Ten FIDY - JahVanilla
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Ten FIDY - JahVanillaTen FIDY - JahVanilla
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #441
ABV:
14.3%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,666
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 5.35%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
63
From:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
 
Colorado, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  8
Gots
  4
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Ten FIDY - JahVanillaTen FIDY - JahVanilla
Notes: JAHvanilla was made using a blend of bourbon barrel-aged Ten FIDY AND double bourbon-barrel aged Ten FIDY. The burly blend got rolled up in a barrel with Hotbox Roasters' cold brew coffee and Madagascar vanilla beans, then aged to rich, espresso-flavored perfection at 14.3% ABV.
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eric5bellies from Australia

4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Shared with my friend Simon
A - Pours a thick Black oily colour with a dark Beige head that retains well but dies eventually with minimal lacing
S – Big dusty aromas with maltiness and some coffee.
T – Big creamy notes of malt , mid palate is vanilla which fades into slight bitterness before a coffee expresso finish
M – Creamy and bold mouthfeel that is full with minimal carbonation
O – Taste cannot be mistaken for excellent. The aromas let it down a wee bit along with the head retention.

Jul 18, 2020
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RMW66 from Australia

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

A really good stout and a very interesting and well balanced variation on the classic. Really enjoyed the vanilla and more subtle coffee notes. Not much alcohol burn for the ABV.

Jul 17, 2020
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Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a jet black with a relatively thin light brown head with medium head retention and some lacing. Smell is out of this world good. For my preferences, smells as good as any beer I can remember. Roasty, with the coffee and vanilla both present. Just smells great. Smell largely follows the nose. Goes down very smoothly, with a pleasant, lingering aftertaste. Overall this is a damn fine beer that I would never guess checked in at 14.3%.

May 24, 2020
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - 1-finger thick mocha head atop a tar-black body.

S - coffee, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, a little bourbon.

T - follows the nose. Coffee recedes slightly, with bourbon to the forefront. Low bitterness. Low sweetness. Moderate-low booziness.

F - medium-full body with appropriate carb.

O - exactly what I hoped for.

Jun 16, 2019
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strohme2 from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Stovepipe can canned on 4/4/19 “PERKY BREWSTER” on the bottom of my can. Poured into a tulip glass.
Pitch black, mocha colored and finely bubbled half inch of head. Spotty lacing on my glass.
Raisin, smoke and ash, dark chocolate, heavy roast, light hint of vanilla on the nose. This is a big beer with a lot going on. First is dark chocolate and heavy roast. Following is dark roast coffee, burnt chocolate cake, vanilla, a lot of whiskey and wood. Moderate amount of heat present.
Thick mouthfeel, creamy mouthfeel with just a bit too much carbonation for my tastes. It’s not enough for me to knock it down.
Overall, this is a really tasty beer. I had higher hopes for it though. It seems a bit choppy and thrown together rather than other big adjunct barrel aged stouts. I have another can, I’ll let it age and see if that does anything to smooth out some of the heat and mellow the flavors.

Jun 10, 2019
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tallboy can. Snifter glass. Medium dark black body, one finger offwhite head, good retention, not much lacing. Smell is big coffee, milk chocolate, a touch of vanilla, dark roasted malt. Touch of cocoa. Flavour has more of a slightly boozy barrel to it, otherwise it is as the nose suggests. Medium full bodied, good carbonation. Decent coffee bitterness on the backend. Not as much vanilla as I would expect on the finish.

May 05, 2019
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Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cleared a stovepipe while stuck inside for the 1/19 Polar Vortex.
L: Pours dark black with a brown head that doesn't stay around too long, but more than some big BA Stouts.
S: Strong, boozy nose, maybe a little sweetness.
T: Bourbon with a hint of coffee, and then sweetness from the vanilla as a nice touch at the end.
F: Medium-plus body
O: Enjoyable, particularly in this kind of weather.

Jan 31, 2019
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks go out to Tyler for the can!

Canned April 18th.

Pitch black pour with oodles of tan foam.

It smells of Bourbon, vanilla, molasses, light coffee.

Bourbon and vanilla rule the taste. Some molasses, coffee is most noticeable in the finish, booze is lively, overall sweet with low bitterness.

Creamy full mouthfeel.

Quite the treat.

Jan 03, 2019
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. So much coffee, yet artfully done! The vanilla is not overwhelming, but comes in as support to the huge dark roast coffee and dark chocolate flavors. Plenty of bourbon heat on this one too, slight molasses, licorice and leather. A big, big beer in the feel. Come ready for the fight on this one, it is powerful

Nov 24, 2018
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

19.2 oz. can. Black body. Smells of coffee, bourbon, and vanilla. Tastes of sweet vanilla and coffee. Bourbon. Roasted malt. Coffee bitterness. Pretty alcoholic. Big and sweet, but very tasty.

Jul 12, 2018
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Radcpa from Washington

4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very dark appearance with nice dark tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is vanilla with a coffee hint. Taste is an even blend of code and vanilla that is very pleasant without any alcohol aftertaste.

May 11, 2018
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BB1313 from Ohio

4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On-tap at Heinen's in Mayfield Village, Ohio

Pours black with a small mocha head that falls leaving nice retention and lacing. The aromas are balanced between chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Roasted malts are there. The flavors are amazing. Lots of vanilla and coffee. Lots of rich dark chocolate. There's a nice amount of hazelnut, especially in the finish. Hints of coconut in the mix. Malts do their thing. There's a mild warmth in the finish, but the alcohol basically goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is great. It's full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's thick and velvety. It drinks like a pretty big brew despite being very smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is an awesome stout. I'm blown away. Great variation of an already awesome classic stout. Everything is hitting on all cylinders. Highly recommended if you come across it.

Jan 07, 2017
Ten FIDY - JahVanilla from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 63 ratings