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:
#182
Reviews:
363
Ratings:
1,890
pDev:
6.03%
 
 
Wants:
190
Gots:
465
Trade:
55
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Ratings: 1,890 |  Reviews: 363
Photo of MikeM417
4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nfedas
4.02/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flockofjay
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Black, viscous, brown lacing, huge head. Absolutely one of a kind look from a BA stout.

S: Alcohol smell is small. Molasses, FIG, FIG, FIG, bourbon, vanilla,coffee, raisins, toasted oak, coconut, currant, and something very wheatie.

T: Huge up front honey acid flavor, followed by a mellow coffee and molasses, vanilla, bourbon, and a nice creamy roasted oak finish, then bam....chocolate.

F: A well rounded expresso shot in the middle of warm sweet condensed milk. Think Indian Car Bomb.

O: Overall I love it...except it is a little high on the carbonation. It is forgivable because it seems to fall out once it airs out a bit, but damn fine brew.

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

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

Photo of Vandy21
4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Snowcrash000
4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pitch-black coloration with a medium, creamy, foamy head. Nose is a little subdued, but still with very nice, if slightly faint aromas of caramel malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, bourbon and just a hint of a certain earthy/herbal note. Taste is a fortunately a lot more complex and intense than the nose would suggest, being dominated by a strong caramel malt and dark, bitter chocolate presence and lighter notes of roasted coffee bean, vanilla, oak and bourbon. There also is a certain hoppy, bitter, earthy/musty/herbal note to this that integrates quite well into the bitter chocolate and woody oak notes. Finishes with a somewhat dry, medium bitterness and some vanilla/bourbon notes in the aftertaste. Rich, creamy mouthfeel with a decadent body and light/medium carbonation. This just has a lovely, rich, decadent, yet very well-balanced, chocolate and caramel flavor profile to it that never becomes too sweet or boozy thanks to the bitter/earthy hop presence and barrel character. So smooth for the almost 13% ABV as well, with very little hot booze coming through.

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Photo of Msussman328
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love this beer.

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

Photo of aleigator
4.36/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours completely black with a decent, spongy beige head, which lasts on the liquid throughout.

Smells pretty straight forward, with lots of bread dough, bitter chocolate, some licorice and caramel to offer, topped off by a warming barrel presence.

Has a supersmooth, decadent rich mouthfeel, with an astonishing flavor intensity, finishing long and slowly, offering a smooth, silk, decadence throughout.

Tastes of creamy, silk alcohol soaked bitter chocolate, benefitting from the warming, slightly biting barrel. Its fudginess grows more profound after that, unleashing a powerful interplay of bitter chocolate and herbal, notably dry hops. Finishes with earthy ground coffee and antagonistic caramel and vanilla bean, enriching the prevailing chocolate richness of the beer.

Rich, decadent, smooth, very focussed on the bitter chocolate profile, with all the other flavors enriching this impression very well.

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Photo of brewmeister1984
4.04/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really enjoyed this one but is a little pricey for how average this beer is. Probably wouldn’t purchase again unless it’s the java or vanilla variants.

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Photo of peterpunk15
4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of curlybird
4.03/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

High ABV but nice flavor and smooth finish.Habe to share this one. Nice aroma , good mouth feel .

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Photo of bmf5581
4.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of greene94
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of ajramirez1
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RollTide7
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zbelair
4.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of BrueryDC
4.21/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of AllOfTheCats
3.58/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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