-2012 23:49:16 | More by output01x
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cmuir24

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-28-2012 03:52:41 | More by cmuir24
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mdtnelson

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

02-28-2012 02:52:58 | More by mdtnelson
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-28-2012 00:55:29 | More by DrinkSlurm
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: dark brown in color with 1/3 inch head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: piney hops and chocolate--very different smelling

Taste: deep chocolate, cocoa, and caramel--almost like a Friendly's sundae--sharp piney hops at the end.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy bodied, low carbonation, sweet with a bitter end

Overall: If I was not so in love with Righteous, this would be my favorite from the brewery. This one is a great more hoppy than usual stout. However, the sweetness build up really works here. I will be buying more of this. An amazing beer.

Serving type: can

02-26-2012 15:15:22 | More by tigg924
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brnavarra

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +31.9%

02-26-2012 06:24:55 | More by brnavarra
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jpwadd

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-25-2012 22:08:34 | More by jpwadd
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bubbadorse

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +31.9%

02-25-2012 22:01:39 | More by bubbadorse
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uustal

Rhode Island

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light black with a one-finger light coffee colored head. Roasted malt and pine aroma predominately, background notes of sweet coco. A refreshing and different take on a stout. Nearly IPA level fresh pine hops start this one off. Good amount of roasted malts, a hint of smoke and an underlying coco/molasses sweetness give this beer tremendous depth. Verging on a black IPA.

Serving type: can

02-25-2012 02:14:22 | More by uustal
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sneth019

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -34%

02-22-2012 03:42:49 | More by sneth019
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

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!

Serving type: can

02-22-2012 02:53:46 | More by pokesbeerdude
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: onyx body, finger khaki head, gorgeous lacing

S: roasted nuts, molasses/leather, light pine/citrus,
mild chocolate, coffee

T: mild chocolate, vanilla,
pine, molasses, semi-dry bitter roasted finish

M: med body, smooth/mild chewy

O: Well done! Another mighty fine
offering, will get again and highly
recommend. Instead of going for a
Guinness this St. Patrick's Day, why
not grab some of this delicious
national treasure!

OUTSTANDING, MUST TRY!

Serving type: can

02-21-2012 17:54:29 | More by BeerLover99
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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.8%

02-20-2012 14:33:17 | More by olympicgatorade
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-19-2012 23:29:41 | More by TheNightwatchman
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spark3148857

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-19-2012 14:32:05 | More by spark3148857
Diesel from Sixpoint Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 796 ratings.