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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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8,200 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,200
Reviews: 2,333
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 533
Gots: 1,844 | FT: 103
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Holy hell this thing is dark and thick. It poured out of my slightly dented can what looked like a combination of motor oil, molasses, and pitch. No head, but thats the be expected from a good RIS with an ABV of 10.

It smells like slightly roasted malts and oak. Vanilla as well. Its absent of bourbon, and Im actually very pleased with that.

The first thing that comes to mind is liquid oak. Very dry and woody oak chips. Hints of vanilla and bitter coffee beans. Very full and thick body, about as thick as the pour (well maybe thicker). Very roasty and still smooth in spite of the the lingering bitterness from the malt and coffee.

Leaves a very chewy feeling from the oats and malt bill. I actually like it better out of a can than on draft.

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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!

Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
97 out of 100 based on 8,200 ratings.