Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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Reviews by Jay_Ulreich:
3.84/5 rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
BAers seem to hype the hell out of this beer! But with good reason. Oskar Blues seems to have snuck its way into Indiana distribution recently... Thats great! Bit expensive... And If Im spending this much on an Imperial Stout again, its gna be Expedition. Anyway its really really good.
A- I have learned something from trying many many examples of the style, and thats the color of the head, and thickness of the head. If it is tan brown or red in color, youve probly got a winner. This stout is BLACK. Its head is somewhere inbetween tan and brown, like some good raw if you know what I mean. Good lacing, great retention.
S-I had to give it 3.75, because of the very apparent alcohol smell, I dont like it, it cuts right thru the good stuff. When you get past the alcohol, everything is there that you want, deeep roasted malt, almost chocolate. Maybe some fig?The alcohol presence is killing it for me. I can just pick out some hop bitterness. I dig stout where I can detect that.
T-Again, alcohol is really detectable. You know what, Im going to let it warm for awhile, then come back to it. Its 9:26 pm, and its been warming up for awhile now. Okay its 9:45 now, and I know thats not alot of time, but it did make quite a difference. Well I gotta say, Im not sure when it was brewed, but its a little "green"...Its just so fresh. I bet some aging would really improve this beer, and I may just do that. Its got big roasty character, dark chocolate... Im really trying to taste hops, but there arent any. I detect just the faintest hint of fig or something like that.
M- Wow! I can say that about this beer, its mouthfeel is heavenly. Its creamy and smooth, almost chewy, but really its all creme. It seems to melt in your mouth, if you will.
Overall? This beer deserves SOME of it hype. Its very well crafted, I love everything about it except a)the price and b)the over apparent presence of alcohol. $16 for a 4 pack? Really? Id rather spend another buck and get 6 Expeditions. Worth a try tho. Its all about the chase, man. Cheers
Serving type: can
02-14-2014 03:51:28 | More by Jay_Ulreich
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3.35/5 rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Not really my thing. The taste is overwhelming and not all that enjoyable. I struggled to finish the can. With that said, my friend who finished it loved the beer. I would personally recommend against this, but given its high rating most people disagree with me. To each their own.
Serving type: can
07-31-2014 23:03:41 | More by etmur007
Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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