Sixpoint Otis
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RATINGS: 105   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Growler, thanks nimbleprop. Medium brown head atop dark brown-red body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, roast, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, roast/coffee, milk chocolate, earthy, some caramel, light smoke. Sticky medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Growler shared by nimbleprop: Pours an oily opaque with dark mahogany edges and a spotty-lacing light tan head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel malts with a fresh piny resiny hop balance and some roastiness. Starts with pretty good fullness and lightly sweet dark caramel and chocolate malts with a nice grapefruity hop flavor. Finishes drier and bittersweet with a touch of roasty coffee. A pretty nice sweet stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3509) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Growler from Big Z beverage. Pours a dark brown with a plentiful dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and oatmeal. Flavor of roasted malt with a smooth, milky palate. A pretty good oatmeal stout and definitely very drinkable. 7/4/7/4/15 [3.7/5]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2790) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Strong aroma of coffee and malts with a normal dark oil stout appearance. Stout and coffee flavors as well, but smooth - not as potent. Overall delicious on firkin at The Grey Lodge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2009
A Sim rate (on tap at Spitzer’s Corner): Sweet vanilla aroma. Subtle enough that it’s not overwhelming with a slight bitter chocolate note. Bitter chocolate again in the flavour with a real roastiness. There’s a nice kick in the finish. It’s the epitome of a stout... the way it should be. Nice full flavour in the finish. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (2014) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 31, 2009
On tap at Pony Bar. Black with light brown head. Roasted coffee yeasty bready aroma. Roasted coffee and chocolate with roasted bitter finish and lingering dusty coffee grounds or dry hop in the nose. NIce smooth texture and body. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5964) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Sample at RnH in NyC. Pours a dark blackish brown body. The aroma is slight coffee and bread. The flavor is smooth with notes of oat, coffee, slight chocolate malts, and roast of course.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Nitro at Rattle n Hum. Pours a dark cola with a small beige head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, roasted malts and oatmeal. Flavor is of creamy coffee, oats, roasted malts, dark chocolate and dark fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Nitro. Aroma of roasted malt, cream, light coffee. Flavor solidly roasty with a similar coffee-dessert nature, and increasingly nutty. Not too much jumping out of the glass here, but I found it to be a very pleasant and enjoyable effort.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2343) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2009
slightly smokey, smooth and creamy. a bit acrid and nutty with a roasted facet to it. clean finish with spice of licorice and star anise and a hoppy component. metal aroma is not of interest and it is only moderate of body. suited well to this time of year and what one would look for with its fortifying alcohol that is well hidden. i enjoyed this one.

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