Diesel | Sixpoint Brewery

BA SCORE
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:
80
Gots:
58
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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Photo of AleWatcher
2.59/5  rDev -32%
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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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of dogfishandi
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can, fridge temp poured into a big bulb style glass. best before 15MAY2012 stamped on the bottom.

pours out black, just a little ruby brown on the edges, more so in the light. very nice dense, creamy light mocha colored head that stays around nicely. lots of thick, sticky lace.

lots of earthy hops initially. pine, a little dank, slightly spicy. hints of roasted malt.

pine and citrus hops, slightly earthy at times. a dry cocoa roasted malt with a hint of smoke comes next and then is quickly taken over by an IPA like slightly dry bitterness. a little grain. kind of a spicy slightly muddled yeasty taste.

a lighter, dryer finish that you would expect, again more IPA like. smooth. very drinkable.

id definatly call this more of a black IPA, a pretty good one at that. but call it a stout, really makes no difference to me. i would have maybe liked a touch more roasted malt, the roast flavors are definatly there, they just get lost quickly from all the hops. also has a lot less of that signature phenolic yeast strain i find in most of their beers, niether good nor bad. something id buy again for sure, i look forward to everything that comes from sixpoint.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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

Photo of Act25
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into .5l glass cylinder.

A: Beautiful, pour. Thick dark tan head, with great retention, and lasting lacing. Great stout color.

Smell: So much going on: subtle sweet coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, hops, grass, raisins, barge, and barn.

T: Big earthiness, sort of triple arc between hops, malts and sweets. but never cloying and ever changing. Hints of citrus peel, candy, coal, apples, evergreens, and dry hay. Very happy with this original stout, almost a hoppy porter is how I would describe it.

M: Medium, good weight. nice finish. tickly hops.

Sun-washed barge and barn - two of my favorite images - in one deep dark beer. A new favorite.

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of brewcrew76
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Black, deep brown with a big rocky tan head that refuses to fade leaving big, bubbly foam behind.

S - Roasted malt, dark chocolate, piney and herbal hops. Much lighter aroma than I was expecting.

T - Hop bitterness with piney and fresh green hop flavors. Light char and astringent roast malt notes. Licorice and baking chocolate lead to a lingering, dry herbal finish

M - Medium body, creamy and well carbonated. Dry.

D - The herbal green hops clash a bit with the roasty, char malt.

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours from can jet black color with slight light penetrating and highlighting to deep garnet. Frothy head is tan and settling nicely into a bubbly layer.

S: Spicy and earthy hops scramble on top of a smokey, burnt and chocolatey roast of barley. Some dark fruit esters in there too.

T: Rich, earthy roasted barley lays down a chocolate, smoke, and molasses backbone. Hint of espresso and dark fruit esters. Hops are heavy and give pronounced earthy, pine and spicy notes. The dry hopping is noticeable even through the layers of malt.

M: Full body with prickly carbonation and a dry finish. slight alcohol warmth comes through.

D: A drinkable stout but unusually heavy on the hops for this style. It makes having another more challenging on the palate but so worth a try!

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

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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Near black with a perfect dark brown foamy head. Big bubbles of foam sit on top of the beer with about two fingers of thickness.

S - The first notes that hit me are actually a piney hoppiness and even some faint hints of mint. As the beer settles and begins to warm I pick up on a bit of roasted grain and a faint leathery aroma. Some smokiness even sneaks in. The hops are still the most dominant through this one though.

Addendum - After letting this one warm as I drank it alot of smokiness really comes out. Still feel that the hops are the most dominant aroma, but the smoke is certainly assertive.

T - At first sip there are strong roasty notes as well as a light hint of coffee. The piney, woodsy aroma is very strong on the back end of the drink. Light alcohol bite in the back as well. The hoppiness becomes the strongest flavor after a few sips and certainly dominates the beer.

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied with a slick oiliness. Hop bitterness leaves a bit of a strong aftertaste.

O - Heavily hopped stout here and I like the combo. I think you could make an argumnet that this belongs in the Black IPA category, though some of the roastiness is a bit strong.

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