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

Ten FIDY - Rum Barrel-AgedTen FIDY - Rum Barrel-Aged
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From:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
14.17%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 9.24%
Ratings:
130
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 21, 2019
Added:
Nov 17, 2013
Wants:
  46
Gots:
  15
SCORE
95
World-Class
Ten FIDY - Rum Barrel-AgedTen FIDY - Rum Barrel-Aged
Notes: Aged in Appleton Estates Rum barrels.
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4.42 by Muss42 from Michigan on Dec 21, 2019
 
4.74 by MJSFS from Florida on Jul 30, 2019
 
4.03 by Buster from Oklahoma on Jun 02, 2019
 
3.76 by SFC21 from Florida on May 18, 2019
 
4.25 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida on Feb 17, 2019
 
4.3 by locoformavs from Colorado on Feb 11, 2019
 
4.43 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Dec 13, 2018
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4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by Roguer from Connecticut

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
 
4.35 by BEER88 from Washington on Aug 04, 2018
 
3.75 by rossracing from Illinois on Jun 22, 2018
 
3.92 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on May 22, 2018
 
4.34 by SDRedDevil from California on May 01, 2018
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4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

COD 120616

Apr 23, 2018
 
4.41 by fthegiants from California on Jan 20, 2018
 
4.05 by LAp from Ohio on Dec 04, 2017
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4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by GreesyFizeek from New York

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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4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Amguerra305 from Florida

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
 
4.71 by durlta from Iowa on Nov 04, 2017
 
4.49 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Sep 03, 2017
 
4.4 by countrypeddler8 from Illinois on Sep 03, 2017
 
4.75 by rspauldi from Texas on Jul 12, 2017
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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

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
 
4.5 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Jun 25, 2017
 
4.25 by Kurmaraja from California on Jun 24, 2017
 
4.75 by elkinbrown from Tennessee on May 28, 2017
 
4.52 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania on May 14, 2017
 
4.43 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan on May 13, 2017
 
4.37 by axf4129 from Indiana on May 08, 2017
 
4.29 by Zaphog from Michigan on May 06, 2017
 
4 by OneEye78 from Texas on May 04, 2017
 
3.94 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia on May 01, 2017
 
4.71 by npachl from Wisconsin on Apr 16, 2017
 
4.59 by Jason1221 from Illinois on Apr 14, 2017
 
4.5 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota on Apr 09, 2017
 
4.27 by StoutSnob40 from California on Apr 08, 2017
 
3.94 by Kplummer82 from California on Apr 08, 2017
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5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Miska from Illinois

Wow this is amazing

Apr 07, 2017
 
4 by GRG1313 from California on Apr 05, 2017
 
4.21 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Apr 02, 2017
 
4.39 by UCLABrewN84 from California on Apr 02, 2017
Ten FIDY - Rum Barrel-Aged from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 130 ratings