Ten FIDY - Bourbon Barrel Aged
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Ten FIDY - Bourbon Barrel AgedTen FIDY - Bourbon Barrel Aged
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #61
ABV:
12.5%
Score:
99
Ranked #209
Avg:
4.48 | pDev: 6.25%
Reviews:
462
Ratings:
2,251
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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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Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4.23/5  rDev -5.6%
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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michaelsmith11 from Illinois

4.48/5  rDev 0%
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
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HopHunterCL from Ohio

4.84/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a thick almost black color with a good sized brown head that lingers.
Smells like brownie batter and bourbon with notes of dark coffee and vanilla.
Wow the flavor really lives up to the delicious aroma. Rich chocolate flavor balanced with a good amount of the bourbon. Some nice vanilla, charred barrel character.
This is a very well made stout that is greatly enhanced by the barrel aging. This will definitely be in the rotation when I want a big stout.

Jun 10, 2021
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Wxb1111 from Rhode Island

4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked it up on pearl street in Boulder..The thing has about as black and pours like 10-30w. The smell is nice and boozy - alcohol and whisky. The taste goes where you expect, to the malty, roast, hoppy, bourbon booze place. It works. You can tell it's huge - nothing is hidden.

An excellent bourbon barrel stout . ..

May 29, 2021
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Eddieeight from Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from a private collector for $17. This is 2016 vintage. Comes in a ridiculously huge 19.2 oz can. Pours out deep dark brown, gorgeous color. The head rises up a full 2 inches, but subsides to a quarter of an inch after about 30 seconds. The remainder stays for quite a while, a dark tan. Smell is a nice blend of burned caramel, toffee, chocolate, nut, and bourbon. The taste is rather incredible. Notes of raisin and cherry are present. As well as the flavors apparent in the smell. The bourbon presence is huge and rather dominates this brew. There is also quite a bit of bitterness in the wash on its way down my throat. Mouthfeel is lively and medium-bodied with a fair amount of carbonation present. Overall I'm quite pleased with this. It's a very sticky beer, but not overly sweet. Perfect for a nice night of music making.

May 15, 2021
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gooddaydiablo from Texas

4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

look: just black thing

smell: shrimp and soy sauce, a little smoke chocolate and coffee

taste: soy sauce, vanilla, bitter chocolate coffee,

feel: smooth but very strong and punchy

overall: a good booze, for the big days, cheers!

Apr 26, 2021
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DefenCorps from Oregon

4.2/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can from ABV.

Jet black with a dark brown head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks great! The nose is rich and punchy, a blend of bourbon heat, soy, dark chocolate, bitter coffee, a touch of vanilla and a definite booze note. A savory/meaty/mushroomy note is present on the nose, rich in umami.

The palate opens roasty, bitter, moderately boozy with a little vanilla, lots of dark chocolate. Soy, savory, mushroom, barrel, black patent pungent bitterness and mild earthiness. Heavy toasted oak with some vanilla, minimal coconut. Dark fruit on the finish with some dates and dark Thompson raisins. Medium full in body, softly carbonated, long, boozy and savory finish. Quite excellent.

Mar 13, 2021
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UWDAWG from Washington

4.21/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a snifter.

Look- Frothy medium brown head, black, above average lacing, average head retention.

Smell- Bourbon, vanilla, oak.

Taste- Bourbon, toasted oats, vanilla, ginger.

Feel- Between thin and medium body, prickly, mouth warming, average carbonation.

Overall- Nice beer or a snowy February day.

Feb 16, 2021
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Pegasus from Texas

4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Utterly black in color showing no highlights whatsoever before a strong light and crowned by a massive and dense tan head with superb retention. Thick lacing reminiscent of a natural sponge adorns the glass wall.

Aroma: Massive notes of bourbon, cocoa, and sweet alcohol greet the sense. As well, there is milk chocolate, chocolate syrup, bitter cocoa, molasses, dark bread, burnt caramel and wood. Hints of vanilla and spices appear along the way, as well.

Taste: The taste begins with a wave of cold coffee and bitter cocoa. Soon after, the notes of bourbon and wood rise and a gentle warming from the alcohol presents. As the taste progresses, a pantheon of flavors present: bitter cocoa, milk chocolate, dark bread, roasted nuts, vanilla, and white pepper. Late in the taste, milk chocolate and wood dominate. Finishes with a lingering note of oak.

Mouth feel: Extraordinarily smooth, full, and rich, with a fullness similar to that of half-and-half. Just a hint of carbonation adds interest.

Drinkabilty/notes: Without reservation, Ten FIDY - Bourbon Barrel Aged is utterly superb. This slow sipper seems more than appropriate for a sharply cold Valentine's Day, with ice and snow flurries.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a La Fin Du Monde tulip. 02/14/2021.

Feb 14, 2021
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schoolboy from Ohio

4.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This seems like a natural extension of the original Ten Fidy. It totally can handle the extra attention, and it deserves it.

The thing has about as brown a head as you will see. The smell is nice and boozy - alcohol and whisky. The taste goes where you expect, to the malty, roast, hoppy, bourbon booze place. It works. You can tell it's huge - nothing is hidden. No need to drink any whisky if you have a couple of these (be careful).

Recommended. It is pretty pricey, but a nice treat for a deserving drinker.

Jan 31, 2021
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bret27 from California

4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can (stovepipe) courtesy of PStone530.
Looks the part. Black with thick creamy brown head.
Vanilla chocolate nose.
Taste is vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, oak, booze, fairly balanced and smooth.
Medium thick mouthfeel.
Overall: worthy of a top 250 spot for now.

Jan 28, 2021
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NYNorseman from New York

4.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a dandy! I am a big fan of this style and this is the first time I have tried a Ten Fidy by Oskar Blues. It was part of a Christmas treasure trove of beers from my wife and mother in law. Merry Christmas to me! It has great foamy head retention and it pours an inky viscous black. The flavors blend beautifully, and although the bourbon alcohol flavor is prominent, it isn't overpowering and allows the other flavors to shine through. This is a really well crafted stout and I will be adding it to my list of favorites. Well done OB!

Jan 20, 2021
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kevanb from Illinois

4.01/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can, dated 11.24.2020, poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a deep jet black color, thick and viscous with a finger of khaki head that has good retention and excellent lacing. The aroma is nice, lots of rich dark chocolate, roasted grain, bourbon barrel, charred oak, warm spirit, toffee, caramel, coconut and stone fruits. The flavors are good, assertive roast, toasted grains, charred oak, warm spirit lead to a softer and more rich chocolate profile that is complimented by elements of vanilla, coconut and toffee with a nice stone fruit finish. The mouthfeel is good, coating, nice medium body that is full and rich with a nice vibrancy and a finish that is warm and lightly dry.

Verdict: A nice BA stout from Oskar Blues. Ten FIDY showcases a lot of the classic RIS flavors and this barreled version is a nice spin. The barrel character is nice, more oaky than bourbon forward, but offers a nice depth to the beer.

Jan 19, 2021
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trevormajor from Ohio

4.91/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz can, born on 11/6/2020, poured into a snifter at 55 degrees F:
L - dark brown, hazelnut head that lingered around the edges of the glass
S - bourbon, malt, coffee, vanilla, caramel
T - unbelievable blend of flavors, all of the above and then some
F - thick mouthfeel with a bit of carbonation on the front end and throughout
O - wonderful beer, great blend of flavors; can't believe it is 12.5%

Jan 09, 2021
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Ludwig1705 from Alabama

5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfection. Saw this a week ago and the the thought stayed with me to check out. What better way then to try one on Dec 31st 2020 and one Jan 1st 2021. Very pleased. Smokey, deep, brown sugary & sticky tar-like in an oh so good way. Lip-smacking good & down home comforting. And the cool-chillness from being in a wonderful non-assuming dark colored alum can. Really this is simply perfect. Im not that good at being able to described all of the nuances in beer or whisky (though I GREATLY respect and appreciate those who do. It is an art to be able to...), but I know what I like and what I really like. I really like this.

oh and most importantly it motivated me to drink it while listening to Astral Weeks album by Van the Man.

cheers and stay healthy in the new year.

"...Every, every, every time I try to speak
My tongue gets tied
Every time I try to speak
And my inside shakes just like a leaf on a tree
I think I'll go on by the river with my cherry, cherry wine
I believe I'll go walking by the railroad with my cherry, cherry wine
If I pass the rumbling station where the lonesome engine drivers pine
Wait a minute, yonder come my lady
Rainbow ribbons in her hairYonder comes my lady
Rainbow ribbons in her hair
Six white horses and a carriage
She's returning from the fair..."

Jan 01, 2021
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JohnG190 from New York

5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours black with a coffee and cream colored head that dissipates steadily into a foamy ring. Light cannot penetrate this thing, it's a veritable black hole. On the nose, gobs of bourbon barrel, charred oak, dark chocolate, roasted barley, coffee, caramel and cocoa. On the front of the palate we're smacked with that bourbon oak barrel - so much wood and booze. The bourbon oakiness is followed by chocolate, roasted barley, smoke, coffee, burnt sugar, and caramel. It finishes with a bit of alcohol burn. This is the bourboniest stout I've ever tasted. Full bodied with a lot of carbonation for a barrel aged stout. Overall, an extremely well crafted and balanced stout!

Jan 01, 2021
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - thick and black with a nice tan head
Smell - rich caramel vanilla dark chocolate woody smell
Taste - a lot like the smell but not as rich with a slight roasted malt taste as well. Boozy
Feel - medium full body creamy and light carb
Overall - just fantastic

Dec 26, 2020
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- 12oz can pours into a tulip glass with a beyond midnight black body and a one finger crown. The head has a very deep tan-brown almost cocoa hue and a thick creamy texture. Great head retention and plentiful webs of lacing.

S- Bold Bourbon barrel off the top with a huge hit of spicy and peppery whiskey with that nice charred oak feel. The barrel is very strong here with dark chocolate, roast barley, coffee, caramel and cocoa powder beyond the intense Bourbon.

T- Again with a nice and robust Bourbon oak barrel with a big wood presence as well as massive whiskey. Brings some certain booze with it as well as spicy, peppery and vanilla notes. The stout below is a bit muted here and thats a bit surprising considering Ten FIDY is an absolute beast... was there quite a bit of Bourbon hanging around in the barrel? Cocoa, milk chocolate, bitter roast barley, char, smoke, coffee, brown sugar, toasted nuts and caramel come to mind.

MF- Heavy body but the whiskey cuts into the heftiness of it quite a bit. Carbonation is very high for a large BA stout. Texture is puffy and frothy and it ends pretty hot.

There is a TON of Bourbon in this brew. Whatever barrel this is from is an absolute powerhouse as a huge wave of peppery whiskey and burnt oak wood saturates the palate.

Dec 06, 2020
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andrewjraab from Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Pitch black and motor oil viscosity, huge tan head that continues to cling to the glass the entire long journey.

S - Vanilla, charred okay, bourbon, caramel malts, maple syrup, toffee, cocoa nibs. Smell gets better as it warms up.

T - Loads of decadent chocolate, cocoa nibs, bourbon, oak, pure vanilla really comes through. Really an amazing and truly world class beer. You need to savor every sip on this bad boy.

O - A work of art from the look, nose, and each sip all the way through.

Dec 02, 2020
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mboone67 from New Jersey

4.85/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Dark brown to black with just the slightest head
Smell: Cocoa and bourbon
Taste: Fantastic rich balance of bourbon, vanilla, coffee, cocoa
Feel: Smooth
Overall: Classic bourbon aged Imperial Stout.

Dec 01, 2020
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DrBrewPhD from South Carolina

4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: black and viscous. Almost no head.
Smell: bourbon and espresso.
Taste: bitter chocolate with oak aftertaste.
Feel: thinner than it looks.
Overall: not as sweet as some Imperial Stouts but very good. Flavor profile gets better as it warms up.

Nov 07, 2020
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tradershmulie from Connecticut

4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow.

This is the real deal.

Awesome color, head.

Smell was good, but not the best part.

Absolutely delicious. Smooth, complex, delicious.

Wish it was easier to find and not so $$$!

Oct 19, 2020
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just1cho from California

3.95/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

*Poured into a Teku glass from a 12oz can*

*Canned on: 11/21/19*

*Drank on: 05/03/20*

This beer poured absolutely pitch black and had a dark brown head which had some nice rocky bubbles to it. The head was about a finger thick and had moderate retention.

Nosing my glass, strong notes of bourbon hit my nose first. This was then followed by notes of black licorice, caramel, dark chocolate, and coffee. There was a tiny bit of vanilla in the back-end. I wasn't the biggest fan of the black licorice aroma on this, but the depth and complexity on this made up for it.

The taste followed the nose with notes of bourbon, caramel, coffee, and dark chocolate upfront which faded in the middle to just notes of bourbon. There was a notable earthy taste to this beer throughout, and the beer finished with lingering notes of bourbon and earthiness.

This beer was big, full bodied, boozy and it didn't try to hide it. You definitely have to sip on this one, and with a large coffee/bitter burnt and earthy aftertaste, I definitely wasn't in a hurry to down this beer.

I can definitely see this being really good for some people with a tasty for bourbon forward, roasty and earthy stouts, but this one wasn't really for me.

Jun 09, 2020
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paltemose2303

4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

All black can with grey lettering is pretty sweet! Canned in 12/2019, and enjoyed about 5 months later.

L: Caramel-coffee colored rocky head. Pretty creamy and sticks around for a while. Some solid lacing on the glass as well. No light passes through aside from around the edges of the beer when held up to the light. Not quite a black hole, but pretty close.

S: Some nice vanilla and bourbon. A good amount of roasted malt too.

T: Hits upfront with a good amount of vanilla, bourbon, and some caramel flavors. Most of the bitterness comes though as bakers chocolate, burnt sugar, and roasted malts. Alcohol and the 75 IBU is pretty well hidden. Bourbon is really well balanced and doesn't overpower the sweet and bitter flavors

F: Nice big mouthfeel! Definitely not an overly sweet beer. Sugar and sweetness isn't sticky like other big stouts. Lots of warming sensations while drinking.

Really enjoyed the balance in this beer!

Apr 23, 2020
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Msp004 from New York

4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can pours black with a tan 2 finger head which sticks around for a while and leaves some nice lacing.

Nose is a symphony of vanilla, bourbon, fig, raisins, caramel and sweet roasted dark coffee.

Mouth is silky and smooth with more of the same. Bourbon,caramel, fig and sweetness are most prevalent. Finishes with a nice bourbon warmth.

Let this warm up a while. The flavors really come out.

Apr 15, 2020
Ten FIDY - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 2251 ratings