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Diesel - Sixpoint Brewery

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very good

811 Ratings

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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 Billolick
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Mugs in Brooklyn. Pours near black, with no light shining through, dark tan head with lovely, fine and well developed ringed lacing left behind. Roasty nose, premiers this tasty, classy stout. Lots of roasted, burned grains, with softening notes of vanilla. Smooth, smooth, smooth, great tasting and easy drinking stout. More fine brew from 6point.

Billolick, May 06, 2006
Photo of rousee
4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thick black murk with a nice compact head of 5 mm. The head holds extremely well throughoutt and there is a beautiful amount of lace left behind. Smell is cherry almonds and some slight licorice notes but is mainly just a lot of extra dark malt. The taste is similar to the smell although there is some vinous character in the taste that is not as noticeable scent-wise. Thick velvety mouthfeel. Real nice. Sixpoint looks like a real winner. I am yet to have anything by them that I didn't like.

rousee, Feb 20, 2006
Photo of Sycodrummer
4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from the 12oz. black bottle into an imperial pint glass the beer was a dark black color with two finger of frothy tan head. A cappucino like consistancy to the head that reduced down to about a half-finger and remained there for the entire sample. No outright signs of carbonation and very little lacing.

The smell was deeply of roasted malt and slight grain. Coffee, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, and oatmeal all met the nose. Softer hints of hop and chicory as well, and a slight "smell" of sweetness.

The innitial taste was heavy in roasted character in a robust malty flavor and some oat as well. Each sip finishes with a short crisp bitterness. Little hop flavour and the bitterness is a chicory like coffee bitter. Some softer chocolate notes as well.

Mouthfeel is moderate with a sturdy body and good consistancy on the palate. About an average amount of carbonation.

This is my second time reviewing this beer and my first from the bottle. I noted in my earlier review that perhaps I was given the wrong beer and I now believe that I was in fact given the wrong beer, or a very flawed version of ths beer. In in this sampling I reverse myself on nearly every flaw I found with my other sampling. I enjoyed this beer a great deal here and it exhibited many of the characteristics I know and love from a stout. I'm not sure what went wrong with my first sample, but if this sample is the intended taste of the beer, then this one indeed ranks very high in my judgement. Many thanks to Brewmaster Shane Welch for his time and this botteled sample.

Sycodrummer, Jan 11, 2006
Photo of MuddyFeet
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed over lunch at Redbones with WarriorSoul a few days back.

Poured a great almost perfect black, but with garnet tints peeking through when held up to the light. Only a bit of a head that receded quickly, but some great lace that edged the glass like garden lattice.

Not much in the aroma but nits of burnt chocolate.

Lots of toasted/burnt grains int he flavor. Great dark chocolate and burnt coffee flavors. Bits of vanilla. Only slight bittering hops came out toward the end of each sip.

Slightly more than a medium body. Very pleaseant because it was not too heavy or too thick. Slightly dry finish.

Liked this beer a lot. Very easy to drink.

MuddyFeet, Oct 09, 2005
Photo of warriorsoul
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap today while having lunch w/ fellow BA, MuddyFeet.
Arrived slight chilled, solid black w/ no light passing through...a full finger and a half of creamy tan head. Thin lacing w/ decent hold.
Aromas very faint w/ some chocolate and vanilla hints...
The taste is one solid, well balanced stout...a hefty portion of semi-sweet chocolate, coffee and vanilla bean. No alcohol detected.
Mouthfeel was medium bodied and the carbonation was fantastic for the style.
I could enjoy this one all afternoon if it wasn't for this darn work thing...just slightly sweet w/ a very subtle dryness to it. Very clean w/ no bitterness in the finish...an overall great brew.
These guys at Sixpoint have really got my attention...so glad to see them hitting the Boston scene w/ fury.

warriorsoul, Oct 05, 2005
Photo of PatandDavid
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was an interesting stout. Dull black when served, it came topped with a frothy tan head. I thought the aroma was of slightly acrid roastiness. Medium in mouthfeel, the roastiness was the most distinct feature I picked up on. It was the most prominent note. Still able to know this had a good sized abv when all was said and done.

PatandDavid, Sep 01, 2005
Photo of goodbyeohio
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz homebrew-looking bottle "i handbottled all them shits"

pours majestically into a widemouthed 1664 pint glass. tan head that looks like flaky pastry crust and a dark body with crimson ruby light-drawn highlights. head hangs around for a while leaving cratery air pockets and multi-layered lacing. aroma is best described as vanilla double-hop frapuccino. stouty with lactose notes and a hint of sweet spice. bouquet evolves with warmth. flavor is intense yet smooth... goes down creamy with a hazelnut finish. taste runs the gamut from roasty malts to orange flavored chocolate with hinrs of creamed coffee. body is medium, much lighter than its flavor should demand. makes it very drinkable, although this is a beer to be savoured- not something you'd have more than 2 pints of without experiencing tastebud overload. glad i got to try this again at the right temperature. what a difference 12 degrees fahrenheit makes.

goodbyeohio, Aug 09, 2005
Photo of Buildscharacter
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this tonight at Barcade in Brooklyn.

Poured out wonderfully dark with a nice head. Head dissapated quickly and fell into a nice calm lace on the top of the beer.

It smells wonderfully of hops and roasted barley.

The first impression of the taste is a strong coffee character, but the hops are close behind to carry it through to the finish.

There is a plesant aftertaste that just begs for another sip.

I am always pleased when I try a Six Points. Thus far they have yet to dissapoint.

If you see this beet on tap, it is definatly worth a try.

Buildscharacter, Jul 01, 2005
Photo of quasimoto
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Without a doubt this is another top-notch brew from the brewmaster Shane. ThIs American Stout is something that is out of this world. It pours black, with a light mocha colored head, and hangs around for as long as the beer is in its glass. The aroma is of a heavenly chocolate, nutty sweetness, with a twinge (if its even there) of roasted coffee. The taste Is all of the above that come together with the slight bitterness that is from the roasted coffee flavor, and the background of hops. Mouth feel is silky, but light enough not to be a heavy dark beer. i think this place is going to be explosive in the future. Way to go Shane.

quasimoto, Jun 13, 2005
Photo of thegiggy86
4.78/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is great. If The Brazen has it on tap, i'll be drinking it.

Beer is pitch black in color.

Smells like beautiful roasted nuts and chocolate.

Tastes like dark chocolate with a nutty finish.

Has the mouthfeel of liquid gold.

I personally love this beer and can enjoy it all day. No one should be "pounding" this beer. Its flavorful glory must be enjoyed.

thegiggy86, May 24, 2005
Photo of pnkermiz
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"Preview" bottle given to me by the brewers at Sixpoint. This is thick black in color with a big chocolate malt aroma and a taste like sweet, chocolate-y engine oil. I can see why they named it Diesel. As I've found with all of their beers so far, extremely drinkable with a deceiving and well-hidden ABV. Another solid offering.

pnkermiz, May 04, 2005
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Diesel from Sixpoint Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 811 ratings.