Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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Ratings: 6,765 | Reviews: 2,205 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by DirtybeerguyRI:
5/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
APPEARANCE: A friend of mine performed an experiment with Ten FIDY where she took a pint into a completely dark room and had her son hold a high-powered flashlight directly behind the glass. According to her, absolutely no light was able to pass through this beer. Not surprising. You'll have better luck seeing a firefly through concrete. This beer is dark as pitch. There's about one finger of a light cocoa head.
SMELL: Fantastic aroma! There's the smell of oaty, freshly-baked bread combined with espresso and dark chocolate. I pick up an undertone of dark fruits with an alcohol tang (note the ABV above).
MOUTHFEEL: Slick and velvety! This very full-bodied, nearly viscous stout feels incredibly rich on the tongue. Low carbonation translates into a very smooth, drinkable stout.
TASTE: This stout opens up in the mouth with a huge, balanced taste of both dark chocolate and coffee. There's a lot of toasty dark malts, and under that tones of caramel and molasses.
DRINKABILITY: For such a huge, viscous stout, this is a surprisingly drinkable beer. Granted, I have a high tolerance for stouts, but I could drink several pints (or cans) of this stuff. It's hard to improve on this one.
VERDICT: Hands down, this is one of my all-time favorite imperial stouts. I'm a HUGE fan of this brewery and Ten FIDY is my favorite from them. That said, don't ignore their other brews. All good stuff!
Serving type: can
04-21-2011 23:38:58 | More by DirtybeerguyRI
More User Reviews:
4.76/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Ten Fidy is possible the best imperial stout. Black darkness that is like motor oil. Pours with very little head. So smooth, hints of vanilla blended with a dark chocolate coffee finish. Doesn't taste like a 10.5%, what is tastes like is heaven. It will sneak up on you!
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 19:53:53 | More by paskinsj
Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
97 out of 100 based on 6,765 ratings.