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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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7,154 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,154
Reviews: 2,223
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 463
Gots: 1,302 | FT: 84
Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Georgiabeer on 12-29-2006)
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Photo of ThePaintedGrey
4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

12oz. can poured into imperial pint glass.

A: Pardon my language, but HOLY SHIT this beer is DARK. There's no color, no light shining through during the iPhone flashlight test, and absolutely no highlights either. What. The. Hell. This brew is scary! A moderately vigorous pour results in a monstrous light brown head that's dense and creamy and takes ages to deflate. Leaves tons of lacing in its wake.

S: Delectably rich semi-sweet chocolate syrup and roasted malts up front create a boisterous and powerful aroma. A little bit of roasted coffee and Earthy hops come through as well. One of the most delightful aromas I've experienced.

T: This is unbelievable... These flavors are off the charts. HUGE waves of rich, decadent chocolate. Those Earthy hops creep in that add just enough bitterness to offset the chocolatey sweetness. The middle offers a few molasses-like notes, but primarily consist of the initial chocolate hop medley. It's all beginning to feel a little too sweet, but then... the finish offers a wonderful deviation from the candied bliss and transitions to an absolutely phenomenal freshly-ground roasted coffee. Bliss. Pure Bliss.

M: The body is full, and it might actually be more accurate to describe it as huge. The closest thing to a flaw I can find here is that it's not as creamy and rich as I had hoped and the carbonation is just a hair above my comfort level in a RIS, but even still, I can't drop it below "outstanding." Oskar Blues just knows what they're doing.

O: I'm having a hard time processing my thoughts into words right now... I've always held Stone's offering of this style in the highest regard, but I think it has been replaced. I don't know what the folks down at Oskar Blues are doing, but they're doing it right. Every aspect of this brew is so powerful and each flavor is so intense that it borders unbearable, but then it transitions into something new and it just all adds up to a divine experience. I'm simply in awe right now, and slightly sad that I've taken the last sip whilst typing my conclusion... If you haven't had this yet, stop what you're doing right now and buy it.

ThePaintedGrey, Jul 18, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance wise this beer is a black hole. Light goes in and doesn't come out. Big dark brown head settles to a cap and laces nicely. Smell is of roasted grain, dark chocolate, espresso, toffee, oak, and some smokey charred earthiness. Taste is amazing, so complex. Big wave of sweet and bitter chocolate, toasted grain, smoke, anise, espresso in the finish and that lingers with an oaky earthy edge. Creamy and thick as can be, leaves the palate coated. This is just an amazing stout all the way through. I enjoyed this one aged exactly one year to the day. Canned 9/19/13 and drank 9/19/14. Still one of my favorite beers of all time and a pricey indulgence I'll spend my money on from time to time.

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: The body is as black as midnight and the head is a thick dark mocha color that doesn't recede. Beautiful bands of lacing coat the glass.

Aroma: Dark roasted malts come to the front with traces of rich, bitter coffee afterwards, and also a kiss of black licorice.

Taste: Really bitter and rich, with bitter chocolate and coffee stealing the show. The alcoholic bite in the finish adds some peppery heat.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and dry.

Overall: This is what an imperial stout should taste like.

JuicesFlowing, Friday at 05:34 PM
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The barrel-aged version is even better but this stout is truly amazing.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Pours thick and black as they come with a Mocha brown one finger head. Smells like sweet chocolate, caramel, and slightly bitter like roasted coffee. The taste begins with an overwhelming creamy, smooth, thick mouthfeel. It tastes slightly nutty and a lot of that sweetness comes through. The finish is a mild roastiness. This is a fantastic beer. One of the best imperial stouts I've had.

BenwayPHD, Friday at 06:56 AM
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