Diesel | Sixpoint Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
853 Ratings
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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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3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ST: 1 pint poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark brown (almost black) with red tints at the bottom, opaque, but carbonation can be seen sneaking up the sides of the glass. A nice thick off-white head, sits on top like root beer float foam.

S: Chocolate nubs, coffee, roasted malt, slight caramel, toffee.

T: Bitter chocolate, roasted malts, burnt coffee, some astringency from hops, some fig and a long and lingering finish.

M: Medium to heavy and dry.

O: Bitter rather than sweet, Diesel is an apt name for this heavier more burnt stout. Diesel is heavy on the roasted and burnt qualities of roasted malt. As it warms, it loses some of the astringency and gains more caramel sweetness.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

Roasted barley and high (American) hop levels are usually a clash for me. But as the American Stout style perscribes this balance, I often offer forgiveness with this dichotomy. But no such concessions are needed here as the beer's bold "true-malt" flavor separates the roast from citrus for a smooth procession across the palate.

Always taken back by a black ale pouring from a can, I simply can't get enough of this surprise. It's highly viscous darkness can be considered thick and oily to the eye. A seriously dense coat of foam tops the beer with a spongy texture that seems as dense as the beer itself. Its onyx-like sheen suggests clarity despite its opaque ominous pour.

Surprisingly, hops command the initial aromas with bright and zesty citrus, coupled with pine needles and fresh-mowed grass. Lurking closely behind the stern scent of French-press coffee, nuts, and chocolate. Buried deep with in the scent is the hearty sweet aroma of caramel and heavy whipping cream type of malt character.

Rich and creamy taste of malts kick off the taste- Smooth cold-pressed coffee taste is boldly roasted and link up with bittersweet chocolates, roasted walnut, and burnt toast. The long middle palate allows the char to settle and the creamy sweetness of caramel and whipped cream to grow. It buffers the char from the hops to come. Finishing with resinous hop bitterness, the hops resist balance in taste but crisply bitters the beer to finish.

Very full in texture, the beer's creamy carbonation and residual sweetness keeps the beer structurally sound until very deep in the taste where the malts fade, the carbonation recedes, and the alcohol rises to assist the hops with a malty-dry closure.

Diesel is a fortified American Stout that has absolutely no problem placing hops in the forefront. Even though there may seem to be two beers living in this imperial can, its schizophrenic demeanor works in this case.

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Can into tumbler.
"Keep refrigerated, dry hopped with fresh hops." Sounds marvelous and promising.
I always enjoy a can of these beers, I never know what style it is when I buy it or open it. A, always surprised when I review it.

Oh an American stout... Smells like a CDA or a BIPA whatever designation they go by these days.

Opaque black pour with ruby highlights around the edges. Two finger creamy light beige head with sticky lacing around the glass.

A wonderful hop wallop followed by dark roasted coffee and some nice subtle bittersweet chocolate. There is some vanilla and caramel in there somewhere. Very non-traditional and excellent.

Dark roasted coffee, bitter dark chocolate, bitter pine, sweet brown sugar, fresh baked cookies. This is truly something other worldly. Everything just goes together so well.

Medium body, good carbonation, sticky on the lips.

This was totally unexpected. I started buying random cans from Sixpoint every time I head to Buffalo. I don't read the reviews before and leave the surprise until the end. I think this one is my personal favorite. Will definitely be getting much more of these next visit South.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of TheSeeker61
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a growler of this from my favorite beer and wine shop, hop city and really enjoyed this stout. The appearance is a dark brown and nice lacing on the glass. The nose is a combination of sourness, hops, dark fruit and malts and the dark fruit come through more as it warms. This stout is a combined malty hoppy mix. Doesn't follow the nose in my opinion. The mouthfeel is medium and overall I've enjoyed this stout. Not the best stout but will have again.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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

Very dark brown. It doesn't let any light through. Small tan head never goes away completely.
Smells like toasted bread, very easy on the smokiness. Taste is on the easier side of the roastiness a s well. Starts with a piney hop bite and finishes with the lightly roasted taste. Very creamy and smooth. Overall another very good beer from Sixpoint.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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