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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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8,219 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,219
Reviews: 2,337
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 534
Gots: 1,851 | FT: 103
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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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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2.72/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5


Appearance: The most insane pour I've ever seen…pure motor oil. Black and thick as hell.

Smell: Smell is not huge. Chocolatey, roasty, cherry, licorice, and lots of alcohol.

Taste - Follows the nose. The strong licorice flavor and the overpowering booziness makes this not that great.

Mouthfeel: Very thick.

Overall: I was really excited to try this beer but I was extremely disappointed. I hate licorice flavors in imperial stouts and hate when you can taste the alcohol and you could REALLY taste both in this beer. It overpowered everything else. Not a fan.

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3.24/5  rDev -26%

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3/5  rDev -31.5%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Murrhey
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had from a can poured in a pint glass at Taco Asylum. Reviewed from notes.

A- No head to speak of. Thick mocha lacing. Dark chocolate color.

S- Chocolate and coffee notes, with caramel and brandy. The booze is clearly evident. Very nice and warm.

T- Chocolate and boozy flavors. Delicious.

M- Thick and syrupy, while still being about as smooth as you can make a beer.

O- Great beer. Oskar Blues did good.

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3/5  rDev -31.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.8/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a syrupy jet black color, almost no head, but what does appear is a thin layer of caramel colored bubbles, very tightly knit. There is no film along the top of the glass and not even a ring of color around the glass, and this with a fairly aggressive pour. The aroma is pleasant, a bit subdued, nice chocolate malt, some roasty coffee, toffee, a hint of molasses and some alcohol with faint licorice. The flavors are much more robust and rewarding, lots of dark bitter chocolate, smooth coffee, not as roasty or salinous as the nose leads on. Not as much toffee, but more molasses, some oak and a bit more alcohol. The body is incredible, big and viscous, smooth and syrupy but definitely with a warm alcohol sensation as it goes down.

Verdict: Great Russian Imperial Stout from Oskar Blues. It’s a bit on the pricier side, but it’s definitely one to try at some point. I’ve got a few more and I’ll be really looking forward to how this one ages.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Heatwave33
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can to a Dogfish Head Snifter.

Color: Looks like pouring motor oil from a can. Black with a dark brown head.

Smell: Chocolate come first. Followed by roasted malts and coffee on the end.

Taste: Chocolate still comes first but the coffee is more present. Then the roasted malts.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, smooth with a light dryness on the palate.

Overall: Ridiculously smooth 10.5 ABV Imperial Stout. Well balanced with a full body. Cheers.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to TheSevenDuffs for this one.

Poured from a 12oz. can, canned 10-12-10.

Appearance: Pours a thick black with brown tints and a very dark brown head. 2 fingers of head settle to a thin ring. Thick coating of lacing.

Smell: Dark chocolate, nuts, coffee, roasted malt and a dollop of sweetness.

Taste: Milk chocolate mixed with bittersweet chocolate, espresso beans, raisins, roasted coffee and some vanilla beans.

Mouthfeel: Coats the mouth so well with a very low carbonation. Bit of a coffee grind gives it a small layer of bitterness but this screams smooth.

Overall: So rich but very easy to drink and never heavy. Do yourself a favor and grab a 4-pack or two of this.

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4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beer pours a very thick, rich dark brown, almost black. Looks exactly like used motor oil.

Beer smells very roasty of dark chocolate. A boozey smell is also detected.

Beer tastes of very rich dark chocolate. A bit of roasty espresso. There is a slight boozey afterburn.

Mouthfeel is very thick and syrupy. Very nice and rich.

Great Imperial Stout

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.14/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours extremely dark black with a very thin head of mocha colored bubbles at the surface edges. The minimal head dissipates quickly leaving just the tiniest amount of bubbles. There was no lacing evident with this beer.

S: Aromas of bold chocolate with hints of alcohol, roasted malts, dark fruit, and coffee. Quite a bold nose and very pleasant.

T: Flavors are primarily of roasted malts and chocolate upfront, followed by the alcohol, coffee, and molasses. There is quite a bit of bitterness which is good for this beer and the faintest of touches of wood char/smoke.

M: Full bodied with minimal carbonation, slightly creamy and silky... almost a syrupy stickiness remains after you finish a taste.

O: I enjoyed this beer and think a tiny bit more aging/cellaring would probably do it good but am not sure that cellaring a canned beer really has a lot of effect. It is very enjoyable today so I will likely enjoy the rest of the 4 pack this winter and not worry about cellaring.

Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
97 out of 100 based on 8,219 ratings.