Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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3.7/5 rDev -15.5%
Had a 12 oz can thanks to Craftshack order. The aroma was good but not intense. The color is motor oil/deep space/. Batman black. Tried to shine light from iphone through from other side of glass and couldn't see it at all. Probably the darkest beer I have seen. Really nice and thick too ( that's what she said). Tasted really good until it warmed to close to room temp. Then I could REALLY smell tobacco. In general, that isnt a bad thing, but having chewed my fair share of Red Man before, I thought I was drinking a spitter at the end. Pretty much ruined it for me. Too bad because it was very good up to that point. Obviously I am in minority, but there are many better imperial stouts. My cousin agreed with me too, and he isnt a d bag.
01-12-2014 00:54:53 | More by WesMantooth
4.47/5 rDev +2.1%
Can sample- very viscous pour, really lives up to the name. Dark stuff. Reasonable tan head. Nose- licorice, oats and dark chocolate. Taste- incredibly thick bodied. You could cut it with a knife. Very well melded flavours lap over the tongue, big chocoalte and licorce flavour, extra kick from the oats. Surprised to see this is 98 ibu, hops seem to swallowed by the black hole of beautiful malts. Finishes nicely.
10-26-2008 18:33:39 | More by oakbluff
4.33/5 rDev -1.1%
The black and silver can cracks open, emitting very little carbonation. I proceeded to pour it into a snifter (how often are cans poured into snifters I ask), releasing the jet black liquid with a creamy tan-brown head. The head holds nicely leaving beautiful lace. The smell if full of roasted espresso with slightly burnt notes, figs, and alcohols. The taste is sweet up front. Coffee dominates giving way to bitter dark chocolate. A fruitiness lingers throughout. The body is full and creamy with subtle carbonation; fantastically smooth. This is a great imperial stout. The draw is only greater due to the can. The high amounts of roast and possibly hops impart a significant amount of bitterness to this beer, if it were a bit sweeter, it might be more drinkable, but regardless I would love to have this one again, and will certainly pick it up again in the future.
04-04-2008 01:14:48 | More by MSchae1017
4.22/5 rDev -3.7%
12oz can, Sam Adams glass, same vintage as below, 12/22/08. Drunk on 5/27/10, a five month difference from the below review. Scores are averaged and rounded up.
I would still say this is an inpenitrable shade of crude brack (brown + black..). At first I was afraid there'd be no head; one formed, but not a big one. Black as night beer with whisps and foam and lace in this-is-truly-a-dark-chocolate-mocha brown. 4.5
Chocolate, graham cracker, chocolate graham cracker, cinnamon, Aztec chocolate, Belgian-like dark fruit. Very sweet with raisin, dark molasses rum, chocolate liqueur, and dark chocolate covered almonds. 4.5
Huge dark fruit. Currant, raisin, plum, prune too, and then the rum soaked version of all these. It isn't boozy, but I would like to point out that my can states 9.5% abv as opposed to the 10.5 of this page. There is the impression that warming will bring out some alcohol burn. A tiny bit of roast is starting to show up, coupled with maybe some hop bitterness. The coffee peeks in at the end but isn't the espresso with bitterness that it was five months ago. These do little to stem the tide of dark fruity sweet flavors. Chocolate is present but also slight. Thankfully the sweetness cuts a bit with warmth. 4
A little syrupy with a shocking little burble across the tongue. Where did those bubbles come from? 3.5
Are you kidding? A 9.5% abv hyper-sweet Imperial Stout drinkable? No way, I doubt I'll drink this more than twice a year. 2.5
12 oz can to Sam Adams glass. This particular treat was canned on 12/22/08.
Black as night. Truly the darkest I've seen and honestly like crude, as so many testify. The only highlight is a fingernail thin ruby at the bottom edge of my new Sam Adams glasses. Darkest head I've seen too, milk chocolate. 5
Slightly boozy, huge toffee, caramel nose calling to mind their Old Chub scotch ale. Moderate roast note, though it is of rich darkness, not burnt. Cherry or raisin, currant note. Phenols as the glass warms. 4
Huge toffee, espresso, dark chocolate with the emergence of a sweet dark fruit. Burnt sugar. The hops must be providing some of the bitterness but any spice or other flavor that seems to be hop induced is escaping me. 5
A little sip is a mouthful. Substantive, chewy, viscous, more than a liquid this is. I love it, it's bursting with flavor from every seam of the can. 5
Intelligence will dictate a limit of one a night I'm afraid. Yum. There might be a taste bud blowout if you were to have more than one. 4
05-28-2010 19:50:21 | More by brewerburgundy
4.5/5 rDev +2.7%
A- pours inky black with a finger of mocha coffee colored head. Ok retention.
S- starts out with rich oily espresso, chocolate cake and a touch of smoke. Pungent roasty Malts without stepping in to the ashy burnt realm. A slight estery character of dark cherry pit and the faintest whisper of herbal hops lend intense complexity and layers. Near perfect nose.
T- oily coffee bean, rich gourmet dark chocolate and intense cake like roasty maltiness punish the palate in a good way. Subtle smoke tones in the middle with an herbal hop that gets smothered by the rich malt. Finishes with robust dark roast coffee, semi-sweet chocolate chip, licorice and an alcohol warmth. Mind blasting delicious.
MF- velvity smooth mouthfeel with a chewy viscous body and soft, perfect for this brew, carbonation.
D- crazy drinkable for the abv and sheer size of this Imperial stout. Thank you OB you guys kill the Imperial stout and resurrect it just so you kill it again. World class.
01-25-2012 03:10:27 | More by Viciousknishs
4.65/5 rDev +6.2%
Two fingers of frothy milk chocolate head sit on top of this monstrous goopy jet black body, receding slowly and leaving dots of lace behind. This is a fantastic looking imperial stout.
So rich and so complex in the nose. I get heavily roasted malts, sweet burnt granola, very dry dark chocolate, alcohol soaked cherries, overly ripe plums, and hints of coffee beans. Well rounded and incredibly inviting.
Slick and smooth sweet milk chocolate glides across the palate alongside a pleasantly roasted malt character. Sweet dark fruits peak through about midway in at the front of the tongue and remain there for some time. Burnt sugar cane comes through just before a perfectly rendered dry and unoffensively bitter smokey and roasted malt finish.
The mouthfeel is an experience in itself. Full bodied, frothy, and velvety smooth. Well balanced seems to be an understatement. It's scary how easy this beer is to drink with next to no trace of the high ABV. If I could give higher than a 5 for this category, I would.
I had high expectations for my first time trying this and they were easily exceeded. This is by far one of the if not the best RIS I've ever had. It doesn't destroy your palate with gigantic, mouth puckering notes of one thing or another. Instead, it's extremely well balanced through and through while still being incredibly flavourful. I'll have no problem buying this again, and again, and again.
04-18-2011 02:38:25 | More by ludachris
Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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