Diesel | Sixpoint Brewery

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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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1/5  rDev -73.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -67.1%

Photo of Brewmeist
1.28/5  rDev -66.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Served on tap into a pint.

A- appears to be a typical stout. Opaque in color, nice light brownish head. Frothy

S- the only way I can describe it is an uncleaned thrift store, spliced with stale salsa.

T- like it smells. Nothing like a stout what so ever. Has toasted qualities, but has failed to satisfy me in any breech of characteristic.

M- dull. Very little carbonated bite. Murky. It scares my mouth

D- not at all. Sixpoint isn't a bad brewing company at all. The bengali is an awesome canned ipa totally worth your buck, but this...this is a failed experiment. Perhaps next year they'll pick up on some cues on how a stout is supposed to taste.

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

Photo of corby112
2.17/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a dark brown, almost black color with mahogany edges and a one finger beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. The glass is coated with streaks of soapy lacing.

Earthy hop aroma that overpowers most of the malt until the beer warms up a bit. Floral with some resinous pine and grassy hops along with a subtle roasted malt character. Hints of chocolate and toast but again, the nose is dominated by hops.

Medium bodied with a strong hop presence that lingers throughout overpowering the malts. Way too dry, bitter and hoppy for the style with floral, grassy hops and stick pine notes. I have no problem with a subtly hopped stout but this tastes like a weak black IPA with only faint roasted malt. One dimensional and a bit thin. Not a fan.

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2.47/5  rDev -35%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

At the time of this review I do not know the style of this beer. There is also no date on the can. Got this from Cosmicevan. Thanks! My first Sixpoint Brewery beer.

Appearance- Black with a nice, big bubble, tan head. 4/5

Aroma- Not much of an aroma at all. I honestly can't smell a thing. Maybe that is my problem. I don't know. As it warms I smell smoke. 2/5

Taste- Smoke and a grassy bitterness that sticks to the roof of your throat. Little bit of spiciness as well. Little bits of roasted malt, but very little. 2.5/5

Mouthfeel- Not much to say. Medium mouthfeel. Starts out medium but ends thin. 2.5/5

Overall- Not an outstanding beer at all I am afraid. Nothing very interesting about it. Grassy bitterness is the main thing. Eh... 2.5/5

Now that I know it is a stout, my review stands. To thin. Not enough coffee, chocolate, roasted malt flavors.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of jtierney89
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer looks awesome so far. Looks like diesel fuel (bahahaha you get it) pitch black with no opacity and a massive light tan head that im watching die but very very very slowly (I might as well watch grass grow)

The head on this thick is thick and awesome looking. Gotta love it.

Some charcoal, alcohol and herbal hops on the nose. The scents aren't big at all. Nothing impressive.

Nice Balance and smooth with a big tinny taste. Some charcoal taste with a bit of smokiness and a big minty hop finish. Thick like diesel fuel with some pretty decent flavors. More on the hoppy side than malty though.

It's okay, I normally don't like canned beer but it ain't bad.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.53/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Thanks to Trexxpaxxs for this can!

Reviewed blind as part of Blind BIF 6. It pours a vaguely translucent garnet-brown (very dark) topped by about a finger (give or take) of dusty tan foam. The initial whiff from the can, pre-pour, was loaded with resin-y hops, but the more I sniff this thing the less I get any hops at all. Now things consist of light maple syrup, Belgian candi sugar, a touch of cola, and a little bit of cocoa. It's almost porter-like, but with a vague spiciness I can't put my finger on. With the taste, things go back to bitter, and then some: It's like a melange of bitter coffee, tea leaves, and resin-y hops. The backdrop of intensely mild maltiness (yeah, it's vague, but so's the flavor in this case...) is always there, but easily forgotten. I have to say I am perplexed, challenged by this beer... The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly oily, almost near-chewy feel at some points. Overall, I can't say I enjoyed this beer very much. The hops seem to o'erwhelm everything else most of the time, but the inherent clash cuts their effectiveness, making them come across warped somehow. And then, in the end, there is almost no semblance of stout to be tasted. Just not my cup o' tea.

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2.59/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Can into nonic.

Dark red color as it pours... Looks kinda murky in the glass.

Very roasty malt nose and flavor, quite dry and roasty. A piney hoppy bitterness kicks on the backend. Dry finish.

Feels pretty average... Is it just me or do all the Sixpoint beers feel like they have something in common regarding the feel of the carbonation? I cannot explain it.

Overall- I don't think the hops work with the malt. A little more sweetness, a little less roasty, a little less piney-- all of these 3 ideas could individually make this a better a beer in my opinion.

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2.61/5  rDev -31.3%
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.

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2.62/5  rDev -31.1%
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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2.64/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

A: pours pitch Black. Cascading carbonation in glass develops a slightly tawny colored head.

S:Slight burnt/coffee roastiness, slight molasses. Nothing really in the nose.

T: really over the top burnt black coffee. Super bitterness that lingers forever. Hard to get off the tongue.

M: Dry and slighty thick.

O: No good. Tastes like coffee left on the burner too long mixed with bitter krausen when fermenting.

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