363. Sixpoint Diesel

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
Cons:
Alcohol Content: 6.3% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 69
Rating: ★★★★☆
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.

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2 Responses to 363. Sixpoint Diesel

  1. Allan says:

    Hi, enjoy reading your blog that I came upon this morning. I have a few questions. Such as where do you get these beers such as this one: Sixpoint? Where are you located? After reading quite a few reviews, end up curious about you and who you are, but I don’t see any “about” section. Maybe if I read all your posts? I’d be interested if you had in your reviews the cost of the beers also.

    Thanks

    • sanborn13 says:

      Hi Allan, Thanks for checking out the blog. I buy most of my beer at local beer stores. Some comes directly from the brewery and a few come from trades with beer drinkers in other parts of the country. I do need to put an About Me page back on the blog. I think I had one when I was using Blogger but have failed to add it back now that I changed to WordPress.

      I am in Central Maine, about an hour north of Portland. Including the cost is a great idea when I buy a beer and drink it right off but many times I buy loads of beer and review it weeks or even months later. In those cases I doubt I could remember what I paid for the beer. All good suggestions and you can find me on FB and Twitter as well – see links in the upper right corner of the blog. Thanks again.

      James

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