Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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Reviews by cvstrickland:
4.5/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Blacker than the innards of a West Virginia coal mine, capped in burnt khaki foam. As the bubble-crown recedes into a pitted spongiform mass, sticky brown freckles and drippy rings of lacing hash-mark the insides of my Duvel tulip glass.
The aroma is laden with smoky black char, accented with toffee, vanilla, and a blast of baker's chocolate.
The taste is darkly rich and roasty, with sweet vanilla caramels and a sprinkle of crushed toffee accenting a charred barley backbone. Notes of molasses and mildly-bittering smoky black barley are accompanied by a twist of citrus peel oil and a sprinkle of dusty cocoa that help provide depth and drying balance. Espresso-roast and still-darker coffee notes pervade the brew throughout the encounter, and any alcohol flavors are sedately vanilla-like in character and otherwise very well-suppressed.
The drink is luxuriously full-bodied with just enough carbonation to keep any sugary stickiness to a minimum. Highly drinkable even considering the burly ABV. Russian Imperial Stout in a can? Hell Yeah!
Serving type: can
12-28-2009 18:52:31 | More by cvstrickland
More User Reviews:
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
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