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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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8,214 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,214
Reviews: 2,335
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 533
Gots: 1,850 | FT: 103
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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: Georgiabeer on 12-29-2006

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4.18/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of homebrewhawk
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12oz can served in a brandy snifter. Deep, opaque black. Fine bubbled, dark tan head. Initial slightly metallic aroma, then fruit, some portlike aromas and alcohol. Full bodied, massive beer. Deep malty profile with lots of roasted barley. A very dry cocoa flavor. Plenty of hop bitterness in the middle. Warming alcohol. Long dry finish with chocolate.

Very solid imperial stout.

Photo of mgbickel
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass. Instantly formed a thick, foamy, milk chocolate colored head, two fingers tall. This receded quickly leaving behind little to no lace. The body is thick and dark. Swirled it around to make sure someone didn't switch my glass with a pint of melted tar.

The nose has coffee, dark fruits and molasses up front. Undertones of iron (bloody-meat like smell)...not a bad thing!

The molasses and dark fruits are up front in flavor. The meaty flavors are in the background. The backbone is black coffee. Finishes slightly boozy, but not overpowering.

Medium to thick mouth feel, oily and creamy at the same time with little carbonation.

Drinkable stout based upon flavor, but can only handle a few per night due to the MF. Will keep stocked!

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of SurlyDuff
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

There's no reason I shouldv'e waited this long to review Ten Fidy!

Oh, the glorius sight of a 10% Impy stout in a can. I wanna give someone a hug for devising this.

Dark as satan's poo, with a thick viscous stickiness on the sides of my glass. The dark head tops off the pint. I accidently spilled a few drops onto the top of the cooler (we were camping), which I can only assume the lid will be forever stained.

Fairly sweet cocoa and bittersweet chocolate at first, then into a deep bitter coffee aroma. The high ABV is nicely hidden.

Big flavors from this tiny can. Rich chocolate and cocoa, espresso, and deep tobacco.

A real good smooth drinker. One can can last you a good long while. I am giving this one a 5 for drinkability, which I actually don't think i've done before, certainly not for anything imperial!

Photo of JEdmund
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out looking thick! Inky black color. An initial dark tan head forms, then subsides.

It’s got that RIS smell, which is a good thing, though not charting any new territory. Just huge roast, char, espresso, cocoa, and fruit notes.

Before I can even think about the flavor, I’m remarking at the body. This is thick! Body is just so full and satisfying. Flavor is equally large with an enormous amount of roasted malt at work here. Finish reveals some leafy hops, and there’s also a lingering char and black chocolate that dry it all out. Slight boozy tingle.

Overall this is a fine beer and worthy of all its accolades. Now I’m really eager to try it fresh to compare. Though I suspect it’s held up well in the can.

Photo of RichD
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of MCain04
3.98/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6 month old can poured into a 13 oz snifter. Extra in a trade with hilgart1, much appreciated!

Appearance: Dark dark brown. 1 finger tan head. Moderate retention/lacing.

Smell: Roasty, a little alcohol on the nose, toasted malts.

Taste: Heavy roasted malts, a little boozy, but there's a malty sweetness that finishes with a soy-sauce aftertaste that isn't the greatest.

Mouthfeel: Full, heavy, smooth, coats the tongue.

Overall: Overrated in my opinion, not even close to world-class. A decent Imperial stout but for $15 per 4 pack I can think of 10 other stouts I'd pick over this without spending more than I would for this one. Doubt I'll ever drink this again, but you never know.

Photo of LordAdmNelson
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Motor oil black... very viscous. Thin milk chocolate head forms, fades relatively quickly, but laces nicely.

S- An array of dark chocolate, sweet malt, molasses, some coffee, and maybe some leafy hops. Not too aromatic, but really nice.

T- Big chocolate and coffee notes, roasted malt, moves into some slightly citrus and leafy hops. Alcohol is barely noticeable. Aftertaste is lingering, a blend of chocolate and herbal notes. Delicious. Definitely a good stout, although I'm not sure it absolutely outstrips Expedition or Storm King or Yeti. Good stuff. Hops are definitely more prominent in this one than others, and I like that (I'm a huge fan of fresh FFF Black Sun Stout). Good blending of flavors.

M- Intensely smooth and creamy. Thick. Perfect carbonation.

D- Delicious brew that is worth seeking out. I really enjoy this one. Thanks to alleykatking for this one!

Photo of waltonc
4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Good lord, this is a meal of a stout. Tar black with a ton of head when you pour it. Really strong smell of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Tastes the same, and I was also getting some black licorice in there. Phenomenal. Mouthfeel is creamy and thick, without coming across as syrupy.

Photo of damienblack
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours to the typical RIS appearance, dark brown/black, thick and syrupy. Small tan head, decent lacing, typical appearance. Smell is typical too, slightly sweet dark malt. But the taste sensation is where it really kicks in. Overall, it encompasses a very nice balance. Some roastiness yet not too roasty, but not to sweet either. The thing that really puts it over the top is how creamy it is. Just silk-like in its delicacy. No bitterness at all. Just a bit of hop balance at the end, but nowhere near as hoppy as I've heard. Mouthfeel excels because of this, the perfect level of coating. Super drinkable for the ABV and subject matter. Forget Rasputin, this has become my favorite of the sessionable imperial stouts!

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4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Took the first sip out of the can. Wow, I never thought I would taste anything like this that wasn't bottled. Pretty funny. After a sip or two though, I poured the rest of the brew into a snifter to get a better appreciation for the beer.

This guy pours a dark brown, almost black, with a thin tan head. Nice foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. I can smell well roasted malts, some caramel and a bit of anise. There is also a faint hop aroma, but it is largely muted by the other scents.

The flavor is first of all, super smooth. Toasted dark malts, rich caramel notes and some well placed anise in the background. Hops come in and out of flavor, adding a slight bit of bitterness here and there, but never detracting from the smoothness of the taste. And finally, to add to this already incredible flavor, is the growing presence of milk chocolate malt. The chocolate really starts to come out as the beer warms up a bit and is delicious.

Mouthfeel is amazing. Thick, creamy, smooth and rich with the perfect amount of carbonation and warming alcohol. However, the 10% ABV is hidden very well and could creep up on you easily.

Hats off to Oskar Blues. I thought this would probably be a decent RIS, given the ranking, but it has blown past all of my expectations. Maybe it isn't the most complex RIS out there, but damn is it tasty and highly drinkable for the style. I will definitely be picking up more.

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of jhartley
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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2.75/5  rDev -37.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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3/5  rDev -31.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: It pours absolute black with a bit of dark khaki head that recedes quickly to the collar. We have mainly chocolate on the nose with some hints of espresso and alcohol esters on the back end. More chocolate to the taste with some figs, caramel, and roastiness included. The mouthfeel is rather disappointing. It was slightly watery and flat to me (and I usually complain about too much carbonation).

Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
97 out of 100 based on 8,214 ratings.