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Otis - Sixpoint Brewery

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85
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147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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brystmar

Texas

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A: black, tons of thick khaki head. Nitro pour yields the best head consistency and overall viscosity. Huge, thick rings of tan lace. Gorgeous!

S: unexpectedly hoppy in the nose. Chocolate malts are there but hard to pick up. Any hints of other aromas are far too faint to perceive.

T: dark and roasty malts greet you first, then a creamy milky sweetness takes over before the hops bring it home for a dry finish. Surprisingly hoppy for a stout, but it works.

M: nitro + stout = perfection. Huge, silky body with a 100% chance of creaminess. Bliss!

O: a solid stout with a unique twist. I'll say it again: *all* stouts should be served on nitro. Props to Spitzer's for having 3 nitro taps!

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-20-2011 22:59:00 | More by brystmar
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bbadger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-07-2013 00:21:30 | More by bbadger
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew was served from the tap at Rattle N’ Hum in New York, NY. It arrived in a Rogue pint glass, showing a jet black brew, with flecks of ruby throughout when held to the light. This beer looked syrupy. It held a one finger head of medium brown bubbles, leaving sticky, spidery lacing after retaining nicely. Carbonation appeared average, and no haze or sediment was noted. The aroma opened with mustiness, grainy sourness, grassy hops, and chocolatey char and smoke. Light vinegar came out with warmth, along with a steely vanilla vine and raw coffee bean. Our first impression was that the flavoring was pretty mild, but the smoky malt base was nice. As we sipped, bitter roasted grain, sour lactics, light molasses, and huge smoke started things off. The middle peaked with smokiness, and a bittering bite of roasty grain. We finished with grassy hops and sour grain, while the smoky, chalky, drying chocolate malts and molasses continued from before. The aftertaste breathed of drying grain, more earthy hops, and a charred/smoky meat or fish character. The body was medium to full, and the carbonation was lower. Bone dry astringency streaked along the mouth, followed by a light smoke and coating booze to cut the dryness. There was a significant warming feel, more and more with each sip. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the nice coloring, and thick smoke to the malts. Negatively, however, the nose was a little light, and the flavoring, other than that wild smoke, was too. We were hoping for a better balance, and more solid flavors to mix with such a strong component as the smoke.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2012 22:28:14 | More by TheBrewo
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CTJman

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-30-2013 23:39:54 | More by CTJman
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AltBock

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

"Otis" was on tap at Capone's around 4/25/2009, but I decided to take this Sixpoint home with me in a growler. I decided to pour all of the servings into a small 9 oz. Great Lakes Snifter.

The color of "Otis" can be deceiving at first. When I first laid my eyes upon it, it looked to be an ink black color. When I held it into the light, I found out that it was more of a murky dark mahogany brown color than a black color. Sitting on top of this dark brown brew was a minimal tan colored head of foam. This small head of foam had pretty good retention that left behind a string of foamy tan rings and a few blots of lace around the glass.

The aroma of this beer was lightly roasted with the scent of roasted walnuts, a hint of roasted malts, a gentle whiff of roasted coffee, a touch of chocolate, and then this roasted aroma finishes up with some floral hops.

While the aroma was roasted, the taste was more dry. The taste was still roasted, but to me it was more dry than anything else. The taste of this Oatmeal Stout contained dry roasted malts, oatmeal flakes, a touch of dry roasted coffee beans, a spatter of yeast, and a few dry roasted nuts at the end.

The mouthfeel was light to medium bodied with a dry aftertaste of roasted malts, coffee beans, roasted nuts, and a drop of yeast.

It wasn't a bad Oatmeal Stout, but "Otis" didn't really do anything for me. It would have been better for me if it was more roasted than dry or have the dryness level match up with the roasted level. I would more than likely pass this Sixpoint up if I ever saw it again. If you've never had, it's worth a shot at least once.

Serving type: growler

04-30-2009 17:19:01 | More by AltBock
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thain709

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%
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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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-22-2013 03:50:01 | More by JTomczak
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
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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erialbill

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-11-2014 02:57:55 | More by erialbill
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

08-03-2012 16:54:09 | More by Dreadnaught33
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-26-2012 03:25:53 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-17-2012 01:18:09 | More by SPRichard
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-16-2014 03:32:32 | More by OKCNittany
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POTABLE83

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-29-2014 16:27:30 | More by POTABLE83
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sleazo

New York

3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A_Pours a dark brown with a smallish tan head. There are various bubbles that cling to the inside of the brew.

S_Mild roasted aroma with a good chocolate component to it.

T_the same roasted malt and chocolate come forward in the flavour profile. Nicely bitter in the front and the back with a fair dose of sweetness in the middle to accentuate the chocolate aspects.

M_A bit too thin for an oatmeal stout and lacking that silkiness needed in the style.

D_A decent but not great Oatmeal stout.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2009 18:12:55 | More by sleazo
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Pahn

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-12-2012 08:59:58 | More by Pahn
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GFD400

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-27-2013 00:20:40 | More by GFD400
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gshackles

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-21-2013 18:58:59 | More by gshackles
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Tschnab

New York

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

on tap at Blind Tiger

A- nitro-pour into a pint glass. milk chocolate head about two fingers worth. Nice lace. Sticky.

S- very soft aroma, light chocolate, light roast, light cream, very subtle.

T- again, it is a delicate tasting stout. Small flavors like the nose, a milky sweet aftertaste. Hops hit at the end too. It's unbelievably creamy thanks to the nitro.

O- Nothing mind blowing but I got to say, despite its mellowness, I'm actually really digging this.

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-27-2011 15:33:27 | More by Tschnab
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jk3

New York

2.5/5  rDev -34%

02-21-2012 00:12:17 | More by jk3
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

07-11-2014 02:45:29 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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KeyWestGator

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-22-2014 20:53:45 | More by KeyWestGator
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JizackFH

New York

4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
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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DSlim71

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-16-2012 21:31:14 | More by DSlim71
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Googs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

04-21-2012 12:50:29 | More by Googs
Otis from Sixpoint Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.