Otis | Sixpoint Brewery

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Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
sixpoint.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Sixpoint on 03-19-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
177
Reviews:
64
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
10.79%
 
 
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Photo of KeyWestGator
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kendo
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got it on tap at the BTAH in NYC on 4-23-07. . . .

A: A Guinness-like pour from the nitro tap yielded a 1-finger creamy, tan head over a black body. Nice rings of lacing all the way down the glass.

S: Roasted malt, charcoal and smoke are immediately evident.

T: Like the nose -- roasted malt, burnt charcoal and milk chocolate. Finishes with a slightly bitter coffee-like flavor. Flavors aren't particularly strong, however.

M: Pretty smooth and appropriately carbonated. A little bit light in overall heft, however, and I usually find oatmeal stouts to be a little bit creamier.

D: Good. This one went down pretty easily.

Notes: the bartender at BTAH didn't know whether this was a porter or a stout (though she did pour it like you would pour a nitro-tap Guinness, so at some level she must've thought it was a stout or had been trained to pour it thusly). I didn't think it was strong enough to be a porter, so I was guessing at the time that it was an Irish Dry Stout. Knowing now that it was an Oatmeal Stout makes sense, but I usually find that Oatmeal Stouts are a little more creamy. Still, this was not bad at all, and I'd like to try it again knowing now what it is I'd be drinking. . . .

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Chugs13
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of GFD400
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of sholland119
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
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

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Photo of Jayli
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap at The Publick House in Brookline 2/11
This beer pours a black, opaque color with a finger of thick off-white head - very good head retention. Lacing is thick and sticky and present for entire sitting. The nose quite muted however there is scents of fruity hops and caramel roated malts, some slight undertones of chocolate. The taste was made up for the lack of aroma. Coffee, chocolate and a bit of a nutty flavor are the most present. Roasted malts and slight hops are also present. The beer is full bodied and creamy but not overwhelmingly filling, very smooth going down. Tonight was my first experience with Sixpoint and both samples are impressive!

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Photo of TheBrewo
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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Photo of Phigg1102
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of swierczt
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of bonbini26
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
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

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Photo of OKCNittany
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of sneaks2210
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of bbadger
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of brystmar
3.71/5  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!

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Photo of Jlabs
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of JTomczak
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of AltBock
3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

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Photo of Belittle
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of thain709
4/5  rDev +5.3%
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

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Otis from Sixpoint Brewery
3.8 out of 5 based on 177 ratings.
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