Diesel
Sixpoint Brewery

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Style:
American Stout
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 13.58%
Reviews:
302
Ratings:
853
From:
Sixpoint Brewery
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  77
Gots
  58
SCORE
86
Very Good
DieselDiesel
Notes: This undefinable black brew is part black IPA, part American Stout, but 100% Diesel powered. Robust chocolate and roasted flavors, with thick pine hop flavor and aroma.
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Reviews by output01x:
Photo of output01x
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can (no date) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1/2-finger mocha-colored head that quickly fades to a minute dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a dark brown nearing black that shows no traces of color when held to light. Some thin but decent lacing can be seen clinging to the glass as the beer disappears.

Dark and sweet, the nose is filled with aromas of chocolate, coffee, and some slight earthy hops. Notes of molasses, brown sugar, and toffee are also noticeable.

Milk and dark chocolate hit the taste buds immediately along with a metallic tang (perhaps from the can?). Letting the beer sit on the tongue reveals some grassy hops, a touch of alcohol, and notes of caramel and roasted coffee beans. Upon swallowing, the dark chocolate and coffee flavors really come to stand out. As these flavors begin to fade, a slightly bitter coffee aftertaste sticks around to linger on the palate between sips.

Medium bodied with little carbonation, this beer is a great drinker but leaves a bit to be desired. The body is smooth and enjoyable without becoming coating or sticky. The carbonation is definitely lacking as this beer has zero fizz and is a bit rough in the swallow.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.68/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the Hat Tavern in Summit. Pours an opaque, foamy hue with moderate frothing. Smell reminiscent of burnt molasses and candied figs. Dark chocolate, espresso flavor. Great stuff.

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Photo of BrewMan13
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a growler of this at my local beer store earlier today. Never having had anything from Sixpoint before, and being a lover of stouts, I had to give this baby a whirl.
Pours fairly black, wih some ruby hi-lights here and there. Decent tan head forms, then mostly dissipates and leaves some decent lacing. Smell is hoppier then expected. Usually with stouts I expect just some roastiness and such, which is there, but also a nice whiff of hops.
Taste reveals a very roasty and moderately hoppy stout. Finish is VERY dry, with some lingering roastiness. Reminds me more of a hoppy irish dry stout then a full-bodied american stout. Mouthfeel is on the thin side for a stout, but as a result, makes it easy to drink.
Not exactly what I was expecting in more ways then one, but it is enjoyable. Cant say I would get it again, but the growler is going down very nice atm.

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Photo of mikeincharleston
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of DrewShal9
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: dark brownish black with a creamy khaki white head
S: sweet malt with a hint of piney hops
T: very buttery, are my tastebuds off or did I get a bad can?
M: medium bodied, like a 1% milk
O: had high expectations and not much was met. Disappointed.

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Photo of eabarth
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of pnkermiz
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

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Photo of Manoftyr
4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into imperial pint glass

Appearance-Pours pitch black and gives rise to a sizable beige head which leaves behind a good film of lacing as it recedes. Looks lovely.

Aroma-Black IPA-like with lots of piney hops mingling with roasted malts, black coffee and chocolate notes are there in abundance as well however placing the nose firmly in 'stout' territory.

Taste-Initial wave of piney bitterness which is immediately tempered by a wave of black roast, black coffee and chocolate as noted in the aroma reigns supreme mid palette. Finishes with notes of pine sap and espresso.

Mouthfeel-Smooth medium body with a slick tongue-coating quality, medium-low levels of carbonation.

Drinkability/Overall-Awesome American stout by Sixpoint here, nailed it.

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Photo of bbadger
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ShriverMO
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with an espresso brown color and a sturdy tan head that declines to a ringlet but leaves plenty of lace on the glass

Smell: Chocolate

Taste: Chocolate dominates the front end, with a bit of alcohol coming through (surprising); after the swallow, a bitter, roasty flavor appears and leads to the coffee-influenced finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: This is a nice, straightforward stout that has plenty of complexity

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Photo of drummermattie02
2/5  rDev -47.8%

Photo of sprague808
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of jmsedgwick
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of goodbyeohio
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

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Photo of vobr0002
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- dark brown with tan head and decent lacing.

S- cocoa, caramel, pine, citrus, and sweet.

T- a little disappointed by the taste. Cocoa, coffee, pine, but a little watery. I do like the lingering cocoa after taste.

M- too thin for me on the feel. Decent carbonation.

O- OK beer but nothing great. I wish it had a better body. It started out as such a promising beer. Nothing bad about the taste, but just not enough there for me.

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Photo of Bieniek30
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of warriorsoul
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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Photo of seanchai
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pathman
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Roguer
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reddish clear edges to an otherwise black brew, leaning toward brown ale.

Smooth chocolate aroma, with just a hint of piney hops and sour grapes.

Much hoppier on the palate, not exactly a black IPA, but close. Big piney hops, a little citrus, and powdered cocoa.

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Photo of rousee
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

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Photo of xnicknj
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into large tulip

Pours a cloudy blackness across the glass with an enormous tanned head which threatens to erupt over the rim. Patchy lacing is strewn about, as the fluffy clouds retain on top of the brew with a beige collar.

Roasted malts dominate the nose with hints of nuttyness and soft dark chocolate. Hints of grassy hops try to peek through with notes of citrus peel as well. A light tuft of smoke rounds out the scent.

A combination of bitter hops and toasted malt kicks off the flavor profile, leaning towards the sweeter, dryer side of the flavor spectrum. Citrus and grassy hops deliver a dryness which is tempered by the malt backbone sweetness. Dark chocolate and toasted nuts with a light suggestion of coffee swirl through. Finishes with another smack of orange peel and hops, revealing barely any alcohol.

There’s a nice fuller medium body with a dash of creaminess on the beer amidst decent carbonation, which is a nice relief from the syrupy, oily imperial stouts which dominate the genre these days. Another nice beer from Sixpoint that I'll definitely have again.

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Photo of deadbeerriver
2.62/5  rDev -31.6%
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.

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Diesel from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 853 ratings