Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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Reviews by MacDomer:
4.38/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Got this one in a trade with fellow BA brewandbbq - big thanks for this one!
Poured this into my Duvel tulip. I like the bowl size on this glass for a stout, but I really need a snifter...
Love the can. Cracked it open and poured out motor oil. Wow this is thick. Dark black, with a minimal burnt brown sugar colored head, even with an aggressive pour. A few swirls and again, this is nice and thick.
The aromas coming from the glass can be smelled from several feet away. This has an awesome and strong nose. Loads of espresso, licorice, and toffee, and tons of dark roasted malts, followed by a nice boozy quality. Man, this smells great. I might just sit here with my nose in the glass all night! Post beer comment: I actually found the aroma rather overwhelming by the end of the beer.
Taste is not as much of a wow for me as the nose, but it's damn good! Great, even. Big roastiness, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, and a hint of licorice to finish things up. Light on the boozy quality, actually, relative to the nose.
Mouthfeel on this is quite nice. Very smooth and creamy. Light carbonation. Long finish.
This has been a real treat. I couldn't drink a lot of these in a session, but I will certainly seek it out to get more. In fact, I have a trip to L.A. in a few days and I've already checked out Beerfly and found a spot to get more of this one. Looking forward to drinking two and letting two sit for a year or so to see what happens.
An odd note on this one, to finish my review. On my third sip, I caught a bit of this thick, gooey, dark black sludge right on my lower lip but it squirted out onto my shirt. What the hell? This was like some slimey black snot that must have come out of the dredges of the can. Honestly, for about a quarter of the beer, this weired me out, and I even thought about pouring the rest through a seive to make sure it was the last bit of it, but after a while I just forgot about it and just carried on. Looking back, pretty funnny, especially the nice spot on my shirt...
Serving type: can
12-31-2008 04:48:26 | More by MacDomer
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4.64/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the 12oz. can into a snifter.
This amazing brew purs a deep, inky and oily black with about a one-finger head that fades into some lingering foam around the egde. Only a bit of spotty lacing.
The aroma is roasty malt -- the darkest of dark chocolate, roast coffee, rich black tea. There are also notes of dark dried fruit .
The taste is an assault on the tongue. Intense. Chocolate, a bit of sweet toffee and raising and then big, bitter dark chocolate. The lingering, drying bitter note on the tongue has hints of more chocolate and roast coffee and malty Assam tea.
The mouthfeel is creamy and sticky with a bit of carbonation as well.
Overall, just wow. This beer does not disappoint. One of the best stouts I've tasted.
Serving type: can
07-26-2014 00:56:41 | More by SD-Alefan
Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
97 out of 100 based on 6,802 ratings.