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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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When I think of the word “Stout,” all the words and images that are conjured have one thing in common: LARGE SIZE. I believe a stout should be a celebration of all the robust flavors of its signature style. Therefore, I created the Sixpoint Otis as an accentuation of the distinguishing characteristics of stout beer: roasted flavor, full body, and hop bitterness. My favorite style of stout is Oatmeal Stout - a rare variety that earns its name from brewers adding whole flaked oats to the mash. When added in small quantities, I find the oats do not typically add much flavor to the stouts, but they have an incredible impact on the mouthfeel and body. Celebrate our Oatmeal Stout by enjoying its texture! The oats provide a silky, velvety mouthfeel. Celebrate our Oatmeal stout by enjoying its roastedness! I add extra quantities of roasted barley – the malt that lends stout beer its dark color – to provide a flavor of rich coffee. Celebrate our Oatmeal Stout by enjoying its balance! The deep caramel, toffee, and molasses flavors are complimented by even additions of hops throughout. Celebrate by ordering a pint of the Otis!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (291) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Pour dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt. Flavor is brown bread and coffee with some hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3919) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2014
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique 071114. This beer fits the bill in all departments. Looks good, tastes even better. Blacker than the depths of outer space and very smooth and silky in the mouth.not a lot of bitterness happening for a stout. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
scarletfire65 (1043) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at Pico. Deep roast aroma and flavor. Stale coffee, char, ash. Dry finish. Not enough body or alcohol to hold up these aggressive flavors. Feels a bit hollow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp (819) - Queens, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Draft: pours dark black with a thick foamy head, roasted malty aroma and taste with some coffee notes. Extremely smooth bodied beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2013
On tap @ Mudville 9. A nice creamy nitro foam on top of a eventually dark almost black beer. Smells lovely chocolaty with both chocolate and chocolate paper. A little bit of cardboard also, but it smells quite nice this. Oh my, that’s tasty! The nitro is just fantastic in this beer! It’s so creamy in the mouth that I cannot remember the last time I had a creamy beer like this. It’s loaded with Milky chocolate and fresh grassy hops. This is a really fresh one. Traces of latte, cream and lactose. Some gunpowder and licorice in the aftertaste. . A really really good one. The glass went away in no time at all. 16.06.2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 16.06.2013, tap @ Alewife Queens:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is roasted dark malts, coffee, chocolate, grass, licorice, rubber, cereal. Taste is dry, dark malts, coffee, bitter chocolate, hay, licorice, rubber, burnt caramel. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Nice, but I’d rather say this was a dry stout.

Also tasted this one again and then it was pretty awfule:
01.07.2013, tap @ Rattle ’n Hum:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is winegum crocodiles, cardboard, dark malts, hay, grass, dried fruits. Taste is slightly sweet, dark malts, chocolate, caramel, cardboard, chlorine, cocoa, hay. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. This was pretty bad!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2368) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Tap. Moderate to heavy toasted and dark bread for the malt, moderate resin for the hops, light earth for the yeast, with charcoal in the background. Head is large, creamy, light tan with excellent lacing and is fully lasting. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts faintly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately bittersweet. Palate is medium, creamy with a soft carbonation and a chalky finish. Mild beginnings with a nice smooth feel turn into a nice bold beer with more hops then a usual Sweet Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (1062) - New York City, TURKEY - FEB 17, 2013
Drought tasted on 13 Sep 2012. Dark brown color, creamy beige head with good retention, coffee aroma, creamy coffee taste, low carbonation, long finish. Very satisfying stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2552) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2013
Draught at Rattle & Hum NYC sept 2012. Dark brown beer with a big offwhite lacy head. Malty, fruity aroma with some nice notes off brown sugar. Malty and dried dark fruits flavour. A bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Serving: Draft. It pours a dark brown color with a small, creamy nitro head. The nose is light, primarily showing roasted malt notes. The flavor has a good dose of nuttiness with light earth and lots of roasted malt. No burnt notes, but bordering on a dry stout for me. Medium to full body with low carbonation thanks to the the nitro. Not bad.

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