Otis - Sixpoint Brewery
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Ratings: 150 | Reviews: 64 | Display Reviews Only:
3.53/5 rDev -6.9%
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.
08-23-2012 22:28:14 | More by TheBrewo
4.08/5 rDev +7.7%
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.
05-22-2012 15:54:39 | More by tobelerone
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
3.63/5 rDev -4.2%
10oz straight from a firkin
A-pitch black, a few ruby highlights on the edges. Small tan head.
S- roasted malts, cocoa, oatmeal, and Sixpoint yeast.
T- cocoa, French roast coffee, a bit of black licorice, brown sugar and oatmeal.
M- medium to full bodied, a bit slick and creamy from the oatmeal. Dry on the finish, which I don't really dig all that much.
O- it's Sixpoint, so it's quite good, but I'll still take Diesel.
04-14-2012 01:08:20 | More by JWU
Otis from Sixpoint Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.