Diesel | Sixpoint Brewery

very good
852 Ratings

Brewed by:
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

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Photo of hollyisaway
3.12/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16oz tallboy poured into a Tommy's Pint Glass.

Very good head appearance. Can't stress that enough. Lacing is beautiful, while the head diminishes to a brownish white layer.

Smell is negligible. Nothing to really comment on. Hint of malt and sweetness, similar to a light milk stout. Probably the worst part of the whole thing.

Taste is very solid. Again, seems like a milk stout to me. Sweetness on the back, much preferred malt up front. Sticks to the back of the mouth and throat, a solid creamy near-resin.

Mouthfeel is great for a stout. Low carbonation, goes down smooth, heavy without being imposing. The bits of fruit esters compliment it, reminding me a bit of an RIS (which this is definitely not).

Overall, I paid 2.50. I am more than satisfied. Would buy again, and would love to have with barbecue.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of n2185
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark brown with two fingers of tan head that recedes into a thin layer but leaves a solid sheet of lacing.

S: Roasted malts and bitter cocoa up front followed by what I can only describe as a dry, salty, and charred aroma. It's a little piny, but it reminds me almost of an oyster stout. There is a faint sweetness on the finish.

T: Similar to the aroma, there are roasted malt and bitter cocoa notes up front. I get a dry, salty, and slightly charred character here as well. There are some pine notes on the finish.

M: Medium body with mid-low carbonation, this beer is slightly watery feeling.

O: A decent beer overall with some unique aromas and flavors. They don't work for me very well, but it's still drinkable and enjoyable.

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into chalice. Best by May 15th 2012 on the bottom.

A: Pours a very dark black that barely lets through a dark ruby light. 1 finger khaki head that leaves some lacing as it fizzles.

S: Initial smell was earthy hop notes! Some dark fruits like raisin and also roasted malt. Faint chocolate. Vanilla and spice?

T: Has hops no doubt but behind that is a great stout taste that has heavy bourbon flavor. Vanilla and oak are in there. Chocolate and coffee stout flavors too. Alcohol is present. I find this to be a nice and complex beer.

M: On the thinner side of the stout realm. Leaves some stickiness in between sips. Low carbonation. Pretty drinkable though. Warming as well.

Overall a unique american stout. I like the tall boy can and I think it leaves a lot of the hop flavor in tact. Been liking this brewery.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of tlazaroff
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unctuous roasted cacao nibs are precisely what I get out of the aroma on this brew. They are backed up by a nice hop profile that comes across as grassy and a bit floral.

Its hard not to like the appearance on this one though. Your typical black ale with brilliant ruby highlights topped by a frothy mocha head and gorgeous lacing.

Flavors are more roast than chocolaty I would say, though, an unsweetened dark chocolate flavor does come though at mid palate. A firm, but light bitterness carries the malt, and work quite harmoniously with each other.

Diesel is quite smooth and carries a low level of carbonation, making this quite easy to drink. Overall it's a nice stout.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz. can poured into a curved pint glass.

A- Beautiful, puffy, thicky tan head on top of an almost pitch black beer. Ruby highlights on the edges when held to a glass. Fan-stinking-tastic lacing down the glass.

S- Yeasty, with roasted malts, a bit of chocolate, and bit of piney/earthy hops

T- at first you get the yeasty funk (certainly Sixpoint yeast, it's very definable and consistent across their core line), followed by a very defined chocolate note (Hershey's syrup tasting), some coffee is there as well. A slight piney/earthy hop dries things quite nicely on the finish. Not nearly as roasty as most stouts, and certainly not hoppy enough to qualify as a Black IPA.

M- not nearly as thick or coating as I would think either. But certainly slick, and I really like the perfect dryness on the finish.

O- A very good stout, that is a very interesting twist on the style. I will certainly seek this out again. Tasty stuff.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Total black body except for a laser line of ruby along the bottom of the glass. Three fingers of rocky semi-dark tan mixed size micro bubbles. Good thick lace coating the glass as he head breaks down to stable top.

Aroma of cocoa powder, raisins, bread offers an inticing invitation.

Taste features coffee, with a bit of milk in it, chocolate, raisins. Smooth hop nudge more than a nip. Good balance. Finishes with earthy hops riding chocolate syrup.

Nice smooth mouthfell, more than medium but not quite slick and thick. Chewy though.

A pleasant size stout, bigger than many, not an imperial. Seek.

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

16oz can into a tulip

A: Pours dark brown with a big bubbly tan head that fades to a layering and leaves a ton of sticky lacing on the glass.

S: The nose has a big amount of bitter piney hops with a chocolate malt backbone. Not too complex but it is as advertised.

T: The taste is a bunch of piney hops with a bit of cocoa. Again it's not overly complex but it is the hoppy stout they say it is on the can.

M: The feel is creamy and medium bodied.

O: Not a fan of hoppy stouts and this one is almost pure hops. I think an American Stout should be balanced and not overly hopped. If you like this sort of thing it's right up your alley.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Diesel from Sixpoint Brewery
3.81 out of 5 based on 852 ratings.
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