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

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Ten FIDY - Bourbon Barrel AgedTen FIDY - Bourbon Barrel Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
oskarblues.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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 12.9% (75 IBUs) it is cool and drinkable, letting each sip add more and more complexity.

Added by DrMindbender on 09-06-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#146
Reviews:
350
Ratings:
1,834
pDev:
6.03%
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Photo of tittyfish
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Djoneil
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A brace of 2018 draught 10oz snifters at the Brass Tap here in Baltimore

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Photo of SiepJones
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of meatyard
4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HippieDave56
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chrishiday
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

This is a very tasty, complex and enjoyable RIS that hides its ABV very well. Lots of roast flavors, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and of course bourbon. A great example of a BA stout.

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Photo of TCOlson
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lucular
4.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A truly impressive BA imperial stout. Massive flavors of fudge, vanilla, oak, coffee, dark chocolate, and bourbon but without any alcohol heat. Delicious.

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Photo of JohnBradSC
4.74/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rex_4539
4.91/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Dark brown color, two finger brown head, messy lacing, light carbonation.

S: Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak. Nice!

T: Sweet, chocolate, roasted coffee, bourbon, oak, lots of alcohol. Amazing!

F: Full bodied, full flavored.

O: Superb imperial stout. World class.

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Photo of berto714
4.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Reef
4.41/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Stovepipe canned 10/31/17enjoyed from a Teku glass

Just a hint of head resulting from a gentle pour. A fine layer of lacing, sparse surface carbonation. Dark mahogany color.
Bourbon dominates in the aroma. Coffee, cocoa, vanilla all rush in thereafter.
Likewise on the tongue, bourbon first, then chocolate, stone fruit, espresso.
Sticky mouth feel, subtle alcohol heat, what carbonation there was hangs around. Flavors are vivid from the start and don’t develop a lot with warming.
All the virtues of Ten Fidy with bourbon poured on top. 13% ABV stovepipes take a little time to work through, but when you can share one, or take all afternoon to enjoy it, why not?

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Photo of tsgooch79
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Apellonious
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

19.2 oz can , 10/30/17, poured into a tulip glass, black as night with a one finger dark tan head that moves immediately to a thin lace. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. The bourbon tales off and it smells like a brownie. The taste is similar, a well blended meld of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and sugar notes. The mouthfeel is medium heavy, low carbonation, and things get sticky. Overall, a pretty stovepipe stout dipped in bourbon. Age has made it sweeter.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dafla67
4.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jamesroses
4.67/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2016 vintage

Thick black, small bubbles beige head. Low and slow carbonation.

Aromas of bourbon, coffee, bitter chocolate and malbec wine. Huge barrel presence. Amazing.

Taste follows the nose, with a big barrel/malbec wine/bourbon alike presence. It's clear the barrels were there. Chocolate and coffee too. Not sweet. Lots of character.

Mouthfeel is pretty dry. Very low residual sweetness. Apparently there's a lot of IBUs but I didnt notice. All very balanced.

High quality brew.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
4.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 19.3fl oz stovepipe can with a canned on date of 11/10/17; into a pint glass.
Appearance- shadow black with no light penetrating; head is a thick, fluffy mocha that recedes quickly to a medium, creamy layer. Gobs of sticky lacing reside on the glass!
Smell - mild bourbon, vanilla, and cocoa!
Taste - boozed soaked chocolate cake with hints of vanilla bean and coffee!
Feel - booze noticeable, but given the 12.9% it is hidden quite well; the slight coffee bitterness holds the alcohol at bay!
Overall- I totally dig the stovepipe can as the vessel for this heavyweight and the nectar within does not disappoint!

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Photo of connecticutpoet
4.24/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Clear, nearly opaque brown body with a one and a half finger head.

Aroma – Chocolate and molasses with a little light coffee.

Taste – Strong malt with a hint of roasted character. Dark chocolate, oak, a little bourbon on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – Viscous and coats the tongue.

Overall – Really a good beer, the barrel aging worked here. Dang expensive though.

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Photo of MrDis
4.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SirNicholas33
4.86/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of bl00
4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black, thick tan head at first.
Nose is corn bread, vanilla frosting, caramel, a bit of whiskey on the back end
Taste is vanilla cola, chocolate, finishes with a whiskey bite. Goes down with some heat
mouth feel is chewy and creamy.
Overall big but really tasty. Would love to age a few.

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