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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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7,991 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,991
Reviews: 2,295
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 498
Gots: 1,671 | FT: 101
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Rutager for this one.

A: Minimal head over black liquid.

S: Coffee, toffee, toasted malt and yeast.

T: Yeast, coffee, toffee malt up front and toasted malt and some alcohol taste on the back end. Very nice.

M: Extremely smooth, with a medium to thick viscosity and a low level of carbonation. Very slight drying from the alcohol.

O: An extremely drinkable Russian Imperial Stout, my sole complaint is that it could have a better mouthfeel from having a higher level of carbonation; which would give it a better level of head as well.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The Oskar Blues comes in a 12oz can, in four-packs. To the best of my knowledge Oskar Blues doesn't use glass for any of their beers. I've found that people are generally shying away from the can but it's gaining a little more of a following each year. The Ten Fidy pours out looking like warm (aka not quite so thick) motor oil. Not only is it pouring into my glass absolutely black as night, but there is almost no foam to speak of. The foam you see in the picture was only after pouring the last 3oz pretty vigorously. If you don't believe me, check out the video of the pour.

The foam that does arise is a very dark almond shade of brown and lingers around for a long, long time. After about 20 minutes there is still a thin film of coffee-brown foam, with pretty significant lacing left on the glass. At first the nose is very soft with just a mild amount of roasted malts and coffee coming through. As the beer warms a bit, I'm getting a larger variety of roasts, toffee, chocolate, and more.

On the palate the Ten Fidy is thick and viscous, yet very easy to drink. Tons of roasted malts dominate my palate with a clean toasty finish and just a touch of dry bitterness. This really is the monster of all Imperial Stouts as the beerAdvocate reviews state!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The color is black when poured into the mug, and I mean black like the ace of spades.

There are many flavors I found present in this stout, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and some hints of licorice.

There is a small head of foam at first, but soon reduces to very rich dark brown bubbles, and when tasted very rich.

This stout by Oskar Blues has excellent mouth feel and the alcohol content lingers in the background. One of the finest stouts I have personally tasted.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz can into snifter. Thanks to Jesse for hooking this one up.

A. Poured about a centimeter of dark tan head. Really felt like I was pouring a can of oil. Moderate lacing. Color is jet black.

S. Chocolate, alcohol, molasses, roasted malt, black licorice, coffee.

T. Imperial Stout. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, molasses. Has a pretty strong roasted malt bitterness along with the cofee. First flavor on the tongue though is chocolate. Really nice flavor. Its nice to come back to a regular RIS thats not aged in a barrel every now and then. This is a solid example of the style.

M. Full bodied. Nice mouthfeel. Lingering sweetness and bitterness.

O. Easy enough to say the best RIS in a can I have ever had. As far as the best RIS it holds its own. Really reminds me why RIS is such a great style of beer. Monster flavor, thick mouthfeel, and hidden alcohol warmth.

Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
98 out of 100 based on 7,991 ratings.