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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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7,486 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,486
Reviews: 2,250
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 473
Gots: 1,441 | FT: 89
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
Photo of HopsSlayer
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%

HopsSlayer, 52 minutes ago
Photo of BigDaddy79
5/5  rDev +14.2%

BigDaddy79, 56 minutes ago
Photo of sean_paul
3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

sean_paul, Today at 03:00 AM
Photo of JasW
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Quite simply the finest stout one can ever hope to come across in this life. Words do not do it justice. So while I can wax poetic about its oil-like pour, the alluring brown head, the notes of chocolate, coffee, tobacco, and what can only be called ambrosia, and the smoothest, richest mouthfeel this side of Kathmandu, I'll refrain, and return to enjoying this true nectar of the gods.

JasW, Today at 01:57 AM
Photo of Mystogan
1.09/5  rDev -75.1%

Mystogan, Yesterday at 10:13 PM
Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

IvoryFoxhole, Yesterday at 09:20 PM
Photo of kingsuecac
3.92/5  rDev -10.5%

kingsuecac, Yesterday at 05:50 PM
Photo of BrianBo
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

BrianBo, Yesterday at 04:08 PM
Photo of EHopkinsi
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Un-friggin-belieavably fantastic beer.

Had a 12 oz. can from the Brevard, NC brewery that was just under two months old. Served in a run o' the mill pint glass.

Poured with the look and consistency of dirty motor oil. One finger head eventually settles down to about a third of that and lasts the whole beer. Foam doesn't lace, but rather blankets the glass. Foam is thick enough you could put a sheet over it and sleep on it. Smells delightfully chocolatey, with some light fruit notes. Cherry, maybe?

Mouthfeel is an unbelievably creamy, almost buttery. Taste is phenomenal- malt, chocolate, coffee, and that possibly-cherry fruitiness to it. Enough hop bite and alcohol to get your attention.

I'm not a stranger to beer, but I am pretty much a noob when it comes to evaluating and defining the qualities of beer. I didn't figure I'd ever rate anything a 5, but there's just no way to ding this beer. I know what I like in beer, and what makes for a good stout.

This is without doubt not only the best stout I have had in 3 decades of dabbling; it is hands down the best beer.

EHopkinsi, Yesterday at 03:26 AM
Photo of taospowder
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%

taospowder, Yesterday at 02:05 AM
Photo of ErrolDS
4.84/5  rDev +10.5%

ErrolDS, Yesterday at 01:36 AM
Photo of mve102
4.32/5  rDev -1.4%

mve102, Yesterday at 12:07 AM
Photo of BeerRay
4/5  rDev -8.7%

BeerRay, Friday at 11:16 PM
Photo of JohnIrving
4.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I've had this several times from several shops. Poured pitch black with a tan head. Smell is chocolate with some dark fruit. Taste is divine. Lots of chocolate but somehow not too sweet. Great stout bitterness on the finish. To date it is the best stout and probably the best beer I've ever had.

I recommend drinking it fresh. I had a few cans that were over a year old. With age, the dark fruit takes over the aroma and taste and it becomes a different beer altogether. I prefer the chocolatey awesomeness of a fresh can. Have this beer after a hard day for an immediate delivery of cheer.

JohnIrving, Friday at 02:37 PM
Photo of Motleydrunk56
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%

12 oz can poured into a 12 oz Chimay goblet.Pours jet black with a Brown 1 finger head.Smell is chocolate with a hint of coffee.The taste is a thick and rich chocolate with Coffee in the background.I have to say this this a very nice stout.With a 10.5 Abv it has plenty of spirit to help you out when you get home from a hard days work.Give this a try.If your a big stout fan you will love it.

Motleydrunk56, Friday at 02:11 PM
Photo of Maich
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Maich, Friday at 01:42 PM
Photo of skinny_mcginley
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

skinny_mcginley, Friday at 01:12 PM
Photo of JackNip
4.25/5  rDev -3%

JackNip, Friday at 04:33 AM
Photo of Reemer686
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Reemer686, Thursday at 09:17 PM
Photo of tranquilocigars
4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

tranquilocigars, Thursday at 05:02 PM
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