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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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6,770 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,770
Reviews: 2,205
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 423
Gots: 1,181 | FT: 83
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%

06-29-2012 23:07:20 | More by FalconA
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Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-07-2014 02:02:02 | More by RichD
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-18-2013 02:07:23 | More by yoitsarch
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

05-20-2012 21:00:05 | More by Romulux
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New York

4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - pours a jet black color with ever so slight tan head

smell - dark chocolate and coffee is what i pick up, not as fragrant as other RIS's I have tried

taste - this is a lot better than the smell - dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, expresso, hint of vanilla

mouthfeel - low carbonation, big bodied, smooth, good balance to this, slightly sweet at the start, then there is the right amount of bitterness to follow that, I can't even detect any booze and this is coming in at over 10%abv

overall - kinda pricey (bought a single of this for $4.50, the 4pk was $16), but if you like RIS's, then this is a must try. Really good example of the style and comes in a can to boot! I'm usually skeptical of beers that get a lot of hype but this one lives up to expectation.

Serving type: can

06-17-2011 23:19:07 | More by keithmurray
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New York

4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a classic Oskar can into a Dogfish Head pint glass.

A: pitch black in color with a finger of coffee colored head after a mildly aggressive pour. Head disappeared quickly and lacing was slight but present.

S: caramel, roasted barley, brown sugar.

T: Nice mix of chocolate and barley and the bitterness of the chocolate is well balanced. Not sure by what; perhaps some vanilla? If so it's not at all overpowering.

M: creamy, full bodied lingering taste that holds on for quite some time. Little aftertaste included but that which does hold on is welcomed.

D: unbelievably drinkable beer for a beer with an abv north of 10%. This is a world class imperial stout and it's crazy that I poured it out of a can.

Serving type: can

02-24-2011 02:59:53 | More by suspect
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

09-28-2013 18:25:04 | More by DMarlinJ
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Ontario (Canada)

4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the can to a snifter.

Canned on 11/25/13 enjoyed on 05/02/14. Can says: Fidy's n yo face!

A: pours a oil black with a thin thumbs worth of brownish head. The head breaks quickly leaving wisps of foam. When the beer is swirled in the snifter the resulting agitation leaves great lacing.

S: roasted malts, chocolate, molasses and some smoke.

T: espresso, dark chocolate, dark fruits like prunes, a slight bit of alcohol but nicely blended.

M: creamy, thick and chewy with good carbonation.

O: so I waited a while to get this beer and it was worth it. I have to say this one of the nicest RIS that I have ever enjoyed. And some people say this gets better with age? I can't wait to revisit it with some age on it. Such a complete beer is hard to top.

Serving type: can

02-05-2014 21:53:37 | More by polloenfuego
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-12-2014 04:53:14 | More by ssgunbond
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4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


A: Dark as a black hole with a good sized, brown, head. A bit of lacing too.

S: Milkchocolate (lots!), Coffee, Roasted malts, Grain.

T: Chocolate, Bitter coffee, Dark caramel, Hint of vanilla.

M: Extremely thick and robust. Medium carbonation. Initial feeling is sweet and intense but at the end you feel the 98 ibu's kicking in and balacing it out.

First imperial stout in a can i've tried and what a great start. I am lucky 2 have a couple of more of these sitting in my fridge. Recommended!

Serving type: can

12-07-2008 21:05:58 | More by baggio
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-19-2011 02:20:20 | More by whallgren
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-01-2012 05:20:58 | More by Joshgonzales79
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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

10-07-2013 03:05:13 | More by kevindp9
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

02-04-2013 17:14:39 | More by imfrommichigan
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New York

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-28-2014 03:54:00 | More by Bustersuess
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-24-2013 03:56:19 | More by camartin27
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4.04/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 11/07/2013.

A - So this beer is actually black. And I like that. You don't have to mince your words trying to find an adjective for almost-black-but-actually-very-deep-dark-brown. Lacing does not hang around too long, leaving a cauldron of menacing black liquid in my snifter which is awesome.

S - For the first time ever I got a really heavy dose of that soy sauce odour which people talk about. Not a huge fan to be honest.

T - Almost getting a little bit of a sweet bourbon flavour which is cool as this isn't BBA. Burned treacle, soy sauce again. Not much smoke or peat. Moderate earth and mid-roasted malt. A little booze heat which has a warming effect. Pleasant but not mind-blowing.

M - A definite strong point. Pleasingly viscous. Nice and thick and faint carbonation.

O - Good to finally try the widely lauded Ten Fidy. I'd like to try a fresher batch which hopefully won't be as soy saucy. I'll try this again but in my book Narwhal still reigns supreme amongst shelf imperial stouts.

Serving type: can

04-12-2014 08:14:16 | More by abeeronthebeach
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%

02-20-2014 16:36:46 | More by dtomes
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

06-24-2012 14:45:01 | More by Supergenious
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-06-2012 01:29:15 | More by rondufresne
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-12-2013 01:09:23 | More by anhigdon
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4.61/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Black with a large brown head that faded slow and leaves a nice lace on the glass
S-sweet caramel and toffee with almost no hops with a good smoked roasted smell
T-nice chocolate malt and coffee flavor that turns to a good hops bitterness in the aftertaste that leaves you with a nice warming coffee finish
M-syrupy full body with a high carbonation
O-strong beer and a great way to start the year with this one. I saw where it was on everyones top ten in the forum and I was not disappointed

Serving type: can

01-14-2014 02:09:09 | More by a0lbudman
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4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours like a black-coffee ooze. Thick and without bubbles till you get to the top of the glass and there is develops some serious tan head that reminds me of maple syrup and only appears as a skim and fades away quick. I can’t see within the beer to report on haziness, etc… but I can tell you that there are little bubbles bouncing to the tops of the beer to refill the ring of lacing. When the beer is given a swirl it leaves long hill-like patterns of alcoholic legs along the sides. The beer smells fat with charred wood, charcoals, and a heady dark chocolate hiding behind everything. The booze also peak through slightly with a spicy slight burn at the end of the whiff. The smell in many ways reminds me of Paradox Isle of Arran by Brew Dog. The beer tastes fat and oozing with roasted coffee and sweet charred wood. The aftertaste resonates with dark chocolate, some slight charred wood and an oh-so-slight burn to remind you of this beer’s ABV. From the can the beer tastes mildly sweeter with a mellowing of the charred wood and more of a sweet boozy taste. This beer seems to taste better in the glass overall than in the can for me. The mouthfeel of this beer is heavenly. As I said before it is fat and oozing on the tongue. It is beyond-velvet smooth as it oozes through your mouth and it runs down the throat like molasses. This beer leaves the mouth high and dry and begging for more with only faint wisps saliva on the tongue trying vainly to put out the smoky chocolate fire in your mouth. Overall this beer lives up to its reputation, it was a delectable sipper that holds up to the Founder’s Breakfast Stout that I had last week. This beer in many ways reminds me of Paradox Isle of Arran beer without the bourbon flavor linger. This is a fantastic Russian imperial stout and is well worth a drink.

Serving type: can

08-27-2012 02:19:46 | More by Maxwell
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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

03-03-2013 04:26:22 | More by freemanj
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4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured coal black with a good bit of light brown head that stayed throughout. The smell was of roasted malt with a hint of sweetness. The taste was of toasted malt a little sweetness on the back end and bit of coffee mixed in. The feel was heavy and dry. This was a very nice drinkable RIS, very enjoyable, but I would have preferred a bit more sweetness.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2008 12:10:45 | More by claytri
Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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