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Otis - Sixpoint Brewery

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85
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145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Sixpoint on 03-19-2005)
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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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brystmar

Texas

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
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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david18

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a sixteen ounce glass of this recently at on of my local pubs. I enjoyed it but wasn't blown away. It was before noon, it was oatmeal stout, so I kinda felt that I had no choice but to have it.

The color is very dark with a slightly red hue. Carbonation was a little low but was also very dark.

Aroma was somewhat weak but nice. Roasty, toasty with some general malt aroma as well.

Flavor was good, not great. Again, a little light.

Overall a very easy to drink beer, just not so interesting.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2011 03:16:09 | More by david18
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metter98

New York

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color (only traces of amber are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to the light). It poured with a finger and a half high creamy beige head that has excellent retention properties; it slowly died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of roasted malts in the nose.
T: The taste is well balanced and has flavors of coffee beans, toasted oats and roasted malts. There is a slight amount of bitterness in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied, smooth and creamy on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish.
D: The beer is rather easy to drink and is quite sessionable for the style because it isn't very heavy.

Serving type: nitro-tap

03-06-2011 13:46:03 | More by metter98
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Rembrandt's

Pours a deep, dark chestnut brown color that appears black and completely opaque in the glass with the faintest of mahogany edges when held to light. Frothy, pillowy two finger light beige head with excellent retention, barely fading into a lasting cap that leaves streaks and splotches of soapy lacing behind.

Slightly roasted dark malt aroma that is kind of bland with hints of cocoa, toast, oatmeal and coffee rinds.

Medium bodied with a nice balance of roasted, dry and sweet flavors. Lots of roasted malt up front with hints of coffee bean, chocolate and a prominent oatmeal character. There's a slight lactic cream presence mid-palate that provides nice balance and there is some more bittersweet dark chocolate toward the dry, roasted finish.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2011 06:16:34 | More by corby112
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BeerMonarch

Virginia

1.85/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Had this on tap at Rattle N' Hum after having their IPA the night before. I was told they just changed the keg when I ordered.

Color was a nice milk chocolate brown and the smell was pleasant.

Upon first sip I thought, "Oats, thick, pretty good." Unfortunately, then came the bitterness. I must say that I am a fan of all that is dark beer and stouts but this was the most bitter beer I have ever encountered. There was no hop character, just bitter. I sincerely hope I just got a bad beer because I did enjoy their IPA. Hopefully I'll get to have a proper pint of it later on.

(Probably didn't help that Rattle N' Hum had it listed as a Sweet Stout. It was the polar opposite of anything sweet.)

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2010 21:51:41 | More by BeerMonarch
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on Nitro tap at T Brendan O'Reilly's in Harrisburg. Served in a tulip pint.

A - The color has a moderate cascade from deep brown at the base of the glass to medium brown topped with a thick 1 inch band of nitro whipped light beige. The clarity is opaque and the head holds moderately well

S - The smell is a mix of deep roasted and caramel malts. The nose has a light sweet aroma similar to toffee with a mild char element.

M - the feel is good, but I feel the Nitro strips it of some of its body drying it slightly, but that isn't to say it lacks sweetness it has roasted character and mild spice and bitterness while the feel is dry as it finished

T - the flavor is good with mild caramel and sweetened coffee flavors and the slight piney bitterness from the hops lets the stout avoid being too sweet. The malt has a mild bitterness from the dark roasted grain and includes a light char effect in the flavor with toffee and dark toasted bread comes to mind

D - I was satisfied with this, but it is not my first choice in oatmeal stouts. I found the bitterness to be slightly high in hops and malt putting it slightly out of balance. The nitro treatment doesn't help IMO but I would order it again if on C02 to compare

Serving type: nitro-tap

06-20-2010 21:20:58 | More by Slatetank
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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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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: cask

02-21-2010 05:36:51 | More by Sammy
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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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BigBigPickle

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours jet black with a substantial, whipped head similar to Guinness which indicated a nitro-pour.

S: This is weird. An almost soapy smell with hints of chocolate.

T: Chocolate and coffee with Spice. Oatmeal makes for a silky, interesting combo of the two.

M: Great, easy carbonation. Silky mouthfeel from the oats and the whipped head are good.

D: Yes, good. Lower alcohol, I think. Very tasty.

Serving type: nitro-tap

01-24-2010 19:59:31 | More by BigBigPickle
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JTahoe

Oregon

3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2010 04:07:43 | More by JTahoe
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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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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 11/21/2009. Growler from Big Z beverage. Pours a dark brown with a plentiful dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and oatmeal. Flavor of roasted malt with a smooth and milky palate. A pretty good oatmeal stout and definitely very drinkable.

Serving type: growler

12-19-2009 04:19:45 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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BTPete

New York

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at Rattle N Hum, notes directly from phone.

Sixpoint Otis, oatmeal stout -nitro

Pint @ rattle-n-hum

A: black with a centimeter velvety head. Nice lacing on glass. Bubbles all long inside glass.

S: roasted malt charcter, some toffee/caramel.

T: smooth character, full bodied stout, enjoy the roasty coffe flavors, decent flavor profile, things seem to balance each other out and nothing is fighting for 1st.

M: smooth full bodied, nice carbonation, plenty but not too much. Makes it fun in mouth.

D: extremely smooth and drinkable. I'd have another if I wasn't meeting my boss later.

Serving type: nitro-tap

12-16-2009 16:07:30 | More by BTPete
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m1ked

California

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler fill from WF Bowery beer room. I feel like I should branch out but they are so close, have good prices, and good rotations.

A- Pours pitch black with a thick creamy mocha head that looks like a nitro pour with the bubbles looking like they are falling down the beer like a guiness, looks cool. The fine bubbled foamy head is retained for a long time. There is alot of fine creamy lacing on the glass. Eventually a thin creamy cap remains. When held up to the light you can see some fresh motor oil brown edges.

S- Heavy/dark biscuity maltiness. A very light cocoa and a whiff of etoh. Not too exciting.

T- A woody malty mix right up front, the blends into bitter hops & bitter roasted coffee. The bitter lingers til the end. There is a subtle liquid smoke flavor in there too. A nutty after flavor.

M- Fuul, smooth, creamy with a slight slickness on the tongue. Like a meal here.

D- The flavor is good- bitter, woody....but the mouthfeel is great- full smooth and creamy. Yet another very enjoyable offering from Sixpoint.

Serving type: growler

12-06-2009 17:29:12 | More by m1ked
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dudecandle

New York

3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On cask at Rattle n Hum's Cask Anniversary Fest, NYC:

A: Near-black body with a wisp of head.

S/T: Very smokey with a good amount of nuttiness. On the taste, the smokiness takes on a meaty salami quality. Weird, but not ass off-putting as it sounds. The oatmeal quality is noticeable, giving it a bit of a different sweetness and toastiness.

M: Very slick, a bit too flat, but that may have had what to do with the cask being a few days old.

D: Great flavors, but smokiness and the slickness don't mesh well. I look forward to trying this on tap.

Serving type: cask

12-04-2009 07:23:54 | More by dudecandle
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BirdFlu

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-27-2009 15:07:15 | More by BirdFlu
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donniecuffs

New Jersey

2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Deep dark brown, thick tan head with decent retention and fair lacing. Found both the aroma and flavor on this one to be a little more skewed to sweet chocolate and coffee than the Diesel Stout by Sixpoint, but still had an overwhelming amount of toastiness and dry grass finish. The body also was very very thin for a stout, but a tiny bit thicker than the Diesel.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2009 07:04:55 | More by donniecuffs
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On nitro-tap at Brass Rail Deli on 9/3/09.

A - Dark earthy brown body with a tint of mahogany around the edges and a slim but creamy tan head that reduced to just a sliver but deposited tons of cake-like lacing around the glass.

S - Opens with an abundance of toasted oat character with hints of cocoa and fresh roasted coffee. A subtle waft of alcohol and a touch of licorice also emerge as the liquid warmed up a bit.

T - Initital flavor blends toasted oats and grainy malts with a semi-sweet chocolate character and a hint of coffee. There is also a bit of tar and smokey notes in the backend, but very faint overall. Finishes with an aggressive earthy, leafy hop bite and a slight metallic tinge.

M - Medium bodied with an oily but thin texture, yet the brew maintains its smoothness overall. Mouthfeel is a bit on the sticky side. Finishes with a good deal of bitterness and mild astringency on the palate.

D - Pretty solid oatmeal stout with quite a bit of hop character, especially for the style.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-12-2009 22:17:32 | More by ffejherb
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Devil's Alley...

A- Very dark brown, pushing black. Nice khaki head, decent lacing.

S- coffee, cocoa, milky sweetness

T- Dark chocolate, coffee, faint milky sweetness, nice hop presence. What really hits me is the "ale" feel of this brew - not an overpowering ingrediant list thats lets the beer part shine through.

M- Rich, slightly dry, a little grainy mouth feel.

D- Drinkable because it doesnt overpower, well crafted beer. Could have been a little more complex and sweeter.

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2009 13:32:34 | More by rfgetz
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sleazo

New York

3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
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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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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Gavage

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: black in color with a 1" tan colored that slowly fell to a thick surface foam. Some nice lacing developed.

Smell: roasted malts and some chocolate tones are mild but pleasant.

Taste: roasted malt with some softer chocolate, coffee, and oats. Bitterness is mild.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp to start, smooth and light dry late. There is some softer creaminess to this beer too. Aftertaste is relatively short.

Drinkability: easy to quaff this stout and a few of these can be had in a single session. Nice balanced flavors makes this an enjoyable version.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2009 11:57:51 | More by Gavage
Otis from Sixpoint Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.