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

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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
Stout - American Imperial
4.32 | pDev: 9.26%
Jan 06, 2020
Dec 13, 2015
Ten FIDY - Bourbon Barrel-Aged -  JavaTen FIDY - Bourbon Barrel-Aged -  Java
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Photo of mntlover
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by mntlover from Tennessee

Pours a deep dark black hole black no light anywhere near this baby, hell the heads darker then some stouts out there. Head is nice thumb sized Hersey chocolate color, it falls to a ring that leaves some lace down my goblet.

Aroma is Ten Fidy big huge roasted notes chocolate, coffee and big doses of bourbon barrels. Rich thick and chewy molasses and dark fruit hints abound. Not certain if this has more coffee notes or not almost have to do a side by side comparison to be sure, but I believe that the vanilla is more dominate in this variation.

Taste is like the nose big roasted malts abound, good body sugary molasses sweetness with chocolate, coffee and extra vanilla up front. Bourbon abounds through out the flavors to impart its goodness never distracting or being to strong. Dark fruits hiding underneath with some earthy notes to round it out.

Mouthfeel is big and full with fairly mellow carbonation makes for a nice sipping beer.

Overall really need to do a side by side but this is a great beer hard to not be with Ten Fidy base, like to see how much more the coffee is on this one as I can;t recall the regular bourbon Ten Fidy and don;t plan on opening one tonight after this 19 oz monster.

Jan 06, 2020
4.17 by Muss42 from Michigan on Dec 21, 2019
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4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by BurtStL6 from Missouri

Black as night, one of the deepest tan heads I’ve ever seen. Tons of coffee, very tasty

May 16, 2019
4.56 by Rammed96 from Maryland on May 05, 2019
4.75 by JamesLeung from Florida on Apr 08, 2019
4.38 by lebriarjr from North Carolina on Mar 08, 2019
4.5 by Sirnickatnite from Texas on Feb 22, 2019
4.65 by MJSFS from Florida on Feb 20, 2019
4.26 by locoformavs from Colorado on Feb 11, 2019
Photo of Grackos
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Grackos from Florida

Canned 10.2017, drank 1.2019. Ton of coffee still, excellent. Wish I had it fresh. Dark, roasty and with medium mouthfeel. Coffee on the nose and on the palate. Some bourbon but not too much.

Jan 05, 2019
4.29 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Jan 02, 2019
Photo of Treyliff
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Treyliff from West Virginia

19.2oz can poured into a tulip

A- pours a deep black color with a one-finger creamy khaki colored head that has good retention and leaves some nice lacing behind

S- dark roasted malt, char, dark fruit notes of raisin and fig, earthy and herbal coffee, a hint of coffee and barrel

T- earthy espresso and mocha cream up front, followed by dark chocolate, fig and raisin. Mid-palate brings out some the barrel notes of oak, vanilla and barrel juice. The finish gives more espresso, chocolate and bourbon

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a silky finish

O- coffee is a nice addition to the base beer and works well with the barrel

Dec 15, 2018
4.25 by spark3148857 from Ohio on Nov 26, 2018
4.06 by yesterdayfaraway from Missouri on Nov 22, 2018
4.29 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Nov 10, 2018
Photo of Prager62
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by Prager62 from Colorado

A 19.2 oz. Stovepipe can dated 10/30/17 poured in a 'Ten Fidy' glass.

Look- Pours a thick oily black producing a few centimeters of creamy mocha colored foam. It settles rather quickly to a ring around the glass. There is sparse lacing present.

Smell- Bourbon, molasses, coffee, brown sugar and mild char.

Taste- Bourbon forward followed by tobacco, coffee, dark chocolate, a hint of anise and a prominent oak finish.

Feel- Thick and oily with some noticeable alcohol heat.

Overall- I purchased this can at the Ten Fidy release on 11/03/18 and was taken aback when I noticed the canning date was a year ago. There was no mention in any of their release postings of the vintage. That explains the lack of a prominent coffee smell or taste. While it's still a very solid barrel aged stout, I'm left wondering what it would have tasted like fresh and why the year it was brewed/canned wasn't disclosed?

Nov 05, 2018
4.29 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on Nov 02, 2018
4.25 by krome from Illinois on Sep 10, 2018
4.25 by jgunther71 from Illinois on Sep 07, 2018
3.66 by Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania on Aug 29, 2018
Photo of Bruno74200
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Bruno74200 from France

On tap at Dr D in Grenoble for their first year anniversary.
No head for this pitch black beauty.

Great aroma with coffee, cocoa, vanilla and coconut from the bourbon aging.

The taste follows. Quite thick, the mouthfeel is smooth.

Not as good the original ba ten fidy but great anyway!

Aug 18, 2018
4.77 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Aug 16, 2018
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Coffee dominates, of course. Thanks Kevin L.

Jul 20, 2018
4.33 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Jul 18, 2018
4 by vfgccp from New York on May 30, 2018
4.48 by SDRedDevil from California on May 01, 2018
4.39 by TheEpeeist from Maryland on Apr 24, 2018
Photo of mothman
1.42/5  rDev -67.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by mothman from Minnesota

Not sure how this gets such high ratings.

On tap. Tan head black color.

Burnt coffee. Char. Roast. Burnt rubber. Ash. There is absolutely nothing good about this beer. Alcohol phenols. I can’t drink a 5 oz pour.

Mar 14, 2018
4.29 by beergorrilla from Michigan on Mar 12, 2018
4.5 by jkrug5 from Maryland on Mar 12, 2018
4.25 by Skellbop from New York on Mar 11, 2018
4 by bb-magic from Florida on Mar 11, 2018
4.49 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Mar 07, 2018
4.48 by Warren2621 from Indiana on Feb 19, 2018
4.48 by themom from South Carolina on Feb 16, 2018
4.41 by leroybrown10 from Missouri on Jan 21, 2018
4.64 by Fireman_RK from North Carolina on Jan 16, 2018
Photo of Jeffo
3.53/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Jeffo from Netherlands

Got this from vanlingleipa a while back. Cheers!

From a large can into a snifter
Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with Hotbox roasted coffee added

APPEARANCE: Pours out clear black and yields a 3 finger, medium looking, creamier tan head with great retention. Pitch black body with lower levels of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full cap and leaves lots of good lacing on the glass.

SMELL: Roasted and burnt coffee beans, some vanilla and cream notes, oak, wood and bourbon barrel on the nose. Hints of milk chocolate as well. Bold and boozy.

TASTE: Roasted coffee beans, burnt notes, vanilla, cream and oak up front. Definite bourbon and booze at the swallow, leading into a bold and lingering finish of roasted and burnt, bitter coffee beans, milk chocolate, sweet cream, oak, bourbon barrel and some alcohol. Lots of booze lingers.

PALATE: Medium body and slightly higher levels of carbonation. Creamy and a touch foamy on the palate, a touch lighter for the style, goes down fine with a decent burn and finishes somewhat sticky. Lots of heat lingers.

OVERALL: This is better than the original bourbon Ten Fiddy. The coffee addition seems to have added a layer that diminishes the overly boozy and woody barrel. The head is also better here. That said, I’d still take the base Ten Fiddy over this. Thanks again for the brews, vanlingleipa!

Jan 06, 2018
4.35 by Samact from Vermont on Dec 31, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Acquired from Beersempty so a big Thank You goes out to him. Poured from a 19.2oz can into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep black color, with a short dark brown head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains coffee, bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of coffee, bourbon and chocolate. Then a hearty roasted malt character comes in. The hops presence is very mild as expected but complementary and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down dangerously easy, not too filling, strong kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid big stout to drink for a long time.

Dec 29, 2017
Ten FIDY - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Java from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 151 ratings