Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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4.79/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
I will drink this forever. In the world of craft beer where there are thousands to try, I normally don't buy many over and over again. However, Ten Fidy is my baby. The mouthfeel is perfect. Only problem now is most other stouts seem thin to me. I gave a 4.75 for taste because although I love it, it could have had just a tad less hop bitterness for me. Buy, smell, drink, enjoy, REPEAT!
Serving type: can
10-15-2013 08:46:33 | More by Trulyamazing
4.73/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Pours like an engine oil milkshake into a snifter; jet black with a lovely moderately-thick brown head made of tiny bubbles that seems to not fade at all, and leaves rings of dense, delicate lacing when it finally does.
Smells delicious...dark, metallic roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, dark fruit, surprisingly little hint of booze for 10.5%.
Taste is awesome. Dark chocolate and coffee balanced perfectly with sweet milk chocolate, booze-soaked dark fruit, burnt sugar, all balanced again against a perfect layer of bitterness, leaving you basking in the glorious afterglow with sticky sweetness, and dark roasted bitterness lingering on the tongue, after a slight puff of alcohol heat.
Mouthfeel is thick and creamy, beautiful.
Overall, this is an awesome RIS. While it's not the most complex, it has big flavors and they're all perfectly in sync with each other. Excellent!
Serving type: can
10-15-2013 05:12:16 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
3.49/5 rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz can poured into a glass.
This is an appealing beer by any estimation, but....
I feel like the hype far outweighs the delivery.
This is a really good beer. I have no doubt. But for the price I paid in Pa, I feel like this just isn't delivering on the hype.
Taste is great upfront. Finishes bitter. More bitter than expected.
Color and appearance are super. Dark with a nice coffee colore head.
The smell is a bit astringent and less than mouthwatering.
Overall a beer worth trying but for my money not a beer worth buying more than once.
I feel like I let down every hipster with skinny jeans and facial hair. I just didn't love it.
Serving type: can
10-13-2013 21:34:58 | More by Dcunicelli
4.71/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
12 oz can poured into a Spiegelau glass. Canned on 10/4. Consumed on 10/12.
A - Appeared rather viscous during pour from can to glass. Deep brownish black with a cinnamon colored head. Gentle pour yielded less than a finger of head. Quickly dissipated. Lightly carbonated. Light splotchy lacing which fades over time.
S - Vanilla, heavy cream, anise, and toasted malts with some acidic coffee astringency. Alcohol notes, but not boozy.
T - Rich in flavor. Coffee, toffee, toasted malts, caramel, vanilla, nutmeg, and amaretto. Pleasant alcohol notes. Some tartness initially, but fades quickly with a slightly bitter finish. Completely hides ABV.
M -Perfect sipping beer. Silky smooth. Lightly carbonated, perfect for style; slight tingle on tongue. Slight stickiness... reminiscent of a good eggnog. Very warming.
O - Wow. Really enjoyed this beer. Perfect cold weather beer. Perfect mouthfeel, rich flavor, and very warming. Still can't believe this is 10.5%. A complete package... can't understand why it isn't a top 20 beer on BA. Has my highest recommendation.
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2013 01:03:53 | More by Duane_Opfer
Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
97 out of 100 based on 6,773 ratings.