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Diesel | Sixpoint Brewery

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3.8/5
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
Ranking:
#15,176
Reviews:
302
Ratings:
853
pDev:
13.68%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
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80
Gots:
58
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Photo of JMScowcroft
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sixpoint - Diesel - 1pt fl oz can

Look - Pours black as night with a glorious foamy mocha head. Good lacing. Can't tell if its carbonated or filtered/unfiltered due to how dark it is. Gently shaking this results in waves of badassery.

Smell - Smooth dark malts with a slight bite, hops on top. I am actually surprised at the hop level here, did not expect that much in a stout.

Taste - Heavy coffee malts followed by a wave of (pine-laced) hops.

Mouthfeel - Leaves some slight hop on the palette, but more malty at this point. Classic stout feel but quite drinkable. Hops resting on the palette may deter some avid stout drinkers.

Overall - This is a hearty, creamy stout with a unique hop finish. I can see how classic stout lovers may say "meh" to the hop integration here, but I didn't mind it.

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Photo of BrandonDZ
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.89/5  rDev -23.9%
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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint. Beautiful appearance and outstanding mouthfeel. Unfortunately, I found the taste, especially at first, to be very metallic. After resting in my glass for a few minutes, that metal taste seemed to dissipate somewhat and start to show some more roasted flavors that were initially overpowered. Kind of a strange experience, so I'd like to at least give it another try down the road.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Photo of jvillefan
3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
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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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Diesel from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 853 ratings
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