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Diesel - Sixpoint Brewery

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very good

807 Ratings

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Ratings: 807
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 62
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 hilgart1


3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-17-2012 01:20:27 | More by hilgart1
Photo of KGarrett

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-16-2012 02:45:59 | More by KGarrett
Photo of Dotcubed


2.88/5  rDev -24.2%

Last of a four pack I bought weeks ago.

Pours a massive stable foam. Stout Beauty.
Thick pudding skin and sticky lace.
Faint odor of cold coffee.

Tastes like coffee too. Smooth. Dry. Mossy fizz.
Some bold bitterness from roasted malts. Watery probable age factors. Thinner than I recall. But that was a quite a while back.

Fantastic lace. Probably a real winner fresh out of the taps.

Made for consumption not storage.

01-16-2012 01:55:09 | More by Dotcubed
Photo of jaxon53


3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

Picked this up yesterday at Austin Liquors in Worcester Mass. Served this chilled, in a pint glass, from a can! Loving craft in a can. Allowed this to warm a few degrees before sampling.

Appearance. Diesel pours out what looks to be a dark brown, but is black in the can. A little brown is seen around the edges. A somewhat harder pour brings on about a solid finger of thinner, coffee ice cream colored head. Head is short live, leaving random streaks of lace in it's wake. Not a bad looking brew.

Smell: Giving the nose a 4.0 for being so interesting alone. Hoppy! Loads of hops lead the nose. Roasty malt base just shows through the hops. Pine pushes through a bit also. The nose just hints at sweet chocolate and fresh ground coffee. Overall, a little dissapointing. Is this really a stout?

Taste: Also interesting. More of a black ale than a stout in my opinion. Plenty of piney hops smack the tongue. Roasted malts aren't as present as in the nose. Very very light notes of chocolate and coffee. Almost a touch of vanilla near the finish. Finishes dry and bitter with no noticeable alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Thinner, almost watery mouthfeel. Smooth and bitter. Carbonation is very faint.

Overall: Not bad, had to try a new Sixpoint offering. Interesting, but what is it? Seems to blur the lines of a few styles. I would buy this again.

01-15-2012 20:21:55 | More by jaxon53
Photo of thedoer

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-15-2012 13:21:27 | More by thedoer
Photo of acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-15-2012 01:43:39 | More by acurtis
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-14-2012 00:23:46 | More by mbs11
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-13-2012 04:55:24 | More by laymansbeerfan
Photo of SpdKilz


3.78/5  rDev -0.5%

A big thanks to Dan (DSlim71) for this great extra. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours into a tulip with an opaque black and a great amount of tan head. The head dissipates somewhat slowly leaving great looking lacing.

Smells – Hops and pine, roasted malts, floral notes, hints of coffee and cocoa.

Taste – An interesting flavor. Mainly hops and citrus though there is some cocoa mixed in. Light flavors such as coffee, toffee, and roasted malts are noticed as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, decent carbonation.

Overall – An interesting beer. It isn’t quite a black IPA…I’m not sure what it is. Anyway, it was a decent beer.

01-13-2012 04:19:59 | More by SpdKilz
Photo of youradhere


4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-13-2012 03:14:48 | More by youradhere
Photo of timbre


3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-12-2012 17:10:13 | More by timbre
Photo of Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%

16oz. can served in a nonic. Pours two shades shy of black with a loose, half inch, khaki-colored head that slowly dissipates in a frothy, broken slick. Tendrils of lacing are revealed during the tasting and exhibit good adhesion. Nose is a bit subdued - roast and a slight earthy/piny quality. Taste expresses a great deal more roast with a hint of char, as well as chocolate malt. There's also a residual hops bitterness that lingers between quaffs. Mouthfeel is medium-light with an lively carbonation that falls short of coarse, a slightly creamy texture and a bit of acidity that peaks out towards the back. Overall, a decent American Stout wiht some Black IPA characteristics. Solid, but nothing particularly earth shattering here. I have to say that I enjoyed the nitro version a bit more.

01-12-2012 01:47:47 | More by Jwale73
Photo of s1ckboy


4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-11-2012 15:00:34 | More by s1ckboy
Photo of Brad007


3.68/5  rDev -3.2%

Pours a pitch black with a thick, frothy brown head into my glass. What an excellent way to introduce itself.

Whoa! Hop overload! It's a bit much for something that's not an imperial stout. I didn't say that was a bad thing though. There's a hint of roasted coffee underneath.

Ditto! Lots of piney hops with very little roastiness. More like a black ale than stout. Maybe it actually is?

Lingering pine resin and dark fruit at the back.

I see that many of the ratings are low. I think that may be due to the style that was chosen for the review. If we're rating this as a simple American stout, then I can understand. However, this is more of an American Black Ale and for that style, it's quite accurate.

01-11-2012 03:55:04 | More by Brad007
Photo of philbe311


3.48/5  rDev -8.4%

A - An exceedingly thin finger's worth of lush creamy light khaki colored head that displays fairly impressive retention all things considered... The color isn't black, but rather a deep dark mahogany brown... Still with no discernible carbonation...

S - The nose very subdued... Some faint sweet chocolate notes... Low sodium soy sauce... Some coffee beans... Slightly disappointing to be quite honest...

T - The timid nature of the nose continues through to the palette... Light bitter sweet chocolate chips... Very faint very weak coffee notes... Some light soy sauce...

M - Medium bodied... Smooth... Slightly creamy... A bit of a chalky texture throughout... Even and consistent... Reminded me very much of a Guinness...

D - I've become a rather devoted fan of Sixpoint, but find that this offering misses the mark (at least for me)... Outside a solid appearance, this one is timid in most other regards... I can safely say that while I would never turn on down in a pinch, I would neither purchase again nor recommend with good conscience...

01-11-2012 03:01:55 | More by philbe311
Photo of buffs9


3.55/5  rDev -6.6%

A: black with some brown around the edges, in my snifter. Thick head that lasts a while. Nice lace paints the glass.

S: roasted malts, chocolate, and a hint of earthy tones come through to the nose.

T: roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate, even pick up a little soy.

M: medium bodied. Smooth with a bitter aftertaste.

O: Diesel is alright, was hoping for more but got an easy drinking stout. Won't trade for this again, but might buy if it was distributed in my area.

01-08-2012 23:50:27 | More by buffs9
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3.93/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

01-08-2012 23:40:22 | More by mvanaskie13
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-08-2012 09:08:04 | More by rootbeerman
Photo of cbutova


3.63/5  rDev -4.5%

Nice to see a new Sixpoint on the shelves. Equally nice to see a new stout.

A- Black beer poured into a pint glass. Huge dark mocha head forms and looks creamy like the top of an ice cream float. Retention is pretty much endless and there are huge pillows of very thick lace.

S- Nice strength of aroma with good notes of roast coffee beans, cocoa and dark malts off the top. Hops are pretty big with notes of pine and tart fruits.

T- Like the aroma but here there is a huge caramel note and a vanilla-like hint as well. The base of roast malts, coffee and cocoa stays and grain flavor appears. Hops round it out in the end with citrus zest, pine, grapefruit and earthy hints.

MF- Just a tiny bit of a watery feel to me with low-end carbonation. Fairly bitter with both hop and dark roast feels.

Love the pint-size cans and this stout is pretty nice. The only problem to me is the huge caramel grain flavor sort of overshadows the other great flavors after some time. Sixpoint has invaded MA with great beer.

01-08-2012 04:21:38 | More by cbutova
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New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%

I dig Sixpoint. Had to try the stout. It looks black as night. Thick and creamy. Smells like...a slightly hoppy stout? I don't know. It tastes like a pretty above average stout. Not coffee-ish, not chocolate-y, but has kind of a bitter, slightly hoppy taste for a stout. Not my favorite from Sixpoint, but still really good. I have liked every one I've tried so far. If you like Sxipoint, you'll like this one too.

01-08-2012 03:44:28 | More by DrStiffington
Photo of Lawl3ss


4.35/5  rDev +14.5%

Slightly chilled 16 oz. can poured into a nonic pint glass.

Look- Pours a deep brown that blocks out just about all the light, with three fingers of loose eggnog colored head that settles down to a nice craggy half inch of foam. Loads of dense marbled lacing. I could eat that with a spoon!

Aroma- Comes across with Sixpoint's usual citrusy pine hop bouquet, with a darker background of caramel and roasted grains. Unusual portfolio for a stout, but it works.

Taste- Starts off like it smells- pine and nondescript citrus. Fades slowly to a nice roasty-rye/toasted marshmallow with a final spruce resurgence at the end. Aftertaste is almost peat-like, a dark green mossy flavor reminiscent of some scotches I've had. The distinct flavors blend surprisingly well, rather than edging each other out. Did I mention it's delicious?

Mouthfeel- Rather light-bodied for a stout, with a moderate amount of carbonation that accents the hoppy bite at the front of the sip. Very clean finish with just a touch of astringency.

Overall- Another excellent offering from Sixpoint. I am really digging their signature flavor; which I gather is a love it or hate it kind of thing. I do have to say, though, that this beer barely falls into the stout category, thanks to the light body and big hop presence, though I'm not sure what else it would be called. Whatever it is, it’s great- this beer will definitely enter my "regular" rotation.

01-08-2012 02:45:54 | More by Lawl3ss
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4.45/5  rDev +17.1%

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass is a black, opaque beer much like the color of a black hole in outer space. On top is a very thick rocky beige head that is almost brown. The head retention is very good and nice thick lacing is left behind.

Aroma: Well there is quite a hop aroma grapefruit notes in the front. Dark bread with a touch of rye and roasted malts. Bits of molasses are scattered here and there. Figs and other dark fruits are towards the end.

Taste: Vanilla, bourbon notes, Hops and malts are very much roasted dark. Only a twinge of citrus on the palate along side a hop bite. Dark rye bread wisps with a touch of dryness.

Notes: Such a dam tasty beer very hearty. Cheers.

01-08-2012 02:34:15 | More by horshack7
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-08-2012 02:08:20 | More by ipasandyergas
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-08-2012 01:27:53 | More by astrobomb
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-08-2012 00:34:19 | More by GoldenJet
Diesel from Sixpoint Brewery
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