Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sixpoint Diesel

Happy Christmas Eve-Eve everyone!  Tonight I am trying a canned offering from Brooklyn, NY's Sixpoint Brewery.  Last year, Sixpoint started to put their beers into these "nanokegs", and since then, have greatly expanded their distribution.  I've had several of Sixpoint's beers in the past, and they've allowed me to continuously expect a top-notch brew.  This is my first review of a Sixpoint beer.  Here we go! 

Sixpoint Brewery
6.3% ABV
69 IBUs, 33 SRM

Diesel pours a smooth black color, which gains a red hue around the perimeter of the beer when held up to a light.  There is a one finger width, light tan head.  A pleasant lacing is left on the glass as the head recedes.  When I take a whiff of this beer, there are tons of roasted malts, coffee and pine.  The aromas make me impatient to take my first sip.  Taking that sip, I get all roasted malts and dark chocolate upfront, and then a subtle pine bitterness at the tail end.  As the beer drinks, it becomes more malty, and less chocolate and pine.  There was an average amount of bitterness, with a medium-heavy body.

Overall:  This was a solid beer.  I would definitely recommend trying Diesel if you're a fan of slightly bitter stouts.  Cheers!

What do you think of Sixpoint's Diesel?  Do you have a favorite Sixpoint beer?  Let me know in the comments!

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