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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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8,176 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,176
Reviews: 2,329
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 529
Gots: 1,831 | FT: 104
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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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5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Un-friggin-belieavably fantastic beer.

Had a 12 oz. can from the Brevard, NC brewery that was just under two months old. Served in a run o' the mill pint glass.

Poured with the look and consistency of dirty motor oil. One finger head eventually settles down to about a third of that and lasts the whole beer. Foam doesn't lace, but rather blankets the glass. Foam is thick enough you could put a sheet over it and sleep on it. Smells delightfully chocolatey, with some light fruit notes. Cherry, maybe?

Mouthfeel is an unbelievably creamy, almost buttery. Taste is phenomenal- malt, chocolate, coffee, and that possibly-cherry fruitiness to it. Enough hop bite and alcohol to get your attention.

I'm not a stranger to beer, but I am pretty much a noob when it comes to evaluating and defining the qualities of beer. I didn't figure I'd ever rate anything a 5, but there's just no way to ding this beer. I know what I like in beer, and what makes for a good stout.

This is without doubt not only the best stout I have had in 3 decades of dabbling; it is hands down the best beer.

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4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Viscous motor oil black with a lumpy froth of espresso-brown head that leaves generous lacing.
N: Dark chocolate, roasted coffee, warming alcohol, and a touch of tanned leather and vanilla.
T: Lots of chocolate and coffee, vanilla notes come through nicely too with a hint of bourbon making an appearance in the alcohol heat. Develops nicely on the palate if you stick with it past the alcohol, there is a nice bitter hop finish though it is pretty subtle.
M: Carbonation is a little thin, alcohol heat is very present, not terribly syrupy which I like.
Overall very drinkable, an excellent beer.

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3.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark black with a thin brown head.

Aroma is more like a Belgian strong dark ale with the scent of prunes, and dark chocolate cake.

Flavor is also more like the Belgian strong dark ale, with rich dark chocolate cake, cherries and prunes. There is a very slight roasted malt character. No noticeable bitterness.

Finishes quite dry in the mouth despite the fruit in the flavor. Mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat creamy. Alcohol level is not really noticeable.

Overall a nice, surprising beer, flavorful if not exceptional.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

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Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
97 out of 100 based on 8,176 ratings.