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Ten FIDY - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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8,510 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,510
Reviews: 2,396
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 569
Gots: 2,041 | FT: 121
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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Ratings: 8,510 | Reviews: 2,396
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.73/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on-tap at a local bar. This brew blew my effin' mind!

A- Poured into an 8 oz snifter this. It's as black as the ace of spades. The head is also a very dark coffee color and sticks around for a bit. Not even light can escape the surface of this beer.

S- Sells like what you would expect from this style. Lots of chocolate upfront with a hint of hops. No trace of booze at all.

T- Mother of God.... It tastes strongly of chocolate and malty goodness. This beer has an alcohol content of 10.5% (hence the name "Ten FIDY"), but it is hardly present in the taste. Everything is balanced perfectly. Not too sweet. Not too bitter. Not too boozy. One of the best RIS's I've had.

M- It feels like velvet going down. Decent carbonation. One thing I will mention is that I think this beer is pretty filling. It would be difficult to drink more than two of these in a night....and expensive. I'm sure i would if i could though.

Over all, I love this beer. It has given me a new appropriation of the RIS family. I found a four pack of this at a grocery store on the East coast. Unfortunately it was about $17...I almost cried.

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Swim424
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from the can into hoegaarden pint mug

A-extremely black. up to light is still black, like old used motor oil. i did a straight pour and got a nice falling head. fell quick leaving a small layer on top. nice chocolate coffee color

S-dark chocolate, coffee, and lots of alcohol

T-wow. powerful. definitely coffee and dark chocolate. Very good. definitely high alcohol. hits up front with an alcohol coffee mix finishing with a dark chocolate and alcohol mix. But the flavors and alcohol mix very well neither being to over powering.

MF-very thick. i feel like i am drinking my daily calorie dose. nice after taste. not to carbonated

O-this is really good. a bit to boozy, but hell, thats a good thing. if thats my only complaint on a beer then thats probably a good sign.

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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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%

Photo of AlexanderSelby
3.78/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Aggressive pour, but still no head. This is my only complaint on looks, because other than that, it is freekin' pitch black. Hold it up to the light and still nothing gets through. Just spilled a little on my shirt and I don't think that's ever coming out. It smells a little too much like vodka and coke to me. Some chocolate in there, but not enough to off-set the alc. The taste is not as chocolatey and smooth as I would have hoped, and there is a little burn toward the end which I would like to have masked a touch better, but all in all, it is pretty fine given the 10%. It is a bit lively, too, with a whisk of fruity flavors before the coffee and dark chocolate wash, then finishing with that slight burn.

I'll be honest, this just isn't my style. I don't need to taste my alcohol to enjoy it, and although this beer does a better job then most at masking it, it seems a little bit too much like a chocolate flavored rum...with a lot of body. Still, I would say this is one of the best of the style that I have had.

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of celticfutblclub
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

A - oily black as night body. dark brown head half a finger deep with good retention and great lacing.

S - dark chocolate, roasted coffee, oats

T - pine herbal hops medicinal alcohol chocolate roasted coffee oats. much hoppier than i remember which isnt a bad thing. medicinal taste kinda off putting for me.

M - full bodied with good amount of carbonation. alcohol and hops very present.

O - its a really good beer. expensive but very much worth it every once in a while.

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4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into a snifter
canned on 10/31/11 @15:29 (pretty cool, I’ve never seen the EXACT time on a beer before)

A: Pours an opaque black with a very nice espresso colored head that has a subtle red hint to it. Head dissipates down almost immediately to leave only an outer ring. Leaves some mild lacing on the side that’s being drank from but otherwise no lacing.

S: Roasted malt and a smokey character are the predominate scents. They are joined by aromas of dark ripe fruits (particularly raisin), coffee, booze, and a subtle hint of bakers chocolate.

T: The initial flavor is dark fruits upfront with roasted malts on the back end. As I continue to drink other flavors that come out are bitter dark chocolate, plums, raisins, and coffee. The roasted character is initially the most prominent flavor, and then is joined by a significant hop bitterness. As it warms the coffee and chocolate flavors become more prominent, and a boozy character shows itself as well, but in a balancing way not a distracting way. Very good palate profile.

M/D: Damn is this smooth. Such a silky smooth oily mouthfeel with not a hint of heat going down. Full bodied, a nice very subtle carbonation. Incredibly easy to drink, with a double digit ABV that’s wonderfully kept in check. Perfect.

O: Overall, a fantastic RIS. The appearance was pretty standard, and the aroma nothing spectacular but then you take the first sip and realize this is a special brew. Incredibly smooth, with a flavor profile that gets better with every sip. Very well done.

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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

On draft at The Fridge, Lancaster, PA

Notes taken when served.

Poured into a 12 oz Snifter, an acceptable glass.

Pours a very thick two finger head, which rapidly reduces to a thin cap. Lively stout though and easily revived with a swirl of the glass.
Black, opaque color.

Rich, malt driven aroma, chocolate and caramel, roasted malt, yeast and dark break. Complex. Could be a little more distinct IMO.

Incredibly rich, chocolate and huge roasted malt entry on the palate. Massive body, very full mouth feel. Dark unsweetened chocolate, caramel. No bitterness, just mind blowing richness. Wow!

Long, rich, chocolately finish. Coats the mouth and clings forever.

A top notch, delicious stout. Unbelievably rich! An extremely enjoyable and delicious drink.
Highly recommended!

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Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
97 out of 100 based on 8,510 ratings.