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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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7,990 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,990
Reviews: 2,295
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 498
Gots: 1,670 | 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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12oz can into pint glass.

Pours an almost black color with a slight dark red tint. When held up to the light, it's blood red around the edges of the glass. Creamy caramel brown head.

Roast, cocoa, cherry, leather, slight coffee and booze notes on the nose.

Taste is acidic, roasty as all get-out, leathery, slightly chocolatey, bitter and savory.

Moderate to low carbonation with a sweet but dry mouthfeel. This is surprisingly un-boozy on the tongue.

Overall a very solid RIS. Some interesting savory notes that seem out of place but quite well balanced and the best concealed booziness I've ever had in a RIS. Would definitely drink again!

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Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
98 out of 100 based on 7,990 ratings.