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Otis - Sixpoint Brewery

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very good

141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.11%


Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sixpoint on 03-19-2005)
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captainern

New York

5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

had this stuff at public house 49 in patchogue - the funny thing about it was that it tasted EXACTLY like blue point oatmeal stout which is brewed just down the street

i highly recommend it! because it's low in alcohol content, i had 3 of them and didnt feel any pain

i see that its brewed in beautiful downtown brooklyn by 6 points brewing co - i'm gonna have to take me a trip over there real soon

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2011 19:38:22 | More by captainern
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OutFox

New York

4.55/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at BarCade in Jersery City, NJ.

A- Black. Almost Black Hole Black with a almost two finger dark tan Head. Truly a beauty, great retention and amazing lacing.

S- Oatmeal, coffee, chocolate, and dark things that live in the shadows, but what a hoppy nose for an IRS. Just so unexpected but quite welcomed.

T- Dark malt and a certain cream aspect are the forefront but a dy hop finish. Truly unique. I dont think Ive had a stout with this much of a hop character at the end. I truly loved it.

M- Nitro pours makes all the difference for stouts. Its just the perfect mouthfeel. I truly believe all stouts should be Nitro. I know its a pain in the ass for bartenders but it truly elevates the beer to a new level.

O- Outstanding. Great stout with a unexpected hop character but the guys from Sixpoint have a pretty unique beer here and I absolutely loved it.

Taken from memory and notes. Enjoyed on 8/1/11

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-05-2011 22:38:31 | More by OutFox
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PEBKAC

New York

4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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?

:)

Serving type: growler

01-11-2009 03:37:03 | More by PEBKAC
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plaid75

New York

4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a black hue with a one finger creamy off white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a good burnt grain with a hint of coffee and smoke.

The taste consisted of a full burnt grain with roasted coffee and charcoal. Some soft malts detected as well. Very balanced.

The mouthfeel was full and a bit chewy. Excellent creaminess thanks to the cask pour.

Overall a very good oatmeal stout. Extremely smooth and drinkable.

Serving type: cask

03-25-2007 14:23:49 | More by plaid75
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured absolutely pitch black with a massive off-white 'cascade effect' head from the nitro tap. Some light penetration along the sides at the bottom of the glass. Good head retention.
Aroma is a nice blend of malt, bready yeast, flaked oats, sweet chocolate with hints of roasted coffee. The aroma became so much better as the beer warmed up.
The taste upfront is slightly sweet, with hints of bitterness becoming evident in the middle. The finish is a nice balance of sweet and bitter and is almost dry. The bitterness lingers just a little longer than the sweetness in the finish.
Almost full bodied and coats the palate really well. There was just that hint of sharpness on the palate, which I am assuming is due to the nitrogen. Makes me wonder how much more silkier and full bodied it would be if I had a regular version of this stout.
Left a ton of lacing all the way down to the bottom of the glass. Good mouthfeel and is very easy to drink. I can easily see myself have more than a couple of these in a sitting.
Definitely a winner from Sixpoint, and is highly recommended.

Serving type: nitro-tap

11-18-2011 05:01:00 | More by CaptDavyJones
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Teresa's Next Door

A-Pours a very deep, opaque brown, with no lihgt getting thorough at all. A fluffy tan head with nice lacing.

S-Lots of roasted malt, heavy coffee aroma and some dark chocolate.

T-Roasted malt and caramle in the front, then some sweet oats followed by a mild bittersweet chocolate, finishing with roasted coffee.

M-Medium bodied with a nice silkiness.

D-Very drinkable. I would enjoy a second.

HV

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2009 14:03:14 | More by sholland119
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lehows

New York

4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an opaque black color with a large cascading head. Great retention and lacing. Nose was heavy on coffee and roasted barley. Taste hits you with a sweet sugared coffee and toasty barley flavor. Also to be found is light caramel, powdered chocolate, and mild hops. Nice mouthfeel and very drinkable. Tasty!

Serving type: cask

03-25-2007 00:14:52 | More by lehows
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: cask

02-14-2009 17:47:58 | More by bonbini26
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mdfb79

New York

4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 12/17/11 notes. Had on tap at Rustico in Ballston, VA. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a dark brown color with one inch of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of cream, oats, chocolate, roasted malts, and vanilla. Very nice and sweet, but not overly sweet. I like it.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, bready malts, oats, vanilla, cream, and light toasted malts. Some more chocolate than the nose and a little bit sweeter, I'm a fan.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Insanely smooth body and very easy to drink.

o - Overall a very good oatmeal stout. I know they are supposed to be different, but I think this is a ton better than their Diesel stout; I hope they can this one as well. Reminds me of a good sweet stout, as it has a lot of sweet chocolate and vanilla to it. Would like to have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2011 17:35:06 | More by mdfb79
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On nitro-tap at Prime 16. Pours a pitch black color with over an inch of frothy, tan head. Some lacing. Aroma is a sweet chocolate and coffee mix with some smokey roasted malts. The taste has more of the sweet oatmeal than in the aroma. Light and sweet coffee as well as chocolate. A bit of smoke towards the finish. Silky, creamy mouthfeel thanks to the nitro. Damn drinkable. This beer really shines on the nitro tap. Overall, worth seeking out.

Serving type: nitro-tap

03-17-2013 22:15:06 | More by PicoPapa
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Gramercy Tavern in NYC.

Otis wears a sexy black satin dress. Although its opaqueness is never in question - regardless of the angle which it's observed - it does give out to brown leather edges and a dark hardwood paneling along its bottom. The sandy-brown head isn't exactly mountainous but maintains its firm, luscious figure and sticks like glue.

Lightly smoking and crisply toasting the malts has imprinted a strong nutty character to the aroma. My nose would suggest that acorns, hazelnuts, pecans and walnuts were all shortly singed and then kiln roasted under a low temperature for a long period of time. It seems just a single block of bakers chocolate was plumped in there too and melted along the way.

The taste picks up where the aroma left off and is perhaps even more nutty. The strongest flavour is that of roast almonds although more subtle notes of grilled pecans, nougat, granola and almond brittle can also be tasted. There is also a light shallot-like note. All this is coated with just a touch of smoke and very hefty ration of cocoa.

There is just enough carbonation to keep the beer quenching but not enough to swamp the refinement of flavours. The roast is perfect - it's as if they took all the roast and full flavours of espresso without much of the dry, bitter lingering. Otis is also perhaps the most filling (not to say bloating!) stout I may have ever had.

If only Sixpoint would make its outside of NYC then stout drinkers around the world would have a new session beer. The nutty chocolate, full roast flavour is dressed in a mouthfeel as silky and satiny as its complexion. A word like 'balance' really takes its meaning from wonderful craftsmanship offerings like the Otis Oatmeal Stout.

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2009 17:10:40 | More by biegaman
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An exceptional looking stout; jet black, with a smooth and fluffy two-finger tan head that has tremendous retention. Lacing is also excellent; this almost looks like it’s on nitro. Aroma is good but somewhat mild; lightly roasty, with hints of chocolate and coffee.

A delicious tasting beer overall; some semi-sweet chocolate mixes with coffee and roasty malt; good oatmeal presence; moderately sweet with the faintest kiss of hops mostly noticed in the somewhat bitter finish. Very well rounded flavor and mouthfeel, which is silky smooth, medium-bodied, and medium-to-low on the carbonation side. Again, there is almost a nitro feel to this beer even from a regular tap. One of my favorite Sixpoint offerings to be sure, very impressive.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2012 15:54:39 | More by tobelerone
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EPICAC

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy brown. Topped by a thick, brown head that fades to a persistent quarter-inch layer, and leaves sheets of lace. The aroma is strong and sharp initially, an unexpected nosefull of resiny hops. Underneath a roasty, chocolate character appears.

Roasty upfront. Fruity in the center: chocolate, dates, and other dark fruit. The coffee notes in the finish build to a strong hop bitterness. Thick with the nitro-tap smoothness, which honestly, I'm not a fan of. I think it makes beers feel thin no matter how full-bodied they may be.

A good oatmeal stout with an unexpected dose of hops.

Serving type: nitro-tap

02-21-2009 19:06:15 | More by EPICAC
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2010 17:15:41 | More by tempest
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On nitro-tap 10/28/2011 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark brown color, with a large dense beige head that fades very slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains roasted malts, oats, milk chocolate, coffee, some dark fruit and vanilla.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty roasted malt character followed by creamy flavors of oats, milk chocolate and vanilla. The hops presence is decent for the style and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a good flavorful stout to drink for a while.

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-30-2011 17:17:07 | More by TheManiacalOne
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JizackFH

New York

4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Rattle N Hum in NYC on 11/17/11.
Review taken from notes.

This beer pours a very dark brown color, almost black. It has a nice finger of creamy tan head on it. The head has good retention, and it leaves behind some scattered lace on the glass. The nose is of dark roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, light hops, and cream. It smells really nice. The taste follows the nose pretty well. There is a nice roasted malt flavor and bitterness. There are some flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, and mild hop flavors. The finish leaves some lingering roasted malt and hop bitterness on the palate. This has a medium body, that is leaning toward full, and good carbonation. It goes down smooth, and it has a really creamy feel to it. There is some sweetness and a nice roasted malt bitterness that balances it out. The roasted bitterness lingerings on the tongue for a bit. This has good drinkability. It has really nice flavor and great feel to it. It is quite creamy. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer, and I would buy it again. I recommend trying it out if you come across it. Cheers.

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2011 17:56:34 | More by JizackFH
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glid02

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

01-11-2010 20:43:00 | More by glid02
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CharlatanSin

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Brief review from notes a little while back. Served on tap at some bar in Billyburg.

A: Poured a deep space black, with a small tan head. The head recedes into a patchy cap and leaves some lacing.

S: Pretty sweet and a little roasted. Some chocolate in there. Nothing special, but pretty good.

T/M: Pretty nice. A definite toasted oat taste, complimented by chocolate malt. A little sweet for everyday drinking. This is one of the smoothest stouts I've ever had. It goes down like silk. It's plenty thick and has low but active carbonation.

D: Another solid dark offering from Sixpoint. It won't blow you away, but it's damn solid.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2010 01:29:35 | More by CharlatanSin
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

05-06-2010 19:14:10 | More by Kegatron
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thain709

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served with a black body that showcased a two finger, tan head...the head slowly crept to a solid one finger cap...chunks of lacing were left behind

S - A nice roast presence was coming across giving off coffee and chocolate hints...the nitro softened the nose a bit, but the aromas could still be picked out

T - All of the components play well together...the chocolate flavors come across as sweet, milk chocolate but also leave hints of roasted, dark chocolate...the rolled oats smooth things out, while the sweet caramel adds the sweet level...there is a faint hop presence at the end that ties everything together

M - Medium bodied...smooth, slightly creamy, coats the palate

O - This Oatmeal Stout took nicely to the nitro...all the classic flavors were present and represented nicely...a solid Oatmeal Stout

Serving type: nitro-tap

11-07-2011 14:01:06 | More by thain709
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Gmann

New York

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

11-05-2011 03:06:40 | More by Gmann
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UDbeernut

New York

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Rattle N Hum, poured into an imperial pint glass. Deep dark almost black hue with purple on the edges capped by a creamy off white head with excellent retention. Nose is light with hint of roastiness. Taste is full of roast malt, light flower balances nicely. Mouth is light and creamy. Yeah!

Serving type: nitro-tap

01-22-2012 13:57:31 | More by UDbeernut
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FLima

Brazil

3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black color with a beige thick head with good retention.
Aroma of toasted grains and citric hops.
Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate and a good deal of hops. Notes of caramel and pine. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a long lasting residual roastness.
Very smooth body with a mild carbonation.
Very good stout, nice tweak on the hop addition.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2013 13:59:45 | More by FLima
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Nickls

District of Columbia

3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(From notes)

A - Dark, nearly black/brown in color. Poured with no head at all (poor service, and not a reflection of the brew)

S - Some malty sweetness, and roasted characteristics. Nothing that really stuck out as an oatmeal stout, but stout nonetheless

T - Definitely sweeter on the malts, and the oat flavors come through. Roasted rather than smokey. Some hop dryness toward the end

M - Medium MF, and closing in on a more viscous nature.

D - Pretty drinkable for the style, and the sample was easily quaffable.

Overall, this was not an overly complex take on the style. However, it was a solid take IMO. I would recommend it, but not above a few other brews in the category.

Serving type: cask

11-16-2008 03:24:03 | More by Nickls
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"Poor Otis, dead & gone, left me here to sing this song. Pretty little girl with the red dress on. Poor Otis, dead & gone."
-The Doors - Runnin Blues

On tap at Craft Ale House.

Appears a murky dark brown with a cascading tan head that quickly leads to a fluffy cap. Plenty of scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of roasted nuts, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, coffee, citrusy hops, and cocoa.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with more of a chocolate covered toffee flavor coming through.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, gritty, chewy, nicely balanced between sweet maltiness, and bitter hops.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-02-2009 16:56:19 | More by weeare138
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Otis from Sixpoint Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.