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

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4.34/5
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116 Ratings
Ten FIDY - Rum Barrel AgedTen FIDY - Rum Barrel Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
oskarblues.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.17%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in Appleton Estates Rum barrel.

Added by MasterSki on 11-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,196
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
116
pDev:
9.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
16
Trade:
4
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4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of Amguerra305
4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
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!

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

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow this is amazing

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4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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