Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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4/5 rDev -8.7%
Can to goblet.
A. Almost jet black. Poured finger light tan head that retreats to a fine bubble rim and blotchy film. Highly viscous.
S. Chocolate and caramel malts. A roasted fragrance. Bitter cocoa. Woody and dusty.
T. Dark roasted malts, bitter chocolate, coffee, liquorice, vanilla, and some bitterness from the hops. A little booze on the end.
M. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, and oily. The feel is not as thick as the appearance likely from the high abv.
O. A really good stout, but not great. Very consistent across the metrics. The price is high but I would likely buy again given the right circumstances. I certainly recommend this ale to anyone.
11-01-2013 21:07:19 | More by macher0
3.73/5 rDev -14.8%
Poured from the can into a stein
A- Beautiful pitch black. No light is getting through this beast. Thin brown head receded quickly. Not much lacing sticks, but it looks beautiful when taking a sip.
S- Mostly coffee, maybe a smidge of dark chocolate. Something is just a little sweet in the nose. Surprisingly, I can't smell the 10.5%.
T- More of the nose. Lots of coffee, some black chocolate, and some malty sweetness. Lots of chocolate and coffee sort of bitterness. You can taste the alcohol for just a split second before the bitterness kicks in.
MF- Very little carbonation. Sort of creamy, thick mouthfeel. A small, sharp bitterness stays in the back of the throat long after the sip was swallowed. Alcohol burn happens very slightly for just a nano second in the back of the throat.
Overall, this is the most drinkable 10.5% RIS I've ever had. This is pretty good, and I would definitely like to have another on a cold winter night.
10-31-2013 01:05:12 | More by phideltashaggy
4.29/5 rDev -2.1%
A - pours dark black with a little less viscosity than I was expecting. Beautiful roasty brown head turns soapy quite quickly (was expecting it to be creamier)
S - milk chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, licorice. Honestly getting some heavy apple cider-like notes.
T - Absolutely delicious. Starts with a bright, sweet, dark fruit flavor that fades into the roastier flavors. A nice lasting roasty bitterness on the finish. Super balanced between sweet and dry. Multi-dimensional flavors keep it interesting.
M - Creamier than the appearance led to expect. like silk on the tongue and actually quite oily.
O - Was reluctant to buy due to the high price tag but after hearing so many good things about it I had to try it and I'm glad I did. Not necessarily something I would purchase again with so many equally good RIS options, but definitely worth a try.
10-30-2013 22:20:19 | More by YCantWeNotBeSober
Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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