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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 disemgrowler
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

disemgrowler, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of freduardo
4/5  rDev +5.5%

freduardo, Feb 16, 2012
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.

GarthDanielson, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of callmeishmALE
4/5  rDev +5.5%

callmeishmALE, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of rkcrozier
1/5  rDev -73.6%

rkcrozier, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of LostInTheFlood
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

LostInTheFlood, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of JDLucas2000
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

JDLucas2000, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of zerosiah
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

zerosiah, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Jason
4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Jason, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of Lawnboy33
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Lawnboy33, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of PicoPapa
3.98/5  rDev +5%
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.

PicoPapa, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of pogoowner
4/5  rDev +5.5%

pogoowner, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of Homebrew35
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Homebrew35, Feb 05, 2012
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 VaTechHopHead
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Typical stout black with a nice thick white head that leaves nice lacing

S - light aromas of very rich roasted malts, a hint of sweetness and dry burnt aromas. Very rich and pleasing

T - Not as strong as I had hoped, the malt flavors are lighter than the aroma suggests but the richness of the roast is still dominant. Finishes semi dry with a nice nuttiness

M - medium body with a dry finish. Nicely carbonated and easy to drink. No.presence of alcohol

O - Not a bad American stout, wish the flavor was a little more robust but the malt bill is very well constructed

VaTechHopHead, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of CHickman
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Black Iron Burger in NYC; pours pitch black with brown as the light hits it and a creamy 1 finger tan head that faded and left excellent foamy lacing clinging to the sides.

Smells of roasted malts, toffee, floral hops, piney hops, coffee, caramel, roasted grains, charcoal and brown sugar and herbs. Mild for a stout, with a nice hoppy aroma mixed with the coffee and toasted grains.

Tastes of roasted malts, toffee, citrus hops, grapefruit, floral hops, coffee, caramel, light molasses, toasted grains, charcoal, cocoa, light vanilla, chocolate, brown sugar, tea leaf and herbs, and then more subtle and bitter hops in the finish; a very tasty stout that is complex, bitter and full of rich roasted flavors.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with a light body, an almost watery feel and a roasted bitter aftertaste.

Quite a tasty stout that borders on a light stout mixed with an IPA - really an enjoyable beer that goes down smooth and easy. This to me is a great session hoppy stout that was well balanced with a near perfect mix of roasted malts and sweet tasty hops; I’m a huge IPA guy so this was right in my wheelhouse. Looking forward to trying this from a can.

CHickman, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - dark reddish brown pour with a 1/2" foamy tan head leaving behind nice amounts of lacing

S - getting over a cold so my senses are at their peak right now coming back - i get a strong amount of sweet chocolate and malts alongside a nice amount of bittering hops

T - a little bitter at first but you can taste a lot of roasted oats, some coffee hints, chocolate, not as much of a hop taste as i was hoping for from the smell

M - a slight bit tangy at first from the bitterness, nice creamy mouthfeel, yet enough of a watery texture to slide right down my throat

O - a very nice stout with a slight dry feeling towards the end.. perfect for a friday after-work celebratory drink.

facundoCNB, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of ToasterChef
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A cellar temperature can is poured into an Imperial pint glass.

The beer is fully black and opaque. A good amount of light brown foam rests on top. Excellent lacing is left behind.

The aromas are both roasty and sweet. I can detect a little bit of alcohol in there; at least, that's what I think it is. The ABV doesn't seem like one that a beer with detectable alcohol would have.

The beer has a toasted malt flavor and some lingering bitterness. There is a very light sweetness. All in all, there isn't much that stands out about the flavor.

The body feels a bit lighter than average, but the carbonation seems appropriate for the style. There isn't any stickiness. A small coat is present, but doesn't seem to be all that flavorful.

I rate this a slightly above average stout. It isn't one I'd go out of my way for, but I wouldn't refuse one either.

ToasterChef, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of jman892
2.8/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Aggresive pour leads to a thick, bubbly head, with good retention and lacing. Pours very dark, some dark red highlights at the very edges.

S - Relatively hoppy for a stout, a tiny bit of roasty malts, but not too much

T - Bitter, has a significant piney/grassy hop taste. Any malts that are there are overpowered by the hops. A bit soy saucy

M - A bit thin for a stout, has been mentioned before, but seems more like a black IPA than a stout, in both taste and body

O - It's not terrible, but it is just very average to me.

jman892, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of angrybabboon
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Consumed 2/2/12

Appearance: Dark, dark brown - clear brown around the edges when held to the light- starts off with a nice, tan head - fades to some nice lacing

Smell: Pretty mild - roasted and chocolate malts - decidedly hoppy, with a ton of pine - there is also a lot of grass, too, like yard clippings - and some off-flavors that I can only describe as "weird," somewhat solvent-like/chemical - only gets more unpleasant as it warms

Taste: Lightly burnt, lightly toasted, and hoppy - dry, burnt, chocolate malts - roasted - bitter, from both the burnt and the hops - lots of pine, like dry pine needles - and then there's the grass - wet grass - fortunately, it's somewhat ignorable

Mouthfeel: Medium body, dry, smooth, nicely carbonated

Overall: Good, but nothing to write home about

I like the idea of making an American Stout hoppy. And I like the piney characteristics. I just don't understand all the grass, and I don't get the weirdness in the aroma. Another unique yet weird beer from Sixpoint.

angrybabboon, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of deadbeerriver
2.63/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First serving was straight from the can. It had an odd smell and taste, like old mulched grass meets heated rubber-foam. I figured it was just the can, so my next serving was going to be in a glass.

Grabbed a whatever root beer 18oz glass and opened up a new can. The color was an opaque dark blackish color with a bit of a reddish amber around the edges, which looks rather nice. The froth, which died down rather quickly, was a very dull light tan color. Looks aren't too important anyway, right?

After already trying to enjoy one straight from the can, you'd figure pouring another into a glass would be better. Most of that mulch and foam scent and taste is gone, and you get more of that generic earthy taste you'd get from most stouts. There's a bit of a hint of caramel, which isn't really my thing, but it's not terrible, it was rather pleasant. Not too strong. Sort of creamy, too.

It doesn't feel very carbonated, but it gave me the burps. Every belch reminded me of the smell -- that mulch and rubber crud. Eventually everything about this tastes like some watery yuck. Bleh.

deadbeerriver, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of nitro0292
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

6.3 ABV, 69 IBUs...I'm expecting a very hop forward stout. Isn't a very hop forward stout an American Black Ale (or Black IPA or Cascadian Dark Ale, etc.)?

Best before June 16 2012. Pour produces a pitch black brew below an ample almost three fingered tan head that recedes very slowly and leaves lacing all the way down. Quite impressive.

Smell is very hop forward, not really getting any malt presence other than a "wet bread" aroma that smells like boiling wort.

Taste is roasty and acrid, some from the hops and some from the malt. There is some light coffee and nut notes from the malt. All Sixpoint brews seem to have a distinctive hop profile, which this undoubtedly shares. Not getting a sufficient amount of stout character for me to consider this a stout, this reminds me very much of a black IPA. Not a bad thing, but let's call it what it is. Maybe it is too cold for the malts to make an other than cameo appearance. Very dry and bitter from start to finish.

Mouthfeel is neither thin nor heavy. Perfectly suitable.

Overall this beer is not bad...perhaps a bit too acrid (though not as bad as the Hop Noir I reviewed yesterday), but that may be attributable to drinking this well below 50 Deg. I'll let one warm and update my review.

nitro0292, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of AlBeebe
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

AlBeebe, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of dfernandez77
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

dfernandez77, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of gford217
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can.

Pours almost completely black with a thick creamy tan head that recedes really slowly and leaves sheets of lacing. Really nice looking beer.

Aroma is heavily roasted with black malts and bakers chocolate. There is also a distinct earthy hop character.

Taste is a mixture of bittersweet chocolate, heavily roasted dark malts and some light sweetness that didn't come through in the nose. The finish has a definite hop bitterness.

The mouthfeel is creamy and medium bodied with good carbonation.

This is a solid hop-forward stout with lots of roast and chocolate notes. Good stuff.

gford217, Feb 01, 2012
Diesel from Sixpoint Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 811 ratings.