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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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7,994 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,994
Reviews: 2,296
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 498
Gots: 1,675 | FT: 101
Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Georgiabeer on 12-29-2006)
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4.56/5  rDev +4.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +4.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of derftron
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Have had out of the can many times, but this reveiw is of a keg of 2008 Ten FIdy at Portland Holiday Ale Fest

nothing special about this keg, other than the fact it has been stored for 5 years

smelled similar to normal Ten Fidy

obviously it is pitch black motor oil

taste - holy cow. this improved so much over time, not sure if it was a different recipe or the aging but 2008 was absolutely fantastic. more sweetness involved but still very boozy and syrupy. was my favorite of the fest. all I can say is that it tastes like a sweeter MUCH more balanced Ten Fidy.

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4.56/5  rDev +4.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +4.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +4.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +4.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +4.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +4.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours jet black with a dense brown head that leaves some great lacing on the glass.
S: Smells of roasted malt, hints of coffee, and chocolate.
T: Taste is impressive, chocolate is the prevalent flavor with hints of alcohol.
M: Full bodied and carbonated well.
O: One of the best imperial stouts out there, can't really go wrong with this one.

Photo of mjbarron10
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of lordofstarside
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Can to a snifter, canned 8/29/13

Pours pitch black with a finger and a half of dark mocha foam, moderate carbonation on the sides. Good retention and lacing, great looking beer

Smells of roast coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, and alcohol. Really good but not too complex, might be my stuffy nose

Taste is with the nose, dark espresso, dark chocolate, roast caramel malts, a little hoppy citrus, and a touch of alcohol on the finish. Really good even at two months old, everything comes together really well

Feel is smooth and creamy, thick, milky, and full. Alcohol concealed really well despite it's age, goes down dangerously easy

Overall one of the better RIS I've had. Three more cans sitting in my cellar, this should really be something in a year or two

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4.55/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bsp77
4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Serving glass: Poured from can into wine glass.

Appearance: Ridiculously black - no light penetrates at all. Thick mocha colored head at first, which mostly settles back.

Smell: Chocolate, cream, molasses and citrus. Decadent aroma, but simpler than expected.

Taste: Strong roasted core of chocolate, molasses and light coffee. Additional layers of citrus and salt, especially on the finish.

Feel: This is the creamiest and smoothest beer I have ever had. Just, wow. Finish is somewhat dry and warming.

Overall: My first Imperial Stout from a can, and it is an exceptionally good beer in every way.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jeff at Fathead's for getting this one to the Burgh, only four 1/2 barrels but damn that's good enough for me. 3 went to Fathead's and 1 made it's way to Mad Mex Robinson keep your eyes peeled. I love the name and it happened to remind me of one of my favorite imperial stouts from Southern Tier their IS from the long long ago Blackwater Series. Appearance is opaque literally black eats all light with a two fingered sized dark moccha tan head leaving behind fine lacing unevenly around the glass. Aroma is full of deep dark chocolate mild butterscotch undertones, cocoa, and an espresso coffee barrage. Other subtle notes found were some soft edges a touch of vanilla and oat grains maybe some molassess and the herbal pine hop bite definitely expresses itself with a bang. The flavor brings huge hop bitterness among waves of dark roast espresso bursts, dark chocolate, herbal pine hop flavors and succulently sweet butterscotch, molasses, and oatmeal with vanilla notes. Huge impy stout worthy of any hype this low distributed beer may bring, I hope it makes it on the canning line. Mouthfeel is huge engulfs the palate even slow chugging carbonation barely can handle all this malt with a sticky mildly chewy character about it also noted were some streaks of hop oils. Drinkability was amazing I savored every drop definitely a conversation sipping beer complex and tasty, I want some more of this stuff, damn.

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4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Even for a Stout, Ten FIDY pours the thickest, darkest shade of beer that you can possibly imagine. Held up to the brightest light... still nothing penetrates. The head is thick, frothy, and burnt caramel in color. Aromas of brown sugar, roasted coffee, and warm fudge brownies have my attention. Flavors of chocolate covered toffee and roasted malt hit you right up front, then comes bitterness from the hops, all rounded out and mellowed by the oats. FIDY has a rich, creamy body and while the carbonation is light, this helps to keep the beer smooth (like a milkshake). The 10.5% ABV isn't overpowering, but adds a nice warming sensation. This is definitely one of the bigger, better Stouts made in Colorado, and the drinkabiltiy is still quite friendly.

Dark chocolate goes especially well with imperial stouts, and this is easily going to be the best pairing with Ten FIDY. A chocolate ricotta pie is a really delicious treat anytime, but an intense stout will compliment the creamy, richness of the pie. Use high quality dark chocolate and farmstead ricotta if you can, then you'll never eat a regular cheesecake again. If you would prefer a savory pairing, try it with a chocolate mole sauce over duck. I never said it had to be dessert... it's the chocolate that matters!

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4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I noticed Ten Fidy was getting scarce so I snagged up a 4 pack before it went extinct.

Pop the can and pour it gently into a pint glass. It's as thick as any other beer I can remember and has great head. This is a truly black beer. Most imperial stouts let light through on just the edges. This one is completely opaque. The bubbles fight their way to the top through the ultra viscous stout. Lacing is outstanding.

Aroma is malty, rich, and roasty. There's coffee and chocolate too.

The flavor is truly exceptional. It's creamy and chocolatey. It's sweet yet bitter. It's definately roasted. Holy cow.

Mouthfeel is velvety, creamy, smooth as hell. It's thick too but in a good way, coating my mouth and throat.

Drinkability is high but that's all relative. You'd have to be brave to tackle all four in a night. One is good, two is almost too much.

This is an incredible beer and deserves to be held in high regard. Please, Oskar Blues, don't let this one go retired.

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4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint glass. Pours an extremely thick, pitch black color with a nice tan head. The aroma is dark and roasty with a lot of chocolate. The taste starts out smooth and creamy with some sweet malt and chocolate. Then, BAM! The hops kick in to make a very bitter finish. The mouthfeel is the best part of the beer in my opinion. The mouthfeel is silky smooth and chewy, one of the better textures in a beer that I have had. This is a sipper for sure, but I could see myself enjoying a couple cans on a cold evening. Despite it being June and balls hot in Florida, I enjoyed this beer thoroughly. Overall, Ten Fidy is another kick ass offering from Oskar Blues that is highly recommended!

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4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Very dark, no light coming through. Perfect head and nice lacing. Leaves a thin tan color rim

S: The smell is sweet with some maltiness. Bit of coffee and hints of cocoa.

T: Incredible! So very very smooth and for a non-barrel aged IRS this beer is amazing. Great chocolate taste and malty overtones. Closest Ive had to this is TAPS Baltic Shipwreck Imperial Stout.

M: Again so very smooth and when it hits your tongue it coats your entire mouth with absolutely no bitterness. Carbonation is absolutely perfect.

O: I know it seems that I keep saying how incredible this beer is but thats because it is!! I was shocked because it was in a can but I guess I just underestimated what can be done using aluminum! Great job on this one!

Photo of morimech
4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark black with a thick looking body. Just a very small head that quickly goes away. Very little lacing is left on the glass. Not that great looking RIS. The aroma however is very pleasing. Dark, roasted malt, dark fruit, and coffee. Has a bittersweet quality. Nice roasted malt flavor. Again it has a bittersweet quality. Hops make their presence known. Alcohol warming in the finish and it helps to cleanse the palate without dominating the flavor. Thick and rich body. Just enough carbonation to liven up the body. One of the better tasting RIS I have had.

Photo of VMWhelan
4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a Sam Adams Pefect Pint. (Canned on 10.25.2010, consumed on 3.9.2011)

Pours pitch black with a thin brown head that dissapates rather quickly, leaving some decent lacing. Looks like viscous motor oil.

Smells like dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, molasses, and just a bit of fruity hops.

Taste is excellent. Roasty and sweet malt with a bit of coffee, dark chocolate and again some pleasant fruity hops. Very well balanced.

Mouthfeel is heavy and sticky, as expected. Mild Carbonation.

Drinkability is great. Hard to put down, hard to notice the ABV until afterwards.

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4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can from Sherlock's (Marietta, GA). 14.49/ 4 pack. Canned 11/26/11. Served in a pint glass. 

Poured under light the stream has a deep chestnut hue but it ends in a pool of ink black with a thick half finger of dark mocha head. It's a beautiful beer that leaves ocassional dark tan islands of lace on the glass. 

A rich, sweet nose with vanilla, chocolate, coffee, cherry and a bit of woodsy smoke. 

Waves of flavor in this one! The initial booze blanket never fully disappears but fades to reveal layers of dark chocolate, leather, burnt coffee, figs/dates, vanilla, wood and pepper. So many flavors, all with an alcohol kick. It's quite nice. 

Thick, heavy body with just enough ocassional pops to remind you that it's carbonated. Remains syrupy on the tongue for a long bittersweet booze soaked finish. 

An outstanding imperial stout. I'd forgotten how enjoyable it is. A tad on the pricey side but sure a pleasure to drink. It'll be nice to see how the other 3 from the pack do at 12, 18 & 24 months. This is a must try for ant fan of big stouts.

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4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A can of this stuff was send some time ago by johnbjeager. A stout is a can... wow.

I opened this and poured the contents of the can in a snifter. While pouring I wondered if I had not on accident opened a can of motoroil. It's thick, black no head to speak of and no visible carbonation. I bet this could keep my car greased up.

Something so thick got one thinking about how this could smell. Roasted malts, coffee and chocolate that ranges from bitter to sweet.

Decided to drink it since I just had an oil change for the car. Again the same roasted malts are present. There is a hint of smoke and some sweetness.

It comes with a fairly thick body. Not quite chewable but not far from it. The 10.5% alcohol is hidden well and I love how the flavors linger after the swallow.

Man, this a great tasty stout. Flavors are bold, the mouthfeel is thick and the look is good. I loved it and would certainly go ut of my way to aquire more of it.

John thanks for sending me these awesome beers I bet they all beat that sour crap I send you.

Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
98 out of 100 based on 7,994 ratings.