DieselPunk Stout | World Brews

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DieselPunk StoutDieselPunk Stout

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World Brews
California, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RyanLigeia on 05-25-2013

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Reviews by Bills453:
Photo of Bills453
2.86/5  rDev -10.3%
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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More User Reviews:
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 BeerDocT
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%
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 DavoleBomb
3.56/5  rDev +11.6%
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 SerialTicker
3.19/5  rDev 0%
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 BeerWithMike
4.49/5  rDev +40.8%
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 Extol
3.38/5  rDev +6%
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 Golden32
3.27/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.82/5  rDev -11.6%
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 Schlafly33
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of OKbrew89
3.38/5  rDev +6%
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 LXIXME
3.18/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nhirsch04
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of zachthelaxer93
1.87/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Retroman40
3.22/5  rDev +0.9%
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 NorthCoastPranqster
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of fthegiants
3.31/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of burnzgtm
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of OldSwampy
3.17/5  rDev -0.6%
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 beergorrilla
2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of DaveCash
3.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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DieselPunk Stout from World Brews
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