Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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Reviews by goatgoat:
3.95/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours like motor oil. Absolutely opaque black. An aggressive pour shows no initial head. Just after pouring a thin cap of mocha cream appears and then disappears. No lacing. Aroma is heavy dark fruits, berries and chocolate. First taste is smooth and creamy, an underlying roast note ends with a slight alcohol taste. As it warms chocolate and roast become more prominent. The main detractor to this brew is that the alcohol is more noticeable than I would like. Generally I prefer more roast character as well.
And the "pack it in, pack it out" slogan on the can warms the heart of this backpacker. It would be an excellent backcountry brew. Pika, meet Ten FIDY. Ten FIDY, Pika.
Initial review on 2/5/09. After a few more RISs under my belt I revisited it. The above is the newer review. It's fairly similar though I reduced the scores a bit, I was a bit starry eyed with this brew since it was one of my first RISs.
Serving type: can
02-05-2009 03:59:35 | More by goatgoat
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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 6,784 ratings.