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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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8,348 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,348
Reviews: 2,363
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 554
Gots: 1,963 | FT: 110
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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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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can courtesy of Johnny Med poured into a rodenbach grand cru tulip.

pitch black body, which looks even more reminiscent of motor oil when it comes from a can, with a thin layer of milk-chocolate-colored head. the head fades pretty quickly, save for a burnt-red layer around the outer rim; some nice lacing.

not as strong a smell as i expected it to be; some roasted malt and some dark cocoa, some tobacco, even a tad bit of smoked meat. so yeah, it smells like an imperial stout. one of the more subdued russian imperials, at least based on smell- nothing really blows you away with this one.

interesting taste. the mid-palate is a lot of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cocoa powder. the finish is a little bit of hop bitterness, which is unexpected, but with the recent interpretations of the style, not totally unexpected. but the finishing part of the finish is a little hot, a little metallic and a little almost unpleasant. it's kind of comparable to the taste of salt. really sweet beginning taste though- a little butterscotch-like.

for an imperial stout actually pretty lacking in body. there's some carbonation/sensation that develops in the back of the mouth around the mid-palate and lingers till the finish, so that's mildly unpleasant. yeah, the most noticeable mouthfeel characteristic is the astringency on the finish. there isn't a whole lot of palate coating, it's not a super rich body.

this is a lot smoother than a lot of other russian imperials; it does not have a huge hop presence, and there is not an abundance of flavor that might make you feel full; it doesn't have that huge pallet coating that keeps the taste of the beer fresh in your mind for hours and it isn't out of this worldly alcoholic. and yet, for each of those categories it's easy to envision a beer that fits the description. with this one? it's from a can. sometimes its good to be average. right?

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

12oz can received in a trade from my man everetends. Thanks Gilly.

Appearance- Pours black with a slow rising, mocha-tan monster of a head. It looks tasty as fuck. Good lacing, but could be a smidgen better.

Smell- Dark roasted malts, dark bitter coffee and chocolate, and floral hops. There's also some dark fruits and baked cracker lingering in there that reminds me of AK MAK. I don't have to strain to find the different smells, which is beautiful.

Taste- Wow! What a shit ton of bitter chocolate, roasted malt and dark, dark coffee. As if that bitterness wasn't enough, there are bitter hops that show up next. They are soon completely wiped out by the ensuing heat. A second "Wow!" goes out to this beers ability to be fresh out of the oven hot with alcohol without it being unpleasant. It was a fairly warm day here in the central valley of Oregon, and for a bit I was literally sweating from drinking this beer, and that is A-OK with this guy. Big chocolate, big coffee, big hops, and big heat. This beers gets the job done. It's the John McClane of the RIS world.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, smooth, lush, rich...go thesaurus crazy with the word creamy and you get the point. Low carbonation and a better body than a young Pamela Anderson.

Drinkability- The abv and heat keep the drinkability down a bit, but only because I don't want to sweat off 10lbs and do something to get me arrested. The flavor never gets old and doesn't ware on the tongue. Come winter, I will be trading for more than a few of these guys to keep me toasty.

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3.73/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was excited to try this for my first time today at the World of Beer in Tampa.

I poured a 12oz can into a pint glass. It poured a very viscous, opaque BLACk. They may as well call it 10-W Fidy because it looks like used motor oil. Very thin brown head left a small amount of lacing on the glass. It smelled of roasted coffee, molasses and a mild hoppiness. It tased a bit sweet with caramel and coffee and a slight alcohol warmth on the back of the throat. It was a very sticky beer that was a bit much for me. I am glad to have had it, but I am not in any hurry for more.

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4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

a- completely opaque, looks like motor oil when pouring it, with a 1/2 inch frothy mocha frapp head

s- mostly boozy with a slight cofee aroma'

t-dark roasted boozy coffee tase with some definite dark fruits, ..alcohol is in the forefront but blends very well with the mix

m-wow..wicked creamy smooth, slides right down throat- best part of this beer and imperial stout for that matter

d- very drinkable for a 10%, delicious, love the mouth feel

...first review in a while so may be a little biased

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3/5  rDev -31.5%

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4.14/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought at Whole Foods, Pasadena Ca-Arroyo Parkway

Poured into a pint glass. The pour was like a dark motor oil into the glass. Very black. The smell is freshly roasted. Nice. Interesting smell. A definite roasty taste but not overwhelming. It has a nice taste to it that is getting better with every sip. After hearing good things about this beer here, I had to go try it. It is definitely a good beer. Nice overall taste.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pitch black. Poured almost a fingers worth of milk chocolate brown head, which dissipated quickly. Alcohol legs sticking around for days.
Smell: sweet dark chocolate, coffee, burnt sugar, licorice, figs.
Taste: Rich dark chocolate. Some coffee. Milk chocolate coming out as well. Nice roasted notes. Starts off with a little sweetness but ends with a roasted bitterness. There's a little bit of alcohol but it adds to the beer rather than detracting and is very subdued for 10.5%. There's some anise too, which blends well with the chocolate and roasted notes.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy, almost tastes like nitro.
Overall: Tons of dark chocolate, like I sat down to munch on a brick of bakers chocolate.

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Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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