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:
81
Gots:
58
For Trade:
0
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Photo of SadMachine
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Poured from a can into a tumbler pint, the beer pours a black coloring with hazelnut highlights around the edges. A thick, frothy, foamy, uneven head adorns the top of the brew, light tan in color and slowly receding as it sits. Aromas are surprisingly hoppy, with a pine tree and resin blending, along with some molasses sweetness and a roasty character. Flavors are dark roasted coffee through and through, with the resiny and pungent hops along for the ride, giving a tang and slickness to the bitter palate. Caramel and molasses sweetness help to round out the flavors, giving the beer more depth on the tongue. The aftertaste is more of the resiny hops bitterness, with a smooth, sweet undertone. The finish is lingering, with a bitter and slick feel that is both astringent and coating at the same time. Very interesting stout.

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Photo of Dicers
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Gonzoillini
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of Wasatch
3.16/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks sixpoint

Pours a nice dark brown color, nice carbonation, very nice 2 finger plus creamy tan head which lasts a ong time, some nice sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is not much, but what there is of it is some malts and caramel. The taste is malty and bitter with a dry finish. Medium body. Drinkable, glad to have a chance to try it.

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Photo of Gavage
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: black in color with a thick 2" head that lasts a while. Nice lace paints the glass.

Smell: roasted malts, chocolate, and a hint of earthy tones come through to the nose.

Taste: roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate, milder coffee flavors, some prune sweetness, and a nice hop bitterness balances this one out nicely.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Smooth from start to finish. Aftertaste is short lived.

Overall: a very drinkable stout with a nice flavor profile. Easy to consume a few of these in a session.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Can poured into a DFH signature glass. At the time of this review, this is the #27 beer on the Top Beers - American Stout list on beeradvocate.com.

Beer is black with a huge head of small and medium sized tan bubbles, lots of lacing, moderate carbonation. At first the head is huge, half the glass, but it settles down rather quickly into a half finger head. Decent retention from now on.

Aroma is surprisingly hoppy, sweet, nice. Mild roast, some earthiness, pine resin hops. Overall a nice aroma.

Beer is surprsingly light in body, mildly dry on the finish, the overall beer is good, minimal sweetness up front, minimal bitterness at the back a mild brown sugar taste in the middle. Interesting overall. I do enjoy it and I would have it again.

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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 Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of tempest
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Sweet Afton for $6/pint. This is a great example of an American stout, I was impressed. It paired flowery, fruity citrus hops with big chocolate grains. The roast is a on the lighter side for a stout, but with the hops it creates a fantastic dark chocolate character. The body isn't too thick or sweet, but it's substantial enough to make a satisfying beer I wouldn't mind having a couple pints of.

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Photo of brandoman63
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of LoveStout
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of tobelerone
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A black beer with a fluffy khaki-colored head that has superb retention. Lacing is creamy and thick and sticks messily all over the sides of the glass.

The aroma is interesting; first bitter hoppiness, followed a slightly charred roastiness. Not particularly strong smelling. The taste is much more vivid, as the roasted, almost burnt malt flavor and bitter resiny hops come out vividly. Both elements are well-balanced. There’s also a hint of unsweetened cocoa and more prominent espresso note. Very lightly sweet with perhaps a touch of vanilla as well.

Mouthfeel is excellent, on the thicker side, definitely creamy, with medium carbonation that gives a little life and lift to this beer. Bitterness lingers pleasantly in the finish.

Tasty and easy drinking, a really solid offering from Sixpoint. On a night that I wanted a stout but found only 10% ABV and up choices in my collection I poured this one instead and really enjoyed it.

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Photo of AngusOg
2/5  rDev -47.5%

Photo of dar482
4.58/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This comes in a dark black color with a decent ahead.

The aroma has a hop pineyness with maltiness and chocolate.

This beer is really strange. It has stout/porter characteristics, but then a huge hop bite punches you in the middle. It's a lovely flavor that really stands out. The roasted malt, coffee, and bitter chocolate are the dominant flavors however.

The mouthfeel is great. I would compare it most to a porter. I would guess it was such instead of a "stout."

The hoppiness really stands out for me with this beer. I highly recommend it. It's delicious.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma has some chocolate and roasted malt, as well as a little bit of pine. The flavor is more of the same. The bitter chocolate notes come through quite strongly, as does some roasted malt, earth and pine. There is also a hint of burnt malt, which goes well with the other aspects. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.86/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sixpoint Diesel

16oz can. Pours a dark brownish black with a tan mocha head and lacing all down the glass. Looks like a good stout. In the aroma, roast, malt sweetness, and a solid dose of hops. In the taste, raw grain elements, astringent roasted malt, adjunct sludge, huge hop flavor and decidedly bitter. Hops are oily, earthy,and coarse. Thin bodied mouthfeel with low carbonation, though does manage to be slightly creamy. Overall, an interesting mesh of flavors, though not as cohesive as better examples of the style. What do you expect from Lion brewery's contract brewed Sixpoint. Needs cleaned up.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Eziel
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BARFLYB
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A Can into a glass. Im digging the color scheme on the can. The name is cool as well.

Diesel comes out light black/brown settling into the glass dark brown with some red tints just looking at it, not even up to the light. A nice thick head of beige foam that coats the glass. Smell is roasted malts and some grain with an apparent hop odor. Simple for a simple style. Taste is roasted malts, light coffee, grain, and some light cocco powder. No vanilla, str8 forward American stout here on the light side. Body is medium, carb is smooth and not overstated. No heat or alcohol, it's light, 6.2 or something like that. Im digging this for what it is, a beer to warm your body up during winter without the extra alcohol.

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