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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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7,442 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,442
Reviews: 2,246
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 473
Gots: 1,422 | FT: 90
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Georgiabeer on 12-29-2006)
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

feltondengler, Jul 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

JOSHMAN, Aug 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

mattydread, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of mfreire212
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was pretty stoked to finally get a can of this stout. I must admit, the can itself is pretty underwhelming, but the beer is what's important.

Poured into a pint glass...DARK! Opaque, with an oily residue on the surface.

A nice malty, coffee aroma which is very inviting.

An excellent stout, smooth coffee and cocoa flavors without the bitey aftertaste that some stouts have. It also was pretty thick/viscous.

The alcohol is well hidden, until you get about two thirds of the way done (which is the whole point, IMO).

Overall, an excellent choice, despite the high cost and outward appearance.

mfreire212, Feb 07, 2010
Photo of foxmul924
3.98/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(Can into Room-Temp Pint Glass)

Appearance: Utterly Black Body with a Deep Brown, Lasting
Head with Sufficient Lace.

Smell: Chocolate and Alcohol

Taste: Bittering Hops are Quickly Overtaken By the Extremely
Malty Chocolate, Molasses, and Roasted Barley.
Additional Notes of Coffee and a Lingering Marshmallow

Mouthfeel: Full-Bodied, Almost Like Drinking a Thick Milkshake.
Very Smooth with a Semi-Clean Finish. Slightly Sticky
On and Around the Lips.

Drinkability: Definitely a Sipping Beer. Probably Wouldn't
Partake in a Second as it is Quite Rich, Warming, and Filling...
Not To Mention the 10% ABV Sneaks Up On

Other: A Very Solid Russian Imperial Stout. I've Been Very
Impressed with Oskar Blues and Their Blue Collar 'FIDY'
Mentality. Worth a Try!

foxmul924, Feb 15, 2008
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3.98/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

With all the hype, I was expecting a knock out with a smooth feel that would hide the alcohol under the stoutiness. I was wrong. I am not saying this was bad at all, just didn't live up to the BA hype put on it. I will buy more next time it comes around. It's a beer that I'll drink if I want beer and it's too late to make a session. Dark..couldn't see through it. Roasted choc and coffee malts with lingering alcohol taste...the only bummer. Would and do recommend for special occasions for cans.

dwpiercetx, Feb 03, 2009
Photo of ATGHomebrewer
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours very thick. Mostly solid black (a little mahogeny around the edges when held to the light). Poured fairly rigourously, and yielded more than an inch of creamy brown head.

S - Notes of chocolate, coffee and roasted grain. Some piney hops in there as well. Slightly astringent hop smell but not unpleasant.

T - Chololate and milky taste. Very sweet. Aftertaste finishes very sweet as well with just a bit of bitterness and burnt grains.

M - Thick and chewy.

D - Very god beer. Very complex and robust. Alcohol is not up front but present. But you'd never know it's 9.5%. Be careful...it'll sneak up on you.

ATGHomebrewer, Dec 27, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

jboyer, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Habmike
4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On tap at Duckworths in Charlotte.

Appears quite dark and sinister. Brown head but not much of it. Laces the glass decently.

Roasted espresso and some charred smokyness in the nose.

Taste is pretty monstrous. Lots of charryness with plenty of roasted malt and espresso flavor. Still a bit of fruityness and apple brandy flavor hidden in there as well.

This one is a big boy in the mouth with the right amount of carbonation teetering on the low side. Leaves my mouth coated and happy.

Drinkability is dangerously good but at the abv it will take its toll for sure!

Habmike, Nov 21, 2010
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

danielnovak3, Dec 10, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

p0tt3r, Dec 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

seanmonaghan13, Nov 16, 2011
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4.86/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This stout is another example of a fun beer, a pitch black pour with a caramel head. The pour out of the can was awesome and made a great 2 finger deep head in the glass. Great malt flavor, chocolate and anise on teh backside.
Ten Fidy is an incredible imperial stout that is great from can to can.

sniper061, Apr 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

otvomadeut, Jan 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

robwater, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

JaySchneider, Sep 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Betolito, Apr 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Hop_Czar, Apr 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

CmBanaszak, Dec 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

karen603, Feb 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

ambalam, May 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

ridiculotron, Jul 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Cheech145, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Mycescephalus, Nov 09, 2013
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4.76/5  rDev +8.7%

Hopmagnet, Friday at 02:19 AM
Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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