Diesel | Sixpoint Brewery

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86
very good
853 Ratings
DieselDiesel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
sixpoint.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
853
Reviews:
302
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
13.65%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
58
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It pours a dark brown and gives a nice one inch off-white, almost slightly tan head about an inch thick and then gently dies to a half centimeter. It leaves some nice lacing. The smell is hoppy and has some slight coffee notes in the background. The taste is basically the same. The mouthfeel/palate is about a medium, maybe close to heavy, kinda creamy, I like it. Overall, good American Stout worthy of having more of.

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Photo of GormBrewhouse
4.48/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a small head, last poor of a keg. Smells excellent, roast caramel burnt and lots of it, tastes like it smells a hearty stout lovers dream, feels thick like no gulping allowed. Overall a very good/excellent stout

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Photo of Roguer
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
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 Timtac
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skellbop
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsa7783
4.68/5  rDev +22.8%
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 seanchai
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drbenderdo
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mtnwesdew
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fredgirl13
4.46/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of psdonnelly
4.46/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acp21178
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kell50
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sohearn
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured on draft.

Dark slightly hazy brown with a milky coffee head.

Lots of roasted malt on the nose. Milk chocolate notes.

Taste is a lot of roasted malt. Very creamy mouthfeel.

Excellent.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeard89
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marcos_Graziano001
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacobob10
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap @ Hudson Station in New York, NY during the Phish MSG pre-party.

Sixpoint decided to revive Diesel as a draft-only offering for Winter 2015/2016, and with good reason. Deep brown, basically black, in color with a tan head that sticks around for a while. Roasted malt aroma that shows off some coffee and dark chocolate before giving way to a burst of pine from the hops. More roasted malt flavors combine with high bitterness to create a medium-full bodied stout with long lasting flavor.

Even though the ABV isn't through the roof, the intense flavors make this more of something to sip and savor than down in mass quantities. An American Stout in every sense of the word. I wouldn't mind if Sixpoint kept this one around a little bit longer.

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Diesel from Sixpoint Brewery
3.81 out of 5 based on 853 ratings.
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