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Review of Sixpoint Deisel

15 Dec
For today’s craft beer review I’m going to be drinking a Sixpoint Diesel produced by the Sixpoint Brewery located in Brooklyn, New York.

Thanks again to Shane at Sixpoint for sending me this brew to try and enjoy.  It’s much appreciated.

Let’s jump to the website, sixpoint.com, and see what they have to say about this American Stout.

A dark stout beer should always cross the finish line strong, and the Sixpoint Diesel powers itself to victory with room to spare.  Should you expect anything less from a “stout” beer?

The Diesel is our version of stout, and with a name like “stout” we needed something with character… something with substance.  Something with a deep roasted flavor, something with a full-bodied toffee sweetness.  Something with cleansing, citrus, and grassy hop bitterness after every swallow.

Sounds good.  Let’s give it a go.

 
The Sixpoint Diesel comes in a 16 oz. can and has an ABV of 6.3%.

The brew poured a very dark brown to black color with a thin outline of ruby circling the bottom of the nonic glass.  The crown was tan in color, very soft, fluffy, full, thick and creamy.  The size was ample with a commendable retention time.  The lacing was nice, clingy, thick and sticky too.

The aroma had a well balanced blend of hops and malt.  It revealed pine and orange citrus along with fresh, bittersweet chocolate and light touches of creamed coffee.  A slightly roasted and toasted bready aspect was found and there was an apparent “herbal/earthy” quality going on here also, which helped generate a nice push/pull indication that resembled the ever popular Black IPA style.

The taste brought forth more of the hops and malt.  Again, further facets of pine and citrus combined with subtle, sweet chocolates and “iced” coffee.  An additional pungency of what seemed like a “creamed” or “whipped” milk was noticed.  Similar to half-n-half or something.  It was also slightly yeasty with an impression of toasted wheat or rye bread.  Finally, a light tickle of bitterness was left from the hops to round out and proportion the overall flavor.

The mouthfeel was medium to medium/full.  It was very creamy, smooth, slick, slippery and dry.  The carbonation was good and the roof of the mouth, the tongue and the throat were all left with plenty of flavor to savor between sips.

This is another pretty darn good brew by Sixpoint in my opinion.  It’s quite unique for an American Stout.  After the first few sips I wasn’t overly impressed and I was a little bit confused, but as I continued, and the brew began to warm, I found myself craving another sip…. then another… until it was gone.  The Diesel was very easy to drink and just downright enjoyable to tell the truth.  It could be taken slowly on a cool night or just slugged down with relative ease.  I wouldn’t mind having another if it was offered that’s for sure.  I definitely think it’s worth a try if it is available in your area.  So, give the Sixpoint Diesel a test drive and be sure to let me know what you thought of it.

As always, thanks for reading and commenting guys.  Until next time.

Cheers.

Score:  4.0 out of 5
Grade:  B+ 

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Posted by on December 15, 2011 in Country: USA, Sixpoint

 

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