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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7695) - New York, 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 (2569) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Nitro at Rattle N Hum. Pours a standard deep black with a tan head. Nose is butterscotch and light roast. Diacetyl comes through, though light. Taste is much the same, on the sweeter side but a pleasant dose of bitterness from the roast helps balance it out. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8284) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Nitro. Pours near black with a creamy tan head. Some roasted malt in the aroma with solid caramel/molasses like sweetness. The flavor has muted roasted malt notes, coffee, and lighter notes of toffee.Pretty good. Kind of toes the line between a dry stout and a sweet stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
zdk (1871) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2009 tap @ RnH - Very dark, foamy tan head and beautiful lacing. Chocolate and oatmeal arouma and bitter hops in the nose. Mouthfeel is semi-creamy. Overall, a delicious beer with a nice hop kick (without overdoing it). update 12/05. I had the cask version of this at the RnH. It’s more or less the same but with less carbonation and no head. It was served in a "Stone" tumbler, but I forgive them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 7, 2009
On tap at Rattle N Hum
Appearance: charcoal brown with fine creamy tanned top (nitro used).
Nose: mild yet noted roasted malt aromas, slightly acidic , grainy with shirt feel of clean smoke
Flavor/Palate : Mid light bodied. Straight bitter roasty character on lighter bedding. Slightly earthy , organic at finish. Late roast bitterness. Not much of oatmeal character…dry stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2009
RnH: tap: Pours a dark mahagony, almost unable to see through. Nose is very complex, lots of ddark fruit, raisins, earthy/ pine, bitters/ coffee. The tase also has nice depth, complex as well with similar notes as the nose. The one thing holding this beer back from being great: body... it was a 50/50 split between creamy and watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Draught. Appeared like liquid dark chocolate leaning toward charcoal with a third of an inch foamy tan head. Aroma was of sweet caramel and lactose, some licorice, and fruity hops at the end. Flavor introduced a sweet oatiness, creamy caramel, light licorice and a hoppy bitter finish. Palate was of course consistently smooth. The only fault I find is that it was perhaps too balanced, I didn’t really notice any roast character and it generally tasted more of a doppelbock than a stout somehow.

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