Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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Reviews by dowen17:
4.34/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours pitch black with a huge three finger milk chocolate head. Great retention and lacing. But, it does eventually fade to a small ring around the glass.
On the nose is sweet malt, bitter coffee, lactose, milk chocolate, cream, and some hops and alcohol. Very complex. There's always been a weird kind of off putting scent in some stouts that I'm not too fond of. Almost kind of puky smelling. It's very strong here.
The taste is better than the smell. One of the more interesting stouts I've had. Char, some woody hops, chocolate and coffee. No real dark fruit presence like most stouts. Hides the alcohol very well but there's a slight warmth. Nice. More hop notes detected as I swallow the beer.
Mouthfeel is huge. Smooth and chewy. One of the biggest stouts I've tried so far. More carbonation than expected. Really pricks the tongue.
This is a very interesting beer. Different from most stouts I've had. Was worried I was beginning to run out of ways to describe them. But this is very nice and definitely worth the try.
Serving type: can
08-17-2013 21:47:21 | More by dowen17
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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
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