Otis - Sixpoint Brewery
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Ratings: 150 | Reviews: 64 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BirdFlu:
3.48/5 rDev -8.2%
Pours a dark silky brown with a light, crisp head. Aroma is strong in oatmeal, quite chocolatey and with some espresso beans (not like roasted beans, but like chocolate-covered beans). Mouth is very smooth and creamy. Very lite carbonation. Taste is a strong oatmeal presence with slightly bitter aftertaste. A good amount of pale malt is present. Smooth and creamy but the flavor is a bit off, or at least just not for me. I wouldn't get it again, but I'm sure others would like it.
10-27-2009 15:07:15 | More by BirdFlu
More User Reviews:
3.8/5 rDev +0.3%
On tap at the Blind Tiger 3/19/05. Dark chocolate brown that you cannot see through at all, with a touch of a dusting and ring of thick, heavy khaki head. Not much coming from the aroma -not very strong, just a bit of coffee, some semi-sweet chocolate, and a tiny bit of hops. Smooth and silky, it flows nice and you really do not feel the carbonation-which I enjoy. A lot of dark coffee and sweet chocolate in the flavor, and a lot of flavor left to linger on the palate. Very nice and very drinkable.
03-20-2005 19:25:54 | More by shapudding
3.75/5 rDev -1.1%
I enjoyed a pint of this tasty brew at the Blind Tiger Ale House. Pours black without any light shining through. Dark tan head, puffy with good retention. Leaves well developed lacing. This one sports a roasty malt nose. Notes of coffee and toasted grains. Mouthfeel is a bit hollow in the center, not quite the velvet the brewers were going for. Still a nice take on the style, subtle and balanced, worth a try to support this new Brooklyn NY, brewery.
03-19-2005 01:53:08 | More by Billolick
4/5 rDev +5.5%
On-tap at Rattle-n-Hum in NYC.
Pours black with a one-finger, frothy off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.
Smells of lightly roasted malts with a good deal of sweetness from the oats. As the beer warms mild dark chocolate aromas waft out.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth roasted malt flavors up front sweeten midway through the sip. Hints of dark chocolate and lighter hints of coffee also enter into things and carry through to a mildly bitter ending.
Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with soft carbonation.
Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.
Overall this was a smooth oatmeal stout however I would have preferred to try it on a normal tap rather than the nitrous. That being said, either way it's served it's worth a shot.
01-11-2010 20:43:00 | More by glid02
3.9/5 rDev +2.9%
My first cask growler--let's see how it goes. Poured into an American pint glass.
A--Pitch black with no head, just a few bubbles like you'd get from water if you got it too fast from the faucet. Looks like a glass of black coffee sitting there, which takes some getting used to...
S--Smells like coffee, too, and that's not just because I'm mentally primed for it. There's also some sweet smoke and even slight, slight hops.
T--Sturdy, sturdy stout--my goodness does the black malt hit you. There's also considerable hops here, as the roof my mouth is positively singing from parched out roasted flavors. As far as flavor goes, plenty of pipe tobacco, followed by bittersweet chocolate, a bit more coffee (though less than the nose), and as you travel back a bittering dry hops. Smooth, balanced construction, but where's the oatmeal? Lacking seriously in that department, and while I never expect traditional from Sixpoint--the hops presence here, for example--they should at least /sort of/ reflect the style.
M--This might be the best part of the beer, and the real ale component only boosts it. Super creamy and rich, a thick without being heavy feel that's almost pitch perfect stout.
D--What's the ABV, like six percent? Hell yeah I'll have another! The smoothness of the mouthfeel and the dry back end of this brew make it easily sessionable, especially in December about-to-snow temperatures.
12-06-2008 21:34:34 | More by TheycallmeTim
3.6/5 rDev -5%
Had on tap at Specific Gravity. Review from notes.
A: Otis is a hazy brown color, almost chocolate in color, with a small tan head with very little retention and minimal lacing.
S: Not a ton going on in the aroma, but there is some roasted malt, a little bit of coffee, chocolate, and a little cream.
T; Similar to the aroma with some roasted malt, creamy chocolate, a little bit of oat, and a hint of coffee.
M: On the thinner side with a bitter finish.
O: Not bad, but another beer from Sixpoint that I would probably pass on the next time around.
05-18-2012 17:03:27 | More by mdaschaf
3.83/5 rDev +1.1%
On cask at Rattle 'N' Hum. Average mouthfeel, black with some decent head.Decent choice for cask . Balanced stout, a bit on sweet side but flavourful. Malting makes it a drinkable stout. Nitro would make it more creamy and maybe pump up the rating some.
02-21-2010 05:36:51 | More by Sammy
District of Columbia
3.63/5 rDev -4.2%
i do love stouts so here is my chance! :-)
this was one of the last draft i was able to sample from sixpoint before they were gone and this one was available on a nitro pour
i don't know if the nitro pour made it worse but my beer did not shine the way the other did
don't get me wrong it was still a good beer and the aroma and flavor were pretty nice, but the nitro gas seemed to detract from this beer a bit
i hope maybe i can try this one on a regular co2 pour one day because that might change my mind! :-)
09-22-2011 03:52:52 | More by CapitolCrusher
4.05/5 rDev +6.9%
On-tap at the Spinnerstown Hotel. Served in a tulip glass, this beer appeared pitch black with a very short head. I really thought this was a great, albeit aggressive, take on the style. The flavor and aroma are full of big chocolate flavors up front with roasted barley around the edge. The malts are followed by a powerful citrus hops kick that provides a great bitter contrast to the cocoa notes. This is easily one of the best oatmeal stouts I've ever had.
02-16-2010 17:15:41 | More by tempest
4/5 rDev +5.5%
On nitro-tap @ the Devil's Den (Philadelphia, PA) on 5/1/10. Served in a pint glass.
Pours black, with a finger of rich mocha head. This stays thick and foamy from the nitro-pour, leaving heavy froth all down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells of chocolate roast, flaked oats, and some green citric tones. I'm getting some nice smoky textures coming out of those roasted notes. Nice full feel in the nose here.
The sweetness of the taste is very smooth in the mouth, with chocolate, caramel, and oatmeal all showing themselves. This is well balanced by a pervasive roasty nature and some spicy hops in the back of the profile. There's a good bit of dry roast and bitterness that drives the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a smooth and creamy feel. There is just a touch of sharpness to the carbonation but this drinks absolutely great here on nitro.
There's nothing to complain about here. This is just a solid Oatmeal Stout with plenty of flavor and a super silky feel that helped along a good bit by the nitro. I could have easily downed a couple of these. Very sessionable overall.
05-06-2010 19:14:10 | More by Kegatron
3.98/5 rDev +5%
Pours a black color with a huge pillowy toasted khaki colored head that just didn't want to settle. Beauty.
The aroma is quite hoppy. Nice blend of floral and grassy hops. The mellow oatmeal malt lets the hops showcase themselves.
The flavor is a good mix of roast and hops. There is a light roast and smooth nature to the oatmeal malt. Perhaps a hint of coffee. The hopo profile is quite fresh and grassy also brings a touch of lime.
The feel is light for a stout and it has light carbonation which lead to bit of a lackluster feel. Roast and hop bitterness in the finish.
A nice hoppy stout. The hops dominate over the malt in this one.
11-05-2011 03:06:40 | More by Gmann
4.15/5 rDev +9.5%
On cask @ D.B.A. Greenpoint
Pours a dark brown almost black, with a small white creamy head that fades fast. Aroma was of roasted coffee/smoke with a chocolate finish. Taste was nutty, roasted coffee, smokey and some malts. Mouthfeel with creamy and smooth. A very well balanced beer, another winner from Sixpoint, i can't get enough of their stuff
02-14-2009 17:47:58 | More by bonbini26
3.68/5 rDev -2.9%
Poured on nitro tap at Meridian pint into a shaker pint glass.
A nice light cream coffee head almost like like cocoa, nitro bubbled tight. Sits on a dark walnut classic body with some very impressive circular lacing.
Nose is a mild roast coffee, very small chocolate, kind of muted. Creamy sense and pleasant though however but very small.
Taste is a good sense of what comes from the nose. Muted creamy roast and textured malts with some mild chocolate. Somewhat juicy and creamy texture which is interesting but with weak coffee pot finish and a noticeable but mild hop finish.
Overall it is interesting but needs more of a malt backbone I think. Not sure about how I feel about the hop angle in this, I am not sure I feel it fits or melds well. Don't see myself gravitating towards it or really desiring it.
09-14-2011 23:38:54 | More by smakawhat
4.5/5 rDev +18.7%
On cask at New Beer today. Having my way with a jug of it at the moment.
Filled completely to the top, I go easy into my rounded pint glass.
Black & brown & very still. Head was small to begin with at the store, got about a third of quickly dispersing dark tan head.
Sniffing along... sweet roast, woody-ness, baking flour, a bit of a citric tone right at the end.
First off, just a trace of carbonation left after getting filled barely four hours ago. Though it adds to the already smooth creaminess that the oatmeal provides.
Taste is milder in coffee/roast flavors then it was fresh out the cask. A delicate bready/sugar cookie sweetness relaxes things, waiting on the slightly lingering citrus/coffee-ish/tinny bitterness that comes into the finish. Simple & delicious.
Drinkability is just plain easy. Easier then Brownstone on cask. This "IS" cask though. I am only allowed so much of that.
How about running this stuff through a randal stuffed with toasted marshmallows?
01-11-2009 03:37:03 | More by PEBKAC
3.65/5 rDev -3.7%
On tap at Spitzer's Corner, NYC. Served in pint glass.
A - Black with thick 2 finger tan head, sheeting and fairly sticky lace.
S - Subtle roasted oats and chocolate.
T - Creamy smooth roasted malts with hints of coffee and bitter chocolate and earthy hops. Oat character comes through especially in body.
M - Super smooth fairly effervescent but low carb. Medium-low creamy body... on the light side for an oatmeal stout.
D - Really nice. Enjoyable and solid. Not my favorite example of the style, but pretty good.
01-16-2010 04:07:43 | More by JTahoe
Otis from Sixpoint Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.