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:
#270
Reviews:
2,623
Ratings:
9,914
pDev:
8.9%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
748
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2,840
Trade:
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4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of h0wdy
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: The body of this beer is a deep black and there is a very tan off white head to it. It's taken a while for the head to simmer down.
Smell: A lot of liquor, with roasted chocolate following the alcohol.
Taste: A lot of liquor and a nice coffee finish to it.
Feeling: If you can understand the theme of things... A lot of liquor with a nice kick to it.
Overall: This is a good beer with I believe to be just too much of an alcohol percent to enjoy the other attributes to this beer.

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Photo of adipilla8708
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FLima
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Petroleum color that verted like motor oil with a huge and thick dark caramel head with great retention and leaving good laces.
Nice aroma with notes of cocoa, vanilla, dark chocolate, a bit of smoke, licorice, pine, some roasted coffee beans and plums.
Flavor with notes of cocoa, spices, pine, grapefruit citrusy, lactic acid, oats, licorice, figs, raisins, molasses, drops of bourbon, Port Wine and prunes. Dry and bitter aftertaste. Its 65 IBUs are enough to balance its robust body.
Full oily body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 10.5% abv is superbly well hidden.
Excellent Imperial Stout with great complexity and perfect execution. More chocolatey than coffee and once it warmed up revealed lots of dark fruit notes as well. Despite its 65 IBUs it is not very hoppy, though this exemplar has been cellared for several months. Definitely a sipper. Worth trying and revisiting given its great cost benefit ratio.

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

Photo of wjbent
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black with rich tan head and sticky lacing. Smells of toasted malt/sugar, chocolate, oat, and light coffee. The taste is good but a little hindered by the ABV, wishing the coffee was stronger and other notes more pronounced. I am getting a burnt oat/malt, lots of alcohol, bourbon and smokey notes. the finish is lingering burnt taste with mild alcohol. Overall a medium to heavy beer, I think some more coffee up front and blending could make this better but compared to others in the class I am sort of bummed.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really good for the style. Bonus.... Bought these for $1 a can at my local six pack store!

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4.02/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lamar
4.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A wonderful Stout; sampled at a tasting in Washington, DC. Rich and so full of flavor; it's 10,5% ABV should cause this beer to age wonderfully well.

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

Canned 18 days ago so this stuff is fresher than ideal, but I'll take it

L — 1,000 lumens passed through the glass reveals an incredibly dark black body. It is so dark, in fact, that there aren’t even the faintest traces of light coming through the edges of the glass. Definitely up there with Speedway Stout and KBS for darkest beer I’ve had. 3-finger light brown head produced with moderately aerated pour. Amazing retention and lacing
S — Pleasantly warming spiced chocolate, barley malts, molasses, bourbon, candied dark fruits, fruity yeast esters, hazelnut, and toffee
T — Starts with a molasses sweetness, immediately followed by an explosion of charred barley malt, french roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate, bourbon, and burnt sugar. A real smack-you-in-the-face kind of beer
F — This one plays tricks on you. At first it seems to be oily and slick, with minimal carbonation and practically no velvety or silky qualities. But after each sip there is a sudden sensation of fine pulpiness across the palate, at which point the flavors become most apparent. Long, sticky finish. Huge mouthfeel
O — Damn this stuff is awesome, especially in a can!? It’s widely available but only for a limited time each year, so if you see it, buy a 6er! And then have 1 can every 2 months throughout the year

87/100

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4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of KevinMc
3.76/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duncian
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wanderingpints
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bixby1971
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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