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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

8,504 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,504
Reviews: 2,395
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 567
Gots: 2,040 | FT: 122
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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Ratings: 8,504 | Reviews: 2,395
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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of TempeBeerMan
4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a can into a nonic pint.

A - Pours like motor oil (a perception possibly aided because it comes from a can), so black it seems to absorb light. Did I mention that it's really black?? Aggressive pour yields only a one-finger head of dark brown bubbles.

S - Everything here smells roasty and burnt. Getting burnt grains, burnt molasses, burnt raisin, burnt coffee. Smells inviting.

T - Wow. Surprisingly smooth for the flavor richness and depth. Esters of mocha, devil's food cake, espresso bean, molassess, plum, black cherry, and egg cream. If you struggle, you can detect some herbal and fruity hops in the finish. Extremely well balanced between sweet and bitter. 10.5% abv impossible to detect. Out of this world.

M - Medium to full bodied, with low carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Marvelous.

O - An amazing stout, and probably the best I have ever had. I have been reading about this for a while, and NOW I see what all the hype is about. Nearly perfect. Kudos to OB for this amazing stout.

Photo of hickmancase
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of TwinButte
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark black motor oil color with a reddish one finger head. Appears to be holding the head well and I see lots of bubbles streaming up the sides of my snifter. Its time for a taste!

Oh my! I am picking up chocolate, more of the unsweetened variety and a little espresso. Second sip with a swirl...got a little bourbon and oak this time, mmm. Picks up a little more carbonation when swirled. So silky smooth guessing it has a good amount of flaked oats to make it creamy. I really get not hint of alcohol in it whatsoever. Is it really 10.5%?

Ten Fidy has been on my bucket list for awhile and finally made a trip to Ft Collins and brought it back along with quite a haul of others we can't get here in S. Dakota. It sure didn't disappoint me at all. I'd say its world class!

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of iKrystin
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Hessian257
4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of julian89
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer at Brick store pub in Decatur, GA.
They're have a series of rare barrel age brews that they receive with collaboration and due to the fact that Brick Store is a world renowned pub.

A 2010 Barrel aged Ten Fidy from tap to Tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a thick, pitch black body with a great creamy, brownish head. Beautiful Stout.

Smell: Dark malty smell with espresso, chocolate throughout. The ABV is masked well and the aging makes the smokiness very subtle.

Taste: Oh so smooth, the flavors have mixed and become less pungent with age which make it so drinkable for a RIS. I can't stress how smooth this is. 2 years has done good to this beer.

Mouthfeel: Very full, very creamy, very rich.

Drinkability: A very smooth, very tasty, RIS. Good job on the aging Brick Store, good job on the beer Oskar Blues.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of CloudStrife
4.32/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a snifter. Canned on 11-14-11

A: Pours a very thick, very dark black with a thin tan head that fleets to the edges quickly. This is a menacing look. Poured into two glasses and each had unique head patterns after a few minutes.

S: Chocolaty burnt and roasty malts. Some darker fruits. As it warms up it gets some bourbon overtones, very nice.

T: Starts with a fairly even malt, intensifying on the into a boozy bourbonesque finish. Some toffee or other sweetness. I like how the hops have mellowed.

M: Thick and creamy really feels like a stout. Certainly some booze at the end but expected. Very warming.

Overall a serious stout in a can. Really lays on the flavor in a strong drinkable way. Would certainly recommend to any stout fan.

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of ww54174
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Durge
4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew is a dark black color with a respectable light brown head and fantastic lacing. The aroma says beautiful licorice malt, so deep it nearly suggests a minty grass hop with a slight bubblegum sweetness. Very nice. The flavor just brings more of the same with juniper malt licorice, smooth as silk and nearly as thick as motor oil. Goes down easy and feels like such a velvetty masterpiece you have to just savor it’s malty splendor. Not much more to say. Classy stuff.

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Homebrew35
4.78/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 10/7/10
Pours with no head, black black body, brown bubbles on top. Thick brown legs coat the glass when swirled. Very unique looking and enticing.

Smells very complex throughout the pour. Lots of roast, coffee, chocolate and coffee. This is awesome, the smells evolve throughout the pour as i said above. Some Carmel, toffee and sweet malts.

Tastes like a big Russian imperial stout. Lots of roast and coffee. A mix of Carmel, toffee and Carmel sweep in mid palate. A good dose of earthy hops and roasty bitterness on the finish.

Medium full bodied, low carbonation. Very oily and coating.

Overall this is very good. I'd love to try a barrel aged version of this if it exists. Full flavored, complex and very drinkable. Alcohol is well hidden. I'd pay the $4.25 again for the can the next time i see it. I did age this one quite a while and will have to see it it was worth it to age it, by trying a younger one soon.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
97 out of 100 based on 8,504 ratings.