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:
#464
Reviews:
2,671
Ratings:
10,082
pDev:
8.9%
 
 
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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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Photo of AleManDan
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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Photo of Dentist666
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KMcGrath
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Isalazar7
4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look- Dark with tan head around 1 to 2 fingers wide.
Smell- Dark chocolate with hints of coffee.
Taste- Beast mode flavor, but still smooth going down. Tastes of bitter chocolate with roasted coffee.
Mouth feel- medium to thick.

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Photo of CrimeDog
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dtevans5
4.83/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of joeytdietz
3.8/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I was disappointed. Taste didn’t match the high rating. This tastes pretty average to me.

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Photo of ragwing82
4.84/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of firkingroovin
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 10,082 ratings