Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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8,753 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,753
Reviews: 2,455
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 612
Gots: 2,186 | FT: 123
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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: Georgiabeer on 12-29-2006

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Photo of OldManMetal
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This black, slightly viscous stout pours to a beautiful medium creamy brown head that gradually dissipates to a thick ring and leaves sparse, delicate lacing. The nose is a bit sweet and darkly malty, a very nice blend of chocolate, caramel and dark toffee with hints of coffee and readily apparent boozy undertones. On the palate, it is sweet chocolate and cocoa up front, joined by a significant molasses character and hints of coffee mid-palate. The finish is dark, roasted maltiness that leaves behind a lingering chocolate/molasses flavor and a slight bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and luxuriously thick, as well as warming due to the ABV; the carbonation makes itself known as well. Alcohol flavors are surprisingly absent from the palate, so caveat bibitor.

Photo of Deerslayer210
4.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can't get a better stout and its from a can.

Photo of chrisroarshack
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The smell gets me (too 'meaty' or 'smoky'), but otherwise a beer that everyone must have at least once in their tasting career. So good.

Photo of W_Des
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful chocolate and coffee blend with a smooth mouth feel. Enjoying this!

Photo of HamdenHector
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: deep brown - virtually black; 1 finger dark tan head that receded to a wispy cap; thick lacing that dissipated quickly;

S: bittersweet chocolate with roasted grain and hint of coffee behind it;

T: roasted grains up front; from mid-palate through the finish, it's like drinking malted milk balls;

M: full bodied - coats your mouth; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: in a word, fantastic;

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oskar Blues Ten FIDY has a thin, beige head and a dark brown (black, really) appearance, with some splotchy lacing left on the glass. The aroma and flavor are bold: the smell is of sweet, dark-roasted (but, not burnt) malt, sugar, and coffee, and the flavor is of those elements, with a touch of char, sugar, oatmeal puree’, mild black liquorice, background celery, and bitterness, which being counter-balanced by the extreme malt, does not come across as a 98 IBU thing. Mouthfeel is heavy and viscous, and Oskar Blues Ten FIDY finishes in between wet and dry, with an alcohol presence noticeable in the body, but not so much in the flavor. Actually, not at all in the flavor, really.


Photo of Cannibalgasm
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz. can.

A: Pours like motor oil. Pitch black allowing absolutely no light to penetrate it. Head is a robust thick mocha color. Excellent retention as the head lingers for awhile. Leaves behind some small amounts of beautiful lacing.

S: Chocolate, dark fruits, coffee, soy sauce, roasted malts, and some subtle earthy hops.

T: Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, plum, cherry, soy sauce, and some earthy hop spiciness.

M: Full bodied, moderate carbonation, creamy, oily, and smooth. Alcohol is hidden well for being 10.5% but still gives a nice warming sensation. All of those factors make it a somewhat easy drinker that you want to saver as a sipper.

O: This is one of my personal favorite stouts. This is just truly a great beer that I look forward to every year. I always stock up so I can enjoy it throughout the year. I would put Ten Fidy in the same category as Founders Breakfast Stout, and Surly's Darkness, as some of the best non-barrel aged stouts.

Photo of scottyboy1980
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

creamy malty hint of chocolate

Photo of ZachWolf
3.31/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Odd occurrence. I peruse my local whole foods for beer often. Suddenly two weeks ago their selection of Oskar Blues quadrupled, and for the first time I saw Ten Fidy and immediately bought some. I open it up and it smells like.... SOY SAUCE. The 2015 Parabola smelled and tasted like soy sauce but it was balanced and it played nicely as an umami - ish element. Unfortunately I am pretty bummed out how much soy sauce I taste and smell blocking what seems like a great beer, especially being hype from its reviews.

Now the odd occurrence is that I looked on the bottling date and it was a year and a half old. Did Whole Foods go to a distributor and accidentally pick up beer that had been sitting there that long? Did they think " oh stouts age lets buy it anyways." I dunno. So Ill look for a fresh batch one day, or a guaranteed well aged one but for now this is just an alright beer.

Photo of rob99er
4.99/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A perfect Imperial stout. It doesn't get better than this.

Photo of Fred_swick
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In my opinion, this is what other beers want to be when they grow up. Very dark (the lights dim in the room when you pour it dark). Small head with nice lacing, rich taste. This is my mainstay when I am in the mood for a stout.

Photo of Braz
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks like you could stand up something in it. Color of tar. Could not get a lot of aroma. Taste is heavy duty old coffee. Subtle sweetness. Velvety texture. Very good.

Photo of dazedman
4.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love this beer. Has to be my favorite imperial stout . Lots of coffee and chocolate taste.

Photo of Joethebeerpro
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Amazing aroma black in color and a taste that is unique and delicious

Photo of elgato31
2.54/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Very thick, but not too bad

Photo of toronadotornado
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

World of Beer - Denver, CO - can poured into a snifter

Photo of JFCLACK
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful malty, raisins, molasses, this is amazing it is on same level as CBS.

Photo of ukwildcatsr1
4.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

God, I wanted to hate this beer because at $15 a four pack it's a little out of my price range for drinking often. But, as the reviewers before me can attest, this is an outstanding beer that is one of the finest beers I've ever drank and definitely the finest I've ever had from a can. I look forward to dropping large sums of money on this in the future.

Photo of Arnar_Hallsson
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Flowery stout, probably high in hops. Sweet aftertaste. An excellent beer

Photo of tnsa2k11
3.34/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

oxidized, would like to try a fresh can for a fair assessment, however, rated the can I had

Photo of Jackolope
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I like this beer. I feel like the flavor improved as it warmed up a bit. Very sweet. Good Mouth feel.

Photo of Brondeau
4.69/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Almost a perfect stout. I enjoy stouts a great deal and this is one I keep coming back to. Pours like motor oil. Flavor is perfectly balanced between sweet and bitter. Heavy and thick mouthfeel with above average carbonation to lighten it into an easy drinker. This is a feat for a 10.5 ABV imperial stout.

Overall this is near perfect. Not quite as complex as a KBS but doesn't have to be. I could drink this every day of the year. I can't say that for the KBS which I love in its own way.


Photo of GrahamDN
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 9/24/14; drunk exactly eight months later.

Right out of the gate, Ten Fidy tells you it means business, pouring dirty-motor-oil black and viscous topped with a deep tan head that takes a minute or two to recede.

The nose is dense with chocolate--fudge, chocolate cake, some cocoa--over top aromas of dried fruit and plum, some booze, and a whiff of oily espresso. A faint scent of soy sauce appears as the beer approaches room temperature.

Richly flavored without being oppresive, cocoa dominates on the palate, with an array of malt flavors supporting it. I feel like I can taste a little of every shade across the spectrum of malt kilning, stewing, and roasting. Full-bodied and viscous, the interplay of modest hop bitterness and acrid bitterness from roasted malts keeps this fairly sweet RIS from becoming tiresome on the tongue.

The namesake "ten fidy" makes itself known immediately on the finish. The tongue tingles with a gentle--but undeniable--alcoholic warmth that even numbs a bit, like a very mild anesthetic. A little too much so for my taste, but it does keep the beer from seeming cloying, helping to make this heavyweight dangerously drinkable.

Photo of MA_hops
4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thick, burnt malty mouthfeel. Sweet candied notes with some dark chocolate. One of the best beers to drink in the winter....sparks the internal fireplace all by itself!

Photo of dandandan79
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A solid strong stout.....really good

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Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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