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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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7,984 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,984
Reviews: 2,294
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 499
Gots: 1,665 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Georgiabeer on 12-29-2006)
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4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Prime 16 into a 3/4 pint glass.

A: Fully black body that glows vermillion around the extreme edges when held up to light. 1/2" head of dense, pillowy brown foam. Good retention, great lace. Intense-looking, gorgeous stout.

S: Big + rich: chocolate, coffee, brownie batter, and booze. Quite good, but nothing really stands out to make it especially memorable.

T: Follows the nose: sweet and roasty up front, with major chocolate and brownie elements leading to a finish that balances the malty goodness with some earthy hop bitterness and a healthy dose of alcohol. Definitely boozier than I'd like for a sub-10% beer, but still very tasty.

M: Thick, viscous, and explosive. Definitely a bit overly frothy, but still hugely enjoyable.

O: Great beer, but I think I like it better from the can.


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

Aged (2010 vintage) can pored in a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a sludgy black color that looks exactly like used motor oil. Completely opaque. Pours a half finger of brown head that disappears when it settles. Below average lacing, but that is to be expected with such a high gravity beer. 4/5

Smell: Huge aromas of unrefined cocoa and bittersweet chocolate. Hints of cream, some marshmallow. Subtle hop bitterness as well. Booziness is definitely apparent. 4/5

Taste: Creamy dark chocolate. Roasted malts. A little sweet and smoky wood on the mid-palate. Warming alcohol is apparent, but it's very balanced and thus more cuddling that distracting. Finishes with unsweetened chocolate, some coffee beans, and warming alcohol. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied, very low carbonation. Very oily on the tongue. Finishes dry. 4.5

Overall: One of the best Russian Imperial Stouts on the market. I've had this fresh and enjoyed it, but aging this beers makes it incredibly smooth. Certainly worth buying and sticking in your fridge for a while.

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4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at Pinocchio's in Media, PA. A 12 ounce pour into a tulip glass.

A: Black with a one-finger mocha head that sticks around for more than half of the beer. Fair amount of lacing along the glass.

S: Major notes of chocolate as expected, but also strong hints of bitterness from the hops. I expected the hops to come through in the taste, but probably not in the nose. Some clues that the beer will be sweet as well.

T: Chocolate malt upfront, with a light caramel sweetness. Strong bitterness from the hops also. Definitely not used to this level of hop bitterness in a stout, but it works well.

M: So creamy, so delicious. This is easily the creamiest, full-bodied beer I've had. Imagine the creaminess of Guinness, but without it's thin body. Perfect.

O: Great beer. I really enjoyed it and will keep an eye out for it on draft again in the future!

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4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 10-28-11. $16 a four pack.

A: Pure motor oil. Possibly the most viscous beer I've ever poured. Mocha colored head, great lacing. Perfect.

S: Cocoa, slight smoke, coffee w/cream.

T: Charred malts, bakers chocolate, dark berries, molasses, & licorice. Not as hopped up as many RIS, but there is a moderate pine hop aftertaste. Maybe a tad too sweet. A slight hotness at the end, too.

M: Creamy, thick, smooth. Leaves my mouth dry after every sip. The dark fruit/berry flavor really kicks in warming up.

O: Finally bit the bullet after a couple years passing it by and bought a four pack. Not regretting it. A great stout to sip on those cool nights.

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

This is delicious. One of those beers I will attempt to cellar and know I'll have a hard time knowing how good it is. 2011 Vintage

A - Wonderful - Deep black body that is complimented by a dark caramel head. Poured about 2 fingers to start which falls to a trace amount. Some slight lacing.

S - Molasses and caramel. A little burn but not bad by any means.

T - A little burnt malts and molasses. Dark chocolate type bitterness. The caramel is there but very light. Well balanced between the sweetness and bitter chocolates. Very nice.

M - Stong carbonation and thick body. There is some dryness on the finish. Higher carbonation that a lot of stouts and high alcohol beers, but this is good.

O - A wonderful beer at a great price. Definitely a regular in my line-up but want to do a side-by-side with some other regular RIS beers available. Need to find my favorite.

EDIT: Opened an 09 tonight. I was searching for off flavors. Maybe some slight metalic notes, but still right on. I would say the nose has gone up to to a 5. Everything else is about the same as above.

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4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Canned 11-25-09. Almost exactly 2 years old.

A: Pours a thick, motor oil black color with little to no head. A ring of chocolate covered lace barely coats the glass.

S: Smoked malt and dark chocolate dominate the aroma with a bit of coffee on the end.

T: Rich chocolate along with a smokey malt flavor. Almost a leather like quality as well. 2 years has done this one well, with the alcohol practically non existent.

M: Full body with low carbonation.

D/O: Great RIS. Hopefully this one will be around AL in the next year...at least from what I hear. I think this one could easily go another year or 3.

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