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Ten FIDY | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hide a hefty 98 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt. It is made with enormous amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops.

Added by Georgiabeer on 12-29-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#266
Reviews:
2,632
Ratings:
9,962
pDev:
8.9%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
745
Gots:
2,861
Trade:
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4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aged 1 year, drunk room temperature into a snifter:

Dark as oil with a 3 inch rootbeer float head that diminishes completely half way through. Smells chocolatey with matching flavors of super dank chocolate as well as coffee, no alcohol taste for 10.5% abv beer, super smooth and silky. Dangerously drinkable, super crushable. Best RIS beer that isn't barrel aged. I can only imagine what the barrel aged would be like. Wow what a beast of a beer.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dan411
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I am relatively new to Russian Imperial Stouts, but am aware of this beer being one to try if you want a good one that's not barrel aged and "adjuncted." Super dark black both in the glass and on the pour. Aggressive pour of the last two or so ounces produced a big three finger dark roast colored head. I let this set out 20 minutes before drinking, and really didn't get a lot on the nose besides faint roast/char, coffee, and dark chocolate (the usual suspects with stouts). Taste follows the nose for sure. With the roast/char balancing well with the dark chocolate. Bitter to dry finish. The mouth feel is my favorite part of this beer. So silky and full, with just the right amount of carbonation. Almost like whole milk.

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Photo of SurgeG
4.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rdavis4
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NathanBeets
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet black beer in a glass one finger tan head.

Strong coffee and chocolate aromas. A slight caramel note, and dark fruits. Lots of roasted barley as well.

In the taste the first appearance is fresh roasted coffee. As the beer warms more of the chocolatey and caramel flavors come forth.

A beautifuly, enjoyable brew.

One that I would recommend. I will purchase again.

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Photo of Rebrown221
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redbarnbikes
4.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lonewolfwmv
3.7/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Korymiller
3.96/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Terrific beer. Pours dark with a very chocolaty scent and taste. Great stout.

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Photo of rpcarr17
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grovejr20
4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PJCarnell
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of abjones22
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBeardedMeemo
4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MeIquiades
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jet black beer pours with a nice, brown, foamy head. A sticky colony of lacing forms at the rim of the glass. A smell of chocolatey malt rises up but the roasted smell seems to clash with hops, smothering out their stench. The taste greatly personifies this, covering up the bite with an obviously dominate malt character. Still, this one seems to put the "imperial" in imperial stout. A nice, heavy drinker with a medium-heavy, residual, almost sticky/oily feel on the back of the tongue and the throat. The head settles in a few minutes time, leaving but a little carbonation. Overall a great beer by a great company.

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Photo of HabaJohn
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwarsenal9
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of classixIII
4.02/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kips
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lahey
4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a solid imperial stout. Coffee and chocolate flavor. Somewhat of a metallic taste, but not enough to ruin anything. The smell is divine. I'm enjoying this on tap, but the price for a 4 pack of 12 oz cans has driven me away. Even though it's enjoyable on tap i won't pay the canned price.

Edit: having a draft of a 2014 barrel. There's a lot more raisin flavor, the beer is smoother. Any off flavor is eliminated. Totally worth the wait for this bar owner. It made me raise my rating on this beer.

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4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: solid, midnight black color. No light shining through at all. Real nice dark tan .5 finger head

S: Deep dark chocolate, roast malt, milk chocolate , some soy sauce. There is some lactose sweetness in the aroma as well

T: silky milk chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, toffee, dates, soy sauce, cola, brown sugar. There is a touch of bitterness from the roast malt, which is good because it balances out some of the sweetness. Also, some bitterness from the roast malt. Very luscious taste

M: heavy, super silky mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Definitely a sipper

O: fantastic stout. It’s heavy, rich, and silky smooth. Sip on this and enjoy!

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