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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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8,193 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,193
Reviews: 2,333
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 531
Gots: 1,840 | FT: 103
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:
Beer added by: Georgiabeer on 12-29-2006

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a can, canned with care on 11/02/09.

Pours thickly into the glass, with all the hurry of slick crude oil. Dark, dark, dark and impossible to see through. Not very much of a head at all, colored a dark brown that dissipates into nothing very quickly. Not too much lacing at all. Smell has a big malt character right up front, with some raisins and chocolate backing that up, as well as a subtle wafting of alcohol.

Big malty bite off the bat that carries a hint of sweetness, followed by tingling bitterness from the mixture of hops, dark chocolate and coffee, with just a tinge of raisin and anise. Finish is crisp, with a pleasantly bitter aftertaste that lingers. The 9.5% ABV is masked fairly well, but there's just a little kick towards the end that serves as a reminder of the oomph that this brew packs. Mouthfeel is a bit thinner than I expected, but still quite substantial. A nice well-balanced body with not too much carbonation that rounds off briskly.

Drinkability is rather good given the tasty character and the well-hidden alcohol content. I would definitely have another one, but the prohibitive $5 a can price keeps me from having another, which is probably a good thing. Still, Ten FIDY is a worthy example of a RIS, something I'd definitely not mind having again.

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Reviewed with Capra12 and wheatman106. Poured from a can into a snifter

A: Poured black like used motor oil. This is one of the darkest RISs I've seen in a long time. The semi-vigorous pour created a fine 1-finger milk chocolate colored head that dissipated rather quickly and left little lacing clinging to the side.

S: Molasses, roasted chocolate malts, dark fruit, sweet soy sauce, and a hint of alcohol.

T: I can't believe this came out of a can. Flavor begins rich and chocolatey with a hint of the sweet molasses and dark fruits entering into the middle. The taste then transitions into a roasty bitterness before again finishing sweet with a lingering sweet soy sauce aftertaste. Most enjoyable.

M: A very silky and impressive mouthfeel. There is little carbonation and the appearance of this brew really translates into the mouthfeel. It coated the inside of my mouth, leaving it sticky, hot, and chocolatey long after the beer went down.

D: A very impressive beer, I'd have this again in a second and actually can't wait to have my next. Being presented out of a can just makes it all the more impressive.

Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
97 out of 100 based on 8,193 ratings.