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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

8,362 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,362
Reviews: 2,366
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 554
Gots: 1,972 | FT: 113
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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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to EgadBananas for this can dated 11-14-11. Poured into a pint glass. Pours black with a two-finger length dark brown head that dissipates slowly. Some lacing is left on the side of the glass during consumption. There are aromas of dark roasted barley malts, chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. It's mildy sweet smelling as well. The taste follows the nose. There are dark roasted malts, bitter chocolate, coffee, and alcohol featured prominently in the flavors. The hops are also present on the back end to balance some of the malty sweetness. The aftertaste is mildly of coffee and chocolate. The body is medium to full with moderate carbonation. It's creamy, but not too filling. The drinkability is very high for a style generally more suited for sipping. It's full of flavor and very easy to drink for such a big beer. Overall, this is an excellent beer and an excellent example of the style.

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4.18/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Ineedabeerhere
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to RoBotGod for including this as an EXTRA in a trade!!!!

Let me just say that i have only recently gotten into stouts, but this one has to top my list! (where can i get more?!?!)

I rank this higher than Victory's storm king or rogue's shakespeare stout or north coast's old rasputin to name a few.

It pours perfectly black out of the can, not looking too syrupy. just perfect. the head was a nice tan/brown color that was about 1 finger. Great lacing left all over the glass.

It smells and tastes great! Very roasted, chocolate, slightly caramel. Great hop presence for a stout, with a slightly sweet finish, at least for the first few sips. Great carbonation and not too syrupy, just the perfect consistency.

Overall a great beer, and VERY drinkable for a stout. The 10% was very well hidden. I can confidently say its one of the best stouts i've tried to date, and its out of a can! Now my problem is getting more of it!

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -42.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cellared Update:
One year old Ten FIDY: canned on 10/09/10, consumed on 11/03/11.

Aroma is a bit sweeter. Not as grainy. Fruity with more of a chocolate note. Roasted aspect seems to have subsided a bit but leaves plenty of chocolate and coffee goodness. Not as hot. This past year has treated this beer very well.

Original Revew:
Fresh Ten Fidy, about a month old.

Blacker than black, truly one of the darkest beers I've ever seen. A dark coffee colored head slowly develops to be a bout 1 finger thick but faded away too quickly for my liking.

Aroma is full of a roasted grain scent and lots of underlying aromas. Dark chocolate, coffee, and hints of a fruity sweetness.

Lots of flavor going on here. Roasted barley makes this a bit grainier than expected but still lots of chocolate and coffee flavors going on. Again, a slightly sweeter fruitiness comes in at the finish.

Mouthfeel is full, chewy and smooth. Overall, Ten Fidy is tough to beat for widely available stouts. Not the cheapest but worth the extra few bucks.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into my lost abbey stemware glass

A: i never saw à stout so dark and so thick like ten fidy , awesome look , it's just like dark dirty oil with a thick dark creamy head. À real beauty , Nice lacing on the glass

S: Sweet malts, roasted coffee, vanilla, molasses. Fudge also comes to mind. I'm also picking up some hops

T: Biig chewy bittersweet mocha hits you up front with dark fruit and some smokey vanilla, a hint of bourbon and a very nice hop bite

M: Full bodied,very creamy and oily nice carbonation

D: so smooth , so Nice , so well balanced , this is à BIG boy in à small can

stout in à can ? Never had one before , but this stout is just awesome . Wow

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer is nearly black with a tan, dense head that sticks around for awhile. Despite the alcohol content there is very little evident in the nose. The smell is left to the roasted malts that give a sweet and mild coffee odor. The alcohol does show up in the taste, giving the overall impression of a coffee liqueur in a beer. But the mouthfeel is what really sets this one apart. It's creamy, thick and viscous. The booze show up here as well with a bit of a tingle on your tongue. This beer will definitely make its way into my beer fridge one of these days...when I can afford it.

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4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12oz can poured into Lawson's Tulip

A – Comes out of the can almost black. Pitch black in the glass with a dark chocolate brown head.

S – Roasted malts, chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. It smells like Ten Fidy. I don't know how else to describe it.

T – Similar to nose. Chocolate is more pronounced. Some bitterness. A little booze as it warms, but that is to be expected for a beer of this size.

M – Full bodied with moderate carbonation.

O – For me, this is one of those style defining beers. I always pick some up if I see it.

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
97 out of 100 based on 8,362 ratings.