Ten FIDY - Rum Barrel-Aged
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Ten FIDY - Rum Barrel-AgedTen FIDY - Rum Barrel-Aged
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #208
ABV:
14.17%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,044
Avg:
4.37 | pDev: 9.15%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
130
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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
 
Colorado, United States
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SCORE
95
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Ten FIDY - Rum Barrel-AgedTen FIDY - Rum Barrel-Aged
Notes: Aged in Appleton Estates Rum barrels.
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Roguer from Georgia

4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Huge head production. Black body, and dark brown head. Retention is very good, as is lacing. Even 30 minutes after the initial pour, there's a fain foam remnant, and lacing remains superb.

Barrel aged notes waft from the pour. Up close, however, it's more of an emphasis on the roastiness. The rum barrel treatment is giving it an edge similar to oxidation, which makes picking out individual tones a touch difficult, but there's the classic oak, burnt coffee, toast, molasses, and perhaps licorice. There's a particular sweetness to the mash you don't get from most whiskey, but beyond that, the rum is incredibly well integrated.

It's thick and chewy, creamy and smooth; there's nothing that reveals the incredibly sky high ABV. Some very slight back-end heat that I'm attributing to the barrel aging - nothing particular or unpleasant. Barrel aged stout mouthfeel doesn't get better than this.

Flavor is sweet and chewy; not a ton of roast, actually, as it's very smooth. Vanilla, caramel and brown sugar, nuts, roast, toast, and a mash sweetness from the barrel.

A fantastic brew, and a nice variant from the already sublime BBA Ten Fidy.

Oct 07, 2018
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This one pours an impenetrable dark black, like a black hole, with a fluffy mocha colored head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like heavy duty roast and bitter dark chocolate, rum, spicy oak, and coffee.

The roasted grain character in Ten Fidy is just unreal, and that killer aspect of the base is not lost in this variant. It's still huge. There's actually not a ton of rum here, it's definitely a supporting actor. There's more spicy oak here than rum.

This is thick and rich, with a good level of carbonation, and a surprisingly high level of drinkability.

Ten Fidy is both a great beer on it's own, and a beer that is just perfect for really any kind of barrel.

Nov 26, 2017
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Amguerra305 from Florida

4.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a touch thin and sits black and opaque in the glass. You can see some light shining through the edges of the glass so it’s not super thick. Dark khaki head that leaves a ring around the edge and a foam float in the middle. Little bit of rum up front with some vanilla on the back end. Some roast and wood there as well. Taste is sweet up front and boozy on the back. More coffee notes than chocolate notes brought out by the rum barrel. It has a slight bubbly mouthfeel from the lively carbonation for the style. It is still rather luscious but the bubbles detract from the beer’s gravity. Overall this is a great example of what a rum barrel does to a base beer. Adds vanilla and accentuates the coffee notes of the base stout. It’s hard to find a non adjunct rum barrel stout and this is a great example of the wonders a barrel can provide.

Nov 19, 2017
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this beer is awesome! hands down my favorite variant i have had of it, and far preferable to the more available bourbon barrel aged in my opinion. so many rum barrel aged beers are way too sweet to appreciate the rum itself, but this has a drier roast to the malt base that i think sets up the rum expertly. there is also a ton of rum on it too, so that helps push it through the massive base beer, they must have been freshly drained barrels, or else it spent a ton of time in them, maybe both, but the rum flavor on this is huge. slick and oily looking in the glass, highly viscous, and surprisingly lively. aroma here is old wood, sun bleached and ocean sprayed oak, this has a caribbean vibe about the wood even before the rum itself, sort of islandy and with loads of coffee aromas from all the dark grain. the rum in the flavors is sweet and strong, a wonderful counterpoint to the bitterness of the dark roasted grains and the coffee flavors they contribute. more wood, slightly burnt, and the sweet cane sugar rum. i like that it almost has a dark or spiced rum vibe to it, richer and more interesting flavors, so compatible with the stout its crazy. i love the heavy weight of this, and the oddly summery and lightening rum, its a cool back and forth. a much more interesting and unique beer than the bourbon version, this was just delicious. some of the very best beer i have ever had from these guys! i need more!

Jul 02, 2017
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Fireman_RK from North Carolina

4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours a thick onyx and mocha with a thin rusty head
S: Dark chocolate, caramel, molasses, and rum
T: Deliciously complex and rich with notes of fudge, brownie batter, chocolate cake, brown sugar, and vanilla
F: Incredibly thick and lush with ample carb
O: This was an impressive follow up to bourbon barrel aged Ten Fidy for me. The rum barrel provides a unique flavor complexity, but only serves to enhance the delicious base beer. Very well done.

Feb 13, 2017
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gatornation from Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rusty black color with a thin beige head.Smell of oak and rum, chocolate,vanilla .Taste has char and rum with roasted chocolate malts ,notes of vanilla and coffee mix in. Lush sweet mouth feel with a very nice BA rum presence it compliments the stout ,does not overpower. Not a hugh fan of Rum but i really liked this one.

Jan 22, 2017
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justinp444 from Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a snifter it has a black body and a beige head. Smell of rum chocolate, fudge, and vanilla, with a bit of roasted malt at the end. Taste is tons of rum and fudge with vanilla and chocolate, a little bit of coffee at the end. Mouth feel is full and richas well as body and a smooth moderate carbonation.

Dec 27, 2016
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Massive, decadent and sultry, the flagship imperial stout of Oskar Blues emerges from a nice long slumber in rum barrels for a dessert-like taste that even a pirate would crave.

Rum Barrel Aged Ten Fidy nearly crawls out of the can all on its own. Absurdly dense, the beer pours like cake batter and used motor oil. As a creamy khaki froth simmers on top, its rich aromas of chocolate cake, spiced rum and molasses drift effortlessly into a sweet and sultry taste of the same. Caramel, molasses and booze wrap around the tongue like a roasty malty blanket

And as its sweet fudgy taste soaks the middle palate in all things molasses, brown sugar, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, vanilla and heavy whipping cream, notions of roasted marshmallow come to mind. Simmering warmth of booze is spicy, sweet and almost tangy. Campfire and smoky chocolate play delicately behind the sweetness with a light hop bitterness that's easily disguised as coffee or cocoa.

Espresso and cream frame finish with hints of dark fruit and chicory spice in a full and decadent texture. Spiced rum and oak work into a long and cloying lather with chocolate and rum. This is a massive beer that's a sure sipper and one that's built for indulgence.

Dec 24, 2016
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ShoeIn-BrewWin from England

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is not for the faint of heart! It pours very dark, smells strong, and tastes even stronger. The rum really hits you in the face with very strong vanilla notes. I absolutely love this beer but I am knocking it a half-point for not being accessible to others.

Nov 06, 2016
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CaptCleveland from Ohio

4.62/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8oz pour into tulip for $8.

Brownie rim covers this dark, black opaque elixir. Scant lacing. Legs with each sip.

Wonderful combination of dark chocolate, light, sweet cocoa, coffee, vanilla and that nice rum aroma.

Like a decadent chocolate dessert with a nice rum coulis but the sweetness is tempered by the char, coffee, dark fruits and barrel.

Full body, incredibly smooth, a bit of rum alcohol keeping this from being cloying.

The rum plays off the base brew well, creating a wonderful combo.

Nov 05, 2016
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dar482 from New York

4.45/5  rDev +1.8%

I would recommend letting this warm up as it improves at room temperature.

The beer offers a rush of spicy rum and sweetness, that almost does not play well with the rich chocolately sweetness that the beer already has. However, the barrel character smooths out the beer's bitterness slightly.

While I much preferred the Marker's Mark, this was a wonderful attempt at rum barrel aging an already fine brew.

Oct 21, 2014
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busternuggz from California

4.5/5  rDev +3%

Had on tap in a taster size tulip glass.

Opaque black with a thin head. Toffee, chocolate, burnt sugar, toasted oak on the nose. Taste has big sweet rummy molasses, semisweet chocolate, oak, vanilla, roasted malt and espresso. I really like the molasses contribution from the rum barrel. Thick but not too thick, ends roasty and kind of dry.

Good stout to start with, and well aged in the rum barrel. Very nice.

Sep 26, 2014
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pattermj from Virginia

4.78/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had this on tap at Beer Junction in Seattle WA. Four oz pour along with a number of other amazing beers.

Appearance: Nice and dark, minimal head but it stayed for a little bit (tough to compare on a 4 oz pour). Dark black liquid, looks good.

Smell: Dark malts, rum (barrel), alcohol, coffee, chocolates,

Taste: Amazing stout flavor, the rum barrel really adds something to it. I am used to whiskey barrels, rum is distinct but comparable I think.

Mouthfeel: I love ten FIDY because it is a tasty AND thick stout, this is also.

Very happy I got to try.

Jan 31, 2014
Ten FIDY - Rum Barrel-Aged from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 130 ratings