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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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8,380 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,380
Reviews: 2,370
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 555
Gots: 1,979 | FT: 116
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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4.57/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at GBX on the growler station. Serious stuff here. The pour was just what you would think. Dark and thick, it look more like 10w 30 than a beer. Motor oil dark with a nice 2 finger mocca head. Good spotting and lacing throughout. Looked great in the new snifter. Smell is a chocolate bomb with some coffee notes. Very inviting on the nose and couldn't stop enjoying the aroma. Taste follows the nose with initial chocolate followed by some coffee and sweet dark fruits. Thought it would taste more bitter chocolate or over the top, but it was a nice blend and a true RIS. Feel is creramy/silk with adequate carbonation and full bodied. Overall- A great RIS with just the right amount of chocolate/coffee/figs/fruits/malts and hops. It hides the 10.5% ABV well, but it's a sipper for a chilly evening. Not over the top which is a nice touch. Top notch-

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4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz can into NB globe glass. Dated 11/29/10 making it almost a year and a half old.

Pours thick and black like motor oil. A light beige head appears at the start but fades quickly to almost nothing. Low carbonation is evident. Light lacing.

Lots going on here. Dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted grains make up most of the aroma. Also present is burnt brown sugar, dark fruits, alcohol, earthy hops, and a tad of vanilla.

Similar to the aroma. Right up front are the earthy hops and roasted grains. This beer smooths out and everything blends together well. Rich milk chocolate, iced coffee, brown sugar, and vanilla are all there. Finishes with warming alcohol and sweetness.

Full body, low carbonation. Something you want to sip. Alcohol is there, not overbearingly so.

A great RIS overall. This beer has aged well thus far. Everything comes together really well and nothing takes over anything else. One of the better RIS's out there, although not my favorite.

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

Poured into a snifter from the can. 2011 Vintage

A: Pours jet black, like motor oil. A rim of rich brown head.

S: Chocolate, Roasted Malts, a whiff of alcohol, some vanilla.

T: Silky smooth, a little creamy. Taste as it smells, a lot of chocolate and roasted malts, a little vanilla. It's not too hot, a little tinge of alcohol.

M: No carbonation, very rich and full bodied.

O: Very nice RIS - first RIS I've had from the can and the first from Oskar Blues - great pickup while I was out of town.

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4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass, canned 11/16/11

A: Motor oil jet black, produced a half finger of brown head that faded to a skim. Big legs on this cat.

S: Dark roasty malts, sweet, sweet mocha cocoa, some grape dark fruits, lighter coffee grounds, slightest whiff of alcohol.

T: Taste follows suit, rich, sweet bakers cocoa, bittersweet chocolate and coffee, some vanilla as well. Very well balanced. Just a bit of booze on the finish.

M: Smooth, slick and a rich heavy, lush body.

O: Excellent RIS, complex, smooth and delicious. Definitely a must try.

Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
97 out of 100 based on 8,380 ratings.