Ten FIDY Bourbon Barrel Aged | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Ten FIDY Bourbon Barrel AgedTen FIDY Bourbon Barrel Aged
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Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
oskarblues.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DrMindbender on 09-06-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,389
Reviews:
242
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
6.01%
 
 
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Photo of Alexcortez426
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jestoner
4.81/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OUJayhawk1799
4.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Reds76
4.34/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kegger37
4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rarapacz
4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spinrsx
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darwood77
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Wizzle32
4.37/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hozersr
4.52/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wheels2532
4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mtn
4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 Stovepipe can to wine glass.
Appearance is Motor oil
Thin layer light brown heads
Aroma is (in no particular order) Oak,
Toffee, vanilla, Chocolate (milk and bittersweet), Licorice,
& Coffee, with none of them being overly dominant. Taste follows aroma
It's all in there with a little alcohol warmth.
Body is full and smooth without being overly thick or overly sweet
Assertive bitterness
Overall, this is a big beer with bigger flavors than its contemporaries. It all comes together nicely. It rides the line between smooth and in- your-face.
A big beer with more attitude than restraint. I wonder what another year in the can would do to it.

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

Photo of GMorgan
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoneTSR
4.35/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE: Motor oil. Except most of the time a beer that pours like motor oil doesn’t have such a nice head. The BA Ten Fidy has a coffee colored head of tiny bubbles that fluffs up to about two fingers. It starts to collapse quickly, losing half its height in the first 30 seconds, but the remaining finger or so hangs in there for another minute before settling out into a nice, coaster-thick cap. Lacing is already noticeable around the whole glass.

SMELL: There’s a lot going on here, but chocolate is the stand out. It’s a medium dark chocolate along with vanilla, a light roast, and a touch of oak. This is just barrel and some really, really dark malts. The smell is phenomenal.

TASTE: The chocolate of the nose is still strong, but the roast comes through slightly stronger on the palate. That said, it’s still a light roast with a mildly bitter, very slightly sweet, dark chocolate counterpart to it. The oak and vanilla play around the edges while some cherry, maybe a hint of orange, and other dark fruits creep in.

MOUTHFEEL: Smooth, velvety, and big. This beer could easily have been extremely sweet, and that would have been OK, but it does an outstanding job of keeping the balance with plenty of bitterness and what seems to be yeast that ate a lot.

OVERALL: I’m not sure if my reviews reflect this or not, but over my years of drinking Oskar Blues beer, I have slowly come to believe that Ten Fidy is their best, year-round offering. The barrel-aged version only serves to confirm that. This is a fantastic beer.

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Photo of jlindros
4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tap at whym in Portsmouth

Big creamy dark thick rich head retains forever, pitch black beer

Nose loads of bourbon, dark choc, biscuity cocoa, little roast, char, super dark chocolate, lush nougat, loads of vanilla and oak barrel, fudgey

Taste brings loads of bourbon, barrel juice, loads of vanilla barrel, dark chocolate cocoa, biscuity cookie dough and nougat, little roasty char, chewy nougat and caramel fudgey bitter earthy hop and roast on the back end, mixed with vanilla barrel bourbon juice

Mouth is thick fudgey chewy, fluffy carb, very little booze

Overall as good, no better, than I would have expected, great base beer, so much bourbon barrel juice

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4.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 19,2-ounce "stovepipe" can into a Craft Beer Club sampling glass. Appearance and aroma draw you in. Deep, dark, almost black in color, with a thick, long-lasting dark tan head. Huge aromas of dark roasted malt, with notes of burnt coffee, dark cocoa, tart cherry, dark fruit, vanilla, and bourbon / barrel. The flavor profile includes all of these elements. Very smooth from the aging process, with no harsh edge at all. A little boozy at cellar temperature, as might be expected. This has a slightly sour, oaky finish, which may have been mitigated by a little more time in the cellar. Still, one of the finest Russian Imperial Stouts I've ever tasted.

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4.81/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zuidman
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of anvindr
4.92/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of threeviews
4.89/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 19.2oz "Stovepipe" can (BOD: 03 November 2016) into a Libbey Arome tasting glass

A - Pours a viscous, spent motor-oil black with a mere 1/2 finger of a chocolate milk colored head with minimal retention. (5.0)

S - Aromas of bourbon, fudge, marshmallow/vanilla, and a hint of dark fruits (plums and sweet cherries). The extreme hoppiness of the base beer is dialed back as a result of the time in the barrels and then further aged in the can prior to consumption. (4.75)

T - Bourbon, Vanilla, Molasses, Caramel and Charred Oak pummel the palate. Intense and lingering flavors restrain its drinkability but the beauty of this beer is found squarely in its decadence. Oskar Blues spared no effort or expense when deciding to get into the Barrel-Aged game and the result is spectacular. (5.0)

M - Full bodied with a viscosity that coats the palate and lingers for days yet finishes with an oak tannic dryness. It is impossible to achieve the mouthfeel of either variant (regular or barrel-aged) without it being a first runnings beer (and a huge component to its price). After the sip, the warming in the chest is immediate. You exhale alcohol heat well after the sip...a constant reminder that you are drinking something gargantuan and even larger than what the ABV suggests. (5.0)

O - The base Ten FIDY is an intense beer on its own and the barrel-aged version raises the bar. Very reminiscent of Goose Island BCBS (specifically, 2014 vintage) albeit with a slightly higher drinkability. I love the notion of a canned BBA Imperial Stout, but the size format is something left to be desired. Keeping pricing in line (~$.55/ounce) with the larger format. I would rather have two 12oz cans than a single 19.2oz can I need to consume once the tab is popped. (4.75)

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4.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WalkerHater
4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Super thick and viscous. Black as night. Def smell the barrel.
Taste is like quality Dark Chocolate. Not overly sweet, in truth not sweet at all. Just a hint of bitterness. Loving this!!!

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Photo of ncelauro
4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark w/ nice brown head, can smell the barrel w/ notes of cocoa, vanilla & coconut. Taste is the same with thick mouthfeel.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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