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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,814 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,814
Reviews: 2,206
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 430
Gots: 1,189 | FT: 82
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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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

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
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PStriedl

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

10-13-2013 20:40:49 | More by PStriedl
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Farky87

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-13-2013 20:18:50 | More by Farky87
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Ozzie1111

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.2%

10-13-2013 13:03:35 | More by Ozzie1111
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100200300

Georgia

3/5  rDev -31.5%

10-13-2013 01:47:34 | More by 100200300
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Madfish85

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

10-13-2013 01:25:00 | More by Madfish85
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Duane_Opfer

Virginia

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
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Xandrose

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3%

10-12-2013 04:39:55 | More by Xandrose
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Braden

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

10-12-2013 03:57:11 | More by Braden
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

10-12-2013 03:47:33 | More by TastyIsBeer
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Twan22

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

10-12-2013 02:35:31 | More by Twan22
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sprague808

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.2%

10-12-2013 01:55:19 | More by sprague808
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Beer_lover89

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-12-2013 01:54:30 | More by Beer_lover89
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dvmky

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -8.7%

10-12-2013 01:32:23 | More by dvmky
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anhigdon

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-12-2013 01:09:23 | More by anhigdon
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

10-11-2013 21:27:08 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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Camjmorton

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -3%

10-11-2013 20:40:23 | More by Camjmorton
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-11-2013 18:58:40 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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BethanyB

New Jersey

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
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dvnb

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%

10-11-2013 00:31:14 | More by dvnb
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Hopbomber

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -8.7%

10-10-2013 12:08:00 | More by Hopbomber
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AdamF625

Massachusetts

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
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yevyalon1

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-09-2013 17:34:47 | More by yevyalon1
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

10-09-2013 00:35:13 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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scottwurst

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

10-08-2013 20:17:26 | More by scottwurst
Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
97 out of 100 based on 6,814 ratings.