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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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When I think of the word ďStout,Ē 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 Ė the malt that lends stout beer its dark color Ė 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Gravity cask from Gingerman in NYC with some buddies from work. Dark muddy color, zero carbonation. I took this for a bold porter than a stout. All around good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2041) - New York, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Draft from cask at Waterfront manhattan earlier this month. NOt too memorable really. Oats etc.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3237) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger. Brown pour, appears to be dead flat, though in the mouth there is a touch of carbonation. Aroma has some oats, carbonic acid, and urine. Flavor starts out thin, dull, cask-like, with some muddy coffee in the finish. A bit of a dud, especially from guys who make such good stouts usually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (1932) - USA - NOV 3, 2008
I had a cask draft of this dark, tasty oatmeal stout - nicely complex and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Pours a murky brown. Tan head. Oddest color Iíve seen in a long time for a beer. Nose is sweet malts. Flavor is kind of funky. Earthy and slightly metallic edge. Malty flavors and a pretty thick aftertaste. Feel is decent. Thick on the liquid and a good enough level of carbonation. I am going to drop the drinkability though on this one. Sure itís pretty good, but the funk edge on this one is almost too far out. Not my favorite from Sixpoint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 6, 2007
Tap at South 4th Bar. Extremely deep brown pour, almost opaque, with a dense, creamy head. The extreme lacing coats the entire glass, throughout the entire duration of the brew, nice appearance. Looks like an Irish dry stout. Oatey, milk chocolate aroma. Thereís also a subtle nuttyness and light vanilla notes in there. Flavor is nice and chocolatey. Milky and silky with an extremely creamy texture. Dark caramel malts are evident throughout the middle. The long finish shows most of itís roastyness, and has lots of coffee-like bitterness. This beer seems more like a sweet dry stout, or alteast in that category. Itís a bit dry for the Sweet Stout category, and too sweet to be a dry stout. Nevertheless it is an extremely well crafted and creamy Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Tap at bobbique - I was excited to find this, as well - dark brown pour with light making it through the edges of the off-white head - roasted malts dominate the aroma, with hints of milky sweetness - I didnít really sense a lot of hops in the aroma, nor in the flavor - medium-bodied with a slick mouthfeel - there is bitterness there, but itís more like a coffee bitterness - a bit of cream and a semi-sweet, roasted malt finish - nothing stand-out, but a solid sweet stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2274) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Draft at Bobbiques, poured into a pint glass. I was very pleased to find this especially in Long Island, since 6point is not to common around here. Donít think it has been made for about a year actually. Color is black with a few brown tinges, small but strong head. Aroma is slightly sweet, strong fruity and citrus hoppiness, anda bit of milk/lactose. Taste is very nice, present roastiness, with a lot of hoppiness (again fruit and citrus). Just enough "stout" in here for me to enjoy the hops. Finishes with a strong hop bitterness. Medium carbonation, felt and works well with the hop bitterness. I usually do not like hoppy stout but for the second time 6point has impressed me with a hoppy stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8189) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2007
Tap at Barcade. Dark black beer with a creamy light brown head. Arom ais quite good, sweet caramel and coffee on top. There is a touch of bittersweet chocolate in there as well. The flavour is quite simple, but very good, a combination of sweet caramel, brown malt and roasted barley. Clean yeast but well-hopped beer gives a herbal character along with the chocolate adn dark malts. Slick and smooth body, but no real oatmeal flavour. Very roasty finish. Lovely brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2007
UPDATED: APR 7, 2007 Rerate, draft at blind tiger - the had this beer on nitro there - it was much better. Much deeper and more aromatic. Makes all the difference, much creamier also. Draft. Black pour with a creamy white head. Aroma is very toasty, light hops, roasted malts, light coffee. Nice flavor - buttered popcorn, coffee, smoke, toasted nuts. Slightly oily on the plate but still well carbonated. A subtle stout.

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