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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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97
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8,182 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,182
Reviews: 2,330
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 530
Gots: 1,837 | FT: 104
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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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Photo of amart79
4.73/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a can into a pint glass.

A - Looked like I was pouring motor oil into a can with absolutely no head with a little brown lacing. Very nice looking despite that it's so thick looking.

S - very complex smell. Lots of malty, chocolate, and espresso smells. They all hit you at once and its very nice.

T - tastes just as complex as it smells. Those same smells show up in the taste. Lots of malty, chocolatey goodness. Great.

M - almost a creamy feel. Little to no carbonation. really smooth and then you get the bite from the alcohol at the end.

O - I was a little intimidated by the look of it coming out of the can but man, it turned out great.

Photo of LEdubs
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of arian
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of cbazner2k5
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of seanpackage
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of marct
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of prisdefer
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of FutureJack
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of demgoth
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of notchucknorris
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pitch black with pretty much no head. Leaves a small ring of mocha colored lacing around the top. Poured from the can like motor oil.

S: Lots of dark chocolate and roasted malt with hints of espresso and dark fruit.

T: Big flavors of dark chocolate, molasses and rye bread with some espresso and faint hops on the finish. Big and chewy mouthfeel really worked for me. Tasty stuff.

Photo of ONUMello
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into a pint glass
A: Pours the color & viscosity of motor oil. A very thin head dsisipates in a hurry.
S: Grain, molasses, & espresso. Surprisingly muted & hard to pick out.
T: Wow. So much complexity. Layers of molasses, chocolate, espresso, roasted grain, toasted nuts, bitter hops towards the end, a long finish... this is really something special.
M: Quite nice; full-bodied, smooth & fairly viscous.
O: I would love a bit more on the nose (it was about halfway between fridge and room temp when I drank it). But overall just a gorgeous beer that I wish we could get in Ohio; I will definitely get more the next time I am in a state it's distributed to!

Photo of greencovesteve
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of LostTraveler
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of IdrinkGas
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of ColdPoncho
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 10/25/10

A - about the darkest beer I've ever seen. The head is initially a very dark brown but fades back to a more normal-looking stout head

S - dark and roasty. Some dark fruits, rawhide. Hints of chocolate

T - much like the smell, but surprisingly subtle and subdued. The chocolate and leathery notes are most prominent, but there is a component of the fruits

M - thick and smooth. Very pleasant. A touch drying

O - a great beer. Didn't realize this can was so old, but it is very good at this point.

Photo of BeerBucks
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of robwestcott
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of vobr0002
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- dark motor oil like color with a brown caramel color ring of head.

S- chocolate, roasted, malty up front. There is also some coffee I'm getting in there.

T- smooth alcohol with roster malts, chocolate and some slight fruit flavor. Very good.

M- full body and slight amount of carbonation.

O- this is a fantastic Russian imperial stout from a can.

Photo of TVolt1
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark brown, almost black with a small amount of reddish/brown head and minimal lacing.

S: Has a very good combination of cocoa beans and coffee bean smell. Not overpowering of coffee which I like and has a small malt smell but everything blends together nicely to be desired.

T: Nice taste to it. LIttle smokey hint along with the coffee beans. Once again, blended together nicely for a smooth, smokey, nice stout. For the abv, you can't taste a large alochol flavor which I sometimes find in the imperials. Overall, this has a good taste.

M: Good mouthfeel, medium body, low carbonation.

O: overall, i like this beer. Very smooth, very drinkable, and i would recommend this to a person wanting to try a good imperial stout.

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of EvanWilliams
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of dejrrma
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

$5 a 12oz can @ Brickstore.

a- pours jet black with a small coffee/creme colored head and leaves behind a good amount of lacing.

smells: lots of chocolate, coffee, and hints of cherries. a bit of booziness.

t- a nice, bitter chocolate up front. Then espresso, and ends on a very hoppy note. the alcohol comes through towards the end. none of the cherries i smelled in the taste.

m- thick and viscous, great carbonation. velvety in the mouth. at 10.5% the alcohol is well-hidden but it goes down with some of that alcohol warmth.

o- i've been wanting to try this beer for a while, but even though the price per oz is awesome, i've never been up to cough up $15 for a 4pack (stupid, I know). Now that i've tried it and enjoyed it I doubt I'll have that problem. Great beer and awesome that it's in a can.

Photo of evanackerman
4.9/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beer pours thick and black like a conventional motor oil about 3,000 miles overdue for a change. Thick billowing taupe head that lasts throughout the consumption of the brew.

Aroma is very rich: dried fruits, peat, smoke, mocha.
Outstanding!

Taste is about as complex as it gets for beer, the arrival is dried fruit (fig, prune), followed by a pleasant smoky malt, bitter hops, finish is chocolate and coffee, particularly long finish for a beer.

Mouthfeel is phenomenal, extremely viscous, exemplary of the style.

Overall, exceptional offering worth seeking out, love that it is available in cans so there is no danger of light damage, one of the best Russian Imperial Stouts I've sampled. Delicious!

Photo of chrispoint
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
97 out of 100 based on 8,182 ratings.