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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Draft at Barcade. Pours a cascading black body with a creamy white head. Nice oats, caramel, lightly roasted coffee, hints of chocolate, caramel and toffee. Coco rounds this one out. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Barcade. Pours a nice deep dark black body and a nitro tight head. Aroma is nutty, doughy, almost yeasty with a good full oat profile- roasty and coffee hints. Smooth moderate sweet caramel malt, full oats, creamy, nutty, and good full fresh chocolate with a light bitterness. Smooth and easy drinking. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BiddleBrau (1164) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2009
On cask at Dive 96 in NYC. Pours black with little head to speak of. Aroma is roasty but very faint. Flavor is roasty and finishes clean, not overly burnt. For cask pour this felt thin; I would not have guessed this was from a cask. Eh...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2009
On tap at the Peekskill Brewery. Pours a dark black with a small light tan head. Slight contrast of sweet malt and roast on the nose, but it’s a little shy almost. Thin to medium bodied and a roast flavor that borders on being burnt, and a little bitter. Ends with a soft light bitter with a little astringency.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Nitro at Brazen Head. Standard brown-black color with a creamy light brown head. Milky aroma. Flavor of sweet chocolate, almost a "Bosco" flavor, with a nutty graininess underneath. Very faint roasty bitterness at the end. Lotiony mouthfeel. All in all a smooth and fresh chocolately stout that made for a nice brunch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2009
On cask at Bellport Cold Beer and Soda. Thank you to Dave for letting me tap the cask, my first one! My virginity has now been broken. Pours very dark brown, not quite black, with a thin, bubbly, tan head. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt and a few notes of coffee as well. The flavor is char, roasted malt, and perhaps a touch of coffee. Characteristic bitter Sixpoint finish. If there are oats in here to lend smoothness, I’m not getting any of it. A solid stout nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Nitro at Sunset Grill. Aroma is really light. Grainy, sour coffee, bitter chocolate, but only kinda. Not very balanced or unified.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pwn3d (1962) - 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 (2984) - 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 (3259) - 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.

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