DieselPunk Stout
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American Stout
Ranked #951
Ranked #46,636
3.21 | pDev: 16.2%
World Brews
California, United States
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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 130
Photo of willcull78
3.46/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As stouts go this was rather good, but not exceptional. It has its dark, coffee color as well as its coffee taste. It does have a decent taste; however, I could not get past the resemblance to a cola. The smell is rather muted, having to draw a heavy whiff in order to get a hint of flavor. The head is a cocoa in color and creamy, with a good lace. Mainly, it is a light stout if one would like a stout without the heavy flavor that stouts are known to have.

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Photo of jwc215
3.2/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. can:

Pours dark brown with clarity. The head has decent retention with spotted lacing.

The smell is of cocoa powder, chocolate, some coffee.

The taste is of cocoa, coffee grinds, An odd leafy character comes through. Some alcohol shows. Slightly metallic aftertaste.

On the weak side. It's a mediocre-ish stout (and a bit over-priced - about 9 bucks a six-pack at Fry's on Valencia Rd. in Tucson.

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Photo of Raime
3.24/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

$1 sixteen ounce pint can grabbed at a gas station.

Look - Black with light stricken edges. Head never fully forms and leaves no stick at all.

Smell - Slight coffee esque notes with a touch of roast and hop character.

Taste - Lightly toasted malts with a touch of coffee. Mild hop levels.

Feel - Watery body with low carbonation. Flavors all retain as stated above. Low bitterness.

Overall - A one dollar pint can only gives you so much in terms of expectations. I'd say this was worth a dollar but I wouldn't pay much more for it. Was a touch better than similarly priced canned stouts I've grabbed at random gas stations.

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Photo of singletary
3.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It pours a nice dark cola color with the smell of roasted malts. It had o e of the largest head when poured with lacing. The taste is of roasted malts with a light dry finish. The feel is a medium to thin, overall a good stout nothing overwhelming but enjoyable.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.29/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From 12 oz can into nonic pint. Chocolate brown body with a firm and creamy 2 finger head. Eventually, eventually recedes to a sliver.

Lots of dark malts on the nose - dry roast barley, cocoa malts; some sour lactic action and wort as well. Not off base, just not particularly satisfying.

Mostly roast malts, hints of unsweetened chocolate, and some prune juice. Some faint cola flavors as well. The sour lactic quality comes out too, and then ends on prune and bread crust.

Feel is slightly roasty, a bit on the thin side but still within medium bodied, and has a very faint dryness on the finish.

Diesel Punk Stout is okay, and I guess if I were dirt house poor I wouldn't mind picking this sixer up for $6.99, but at the same time I can get one bottle of really good stout for about the same price....hmm....

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Photo of JoLight
3.54/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

A nice medium beige head that dissipates into a thin ring.

Aroma: roasted malt, sweetness, and a touch of maple.

Flavor: roasted malt; well-done toast; a touch of maple.

Mouthfeel/finish: thick; lightly carbonated; slightly tangy.

Overall: a solid, average beer. Not worth the outrageous price in my humble opinion.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had low expectations for this and it met them. The can I purchased here in Columbus was brewed by World Brews in Rochester NY.

It looks like soda in the glass. Coke. The aroma is faintly hoppy and malty.

The taste is malty and pretty simple. Not much stands out. The aftertaste is pretty clean.

This stout does not have a lot of character. There are plenty of better examples of the style. Not recommended.

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Photo of OldSwampy
3.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A lighter stout than many, more cola-colored than black or blackish brown. Head khaki with some lacing left behind. Some cola (caramel) notes in the nose and flavor as well, and some mild chocolate. Overall, it seems somewhat watery for a stout, and lacks the bitter roasted barley aspect that many great stouts have (American or imported). Sort of a "stout light" in many ways. Taste in general is not complex, not big and booming like a great stout can be, but somewhat simple, slightly sweet and roasty. I assume this is the beer listed above, but on the can this says it was brewed in Rochester, NY, by World Brews.

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Photo of Squire
3.59/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Very dark reddish tinted brown. Khaki color cap that settles quickly into a thin cover.

Aroma: Some dark malt, not a lot really, whif of hops that is more a sense of beerlike than specific hop aroma.

Taste: Very average but no complaints. More an impression of dark chocolate than actual taste, perhaps it's the absence of sweetness that gives it that vibe. Little hop character but enough to balance. Roast malt is there but not pushy. Clean, short aftertaste without bitterness.

Texture; Solid middle of the road for the type.

Overall: At first blush I wanted to say nothing outstanding. After tasting a bit I decided yes, there is good flavor and it's so well integrated the balance gives an impression the beer is milder than it is. Good choice for those who haven't tasted a Stout before and won't disappoint those who have.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.86/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the 12 oz can in a snifter. This nice stout pours a brownsih black with a very nice head of dissipating light tan foam that settles to a thick ring, thin layer, and very nice lacing. Nose of chocolate, subtle coffee, and deeply roasted malts. Flavors exceed the nose with dark chocolate and roasted coffee on the front and middle with a touch of cola and roasted malts on the sides and a nice, light, herbal hop kick in the back cutting through the semi sweet malt and moderately deep roasted character. Good carbonation, lightly coating and satisfying for the stout drinker out there, and an easy find at Kroger's who carries these macro-micros. Nice


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Photo of DRGCrandall
3.54/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Can't beat the bottle, but lately I've seen it only in a can, which is very disappointing. Has a Super dark, near black color, foams decently, but doesn't grow, and just melts away to a thin lather quickly. The smell is very mild, but appealing nutty vanilla. Great dark chocolate flavor, with a natural bitter the way dark chocolate is supposed to be, slight sweetness in the initial taste, dark walnut tang after taste, but not unpleasant. Overall, I think it's a little bit watered down, missing the smooth feel in your mouth and the head of a great beer, but something about it makes me want more! With few stouts in my market to compete, I keep buying it, and especially enjoy it closer to room temp. It's tough to find a great stout sometimes, but DieselPunk Stout will do as an excellent substitute! A distinguished taster wouldn't lead with it as an example of a great stout though.

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Photo of Extol
3.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - dark in color, tan colored head. Smell - not much here, small hints of chocolate and perhaps toffee. Taste - mostly getting a toffee smooth flavor. Not bad at all, but I just drank an Old Raspy so yeah. Overall - good starter stout I would say. Nothing to overwhelm a novice.

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Photo of chinchill
3.2/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can served in a Porter Bar goblet. 5.8% ABV and brewed in NY indicated on the can.

A moderately vigorous pour raised a large, fluffy tan head but this soon reduced to a thin top coat.

Aroma: overly earthy and dank (due to English hops?).
Flavor: ~ on style with more chocolate than toffee and more toffee than coffee. The aftertaste is the best aspect of this stout.

Feel: very smooth with lively carbonation that works well.

Overall: decent;

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a sniffer. Pours dark brown with a head that dissolves immediately and doesn't leave lacing. Aroma of bread and roasted malt. Taste gets better than the smell as some subtle chocolate and black coffee join the roasted malt to make a decent backbone. Odd metallic finish on it. Medium body and low carbonation with no aftertaste or alcohol coming through.
This would probably make a good cooking beer, but it's a little weak. Cool bottle, but the beer itself was missing something and the metallic finish didn't help it's cause.

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Photo of Muggins25
2.36/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

This bottle may have been a bit dated and it might have sat for awhile as I picked it up as a "build-your-own" six pack from the local grocery store. My fault, not the brew, however, rating on my sample lead to this low review.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.49/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampling now on 4/30/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a brandy snifter.

Pours a dark brownish/black in color with a small khaki head that leaves good lacing when sipped. The aroma is pretty much like other stouts with roasted malt with a hint of coffee and toffee. The taste was very smooth with the roasted malt upfront with the taste of coffee afterwards. No bitter taste either. Really like this one.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.82/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

These beers are hilarious, contract brewed at Genesee in Rochester, NY this is pretty funny stuff to see these pseudo craft beers get instant shelf space across all of the Kroger and major grocery stores. Based out of Novato, CA World Brews is a marketing company produces many beers for different retail stores, such a weird concept. Dark black stout, pours nice and thick enticing presentation big thick khaki head forms nice creamy textures, fine speckled lacing left behind evenly on the chalice. Aromatics have dark roasted malts, hints of cocoa, a hint of diacetyl, not much but enough to be detected, it actually smells like some of the UK imports just a bit of butter in the backend. Flavors sweet cloying dark chocolate, with caramel/butter sweetness, dark roasts don't balance it out enough I wish it was just a bit drier...literally this beer is a bit of a mess. I find it funny that this company goes through all the trouble to make beers this mediocre. Cocoa sweetness, dark fruit, plums, off the charts residual sweetness like the bottles were primed with sugar that had no chance to ferment out. Mouthfeel makes this beer hard to consume medium to full bodied texture, carbonation forced very unnatural feel to the whole thing but a desert stout was the last thing I was expecting. Overall, the Dieselpunk brand and label is stale, can't believe this is taking away shelf space from real craft beer.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.56/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.0 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is below average and a few wisps of lacing are left.

3.75 S: This smells a lot like the porter I just drank. Roastiness, hazelnut coffee, toastiness, caramel, chocolate. Pretty good.

3.5 T: It tastes like the porter too, but it has more depth. Chocolate, caramel, roastiness, toastiness, hazelnut coffee. Not amazing, but drinks super easy.

3.25 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and super smooth.

3.75 D: This is so damn easy to drink. That's about all I need to say.

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Photo of Retroman40
3.22/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours very black with a very long lasting tan head.

S - Some coffee and chocolate with a hint of roasted grains.

T - Coffee and chocolate with a malt finish.

M - Good carbonation and "creaminess"

O - A decent enough stout that is worth a try.

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Photo of Bills453
2.86/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into tulip glass.

Appearance - One finger light tan head that dissipates quickly. Nice amount of lacing on the side of the glass. I like my stouts to be BLACK AS NIGHT! And this one is.

Smell - unfortunately and oddly, I cannot smell anything from this beer.

Taste - very light tastes of cocoa and maybe a tinge of vanilla. The taste is very very light. I feel like maybe this would be a good beginner beer for somebody who does not particularly like dark beers as it does not have a full powerful taste, which I like.

Mouthfeel - okay

Overall - This is an okay, average offering of the Stout style. It is something that I have no problem with drinking and enjoying for an evening, but it is something that I would not go seek out again in the future.

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Photo of SerialTicker
3.19/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Says "World Brews - Bottled in Rochester, New York", but it's the same beer. $8.49 six-pack randomly chosen at Kroger. Poured into Samuel Adams Perfect Pint.

Appearance: A crystal clear ruby black with a nice two finger head. It bubbled away pretty quickly though, and there's very little lacing to speak of. Eh.

Smell: It just has that aroma of "cheapness" ... like it's not the highest quality of malts. Chocolate. Mild roast. Maybe some coffee and char notes. Dark fruits a bit as it warms. Really just doesn't reek of quality like some of the more well-known breweries.

Taste/feel: Well, it hits your tongue with pretty heavy carbonation, and a thin feel. My tongue got coated with a slight copper-like flavor, and very mild roast notes. That unusual metallic bitterness puts me off a touch. The flavor is incredibly light until the aftertaste, which is the best part of this beer. After swallowing, I get a more robust roast flavor. I find it strange that I get that much flavor on the end, but nothing anywhere else.

Just an A-OK stout... pretty much what I expected given the price. Without a doubt, the best part of Dieselpunk is the aftertaste. That pleasant roast flavor lingers awhile, and I approve of that. This is one of the lightest stouts I've ever had in terms of mouth feel, and the alcohol isn't all that high, so you could have a few of these quite easily. You aren't missing out on much if you haven't had this beer. I'll be honest with you, I grabbed this six-pack because I thought the label was eye-catching. Fortunately for me, even though I don't care much for this beer, I don't hate it. I'll have no trouble finishing the last five.

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Photo of wvsabbath
3.28/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark black with a nice 1.5 inch head, thick creamy lacing.

Smell - Roasted malts, nut, fig, light brown sugar/molasses sugary aroma. Faint chocolate and mocha at the finish.

Taste - First sip is creamy mix of malts and chocolate. Malts make up a large portion of flavor. Some mil chocolate and lactose milk come in next. A little plum/raison sweet fruit note, but in all, about all that's going on.

Mouthfeel - Light malts, chocolate coats the tongue. Palate gets some sugars, lactose and chocolate. The aftertaste is chocolate and a little watery.

Overall - Its ok, nothing special. Very light, easy to drink without any big, bold flavors. A good starter or for someone looking for a light stout.

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Photo of bluejacket74
2.99/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch tan head. Head retention is decent, but there isn't much lacing at all. The brew smells like roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate and malted milk balls. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like roasted malt, chocolate, malted milk balls, and a bit of coffee. Mouthfeel/body is light, seems thin for a stout but it's not hard to drink. Not a bad brew overall, but certainly not one of the better stouts I've had. Picked up a single bottle as part of a mixed 6-pack at Kroger this morning. I wouldn't buy a 6-pack of this, but it's worth trying as a single.

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Photo of BeerDocT
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

First off, the bottle of beer that I have was not brewed in Montana. It says on the side that it was brewed by "World Brews, Rochester, NY." A quick internet search revealed that this brewing company is also known as "Brewmaster's Choice" and as "Genesee Brewery." Suddenly, drinking this beer feels like being in an episode of "The X-Files."

Appearance: 2.75: Black, but slightly brown around the edges. White, CO2 head that never got above a few milimeters in height.

Smell 2.75: Flat bouquet. Very slight smell of chocolate, perhaps from chocolate malt.

Taste 2.75: Front is slightly sweet and tastes washed out. Middle is smoky and chocolatey, but also has a weakness to it. Finish focuses on the malt tastes, with a slight hoppiness and more of the smoke. Aftertaste is short, somewhat sweet and reminiscent of what you would receive after drinking a sugar-free soft drink.

Mouthfeel 2.75: Watery, slightly harsh with pricky CO2 bubbles. Definitely below "okay."

Overall 2.75: Not the best stout I have ever had. This beer...something about it made me not want to try it, but I thought, "why not?" This beer tastes mass-produced, kind of like a Blue Moon attempt at a stout. Glad I got it through a beer-for-beer trade. It is off all over the place: look, smell, etc. Not recommended.

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Photo of Kearneytheking
3.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I believe it is now being brewed under WorldBrews out of Rochester, NY and not Uberbrew. The alcohol content is the same (5.8%) and the review below seems to be spot on with what I experienced.

sm - not any overwhelming notes. A little roasted malt, some hints of chocolate and tobacco.

a - very dark brown, no transparency. light khaki head that doesn't last more than 10 seconds.

t- a very light stout, which I find ironic as dieselpunk is "brewed for taste." It is a very, very drinkable stout and the 5.8% abv is definitely not apparent in the flavor, which is a nice addition. lightly carbonated, it's a smooth drink with no hoppy or bitter back end.

mf - not very creamy, just tickles the tongue and slides right down the gullet.

overall - There are better stouts out there, but this is one that's not going to fill you up or make you feel too heavy.

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DieselPunk Stout from World Brews
Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 130 ratings