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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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7,254 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,254
Reviews: 2,230
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 470
Gots: 1,349 | FT: 86
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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Photo of BarrelO
3.85/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a goblet. Review from notes from a few days ago.

A: Black. A vigours pour creates a sizable head that leaves lots of lacing.

S: Coffee, licorice, soy sauce, alcohol, some chocolate.

T: Major coffee roastiness with hints of bittersweet chocolate. No trace of alcohol, but there is a bit of an off metallic flavor. Finishes with strong hop bitterness.

M: Thick and creamy, the way God intended imperial stouts to be.

D: The best beer to come from a can? I'd say so...for what that's worth.

BarrelO, Mar 28, 2009
Photo of Gyle41386
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours the blackest black I think I've ever seen. Rich, brown chocolate head. Great lacing. Perfect.

Big nose here. Loads of roasted malts and chocolate. Big coffee scent with underlying hop bitterness.

The taste is damn near perfect. Bittersweet chocolate, deep roasted coffee beans. Dark fruits and molasses. Love the hops in this one.

The mouthfeel is incredible. Silky smooth. Rich, rich, rich. Viscous body, appropriately low carbonation. Never-ending finish, coats the entire mouth, leaves you absolutely BEGGING for more. Nice alcoholic warming sensation kindly reminds you to slow down. This one is definitely a sipper, but it's so perfect you can't help but keep going back for another sip.

This is an amazing Russian Imperial Stout. Not really a whole lot else to say. I'm almost ashamed of myself for not buying some sooner.

Gyle41386, Mar 29, 2009
Photo of dumptruck81
4/5  rDev -8.7%

dumptruck81, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of jmathis
5/5  rDev +14.2%

jmathis, May 25, 2012
Photo of erlenmeyer
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

erlenmeyer, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Goldndomer
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Goldndomer, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of CraftEyeDoc
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

CraftEyeDoc, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of tviz33
4.74/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz can, served in a pint glass.

A- The body is the closest thing to motor oil that I've seen in a beer. The brown head is only about a half-finger high but it looks thick.

S- The first thing I notice about the smell is the chocolate. It smells thick, sweet, and rich.

T- The chocolate is still noticeable, but is balanced out by caramel, coffee, and smoky awesomeness. This is an absolute treat.

M- Full-bodied as full-bodied can be. Creamy and thick. The brew sticks to my entire mouth and there's a nice burn from the alcohol at the end.

O- This is well worth a try for every aspect of the beer. Ten Fidy fires on all cylinders. This surpasses Old Rasputin for me.

tviz33, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of cultclassic89
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

cultclassic89, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of AndyEdgar
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

AndyEdgar, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of sitarist
4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark brown, almost black with hardly no head, no lacing or any other sign of life. It has that "dirty motor oil look" that we all like.

There are scents of toasted marshmallow, smoked meat, coco, coffee, and horehound. Nicely balanced. The scents are nice, just a little weak for the style.

The flavors match the nose well. Again it seems a little week for the style, but dam tasty none the less.

The mouthfeel is sticky and flat with nice medium body.

Verry drinkable. I cant belive something this good came from a can.

sitarist, May 10, 2010
Photo of Chuffbomb
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Chuffbomb, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of slowdaddy
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

slowdaddy, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of griffeyb
4.25/5  rDev -3%

griffeyb, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of iKrystin
4/5  rDev -8.7%

iKrystin, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of blue-dream
4/5  rDev -8.7%

blue-dream, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of kobeer
4/5  rDev -8.7%

kobeer, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of badbeer
3.73/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black color with a brown head that retains well and has excellent lacing. Smell has plenty of molasses and hops. Quite roasty in the nose as well. Taste starts out burnt and a little ashy, some molasses comes through, and then a hoppy, roasty finish. Light carbonation and medium body. Good beer, I'd like to see how this one ages. I could see myself getting more of this.

badbeer, Dec 28, 2008
Photo of bespin15
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

bespin15, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of StubFaceJoe
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

StubFaceJoe, May 12, 2012
Photo of dtomes
4.25/5  rDev -3%

dtomes, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of MMAJYK
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Motor oil with 10,000 miles on it! Pitch black color with 3/4" of dark brown head with a rusty orange tint to it. No light is passing through this baby! The lacing is all the way down the glass with orangish brown sheets. This one was poured into my Dale's Pale Ale pint glass.

S- Roasted, burnt chocolate malts. Caramel, coffee, mocha, and cocoa. Hops are making their presence known even with the overpowering of the malts that take the lead.

T- Unreal! The sweetest malts that I have ever tasted. Mixed in with this roasted/burnt goodness is a nice blend of bitter hops. The cocoa, chocolate, and coffee follow very closely to the nose.

M- Thick and chewy with not much carbonation. Very sticky in the mouth leaving a film on the tongue.

D- Of course, this style is not for sessioning. But, this beer drinks as well as any I have had as a stand-alone drink.

Overall- I have read and heard the hype, and I must say that this beer is worth every bit of it! Very nice representation of the style and one of my top beers I have ever had. I love it and it is great!

MMAJYK, Feb 07, 2008
Photo of ne0m00re
3.8/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Live review of the 12 oz can. Big thanks to billyshears for this one.
A: Near opaque black, it poured with a half-finger chocolate head that died to collar with some lacing.
S: Almost like Irish cream with good chocolate milk or hot chocolate going on here. A slight earthiness has to be coming from the hops. A very slight artificial sweetener is a little off-putting, but otherwise everything is good.
T: Dark chocolate, nice burnt sticky caramel roast that lingers with a crisper hoppiness in the alcohol that's like rum. This is thick and packed full of roasted goodness. It reminds me of an Expedition with more caramel. This certainly redeemed the smell.
M: Sticky with a creamy carbonation. Pretty good.
D: Not too bad. More than a can or two would be too much.

ne0m00re, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of pavpav12
5/5  rDev +14.2%

pavpav12, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Stunner97
4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Dark black with a beautifully thinning foam head of a tan color, this is motor oil black no light coming through this sucker

Smell- strong coffee smells, dark roasted malts, almonds, and sweet burnt malts and dark chocolate

Taste- Coffee or espresso notes jump out at you, lots of dark tasty malts for sure, and again a bit of chocolate, a very good flavored stout

Mouthfeel- thick syrupy good brew, definitely heavy full bodied beer

Drinkability- A strong beer that pours very nicely out of the can and a not over whelming of alcohol beer considering how strong, a good well balanced stout worth checking out and getting again if you can get hold of these hard to find gems

Stunner97, Feb 20, 2009
Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
97 out of 100 based on 7,254 ratings.