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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

8,592 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,592
Reviews: 2,417
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 580
Gots: 2,093 | FT: 123
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: 8,592 | Reviews: 2,417
Photo of zotzot
4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
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 -6.6%
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 -7.5%
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 +10.5%
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 +10.5%
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 +9.1%
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 +8.9%
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 +14.2%
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.

Photo of nelsonhf
3.94/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Ink dark; great, thick foam; subtle aroma, a bit of caramel; malty, smoky taste with a bit of alcohol, turning into slightly bitter; nice, smooth feel

Photo of kkleu357
4.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From notes on 3/30/15

On tap at Oskar Blues. Big thick dark body. Huge roasty chocolate, leather aroma. Just as big of a taste. Big, almost tobacco like flavor. Lots of roasted chocolate.

Photo of 14erFan
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When I am in the mood for an imperial stout, this is a go-to. So dark, rich, flavorful - one of the local gems for a dark beer lover.

Photo of Oregonbrewdude91
4.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Just epic beyond belief, this is my favourite imperial stout hands down l, if you can find this exceptional stout buy some. 5/5 O.B.D91

Photo of Matty-McBier
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Truly Exceptional!!!! An utterly delicious imperial stout!

Photo of ajm5108
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Everything you would expect from the style...robust chocolate malt aroma, velvety mouthfeel and a great balance of flavor with the sweet cacao, roasted malt and the pinch of light hop. One of the best of this style, up there with old rasputin.

Photo of Gajo74
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque almost vinous in appearance. Wonderful fresh cofee aroma. Roasted malts not burnt. Slightly smoky. Creamy and smooth. There is a hops kick to the finish that balances the sweetness of the malts. It is a dry finish that leaves a lingering slightly bitter aftertaste.
An impressive stout for sure!

Photo of dleigh
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

GREAT stout. A notch below Founder's BS in my estimation, but really up there with the best of them.

Photo of Gr8Stouts
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great Imperial Stout! Buy this every chance I get.

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.82/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Black pour with thick brown foam; lots of lacing. Toffee and chocolate pudding notes. Toffee and chocolate balanced with hop presence. Medium/ creamy with a little alcohol bite on tip of tongue; hop resin finish. Nicely balanced, rich and delicious.

Photo of Rfm4000
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

very good, but a little harsh and a little too thick for my liking, but still an amazing stout. its pricey though

Photo of HowardTheDuck
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

2013 can poured into a snifter. It's no surprise that Brah-lorado (aka, "The Bros.") gave this a perfect score. Its far from a subjective perfect, but it is damn good. For anyone interested, the 2009 can I tasted from a few months back was among the tastiest non-BA imperial stouts I've ever tried. With just 18 months in the cellar, this one pours a deep, dark black with the viscosity of freshly changed motor oil cycled through a 30-year-old Buick for a few days. The nose reminds me of chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. At this point I'm reminded of how much the head lingers and contributes to the heavy lacing, presumably due to the heavy body. Flavor-wise, there's a good amount of sweetness, with baking spices, honey and brown sugar at the forefront. There's also some chocolate, some coffee and some lingering floral hops. I couldn't drink this exclusively, nor could I drink it all day, but for an occassional treat, it really hits the spot.

Photo of Jwburns75
4.8/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional, so smooth for such a big beer. Probably the best stout I have had.

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

Look: Pours thick with a nice head, pitch black and oily.

Smell: Malty, chocolate, boozy, slightly sweet, with a bit of hops in the background

Taste: Chocolate rounds out the bit of hops and sweetness from the malts, making for a balanced flavor from start to finish without any overtly dominant flavors. Notes of coffee are present but are never too bitter, as are the hops. Notes of dark fruits like dates and raisins are present and round out the bitterness. Very good RIS and among the best i've ever had. The fact that its out of a can is insane. Would pick this up often if it were always available.

Feel: Slightly thick, nice addition to the notes of chocolate and coffee. Really perfect and velvety.

Overall: Would pick this up all the time if it were readily available. Pricey, but a must-try for any doubters in regards to how great cans are. This brew is a testament to how far craft has come in complexity of flavor in such a seriously intricate style. IN A CAN. Great job.

Photo of gabotion
4.86/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wow, impressive offering from Oskar Blues.

Photo of stickydankhop
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Has the chew. Reminds me of tootsie rolls, carmel, light coffee that linger then faded into an very faint iron taste.

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.

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Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
97 out of 100 based on 8,592 ratings.