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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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8,361 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,361
Reviews: 2,365
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 554
Gots: 1,971 | FT: 113
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:
Beer added by: Georgiabeer on 12-29-2006

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured out of a can into an oversized brandy snifter. It's maybe a shade or two below jet black with a light brown head (like the color of a paper grocery bag). Not a significant amount of head retention, but I wasn't expecting that. It forms a head around the sides of the glass and is barely there in the middle save for a few bubbles.

I'm a home brewer, and the aroma is exactly what I get when I come home from the homebrew store and stick my nose in a bag of freshly milled malted barley. Flavor is very roasty and complex with chocolate, coffee, and residual sweetness from the malt. The alcohol is definitely perceptible and is pleasantly warming. Some lacing on the glass (if I were talking about cloud coverage outside I would call it scattered). The hops is there, but enough to balance the amount of malt. It's hard to tell if the bitterness is roasted barley, an alcohol bite, or the hops itself. In any case the balance is more towards the malt.

This beer is exceptional.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I've had this a few times but I feel it is worth a review.

A: creamy mocha head. Lasts forever. Dark as night. Pitch black.

S: smells exactly like dark chocolate. Rich, dark dark chocolate.

T: perfectly smooth, perfectly balanced as an imperial stout. Burnt chocolate forward and slightly boozy.

M: creamy and chewy at the same time. If stew were an imperial stout, this would be it.

O: this is a fantastic imperial stout that is year round (right?) available. It's expensive so hard to keep keep a lot on hand but every single time it is a treat. Probably my favorite imperial stout that isn't barrel aged.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oh man! I am drinking this after drinking a Samuel Smith's Chocolate Stout. This is an amazing stout.

This stout is strong, tasty, thick, and robust, with sticky lacing.

A- Opaque. In the glass, this is an opulent looking beer. Solid black with a dark brown head that settles into a dark beige ring. The blackness absorbs the light. This is an incredible looking beer.

S- Sweet silly-putty smell.

T- Cocoa, molasses, malt, and faint coffee taste. Rich and concentrated. Subdued bitterness and a faint boozy after-taste. Very satisfying taste.

M- Thick, dense, and weighty. This stout definitely has some heft in the body.

O- A masterpiece.

This is better than Founders Breakfast Stout and better than Rogue Double Chocolate (Two of my favorites).

I will definitely grab a few of these to stow away for the future.

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