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Diesel - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

811 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 811
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 65
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 output01x
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.

output01x, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of cmuir24
4/5  rDev +5.5%

cmuir24, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of mdtnelson
3/5  rDev -20.8%

mdtnelson, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev +5.5%

DrinkSlurm, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of tigg924
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.

tigg924, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of brnavarra
5/5  rDev +31.9%

brnavarra, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of jpwadd
4/5  rDev +5.5%

jpwadd, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of bubbadorse
5/5  rDev +31.9%

bubbadorse, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of uustal
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.

uustal, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of sneth019
2.5/5  rDev -34%

sneth019, Feb 22, 2012
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!

pokesbeerdude, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of BeerLover99
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!

BeerLover99, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of olympicgatorade
3/5  rDev -20.8%

olympicgatorade, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of TheNightwatchman
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

spark3148857, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of muskiesman
4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into a tulip glass
Poured an opaque dark used oil black with slight brown tinge big head that was warm brown and faded slowly to thick lacework Smell is all about roasted malts and a kick in the pants hops finish on the nose. Incredibly well balanced flavors first a rich creamy malt assault that brings carob and Nutello, and even tastes like an added mocha blend. Then dare I say Spruce tips? Hoppy and Sweet Malty and bitter so much going on. Rich full body and perfect carbonation that works well with the malt and hop contention for your attention. Great bitter hop finish that just does not quite quenche your thirst so you return. Another Sixpoint bomb!

muskiesman, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of kingcrowing
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can poured into a Guinness pint glass.

Pours a very dark black with a nice one finger dark brown head that slowly fades. Nose is very chocolatey and rich.

Taste is very toasty, roasty and bitter. A nice light happiness as well. Mouthfeel is well balanced, a bit crisp but there's a nice sharp finish. Overall it's pretty decent but something is missing.

kingcrowing, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of Aiptasia
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Aiptasia, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of rapidsequence
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can from Ned's. $2 something.

Appearance: Pours black, as expected. Off white head with decent retention. Beautiful, sticky lacing covers the inside of the glass.

Smell: Pretty strong piney hops and nice roast with a slight smokiness. Not a whole lot of sweet malty aromas, and overall not really complex, but pretty damn good combination of roast and hops.

Taste: Yes. Very piney hops and burnt roast. There's some bittersweet chocolate and a kiss of sweetness to balance the bitter hops and roast.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, but with an almost tingly carbonation- still doesn't feel too carbonated. Sticky resin in the end.

Overall: Better than the sum of its parts. A well done beer that straddles the hoppy stout/ black IPA line. I really like it.

rapidsequence, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of Kinsman
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice dark black stout body just like a stout should be. A satisfying dark tan head makes it nice to look at however it did fade quicker than most.

Aroma gives you a good bit of roasty grain and coffee notes. A bit of a minty and leafy hop character adds some punch to the aroma.

Lots of strong roasted malt notes and a heavy dosing of hop character make this a very flavorful stout, however I'm not sure I like how it all plays out. Certainly has the nice roasty quality I love about a good stout, but the bitterness of the hops takes a bit too much away from the rich sweet flavors of the dark malts. A bit minty and slightly sweet overall with a long lingering burnt character in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth, something I've noticed Sixpoint does pretty well. Overall, Diesel is a good stout, but it's not really my kind of stout. I like a bit more richness and sweet flavors to come out, but if you like bitter and roasty this is it.

Kinsman, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of SPRichard
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

SPRichard, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of sholland119
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Very deep brown to black pour with some light ruby highlights at the bottom of the glass. A thin mocha head leaves some nice lacy sheets.

S-Roasty with nice citrus/pine hop aromas.

T-Very nice roast, dark chocolate and a rich underpinning of cascade (I think) hops. A bit of sweetness but not too much. The roast/ hop combination is terrific.

M-Medium bodied, good lingering bitterness, crisp carbonation.

O-Very very well done. My idea of a great American hoppy stout.

HV

sholland119, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of DSlim71
4/5  rDev +5.5%

DSlim71, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of NardiByNature
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

NardiByNature, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of tzieser
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

enjoyed straight from the can @ the pour farm tavern in new bedford

a: black in color with a frothy tan head. i drank it from the can so i cant say much more than that.

s: nose is full of roasted malt and piney hops. stronger than expected hop presence.

t: loads of roasted malts with notes of dark chocolate and coffee quickly subdued by tons of bitter pine hop flavor. bitterness almost overtakes the malt in a way. still delicious though.

m: smooth mouthfeel.

a great stout well worth checking out. reminds me of a hoppy west-coast RIS without the 10% abv.

tzieser, Feb 16, 2012
Diesel from Sixpoint Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 811 ratings.