Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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Reviews by RickS95:
4.9/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Good luck improving the look, can't be done. Solid black color and thickish, not even a hint of brown. A cascading head slowly forms. It doesn't stop til it's a couple inches thick. It retains well, but as it dies, it thoroughly coats the glass in a sticky lace.
Everything about the beer is dark, even the smell. Dark roasted grains and expresso dominate the nose. While alcohol content is high, it hides from the nose. Hop presence is non-existant.
It tastes spectacular. Roasty grains, expresso are there, but joined by some chocolate nibs. Something sweet resembles sweet milk.
Mouthfeel takes you far from beer, more like a liqueur with it's thick, smooth and creamy feel. It's still grainy, but like an expresso. Lots of sweet, only enough bitter for balance and still, the alcohol is barely there. Full bodied. Faint heat in the finish with a lingering, smooth chocolate coating.
Overall, it's absolutely world class, almost perfect, probably is. There's nothing not to like. This just became available around town, and just might become my go to beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 03:05:47 | More by RickS95
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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 6,807 ratings.