When Sixpoint started to distribute in Maine I quickly became one of their biggest fans but I also heard about this great Winter seasonal called Diesel. While visiting my local beer store yesterday I found a 4-pack on the floor that had not made it to the cooler yet and grabbed one.
The can is typical Sixpoint and a full 16-ounces (I believe the only 12 ounce can is Resin). Beer pours black with a nice tan head, very appealing. Aroma has plenty of pine and roasted coffee with some hints of chocolate. Sixpoint’s website describes this beer as “part black IPA , part American Stout” and that is a good description of the taste.
Plenty of hops here and the mouth feel is certainly closer to an IPA than a traditional stout but there are plenty of roasted coffee, chocolate flavors to balance out those hops. Finish has a light bitterness. A very easy drinking enjoyable dark beer, if you like the other options from Sixpoint I am sure you will like this beer too.
Pros: Appearance, unique combination of styles
Alcohol Content: 6.3% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 69
Brewers Website: Sixpoint
Brewers 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.