Ten FIDY | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

9,866 Ratings

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

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

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Photo of Shaneo42
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BJB13
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can poured into a snifter.

A one and a half inch thick puck of medium brown dense foam settles over a thick black body that pours a dark oily brown. Heavy lacing and alcohol legs slide down the glass with each tilt.

The nose isn't as robust as I would have liked but the cocoa, roasted malt, dark fruit and slight hop aromas are nice. Tastes of coffee, sweet raisin and prune and a hint of sticky sweet chewing tobacco. It is mostly malty but the hop bitterness is there. The finish is fairly quick with some heat and a semi-sweet tang. While I mentioned sweet several times it isn't overly sweet and is definitely flavored like a RIS. The carbonation is low adding to the creamy smoothness of the full body.

A good RIS, one that I will certainly revisit this winter.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jtee
4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From a 355ml can served at 13 degrees Celsius into a snifter. Canned on: 10.05.2016 which makes this more than a year old.

Look: The beer pours out like oil – gorgeous, I'm salivating just looking at it. An opaque black with 4cm of dense, dark brown head that settles into a cap after 4-ish minutes. Very impressive head for such a strong beer. Great lacing too!

Smell: Strong and surprisingly well-balanced aroma for an imperial stout. Rich and complex with notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, tobacco, licorice, molasses, caramel, and some dark fruit. Holy smokes there's a lot going on in the nose.

Taste: Bam! Strong and balances towards bitter. Same tasting notes as the aroma. Damn special and a treat to drink. The finish is long, strong, and bitter.

Feel: Full body with moderate carbonation. Deliciously thick, slick, and chewy with restrained alcohol warmth. Faint astringency. Mind-blowing presence on the palate.

Overall: Big, behemoth of a beer. I love the style and this is among my absolutely favourites. World class and a must try.

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Photo of StormAles
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gene-Colorado
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheFlea1
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rufus1
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured medium hard into an imperial gravity pint glass the same temperature as the beer. Appears like oily black magic. Two fingers of firm long lasting mocha head. Dense sticky lacing that coats the entire inside of the glass half way through. Some legs on this one. The smell is of deep dark chocolate malts with big expresso coffee. Dark fruits. Molasses. Rich fudge. Tart alcohol.

Wow!!! A massive assault on the tongue with an all in one punch of dark chocolate malts, heavy creamy cocoa, some smokey chocolate. Add lush creamy coffee and dark fruits along with faint molasses. Boozy yet still chewy and silky on the palate. Just a hint of bitter hops remain. It definitely follows the nose with its full bodied and just right carbonation.

This is a huge stout meant to be enjoyed in sips rather that gulps. In my opinion one of the finest imperials in the world. Would have given fives all around but nothing is perfect. Enjoy! Cheers!!

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Photo of Cincy_Joe
2.39/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of craigbelly
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours into my glass looking like motor oil far past it's change by date. Chocolate and coffee blend together with the perfect hoped backbone to make this one stand out from the other imperial stout out there.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It poured jet black yielding the same color body and left a brown one and a half inch foamy head. It settled down to a half inch after about a minute leaving some awesome lacing coating the sides of the pint glass. Some of the lacing formed rings after several sips. The smell was extremely boozy yet lets a bit of malt and chocolate come out as the beer warmed. The taste was sweet with the alcohol coming out very strong in the taste. The palate is about a medium to heavy, probably due to the ABV in this beast. There is nothing harsh on the tongue. Drinkable, no way, one and done due to the booziness. Overall, pretty good RIS that I come back to every now and again, preferably in the Winter.

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Photo of Chianti
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CochonKing
4.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Sent to me from a friend with access to all of the Colorado stouts I wish I had access to on the east coast. Probably one of the best trades I've ever made.

Look - Pours a beautiful deep molasses brown, Heavy head with dark brown edging that sticks to the beer beautifully and doesn't fade.

Smell - Malt leads the pack. Nice chocolate and coffee notes. Burnt sugar and caramel as well. Alcohol blows a lot of this back but if you give it a second it really opens up.

Taste- Phenomenal. Well balanced malt followed by strong chocolate notes, molasses and burnt sugar on the palate as well. I would love to taste this beer after it has sat in a barrel.

Feel - Full bodied with small bubbles Just effervescent enough to calm the beer down but beautiful none the less.

Overall - Amazing

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Photo of Twon519
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Michiganman2325
4.94/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DropD
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ten Fidy and Founder Breakfast Stout are easily my top 2 favorite stouts that you can get easily when they are released every year. Priced a little high, but it only comes around once a year.

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Photo of samEBC
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A classic velvety thick and pleasantly sweet imperial stout that's certainly improved by barrel aging, but it's pretty darn good in its own right as an easily-attainable (if, albeit slightly overpriced) non-BA shelfy stout in a can. In fact, I can't think of any better.

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Photo of Wigginsross
4.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite beers. The feel is very smooth with the amount of alcohol that is in it. Taste of chocolate and coffee that is blended together exceptionally.

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Photo of Sam671217
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RMW66
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwilcox767
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep black, dark head
S - Roasted coffee and malt, slight caramel
T - Same as the smell, but very well balanced and not overly boozy.
M - Nice carbonation, sticky, coating
O - Awesome beer, definitely will get more.

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