Ten FIDY - Bulleit Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Ten FIDY - Bulleit Bourbon Barrel-AgedTen FIDY - Bulleit Bourbon Barrel-Aged
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
11%
Score:
96
Avg:
4.52 | pDev: 5.53%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
56
From:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  35
Gots
  5
SCORE
96
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Ten FIDY - Bulleit Bourbon Barrel-AgedTen FIDY - Bulleit Bourbon Barrel-Aged
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Reviews by Goatdavemac:
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

On tap at Pour Taproom in Asheville. This is an incredible beer. Not too overpowering with the bourbon or alcohol, but incredible taste. I would put this up against any other barrel aged beer that I have had. Without a doubt, INCREDIBLE

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This monster was served on tap at Holiday Market’s 60th Anniversary shindig at the Farmer’s Market in Royal Oak, Michigan. It was served in a standard wide-mouthed tasting glass, showing a murky oily black coloring. It held a fleeting quarter finger tall head of medium brown foam that quickly fizzed away, leaving little head to speak of. No sediment or haze was noted, and carbonation appeared to be on the mild side. The nose was intense and glorious, giving notes of freshly pressed vanilla bean, crisply burnt cannoli, heavy bourbon and oak woodiness, massive boozy burn, pleasant buttery diacetyls and light banana esters, rye and chocolate malt base, dusty gravel, cooling aluminum, curious candy cane mintiness, dark caramel sugar, pineapple, and Hawaiian punch fruitiness. The flavoring followed like a punch to the palate, offering highly boozy and fumy rye whiskey, butterscotch caramel sweetness, roasted brown, black, coffee, and chocolate maltiness, brown sugars, vinegar acidity, big oak barreling, moldy wheat breadiness, staunch buttery diacetyls, black pepper, sticky and melty cocoa nibs, and charred marshmallows. The body was thick and chewy, but as smooth as velvet, with the mouth left fully coated, and the rest of your body warmed to the level of your gut. Slurp and smack were sticky, with lesser cream and froth to follow. The abv was appropriate, and although this is more your sipper type beer, it disappeared in a flash.

Overall, this was the standout offering from a night of fantastic beers. As a direct comparison, this was consumed side-by-side with Founders KBS. While we’ve had the pleasure of being able to enjoy KBS numerous times in the past, we’ve never had a chance to try it on tap. That said, the Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Aged Ten FIDY took the cake, and was the one we kept coming back for. The whiskey was much, much harsher, but this lent an incredibly bright flavoring to an already fantastic product. The final blend was thus much smoother, despite that initial smack. Looking at the base beer of Ten FIDY, the butteriness of the diacetyls and the savory warmth of the wood gave purpose of meaning to that grain. We drank this all night, and even got creative in being able to make some beer floats with some local ice cream. Extremely memorable night, and unforgettable beer.

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Ten FIDY - Bulleit Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 56 ratings