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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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97
world-class

8,484 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,484
Reviews: 2,391
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 566
Gots: 2,033 | FT: 120
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:
Beer added by: Georgiabeer on 12-29-2006

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Ratings: 8,484 | Reviews: 2,391
Photo of oddlandf
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Calraven
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of davillanx
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kgncfl
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.88/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not my first one, but this one is 18 months old and I gotta say, it might be even better than the fresh one's I had initially purchased. I'm a little surprised by this as it is in a can and you don't often here good things about canned beer aging.

Photo of arocks36
3.91/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of misterpinstripe
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eternal218
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beerinmybelly
4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of glinnebur
3.98/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of phreatic
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Dark, espresso-like, full but not obnoxious flavour; not much head to speak of, great taste and mouthfeel

Photo of Joeeberhardt7
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkyyNapalm
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TwistofKane
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheCondor
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Alcohol Paul brought this over, as we just started getting shipments of this to my area recently. Although it is exorbitantly expensive, I have always heard rave reviews about this beer. Hopefully this goes better than the last few times a beer got overhyped. Side poured from the can into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance - Pours a motor oil black with an impressive mocha colored one finger head that displays excellent retention and leaves amazing lacing. I love the packaging, and the beer itself presents very well.

Smell - Smells of strong malty sweetness, alcohol, licorice, roastiness, and chocolate, among other things. Very appealing.

Taste - Even better than the nose. All of the above mentioned flavors coalesce into one of the best RIS's I have ever tasted. Totally exceeded expectations.

Mouthfeel - Finishes big, rich, creamy, sweet, with just a touch of bitterness and alcohol warmth. Amazing.

Overall - This beer totally exceeded all expectations. Probably the best RIS I have had, and one of the top ten production beers I have drank ever. Although the price can be a turn off, it is worth the coin to grab a four or six pack of these. Its a religious experience.

Photo of needMIbeerinMD
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Catracho5
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can poured into a Belgian style tulip glass

A: Black with a mocha head that vanished quickly, some minor carbonation streaming up the glass's side, head has tons of tiny bubbles, not much lacing, viscous, looks outstanding.

A: Roasted malts, chocolate, black licorice, alcohol, smells really strong.

T: Right up front, roasted malts, roasted coffee and chocolate bitterness, black licorice, dry finish, slight alcohol, slight bitterness that lingers, really tasty.

M: Very creamy viscous mouthfeel, nice touch of carbonation to balance the creamy texture, dry finish, very nice.

O: Very impressed with this beer, lots going on, it's big, definitely a sipper and one to keep in the fridge as a stout lover, if you love big stouts this one is definitely worth a try and most likely to become a regular Russian Imperial Stout, very good stout.

Photo of Dnayew
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is what a baseline RIS should taste like. Pours thicker than motor oil and just as black. It can't compete with the new breed of special craft imperials like Hunapuh and Abraxas, but in that top tier of baseline Russian Imperial Stouts with Speedway and Marshall Zhukov.

Photo of Ghostman25
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Drumtgot
4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.61/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I’m a little bit confused here... Can it be any better than this? I doubt that!

Pitch black beer with a creamy, brownbeige, head.

Nose: Licorice, coffee, roasted malt, brown sugar, vanilla ice cream, earthy hops, caramel and dark chocolate.
Taste: reamy, soft taste. Licorice, espresso, fudge, dark chocolate, dark roasted coffebeans and sweet brown sugar.
Full body and light carbonation.

An awesome beer!

Photo of mtvolkens
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. That was a super tasty stout. Giving you a punch in the face of hearty flavor without trying too hard. Absolutely delicious. You could drink packs of these if your liver could keep up..

Photo of Jeffreycbird
4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Darwin232
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vogie
4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 9/17/14. Served in a tulip glass.

Pours a pitch black motor oil with a 1 finger of tobacco colored head that fades into some nice lacing. Aromas of vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted and smoked malts, dark fruits, perhaps plum? Taste is creamy double chocolate chip cookies, a slight roasted malt presence. As the beer warms I am picking up more of the dark fruits of rasain skin and plums, earthy hops are there as well. Mouthfeel is heavy, creamy, a touch bitter but nothing overpowering.

Looked forward to this one. First beer from Oskar Blues and it didn't disappoint. A well crafted RIS and a titan among stouts.

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Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
97 out of 100 based on 8,484 ratings.