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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:
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Added by DrMindbender on 09-06-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#136
Reviews:
252
Ratings:
1,434
pDev:
6.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
174
Gots:
346
Trade:
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Photo of Botulizard
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of satisfied1013
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of eric5bellies
4.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - Thick black oily look with no light visible through the glass.

S - Sweet vanilla, small chocolate with coffee after tones.

T - The vanilla hits up front and carries through. In between its complimented by some toffee, chocolate, no coffee to speak of

M - Thick and viscous, low carbonation.

O - Everything you would expect in a big barrel aged stout. The key here is balance.Despite the big ABV it still manages to achieve a certain subtlety

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

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

Photo of Beer21
4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Pours pitch black with a small tan head.
Aroma has oak, whisky, molasses, dried dark fruits, coconut, roasted nuts.
Taste is same as the aroma but with bitter chocolate, and some spices and peppers in the finish.

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Photo of Qwest_35
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ri0
4.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

poured 20oz can into tulip. Canned in November 2016. Obsidian with a thin brown head. Appears viscous with no light passing through and stretched webs of lacing on my glass. Very nice aroma sweet bourbon, mocha, chocolate, vanilla, even some molasses with the roasted malts. Nice flavors of sweet bourbon, mocha, vanilla, coffee, and molasses. The roasted malts just add to the experience. Taste is sensational. Really enjoy sipping this. Somewhat heavy and thick, but not over the top. Smooth and creamy with nice carbonation. Excellent and right up there with Bourbon County.

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Photo of rudzud
4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade. Dated 10/25/16 - Kangaroo Sauce

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice deep dark brown almost black hue with a one finger dense dark chocolate head that faded to leave a creamy blanket and nice a nice halo.

S - Aromas of very nice dark chocolate, chewy nougat, bakers chocolate, little bit of vanilla, brownie batter, nice almost nutty notes, little bit of oak.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Huge bourbon flavour here, tons of barrel juice, vanilla forward oak. Big dark chocolate flavour, little bit of roasty malts, faint char, nice nougat flavour as well. The char almost brings about a licorice flavour, not quite but it definitely plays with the palate some, little bit of caramel as well.

M - Mouthfeel is surprisingly carbonated, almost bright, far more than I expected. Not really creamy, not really sharp. Certainly more than I think suits the beer. The alcohol is hidden nice but I think the higher carbonation gets in the way of the body. It's explosive and almost prickly.

O - Overall this was a delicious BA RIS. It's the over the top bourbon juice flavour that makes this beer. The chocolate is nice but the bourbon is the star. I'm really, really not a fan of the level of carbonation here though and the more I drink it the more I don't care for it. I think I would like to try this fresh and on tap to compare.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of oddlandf
4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Psychmusic
4.27/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scottfrie
4.03/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall can into tulip. Canned 11/4/16, consumed 12/2016.

A: Pours a thick motor oil color with a dense couple fingers of dark coffee brown head that slowly faded into a thick collar. A complex network of lace was left down glass.
S: Boozy bourbon, bitter chocolate, rich and potent smelling. Hint of caramel, leather, and chocolate. Fragrant bourbon dominates.
T: Super rich and potent notes of bitter dark chocolate, deep roast, a touch of vanilla, and rich and warming bourbon. The bourbon barrel imparts hints of caramel, and raisin. I get a touch of anise and spicy wood, almost cedar, in the finish, and the aftertaste is full of lingering dark fruit, leather, and dark chocolate. Warming bourbon in the finish, not hot, but I can tell this is definitely a fresh beer.
M: Thick body, chewy, bitter, rich, heavy, and slick mouthfeel. Bitterness is dark chocolate and black coffee, warming booze, peppery and woody.
O: A bit of age might do this some wonders and it has just a few boozy rough edges, but overall this is a delicious, fairly easy to drink. Very flavorful and potent. Rich. Great flavor, great take on a classic stout.

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4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Tasted from can. Pours black with nice dark brown head. Aroma is molasses, bourbon, coffee, chocolate. Moderate bitterness with nice sticky sweet mouthfeel. Flavors of bourbon, molasses, caramel, toffee, cocoa, coffee, brown sugar. Very well done BA stout.

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Photo of Bferber
4.27/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of umichfan
4.27/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lorenwhite7
4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lochef81
4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Will65
4.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RealDeal
4.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kricks77
4.73/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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