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Diesel - Sixpoint Brewery

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

823 Ratings

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Ratings: 823
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 64
Gots: 47 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of TheNightwatchman
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of spark3148857
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of muskiesman
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
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!

Photo of kingcrowing
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Photo of Aiptasia
3/5  rDev -20.8%

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.

Photo of Kinsman
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Photo of SPRichard
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of sholland119
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
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.


Photo of DSlim71
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of NardiByNature
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of tzieser
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Photo of disemgrowler
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of freduardo
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a tumbler pint, the beer pours a black coloring with hazelnut highlights around the edges. A thick, frothy, foamy, uneven head adorns the top of the brew, light tan in color and slowly receding as it sits. Aromas are surprisingly hoppy, with a pine tree and resin blending, along with some molasses sweetness and a roasty character. Flavors are dark roasted coffee through and through, with the resiny and pungent hops along for the ride, giving a tang and slickness to the bitter palate. Caramel and molasses sweetness help to round out the flavors, giving the beer more depth on the tongue. The aftertaste is more of the resiny hops bitterness, with a smooth, sweet undertone. The finish is lingering, with a bitter and slick feel that is both astringent and coating at the same time. Very interesting stout.

Photo of callmeishmALE
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of rkcrozier
1/5  rDev -73.6%

Photo of LostInTheFlood
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of JDLucas2000
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of zerosiah
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Jason
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz tall boy, freshness date on the bottom of the can. That is one sexy looking can!

LOOK: Tall crown of tan lace, a few shades away from total blackness.

SMELL: Roasty, chocolate, soft spruce, yeast, molasses, mild charcoal, caramelized raisins, chocolate mint, orange pith

TASTE: Smooth, creamy, charcoal, brown malt, bread crust, dried hay, yeast, baked apples, faint mint, warming alcohol, kiss of orange zest, evergreen, drying finish

Really fresh tasting, a stout that took a path less traveled as well. The roastiness matches the hoppiness which matches the sweetness, one would say balanced but that is not saying enough. From all of that it lands firmly on the palate and demands that it is drinkable ... which it is.

Photo of Lawnboy33
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of PicoPapa
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz Tall Boy. Best Before Date of 16JUN2 stamped on the bottom of the can. Pours a dark brownish black with a half inch of frothy tan head. Tons of lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, citrus hops, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is of roasted malts and light and sweet coffee. Some bitter citrus hop flavor at the finish. A bit earthy. A lot more citrus hops than I expected from a stout. Creamy mouthfeel. Not much carbonation. Yet another solid beer from Sixpoint. Overall, worth having again.

Photo of pogoowner
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Homebrew35
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours one fingers worth of a white head. Black mostly opaque body with deep brown colors around the edges. Head fades to just about nothing.

Smells sweet, light roast, light grassy and earthy tones. Some yeasty bready notes as well.

Tastes sweet and milk chocolatly. Some light roast again mixed with a light hop gassy bitterness.

It has a fairly creamy texture but the overall body is somewhat thin. Light carbonation keeps this one on the highly drinkable side.

Overall this one is an easy drinking stout. I was hoping for more flavor, body and bitterness.

$2.95 a can.

Diesel from Sixpoint Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 823 ratings.