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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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7,469 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,469
Reviews: 2,248
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 473
Gots: 1,436 | FT: 90
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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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a snifter at cellar temperature.

A-Deep dark dirty oil with a thick dark creamy head. Not sure if I've ever seen a head so dark, but it does fade away to a light ring in short order. Utter blackness...no way any light is shining through this mother.

S-Sweet malts, roasted coffee, vanilla, molasses. Fudge also comes to mind. I'm also picking up some hops back there in the distance as well.

T-Big chewy bittersweet mocha hits you up front with dark fruits populating the mid palate along with smokey vanilla, a hint of bourbon and a very nice peppery hop bite on the back end wrapping all up in an astringent finish. Devine.

M-Full bodied, creamy and oily...like it should be. Slightly overcarbonated, but easily solved by boxing it back into the snifter to form a head that reminds me of dark chocolate milk.

D-Shedding a tear of sadness that the glass is half empty. Shedding tears of joy that three more are left from the four pack. Not sure they will be there much longer.

There is something so utterly decadent about an Imperial Stout in a can, but I love it. In fact, I love Oskar Blues...they seem to nail every style on the head in a robust and flavorful way. This may be my new favorite RIS.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 10-5-2011...

A: Super black with an unusually dark brown head. Head is large right at the pour and fades to a dense dark brown layer within five minutes. Eventually there is nothing left but a solemn jet black pond. This beer looks intimidatingly heavy.

S: Big soft piles of caramel-dark cocoa syrup, grain, fig, tobacco, and various lingering purple and red fruits. Big and complex aromas smoothed together into a calm, harmonious arrangement.

T: Heavy concoction of sugary berries drizzled in syrupy chocolate liquor. Just the right amount of sweetness vs. bitterness. This beer brings layers of awesomeness to your mouth.

M: Thick with a lightness. Soft texture and lightly syrupy. Carbonation is perfect. Body is heavy as is should be. Metaphorically engine oil is appropriate.

O: This beer is pretty fantastic across the board. I'm not sucking it down, but instead its like an elongated delicious desserty meal.

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What a great example of this style.

Had on tap and appropriately served in a small snifter. Pours pitch black with a dark toffee thin head of small bubbles. A lot of chocolate and coffee here, but everything in balance. Also a hint of vanilla that tastes very natural-not the artificial taste that is often present in many stouts. Drinkability is on par for the style--it is rather heavy in body, but the 10%ABV is not as apparent as expected. Great with a chocolate based dessert or as a dessert by itself.

umtox, Oct 12, 2008
Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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