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Diesel - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

825 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 825
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 66
Gots: 48 | 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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Ratings: 825 | Reviews: 296
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2.89/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

16 oz can poured into a nonic pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark burgundy color. The head is a rather attractive three finger mocha shade featuring excellent texturing. The lacing this leaves behind is very impressive, as well.

S: The can didn't lie about this having a strong influence of piny hops. While a backbone of chocolate, coffee, and molasses hides underneath, the level of hoppiness is almost overpowering for the style.

T: At first, it's a bit chocolaty and sweet...and the the hops descend like a hammer. Okay, so the hop profile isn't that bold, but the main problem is that the stout base can't hold up to it. Waves of black pepper, pine, herbs, and mint wash over everything in the midtaste, before finally giving the dark malts *slight* breathing room in the finish. Not very balanced at all, but at least the acidic nature of the hop/dark malt clash is kept in check somewhat.

M: Thin and lacking in creaminess. It's dry much in the same way an IPA is dry. So not only does this taste like a IPA (with a bit of chocolate), this also drinks like an IPA.

O: Meh. It's rare when a hoppy stout/porter works for me, especially when it requires hard work to discover the darker characteristics of it. This one is so average it hurts - but on the positive side, the can is really damn nice looking.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A dark brown body with a mocha brown/white one finger head.

S: A very muted aroma. It is difficult to smell anything at all. There is a stale lager aroma with subtle chocolates.

T: There is a bitter harshness to the flavor with some chocolate and coffee flavors present as well.

M: The body is very light but there is fantastic carbonation.

O: This is good but not great. Worth trying if you can find it.

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Diesel from Sixpoint Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 825 ratings.