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

Ten FIDY - Bourbon Barrel-AgedTen FIDY - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
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From:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #103
ABV:
12.5%
Score:
99
Ranked #244
Avg:
4.47 | pDev: 6.26%
Reviews:
471
Ratings:
1,806
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 29, 2022
Added:
Sep 06, 2015
Wants:
  197
Gots:
  490
SCORE
99
World-Class
Ten FIDY - Bourbon Barrel-AgedTen FIDY - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Notes: Aged through four seasons and from a blend of the top Bourbons around, this Ten Fidy has morphed into a monster of cranked up flavor. Espresso, burnt sugar, rich chocolate, caramel notes are now driving alongside the vanilla, oak, bourbon from the barrel and been smoothed out during maturation. Even at 12.5% (75 IBUs) it is cool and drinkable, letting each sip add more and more complexity.

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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Apparently I was so faded I forgot to review or even rate this somehow. Super late for any kind of real review but I really liked this one. Idk if I was a hater towards the OG or of I liked this one that much more but I probably need to revist the OG. I do distinctly remember this being fire though
Aug 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.15 by Tmappin from Canada (NS)

Aug 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.57 by Affinity from Missouri

Jun 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.54 by not2quick from Missouri

Jun 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by DougT from Ohio

Jun 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.27 by BLPasch from Michigan

May 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured black and viscous - topped with an impressive (considering the ABV) brown head that reached a good 2 inches over the liquid. The lacing was just as impressive; it remained in the glass long after I finished.
The aroma, while mild to my chemically damaged nose (Invest in a decent respirator people!) still got through some dark fruits (plums, raisins) and bourbon. Hmm, smells pretty good.
Taste followed, along with some coffee; both in the warmth of the initial sip and the bitterness of an overly roasted bean. Interesting!
The feel was also very good; viscous enough for the ABV but not chewy- just nice, smooth sipping.
OA, this is a very good BA stout, and I'm a bit perplexed by it's sub top 100 in stouts ranking, but I suspect that means I just need to try more stouts.
Also, in my opinion alone, I believe the non BA version to taste a little better. I have to have them side by side to verify.
May 25, 2022
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours out like used motor oil; pitch black, capped with a creamy light brown head. Great retention and lacing that belies its abv. Like chocolate syrup with a toasted marshmallow on top.

I'm not picking up much aroma this time. Maybe it's too cold? I get molasses, dark chocolate, espresso, and bourbon for sure, though.

The flavor is dominated by rich dark chocolate, baking cocoa powder, espresso, bourbon, some butterscotch and caramel sweetness, tobacco, vanilla, oak, leather, and a hint of smoke. Coffee and earthy bitterness lingers, tamed by hints of bourbon sweetness.

The mouthfeel is thick, rich, oily, and fudgy. Ample carbonation prevents it from being too sludgy.

This is a wonderful BBA stout. Rich in flavor, doesn't detract from the flawless base beer.
Mar 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.66 by Hopweiser from Korea (South)

Mar 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Mar 10, 2022
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Reviewed by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
As an erstwhile Colorado native I proclaim this to be an excellent bourbon barrel aged stout. Personally I like the regular Ten Fiddy better, which I admit is strange. But that said, Oskar Blues did a fantastic job finding the right blend of bourbon barrels to impart a variety of interesting, well balanced nuances to the base stout. The oak and vanilla from the barrels are prominent but not overwhelming. There is a nice, burnt, candied sugar flavor, then the undertones of espresso and chocolate malts. Really quite fantastic overall.
Feb 27, 2022
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Reviewed by backblast from Alaska

4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured black with a dark tan head that hung around for a while.

Tastes of rich, dark roasted malts, thick creamy dark chocolate, leather, plum, raisins, barrel and a tad of alcohol. A nice one.
Feb 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.47 by joran from Kansas

Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.81 by jwerner23 from Minnesota

Jan 18, 2022
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Reviewed by BigGinge from New York

4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Black as you can get. Brown colored head that quickly settled into a thin ring.

Smell: Vanilla, brown sugar, match light charcoal, dates, dark chocolate, sweet booze. Maybe some coffee too.

Taste: Raisins, brown sugar, coffee, a little bit of wood, good amount of bitterness. Vanilla peaks through here and there.

Feel: Full bodied, not a whole lot of carbonation. Oily. Alcohol warmth is gentle.

Overall: A nice stout. Nothing fancy.
Jan 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bought a single 12oz can $5.99 Village Bottle Shop
38 days old
Smell of dark chocolate, then bourbon
Dark black color
Heavy thick creamy mouthfeel
Medium-light carbonation
Taste of dark chocolate, bourbon, figs, vanilla
Overall a great sipper.
Jan 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by Dgman8053 from New York

Jan 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by rstump24 from Ohio

Dec 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.17 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Dec 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.15 by midlifec from Michigan

Dec 10, 2021
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Reviewed by LunchMoney from Minnesota

4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A great barrel aged imperial stout. It has smooth and thick feel, but the fizzy carbonation may be a little much. The taste holds strong and lingers awhile. There is a slight bitter back end to the flavor that brings it down a little for me. Overall, a great beer.
Dec 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.07 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Nov 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.82 by LouisvilleMike from Kentucky

Nov 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by turfy from Texas

Nov 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.87 by Resistance88 from California

Nov 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.43 by Taenim from New Jersey

Nov 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.59 by Giggy from Michigan

Oct 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.4 by JoeLacy from Ohio

Sep 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by timmy2b from New York

Sep 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by JonB25 from Delaware

Sep 03, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by kblomseth from California

Aug 19, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by wolverine0712 from Missouri

Aug 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.38 by CAcker from California

Aug 09, 2021
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Rated by PaulMcartney33 from Florida

5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Massive terps. Will be buying the remaining ones from my local liquor store
Jul 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Light rain while out in The 'Zebo on a pleasant Saturday eve.... going to jump into two 12oz cans.... Both canned 18NOV20....

The brew has been duly snifterized.... It's an oily, opaque black, with an attractive, rocky, dark mocha head. Lacing is solid all around the glass. Bourbon notes are the first things to hit the olfactories.... also present is Bosco-like choco, caramel and molasses, plus bourbon in the background. Mmmm... It's fairly smooth, though a bit less hefty in the body category, imo. I like my stouts full and chewy.

Taste mimics the aroma, with rich choco, vanilla, caramel/toffee, molasses, and hints of raisins and prunes. Again, lurking in the shadows is a pleasant layer of bourbon. A very nice brew, all around. Cheers!!

4.23/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2299
Jul 17, 2021
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Reviewed by michaelsmith11 from Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This one was a jet black color with a fluffy brown head. The aroma was chocolate with toffee and bourbon. The taste had chocolate with some caramel, oak, and then a nice bourbon flavor. Nice creamy mouth feel. Very nice.
Jul 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.4 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio

Jun 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.76 by Argail from Louisiana

Jun 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Jun 19, 2021
Ten FIDY - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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