Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Ratings: 8,679
Reviews: 2,435
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 600
Gots: 2,130 | FT: 123
Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 8,679 | Reviews: 2,435
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.

Wonderful.

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

Photo of GrinkoN
3.79/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look:
-Very Dark (Almost black)
-No head

Smell:
-Malty

Taste:
-Bursting Flavor
-Malty
-Strong almost overbearing

Mouth Feel:
-Bursting
-Light leads to heavy

Photo of moonboogie_n8
4.79/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I never thought I could love a beer this much from a CAN!
far and away the de-facto Imp stout you should try if you haven't yet.
pours BLACK, thin foamy mocha head that smells smokey, roast-y, and fig-y.
mostly chocolate roasted malts with hints of dark coffee (very mild) and bittersweet.
not much else I can say that already hasn't been said about this beer.
it's just top-notch, and I will buy again and again.

Photo of alarmclock314
4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Roasted malts, some dark cocoa, and a nice dry finish. The only thing not perfectly nailing this style is the higher carbonation. Fantastic overall. I wish Oskar Blues would can a nitro version of this like they do with Old Chub.

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

Milk chocolate colored head 1/4" high. Midnight black body with plenty of effervescence. One of my favorite Stouts! A must try for all reel beer drinkers. It is incredibly balanced for such a high alcohol content. TEN FIDY to be exact(10.5)!

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

Pours a pitch black body with a beatiful tan head. Dark fruits and other stouty aromas dominate the nose with some alcohol mixed in with it. The flavor took me by surprise, I could detect almost no roasty coffee flavors! But with this said, the bold dark chocolate and dark fruity flavors work very well together and while there is quite a bit of alcohol in the taste it is not off putting at all. The body is SUPER thick and creamy. This is really an amazing stout, only complaint is the lack of coffee and roasty flavors! But be warned, this is definitely a sipping beer!

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

good stout to have with breakfast. or whenever people drink stouts.

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

Poured 12oz can at about 45-50 degrees into DFH signature glass (a snifter)

Appearance - 5/5
After a vigorous pour down the middle of the glass, a massive amount of beautiful chocolately brown head arise. It grows so big it almost overflows the glass. The color of the brew is inky black, with not even the slightly notes of anything but black. The head retention seems really good, a nice layer of foams stays around for most of the drinking.

Smell - 4/5
Dark roasty malts, chocolate, some pale-ale like hop aromas. Perhaps a bit of bourbon booziness.

Taste - 4.5/5
Very sweet. Roasty malts, cholocate and toffee flavors up front along with a perfect amount of smokiness which doesn't overwhelm the rest of the flavors. Some hop flavors near the end of the sip, along with some additional smokiness. There is a slight booziness throughout the sip, but it's very small and mostly covered up by the rest of the flavor.

Mouthfeel - 4.5/5
Ultra-creamy, such a luxurious mouthfeel. Puts all other creamy beers to shame. Only a light amount of medium-light carbonation. Medium-full body. Despite the 90+ IBUs, this wasn't very biter IMO.

Overall - 4.5/5
This was an incredible Russian Imperial Stout. One that I will definitely be buying plenty more of in the future. If you've never tried this, please get your hands on some of this ASAP.

Photo of dredmahawkus
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It was a good strong alcohol stout....but I didnt find it creamy or anything special....I mean it was good but not wow I Want more of this!
It was a bit on the motor oil side if that makes a great stout? I dont know....but I liked chocolate stout much better! It was actually creamy and wanted me wanting more!

I actually like the smell a tad better then the taste! lol

Photo of JustinTauscher
4.92/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours like diety motor oil and goes down unbelievably smooth for such a big beer. The color is amazing, so dark it eats the light. A wonderful beer!

Photo of do_ob
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 10/08/2013.

12 oz. can into a snifter. Pours pitch black with about a finger's width of brown foam. Strong aroma of burnt chocolate, vanilla beans, molasses, and sugar. Pretty dense on the palate. Lots of bittering chocolate and roasty malt initially. Settles in with an overly sweet, sticky middle that introduces notes of grapes/raisins and figs along with an eye-twitching sweetness. Smooth on the finish with more chocolate and malt on the aftertaste. It might be the age, but I don't get much alcohol at all on this beer.

RIS's are my favorite beers, bar none. This particular one is exceedingly delicious. Mine had a decent bit of age on it, which I think made the sugars a little more vibrant. But, for anyone who is a fan of dark, choclatey, bitter stouts, this one won't let you down.

Photo of swu250
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awesome. DARK, heavy, high gravity.

Photo of zotzot
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very very good
Dark, viscous, stinky

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasting notes: Great nose, chocolate-covered raisins with a whiff of butterscotch. This one is boozy but not at the expense of deep rich flavors that put one in stout heaven. Molasses and singed grains right out of the gate, followed up by bitter dark roast coffee, dark bittersweet and milk chocolates, Concord grapes, brown bread, a whiff of harsh wood char. A caramel sweetness lingers in the background. Beer appears thicker than is actually the case. Finish is rich and layered, with the grape-like fruitiness morphing into something more like maraschino cherries on top of semi-sweet chocolate. Slight grassy hops. This beer deserves its sterling reputation. There is some burnt graininess and potent alcohol flavor but not at the expense of the more delicate complexities.

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.05/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 355ml can with a canned-on date of Nov 2014. Purchased recently from the Brewdog webshop. After hearing so much about this, I'm pleased to finally give it a whirl.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. A dark chocolate-brown hue that appears pitch black in the glass. Yields a smallish head of creamy brown foam that lasts for a moment or two before subsiding to a patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of rich roasted malt with hints of chocolate, coffee, burnt grain, molasses, earthy yeast and faint stewed leaves. The booze is well hidden. Lovely.

T: Tastes of intense roasted malt with a powerful bitter finish. Notes of chocolate, coffee, burnt grain, molasses, a touch of brown sugar, earthy yeast, subtle spice and stewed hops. Slightly sweet, followed by a strident malt-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and good body. A little hop oil action on the palate. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of bitter roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, molasses and stewed hops.

O: Nice - an impressive RIS. Looks good, while the aroma and flavour are redolent with notes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, yeast and stewed hops. Rich and intense. Lovely body. Goes down a treat; not the most complex imperial stout that I've encountered but very drinkable. Well worth sampling if you come across it.

Photo of Mekracht
4.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great job on this imperial stout. I was a little surprised by how thick the beer looked when I poured it. But the flavor and mouth feel were amazing. Great job

Photo of BWood
4.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great stout straight from the can. All other stouts should try to be as good as this.

Photo of chrisjws
4.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Served in a snifter, poured from a can dated 10 months prior to opening.

A: Clearly very viscous in the pour, very much like motor oil. Pitch black in color, no light at any of the edges. A single finger of medium brown head. Alcohol legs on the side of the glass.
S: Lots of chocolate and coffee come through initially. Cocoa, little bit of vanilla and some caramel in the background. You can pick up that its boozy off the nose.
T: Chocolate upfront, slight bit of smokiness in the flavor. Coffee, and caramel notes in the background. Slight warmth on the way down.
M: Big full mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Coats your mouth and hangs around between each sip.
O: Excellent imperial stout. If you like dark chocolatey, boozy imperial stouts, this is a must try.

Photo of JoeBond
4.77/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Incredible beer all around. Wonderful color, smell,and taste. Well done!

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

I get tired of drinking stouts that are less than the best. Thank God for Ten FIDY.

I get tired of dark beers that are merely opaque. This sucks the light out of the room like all black holes.

The taste is so smooth and easy, you feel it is a part of you. You don't notice you're drinking it; only the bliss remains. (And the after effect of 10.5 ABV.)

May it be stocked everywhere, at all times. Amen.

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Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
97 out of 100 based on 8,679 ratings.