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Diesel - Sixpoint Brewery

Not Rated.

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very good

822 Ratings

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Ratings: 822
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 64
Gots: 46 | 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 Gmann
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep brown color with a creamy tan head that left some wispy lacing on the glass.

The aroma is quite hoppy for a stout, with some grapefruit and pine notes. The malt is lightly roasted, with a dark caramel sweetness.

The flavor is of roasted barely, anise, and toffee. There are some metal notes as well, including rust. The hops aren't as noticable as in the nose but are still there. The hops are grassy with some grapefruit.

The beer has a moderate body with semi-soft carbonation. It has a strong roasted bitterness presence on the palate. A bit dry in the finish.

A roasty stout with a hop presence. It also has a caramel/toffee note that standsout. Seems like a different beer that what I had on tap.

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can served in a glass beer mug.

L - dark brown with a creamy tan head that lasted quite a while and left a sheet of lacing.

S - roasted malt, light chocolate and piney hops.

T - somewhat sweet roasted flavor upfront followed by drying hop bitterness, burps are hoppy tasting.

F - medium bodied with a smooth feel.

O - a good tasting American Stout that drinks fairly easy.

Photo of Ralphs66
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of bluntedboywonder
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 12/17/2011 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark reddish brown color with a short dense off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruit and some hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of milk chocolate and dark fruit.\ followed by a hearty roasted malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a nice stout to drink for a while.

Photo of negroobserver
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance... Pours a very dark, almost black, color. About a quarter to half inch of cream colored head.

Smell... Coffee and malts.

Taste... Chocolate. Coffee. Malts. Hops.

Mouthfeel... Smooth creamy texture. Light carbonation.

Overall it's a very nice and enjoyable beer. It's not very complex or engaging, but it's what I expect from a good stout. It could be more interesting if it had a bit of licorice at the back end. I like it, but it's nothing to rave about.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Since I was impressed with the pumpkin I picked up a four pack of this at Giant Eagle for $8.99

A - Solid black with very mild red hues so it's not as black as the label describes. The head is a solid inch of tan colored whipped foam. Looks nice.

S - Right off the bat I get piney hops and burnt roasts. I really hope this isn't too hoppy. Maybe mild chocolates?

T - Ow that's harsh. Unlike a black IPA I get bitter drying hops and aggressive burnt ashy roast, with a bitter cloying hoppy finish too. After almost half the glass the palate is adjusted but it's still hoppy as hell.

M - Dry, bitter, and unforgiving. Harsh Sixpoint!

Overall I knew it had to happen sometime getting a bad beer from a brewery, but I guess I really don't like my stouts over hopped. Could do with some aging so maybe I will save a can for 6 months but I guess I expected this to be less hoppy with a fruity like homebrew yeast (that's in every beer). Ow well.

Photo of Bavor
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A dark brown pour with a fluffy, frothy tan head. Retention is decent and so is the lacing.

S: At first pour I thought my eyes were deceiving me. It smells like a nice big hoppy IPA. Resinous pine and citrus abound. You really have to reach deep to pick up the roasted malt and chocolate smells that are just buried beneath the floral hops. There is a big yeasty bread smell too. Coffee starts to become apparent once it warms.

T: Hop-forward stout, interesting. Bitter up front and carries through to the yeasty bread in the middle and then the big roasted malt flavors come on. Char, bitter coffee and just a hint of chocolate. Lingering pine bitterness carries a long way in the aftertaste. Very nice. Almost like a black IPA.

M: Creamy and slightly flat. A little drying. Similar to an irish stout.

O: Looks like a stout, smells like an IPA, tastes like a black ale and feels like an irish dry stout. I have no idea how to categorize it is but it's pretty good.

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Elfastball7
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of Retail1LO
2.71/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to DaveHack for giving me a can of this.

Poured from a can into a 10 oz. Cigar City snifter.

Pours a jet black with a very thin, espresso shaded head that recedes quickly, leaving some thin but resilient lacing on the sides of the glass. Nose is nearly nonexistent. There's a faint, roasty, malted scent, but it's nothing to speak of. The taste is also on the malty side, without a lot else going on. The mouthfeel is extremely thin for the style, astringent, and has a bitter aftertaste. Honestly, this is one offering by Sixpoint that I just...don't particularly care for. I doubt I'll seek this one out again.

Photo of BeerVikingSailor
4.32/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh can from a SP 4 pk I picked up while in Jersey; have been wanting to try this one, as I have heard good things!!

A: Nice, thick velvety head, good lacing on the glass, looks like a stout is supposed to look!

S: I like it, smells nice and roasty, caramel and chocolate and some hops coming through

T: Really enjoyable, easy drinking, and super balanced with the hop profile and roasted malts; nicely done American Stout which tastes likes borderline RIS with lower ABV....very drinkable!

MF: Perfect for the style, I like the hop upfront feel, chocolately roasted malts and typical SP yeast, that I have tasted with Bengali Tiger and Autumnation....

O: A very enjoyable brew that did not dissappoint; very glad to have tried this one and will look for more on my next visit back east; great deal at $7.99 / 4 pk....

Photo of Nachojon
2.86/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- It's a stout. Dark, let's more light in than an RIS and looks thinner when pouring. More of an off-beige head that dissipates quickly. Nice lacing.

S- Kind of unpleasant. Brewer's yeast and metal.

T- One dimensional. Or should I say it just really lacks flavor. Malt then bitter, repeat. Doesn't taste bad.

M- Thin, over carbonated.

O- This beer doesn't taste bad, it just doesn't taste good.

Photo of Stigs
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of DrinkingDrake
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of andrecrompton
2.65/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

16oz can

The pour is a pitch black color with a tan/white head. The smell is a heavy roast with a medium coffee smell. The taste matches the smell. Heavy roast and medium coffee with no other true flavors. The body of the beer is surprisingly thin compared to most other stouts. The after taste leaves the same light flavors on your tounge.

Personally was disappointed as I really like the Bengali Tiger from six point. Didn't really match up well with my second tier stouts. I would recommend Rouge Chocolate or Double Chocolate, Founders BS, or Great Divide Yeti's. They will not disappoint.

Photo of mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of OWSLEY069
2.61/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a deep amber to black in color with a tan head. In the aroma, light roast and small coffee note. In the taste, just like it smells, a small roast and small coffee presence. A small bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dryness of watery coffee in the aftertaste. Thin, light flavors, and not really worth it.

Photo of MDDMD
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-very dark brown color with a nice tan head which dissipates with decent lacing

S-nice roasted malt aroma with some coffee and chocolate

T-dark malt flavor with coffee and and chocolate mixed in and a nice bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, nice creamy feel

O-a nice creamy stout with good balance

Photo of indiapaleale
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour - inky black flowing into the glass and ultimately settling in a pitch color with a rather thin espresso-colored head that leaves some lacing inside the glass. Looks mysterious and delicious.

Aroma - cocoa powder, coffee grounds, citrusy hops, molasses, brown bread dough and

Taste - first sip brings about some dry, bitter roasty flavors. Definitely some French roast coffee and bitter dark chocolate notes here. The maltiness is not all that sweet and this has leanings towards hoppiness that may come as a surprise. Diesel also has a brineyness to it, sort of a soy sauce like aftertaste from the hopping that isn't altogether unappealing but its not a sweet finish like some stouts. Reminds me a bit of a pretzel dipped in dark chocolate.

Overall - nicely put together American stout with a Sixpoint touch that makes it their very own. A malty and hoppy brew that goes down nicely on a winter evening. Love the black can as well.

Photo of slvrmon82
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of richbrew
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of BARFLYB
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A Can into a glass. Im digging the color scheme on the can. The name is cool as well.

Diesel comes out light black/brown settling into the glass dark brown with some red tints just looking at it, not even up to the light. A nice thick head of beige foam that coats the glass. Smell is roasted malts and some grain with an apparent hop odor. Simple for a simple style. Taste is roasted malts, light coffee, grain, and some light cocco powder. No vanilla, str8 forward American stout here on the light side. Body is medium, carb is smooth and not overstated. No heat or alcohol, it's light, 6.2 or something like that. Im digging this for what it is, a beer to warm your body up during winter without the extra alcohol.

Diesel from Sixpoint Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 822 ratings.