Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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4.45/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Setting: Stuck on the couch watching American Idol with the wife so I went to the fridge to find something that could take the edge off, Ten FIDY it was..
Appearance: Poured this into my DFH snifter. Pours with the color and viscosity of used old black engine oil but with an amazing depth and clarity. The can burps as it releases this amazing beer. Once poured a thick 3 finger dark milk chocolate head sits atop the liquid and lasts for quite a while.
Nose: The nose is full and rich with chewy dark chocolate brownies, fresh brewed espresso, roasted barley, oats and molasses. The alcohol is noticeable and almost like a warning shot across the bow to remind you this is a big badass beer....
Taste: Wow, so freaking good. Big bold flavors, coffee, dark roasted malts, creamy caramel, slightly bitter chocolate. The ominous nose that warned of dominate alcohol was indeed misleading as the ABV is buried nicely under a flavor barrage of all that is good.
Mouthfeel: You know from the moment you pour this beer that the mouthfeel is going to be more like a heavy cream then a beer, and indeed it is. Moderate carbonation and the creamy texture make this a party in your mouth.
Drinkability: I would call this moderately drinkable and that is based much more on the fact that it is a full flavor powerhouse as the ABV presence isn't all that noticeable.
Overall: I have had this several times now and each time it has just gotten better and better. The first time I had it was 2 days after canning and it was very bitter and phenolic, almost like eating powdered aspirin. That was a one time taste as it has now become one of my favorite Imperial Stouts.
Serving type: can
02-27-2008 15:45:41 | More by session1979
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