Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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4.05/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Doing a side by side of a can from 11-11-10 and from 9-25-09--the ranking goes to the better of the two.
A: Both pour a thick, jet black with about a finger of dense, dark brown head. It fades into a thin brown cap with some decent lacing.
S: The aged can has an odd chalky, graham cracker-like scent to it. Behind that is some more subtle sweet chocolate and coffee.
The fresh can smells of roasted malt up front followed by dark chocolate and more bitter coffee. I have to hand the smell to the fresh can.
T: The aged can is packed full of semi-sweet chocolate with some coffee and darker chocolate aftertaste. A bit of the graham shows up in the aftertaste, but not much.
The fresh can hits you with dark, roasted malts and coffee up front with a bit of dark chocolate. The aftertaste has a decent hop kick along with bitter coffee. I tend to prefer more coffee and bitter flavors, but the aged can hasn't mellowed so much that they're gone. With the odd graham aftertaste, though I prefer the fresh can.
M: The aged can has a heavy body with little carbonation--thick and creamy.
The fresh can also has a heavy body but has more carbonation to it, which goes well with the coffee and bitterness.
I'll have to give the upper hand slightly to the fresh can, but again it's because I prefer the coffee flavors a bit more.
D: The aged can is very smooth and goes down more easily than the fresh can, which has more carbonation and bitterness. The upper hand here goes to the aged can.
Overall, I prefer the fresh can but the aged one is by no means bad. I enjoy the hoppy and coffee flavors of the fresh beer more than the smooth, chocolaty flavors of the aged. Both are good, though.
Serving type: can
02-11-2011 03:38:09 | More by n2185
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3.35/5 rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Not really my thing. The taste is overwhelming and not all that enjoyable. I struggled to finish the can. With that said, my friend who finished it loved the beer. I would personally recommend against this, but given its high rating most people disagree with me. To each their own.
Serving type: can
07-31-2014 23:03:41 | More by etmur007
Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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