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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,721 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,721
Reviews: 2,267
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 487
Gots: 1,533 | FT: 96
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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4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can (canned 10/3/2013) poured into a snifter. Pours oily black w/ a big reddish mocha head that settles to a soft, velvety layer of foam. This thing absorbs light. Really great looking beer.

Aroma is rich dark roasted malt, bitter chocolate, and cocoa. Smells really nice and clean with a subtle sweetness in the background.

Taste is dark, roasty, and bittersweet, with a hint of dark fruit. This is one rich, dense, concentrated brew. The sweetness is balanced nicely by the roasty bitterness.

Mouthfeel is slick and oily with a a sharp bitter finish. Seductively smooth.

Overall, a very nice imperial stout. Everything works together nicely. Well done.

draheim, Feb 08, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

What about Huell? Thats what it says on the bottom of the can...I love it, but if you don't get it then go read another review...go on now.

Ok...

A - Black as night with no head.

S - Smells of toasted chocolate with a slight coffee scent.

T - Taste of roasted chocolate and slightly of coffee...but very delicious.

M - Very smooth, minimal carbonation.

O - No wonder there are issues finding this at times...it is one of the best imperial stouts on the market and is and will be a staple of my collection for many years.

NYR2, Feb 08, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Canned on 9/5/13 in Brevard, NC) at 50 degrees into goblet
Looks like I’m draining my crankcase – highly viscous
Aroma – very much roasted malt with light coffee and chocolate overtones
Head average (3 cm), tan, somewhat fizzy, rapidly diminishing to a ring with some head remaining, somewhat like duckweed on a swamp surface
Lacing good
Body deep brown/black, impenetrable to light
Flavor begins with a sweet maltiness which barely hides the alcohol, but the chocolatey goodness makes it impossible not to drink…several. Finishes with a slight alcohol burn. No hops, no diacetyl.
Palate full-bodied, creamy, soft carbonation.

An excellent RIS, well worth the price. I’m going to cellar a few for next year.

Ozzylizard, Feb 08, 2014
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I love this beer. Dark and beautiful with a dark cocoa head. The head dissipates to good dark lacing. The smell is toast and roast with very slight raisinets. The taste is fruity like a plump raisin with a little cherry, roast barley comes thru with a good cocoa and it finishes sorta tart. Great taste balance good abv but its really hard to detect. Clean and lingers in the mouth and makes you want to keep hitting it!

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Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
98 out of 100 based on 7,721 ratings.