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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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7,155 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,155
Reviews: 2,223
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 464
Gots: 1,302 | FT: 84
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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Photo of Matt1553
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The most perfect Stout that I have ever experienced. The appearance, smell and mouthfeel astound the senses. Notes of cigar and chocolate balance for a smoky, but sweet flavor. There are a few Stouts that I am waiting to try--Dark Lord and Surly Darkness are on the top of my list--but for now Ten Fidy sets the standard for the style, in my opinion. Do not hesitate to pick this up whenever you are fortunate enough to find it in the store.

Rating: 10.0

Matt1553, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

j18coop, Dec 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

beaverapproved, Dec 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

BlueMoon10, Dec 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Imacopyouidiot, Dec 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

TubaDan, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.74/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Motor oil black. Light doesn't go through at all. Small head, but probably because I poured down the side of the glass.

S: There is not much to smell here, as it doesn't have much of an aroma. But I do pick up some roast and alcohol. I get a faint hint of cherry, caramel, and sugar.

T: I... I just don't even know how to describe how good this is. I'm getting coffee, toffee, caramel, sugar, roast, and some chocolate covered cherries along with some caramel. I can also taste some raisins and dates. Very good. Almost like a bourbon barrel stout without as much bourbon. I'd say there's kind of an oak-y taste in there, too.

M: The mouth on this one is humongous. Very thick, especially for a canned beer. Slick and creamy with little carbonation. Leaves chocolate coating in your mouth, which is a good thing.

O: I've had this beer a while ago when I was first getting into beer. Now that I've had it again when I know what a good beer is, I can see why this one is so revered. I expected a simple stout with a one-dimensional flavor profile, but this beer is very complex. The price is the only thing that bothers me. I'd give it a 100 no doubt.

titty_mcbitty, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of fellowrs
4.25/5  rDev -3%

fellowrs, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of TheBeer
4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Very dark in color with a thick dark brown head. Close to the color of the can.
S: Not a very powerful scent given off. Mostly smells of very faint alcohol and chocolate.
T: A mix of bitter chocolate and dark roasted malts. Slight alcohol taste on the palate that fades away in the aftertaste to a pleasant sweetness resembling that of dates.
M: Very thick body that coats the mouth. Wonderful.
O: A beer to seek out if you have never had it. Otherwise, not a top beer in the style, but very good. For the price of it, there are much better options to find. Possibly the best part of the brew is the "SHOW ME YO FIDDY'S" on the bottom of the can.

TheBeer, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My beer dreams came true when I saw Oskar Blues in Indiana – keep ‘em coming, distributors! Cheers.

Canned 10/14/2013, two months before the date of this tasting. The bottom of the can reads “PITCH DARK WATERS.”

A: A motor oil body, thick and black, adorned with a substantial head of creamy chestnut-brown foam; looks menacing. Short retention and sparse dots of lacing.

S: Just as menacing here: just a whiff and you’re getting a noseful of clear alcohol (think vodka, not bourbon) with a sprinkling of maple and black pepper. There’s also a noticeable tone of green apple, as well…oxidation, perhaps? Whatever the case, it’s not exactly unpleasant.

T: The palate commences with a silky sweetness: tastes of chocolate fudge on vanilla ice cream and caramel apple cover the tongue. That creamy dose of residual sugars is assurance that this is a dessert beer, without a doubt. Flavors of hops and booze never get above that, but they do add notes of chili pepper, hickory-smoked meat, lemon-pepper, and char. Finishes with a slight crispness, roast tones peeking out from under a blanket of caramel sugars.

M: Quite a milky brew: full-bodied with a tingling of creamy carbonation. This is probably one of the best textures I’ve ever come across from a canned beer (no distracting fizz or thinness).

O: A sweet, velvety, and downright drinkable stout. Now, while it’s not exactly complex, Ten FIDY is enjoyable and wonderfully accessible – I can’t imagine someone sipping this with a sour face.

BarryMFBurton, Dec 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Nick27705, Dec 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

crowbar540, Dec 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Beersnake1, Dec 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Adkins721, Dec 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

addiwilliams, Dec 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

alcjudge, Dec 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

cam12, Dec 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

facesnorth, Dec 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

TheBeerDad, Dec 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Donco, Dec 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

HoppyBastard1, Dec 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

alltakn, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of Tonmeister
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured in Pint Glass

Appearance: Very dark, black, with a thick brownish head.

Smell: Dark roasted malt sweetness, smells like a burnt desert, like smores, a little bit of the alcohol cuts through, but my nose mainly picks up a dark roasted chocolaty sweet malt aroma overall.

Taste: Sweet and chocolaty and first, with a hint of citrusy bitterness towards the middle leaving you with a sweet wet finish.

Mouthfeel: not as syrupy as I would have imagined. Moderate carbonation.

Overall, this is a great Imperial Stout, and I would definitely get it again. It is very sweet, and I can't taste any of the alcohol which is impressive since it contains 10.5% ABV.

buy it if you see it!

Tonmeister, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of RandomExile
3.04/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: ultra dark brown, just a shade lighter than black; filmy deep brown head; some spotty lacing
S: coffee, fibrous
T: almost a vegetable roast, like coffee and celery, deeply woody, Interesting, for sure, but not necessarily "good."
M: dry, medium-bodied
O: Surprisingly unimpressive, given the other ratings. I questioned myself the entire time, but this is really the vegetarian entree of beers. If you've been looking for a celery stout, look no longer! Your prayers are answered.

12oz / Snifter / Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, MD

RandomExile, Dec 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Madgin21, Dec 17, 2013
Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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