Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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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
4.49/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Startlingly black, and completely opaque. The moderate tan head was dense and creamy. Fine size for the style.
Smell: Roasted Milk Duds and a bit of grainy graham cracker crust. Coffee notes keep the smell from becoming too sweet. Nice and balanced, especially for this style. Just a bit of alcohol on the nose.
Taste: Again, remarkably balanced for a Russian Imperial, even while retaining its complexity. Dark, malty chocolate, brown sugar and toffee, and a gentle roast ones to bring everything into balance and prevent any cloying sweetness. A small amount of dark fruit--plums, and a whisper of currant.
Mouthfeel: Velvety smooth, with moderate carbonation. Excellent for the style. Alcohol warming very light.
Overall: An excellent Russian Imperial Stout that truly delivers without knocking you in your back with flavor and alcohol. Impressive, particularly in terms of balance.
Serving type: can
10-11-2013 10:47:12 | More by BethanyB
4.74/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
A- pours black with a two finger brown head
S- roasted barley, black malts, expresso, dark chocolate, burnt wood
T- astringent black malt, black coffee, dark cocoa, oats, roasted barley, oak
M- smooth and slightly creamy, minimal carb, harsh alcohol
O- this is a deep complex stout with character you expect from a barrel aged brew. Very hot but there is so much flavor and nice aroma you forget about it. Definitely a sipper.
Serving type: can
10-10-2013 04:05:22 | More by AdamF625
Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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