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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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7,779 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,779
Reviews: 2,277
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 492
Gots: 1,560 | FT: 95
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 Sitrucnoj
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Sitrucnoj, Today at 10:54 AM
Photo of vickersspitfire
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Dark body with a dark head, a thick foaming head that could even stop light in its tracks. Thick lacing, thick enough to stop hell in its ever expanding reign of good and did I mention it looks sexy!
Dark fruits, spices and caramel mixed with some mild chocolate and fig. Strong roasted malts and banana licorice!
Roasted malts, chocolate, spicy and filled with mild hopped flavors and caramel hints followed by licorice as you swallow.
Medium to thick bodied and it really envelopes your tongue and just awakes your taste buds.
An excellent example of an Imperial Stout and very fun to drink, great tasting and well worth the wait i finding this one. If you see buy it. Then drink it.

vickersspitfire, Today at 05:47 AM
Photo of Bshaw22
4/5  rDev -8.7%

I've had this beer on tap and I'd probably give it a 4.5. But the can version, which I've had twice is just not the same in my book. Just a 4.

Bshaw22, Today at 03:10 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

MEME, Today at 12:02 AM
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4.4/5  rDev +0.5%

mwpatter77, Yesterday at 11:27 PM
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4.12/5  rDev -5.9%

slage, Yesterday at 11:06 PM
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

JimMeek, Yesterday at 09:31 PM
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4.32/5  rDev -1.4%

alucard, Yesterday at 09:29 PM
Photo of LouZ
5/5  rDev +14.2%

This is a big, thick, creamy, delicious meal of a beer. A rich and decadent beer best enjoyed as dessert.

LouZ, Yesterday at 05:22 PM
Photo of dd43
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%

Leave it to Oskar Blues to do a bang up job with a canned stout.

Poured from a two month old can into a stemless wine glass. Abundant milk chocolate brown head with excellent retention.

Silky mouthfeel, creamy and almost nitro level smoothness out of a standard 12 oz can. Amazing job by the masters of craft beer canning.

The nose is definitely boozy, and there's a bit of a black licorice thing happening. Big roasted malts commensurate with the style. Subtle dark chocolate note as it lingers in the mouth, very nice. A moderate drying effect on the sides of the tongue after each sip that is extremely pleasant.

This is a great stout by a deservedly well regarded brewer. Take one in the can today!

dd43, Yesterday at 03:08 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Wow! Excellent RIA!

Magikbrew, Yesterday at 02:10 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

Kono52, Yesterday at 01:35 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

vinylrooster, Yesterday at 12:51 AM
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4.8/5  rDev +9.6%

wrogers19971, Monday at 11:25 PM
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4.8/5  rDev +9.6%

Epheister, Monday at 11:06 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Bubbawilly88, Monday at 09:48 PM
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.96/5  rDev +13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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