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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,538 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,538
Reviews: 2,253
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 470
Gots: 1,466 | FT: 91
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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4.25/5  rDev -3%

cproioi, Jan 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Belittle, Jan 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Ksims, Jan 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

UcDru, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of kylelenk
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A proverbial black hole. The sheer absence of light. The head quickly dissipates leaving a little oil like slick on top.

S- Smoked and chocolate malt forward. Muted burnt oak notes that present and almost tobacco like finish. Very rustic.

T- It's easy to pick up the usual suspects here in this high gravity American stout. Ten FIDY pushed bitter dark chocolate forward to new levels. Further present is the familiar burnt caramel and molasses. Maybe a tad bit of coffee.

M- Very chewy at points with a surprisingly carbonated body that hides well under the color. The viscous body will most likely encourage you to cleanse your pallet if you'll be enjoying more than one in a row.

O- A solid offering from OB. Very big stout that comes in a fun can.

kylelenk, Jan 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

FriedSlug, Jan 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

heerboth, Jan 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

MichaelStoutBeard, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Sold ink black with a minimal caramel to khaki head. One of the darkest of stouts that I have had. Sticky lacing. Oh yeah! This one looks sick

S- Holy roasted oats! Cocoa nibs and coffee beans also come to pass, while some earthy hops try to step in with a feeble attempt to distract my nose from the robust roasted malt

T- Everything the nose finds, but with added bitterness that comes on strong to give the finish quite a kick indeed. Lots of sweet chocolate, molasses, caramel, and an abundance of brown sugar up front with the burnt roasted astringency on the back end. So much so that it distracts in a lingering way. World class start with an average finish.

M- Syrupy, full body, and finishing dry. The alcohol is present, but not at all distracting like the astringency.

O- Big time appearance, aroma, and initial flavor wave left me expecting more from the finish. But admittedly, the bar was set extremely high. Overall, an outstanding beer.

Bosoxfan20, Jan 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

tabhill, Jan 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Packlifenc, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of MaximalC
3.9/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours nearly black with molasses highlights and a bountiful cap of coarse, mocha-colored foam. Excellent head retention is exhibited, and broad sheets of lacing cling to the glass as the beer descends. Aroma is mild but pleasant, smelling of roasted malt and molasses.

Flavor is big and beefy, with plenty of molasses and alcohol, along with herbal hops that give it something of a harsh edge. Subtleties are difficult to discern beneath the bold primary flavors--maybe some vanilla and marshmallow notes. The combination of the hops and alcohol positively sizzle on the tongue, made bearable only by the rich sweetness of the malt to offset them. Some dark fruit finally begins to emerge after considerable warming. The body is absolutely massive. This is what an imperial stout should feel like in the mouth--thick, rich, full, chewy, and so on and so forth.

Overall, this is an audacious imperial stout that takes no prisoners. The presentation and viscosity are exemplary, but it's a little heavy-handed in the taste department, even for me. There's no shortage of traditional RIS flavors (which are nearly on steroids), but it could do with a touch of nuance and complexity. If you're looking for a milkshake-thick imperial stout that will punch you in the face, look no further.

MaximalC, Jan 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

KornWallace, Jan 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

TargaFlorio, Jan 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

cjohal85, Jan 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

mjpolzin, Jan 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

RichD, Jan 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

I_Like_Beer, Jan 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Hopheadhiker, Jan 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

ryan604, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

mpenske, Jan 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

JeffZeltwanger, Jan 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

IPAdams, Jan 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

scottbrew4u, Jan 06, 2014
Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
96 out of 100 based on 7,538 ratings.