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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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8,362 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,362
Reviews: 2,366
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 554
Gots: 1,971 | FT: 113
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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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.32/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Looked like I just cracked open an oil can. Dark black, oily, with minimal head. Left behind some oily residue.

Smelled of chocolate and port wine, molasses and booze. Slightly roasty.

Taste is awesome - lots of chocolate, dark fruits and booze. Quite complex. Good bitter hop finish. Sone licorice appeared after a few minutes.

Mouthfeel is slighty syrupy, with just the right carbonation.

Overall an awesome stout. Not sure how it would age in the can but I bet this would improve over time.

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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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4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a motor-oil black from a 12 oz can with the ABV on the can and the date and time of bottling printed under the can.
Dark as night with absolutely no light penetration whatsoever.
Half finger's worth of dark mocha colored head that dissipates fairly quickly. Tiny bubbles rising along the edges of the glass.

Aroma is of chocolate, chocolate and then some more chocolate. Hints of roasted malt and coffee with dark fruits and raisin like aroma come through the intense yet pleasing chocolate notes.

Wow, this is so full-bodied, creamy and silky on the palate. Absolutely no trace of alcohol or initial alcohol burn in spite of the high ABV. Upfront the malt bitterness makes it presence felt, giving way to slight sweetness in the middle, only to be completely drowned by the roasted malt, dark chocolate/cocoa bitterness. One of the tastiest RIS that I have ever had.

Easy drinking with a really good mouthfeel. Not a lot of lacing along the insides of the glass. Hands down the best canned beer and probably the best brew from Oskar Blues.
Highly, highly recommended and is one of the "must try once in your lifetime" beers.

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4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

can->Duvel Tulip
served cellar temp

A ~ Pours a very thick burgundy/black with a lustrous head of dark mocha with extremely fine carbonation. Silky texture. Heavy stain on the glass. She/He's a beaut!

S ~ Strong notes of coffee, grain & molasses with a strawberry-like tangy sweetness close behind. Clean leather notes bleed into Soy Sauce with very faint hints of confectioners sugar & star anise.

T ~ Molasses & Black coffee following through with unsweetened cocoa powder & charred wood coming through strong. Very complex caramel notes reminiscent of Creme Brulee! Aftertaste is of burnt toast with strawberry preserves & pine resin.

M ~ Sticky! Hoppy resins attack the palette. Lots of oily-french roast style bitterness. Spicy & Boozy, with Slight burn on the back of the throat. Full bodied. Nice & thick.

D ~ Well worth trying, well worth seeking out, but, personally, I will not be revisiting. There are simply better Imperial stouts readily available for the price. I am very impressed with how many flavors achieved.

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Dark, opaque black, small tan head, some lacing.

S: Coffee, chocolate, sweet malts, fruit, a bit of a smoky character.

T/M: Intense! Coffee and chocolate up front, some fruity hops blended in, wood, some bitter bite on the back end. Delicious and really complex and layered.

O: This is a fantastic stout, really rich and heavy, with a wide array of flavors.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours like oil, impenetrable deep black with a finger of dark chocolate brown colored creamy head that lingers beautifully and leaves a nice amount of lacing
S: pretty obvious chocolate and coffee malts, both are at a level where neither stands out but both combine to create a great scent, definitely has a bit of an alcohol bite and a definite whiskey barrel like depth
T: woah, i can see why this beer ranks so high, begins with a real nice warm coffee malt then kicks into a real nice sweet and deep chocolate malt, the middle has a slight woody character and there is absolutely no alcohol character
M: thick, smooth, creamy, tiny amount of carbonation, not alcohol burn, just nice
O: one hell of a brew and its in a friggin can, this is so foreign to me i cant even explain it, i have RIS's in my cellar but theyre all corked and caged, then in walks this seductive bitch and i have not the slightest idea what to do, shes got me lost and i love it, cans are in there like swimwear

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Please do not drink Ten Fidy from the can; this beer deserves a glass.

Pours thick and dark like motor oil. Very little head, some dark chocolate colored lacing that disappears quickly. Looks flat but maintains enough effervescence to satisfy.

Smell: Roasted malt, chocolate, you can smells 'hot' from the alcohol.

Taste: One of the best beers I have ever had from a can. This one gets better and better as it warms up, so let it sit a while between sips if you can. A rich roasted malt flavor, chocolate, this beer is somewhat sweet. The alcohol is masked by all the flavors, it really is most apparent in the smell. This beer goes down very easy. It has a nice bitter aftertaste that lingers on the tongue. Ten Fidy really opens up when it is warm.

Mouth feel: Not as thick as it looks. Oily.

Overall: A great RIS. Very satisfying, great flavors that improve as it warms. This is one of my standard sippers that never disappoints. Great drinkability but given the price and alcohol, one is all I usually have per sitting.

Aging: Aging beer in a can, why not? I have put some away in my cellar and hope to give a report in a couple years.

PS: Did I tell you to let this beer warm up? Let it warm up!

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
97 out of 100 based on 8,362 ratings.