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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): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by MasterSki on 11-17-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
68
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
14
For Trade:
2
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 68
Photo of gatornation
4.18/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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Photo of justinp444
4.75/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
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.

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Photo of ShoeIn-BrewWin
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
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.

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Photo of CaptCleveland
4.62/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of dar482
4.45/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

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Photo of busternuggz
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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.

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Photo of pattermj
4.78/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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Ten FIDY - Rum Barrel Aged from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
4.48 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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