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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#470
Reviews:
2,673
Ratings:
10,091
pDev:
8.9%
 
 
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Photo of tjarnoldi1972
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigedal60
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jangoon24
4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ICTguy21
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beersampler6
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice, smooth, rich imperial stout that had a good balance between mild bitterness and malt sweetness. Pours a deep, dark, rich black color with some darker tan-copper head and some sheets of lingering lacing that stayed for about 10-15 minutes. Smells of dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, roasted nuttiness, stone fruit, malt, caramel and vanilla. Taste follows the nose, along with some brown sugar, raisin and some faint toffee. Smooth, rich, slightly sticky mouthfeel that mildly coated the palate. Good carbonation. An excellent beer and I’m looking forward to trying their barrel-aged version.

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Photo of MoreIPAs
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jkblr
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz canned 8/22/18 (5 months ago) poured into a Spiegelau stout glass at fridge temp 10.5% ABV. The beer pours dense black with reddish mocha colored head. The head recedes to a quarter inch cap and the lacing is complete and spectacular. The aroma is earthy chocolate and roast malt. The taste is semisweet roasty, ashy, bitter chocolate with hints of caramel. The mouthfeel is full bodied with just less than medium carbonation and a semi dry finish. Overall, outstanding. The feel is the star here with taste and appearance coming closely behind. Velvety texture and a fantastic balance of sweet and bitter.

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Photo of beerdedking
4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Finally rating my fave RIS. Better than Expedition by a slight margin, the flavors are more complex and meld together with ease. They do well to limit the molasses from overwhelming the beer while letting the subtle flavors of vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit, and hints of coffee to come to the forefront. Just perfectly balanced, zero booze, one of my favorite beers of all time.

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3.33/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tkolterman
3.92/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been waiting to find and drink this beer.
Well..... good but not outstanding for me

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Photo of VolatileAgent7744
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryan4120
4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L - Pitch, opaque black with a large dark tan head that sticks around and leaves a good amount of lacing behind. Very good looking stout.
S - Dark chocolate and roasted malts - it's a good smell, but a little faint.
T - Loads of bitter dark chocolate followed quickly by roasted, toasted malts, hints of toffee, vanilla, and caramel
F - Full bodied with a light to moderate amount of carbonation - creamy, smooth, thick.
O - A great imperial stout with a flavor profile that hits all the right notes, and hits them well. Nothing fancy, just a good old fashioned imperial stout - a breath of fresh air in a sea of bourbon barrel aged stouts and dessert stouts. Well done Oskar Blues.

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Photo of Prost76
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks jet black with a 3 finger creamy mocha colored head.Nice lacing. Smells like chocolate, toffee,coffee,some ethyl. Tastes like chocolate,toffee,sweet BBQ sauce,earthy. Feels viscous and creamy in a good way. Overall this is a great example of a smooth Imperial stout.

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Photo of wheretowesty
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of timlyon
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NCSapiens
4.78/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wcampbell69
3.5/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JonB25
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoghouseReilly3946
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Date: Canned on 08/22/18, enjoyed on 12/10/18.

Appearance: Pours out completely black, creating a finger and a half of tan head. The lacing on the glass as I swirl is something to see.

Aroma: Dark well roasted, near charred malts, loads of green hops, roasted coffee, higher cacao percent dark chocolate, molasses, graham cracker, oak, raisin, and a little vanilla.

Taste: Vanilla, dark chocolate, and a good amount of dark fruit juice hits first, followed by malts that taste more charred than they smelled. The end is a mix of thick and rich mouth coating molasses and a lingering oak bitterness. This is somewhat reminiscent of Deschutes The Abyss in its mixture of dark fruit and oak flavors. The hops work very well here to balance out the sweet qualties much as they do in North Coast's Old Rasputin. The mouthfeel is full and coats the palate, also there is some heat here but it isn't anythin that detracts. The beer gods be praised, for we have here a highly rated malt driven near masterpiece that isn't a damn pastry stout! While I don't think it's as good as Old Rasputin of Expedition Stout, it is a great beer for those snowy afternoons when you arrive at the realization that its bone chillingly cold and there is another three months of winter to slog through.

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Photo of Poppalax
4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brewston
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of singletary
4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a deep oil black with a kakai colored head. The smell is chocolate with a whiff of coffee. The taste is a bitter chocolate but smooth. I get a alcohol taste also but not as proment as expected. Overall it is good but I expected something more.

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