Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #277
Ranked #582
4.38 | pDev: 8.9%
Sunday at 09:44 PM
Dec 29, 2006
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.
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Canned October 15, 2015, making this a bit under 8 and a half years old.

I'm really pleasantly surprised at how good this beer looks and smells. It pours as close to black as I think you can get, with loads of dense deep tan head that eventually receded to a much less attractive spotty cap. Nice lacing. Aroma still has some nice roasted malts.

Taste is similar to the nose, with roasted malts and faint chocolate. Full bodied and nice going down with subtle alcohol warming. Overall, good simple Imperial Stout.
Sunday at 09:44 PM
Rated: 4.47 by cbuzz24 from Mississippi

Sunday at 04:06 PM
Rated: 4.24 by PaulMayer from Illinois

Jan 28, 2024
Rated: 2.95 by SeanP99 from North Carolina

Jan 11, 2024
Rated: 4.18 by mothmanscott from Georgia

Jan 10, 2024
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Reviewed by highdesertdrinker from Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a dark, viscous black with an ample amount of tan head. Aroma is hot, dark fruit, char. The flavor is heat, hops, char, anise, and a little cafe. It reminds me a lot of Founders Imperial Stout and I love that beer. Great beer, scratches the itch for stout lovers and it won’t set you back too far……..,,cheers! you
Dec 17, 2023
Rated: 4 by Nyoder

Nov 25, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by DBosco from Massachusetts

Oct 20, 2023
Rated: 4.12 by QuintusHorace from California

Oct 04, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by TODDRESSEL1 from Indiana

Oct 02, 2023
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Reviewed by klarcbarr3 from Michigan

4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A black body covered with a two-finger brown
head assimilates into a pint glass. The head is quite active, and fades in a few minutes, but leaves ample lacing... the carbonation level is good. The smell is absurdly light for a 10.5 ABV Imperial stout. Mostly malt and grain, with a subtle sweetness on the back end. The flavor, however is superb. Coffee and chocolate notes, malt, grains, nuttiness, subdued hops for the style... this beer is finely crafted, and literally wafts across the tongue like waves on the beach, especially as it warms during the session. The high ABV stout category has been somewhat overrun by a faddish movement toward barrel aged brews, and many of them are great beers... but Oscar Blues Ten Fidy is a great example of how good a finely designed Imperial Stout can be in the hands of a great brewer. I love this beer!
Sep 08, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by ctbeerman1 from Connecticut

Sep 01, 2023
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Reviewed by PorterBessette

1/5  rDev -77.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Gave this beer a try on a whim and I must say that I was beyond disappointed in this brew. The whole thing tasted and smelled of rubbing alcohol flavored stout. A shame really; I enjoy Oskar Blues and this was just a tremendous letdown. Not even worth finishing the can off.
Jul 17, 2023
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Reviewed by cwm51662 from Indiana

4.32/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
First sniff is chocolate, first taste is hops. I'm surprised I didn't rate this the first time I tried it. This is a solid, surprisingly not-sweet, "What an IPA would like to be" option.
Jul 15, 2023
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured black, really black. With a brown head that stood tall.
The aroma, while not as strong as it would be for most as my nose has been affected by Covid, is still coffee and roasted malts.
The taste is an amazing balance of flavors; the roasted malts bring the coffee and cacao and dark fruits and the hops provide an edge that keeps the flavor in check.
The feel is almost chewy, and it seems right for all the flavors that are present.
This is one of my favorite “pure” imperial stouts, just so good.
Jun 10, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by bottmfeedr from Texas

May 28, 2023
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Reviewed by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Purchased as part of a 4 pack of 12 oz cans.

L- Pitch black with a moderate creamy

S- Almost sweet roasted cocoa aroma.

T- Sweet dark chocolate upfront, slight
hop bite, followed by a dark roasted
coffee and chocolate finish.

F- Moderate mouthfeel. Smooth with
a slight tannic bite.

O- An absolutely beautiful Imperial Stout!
May 28, 2023
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours black as night. Dark foam. Sweet malt aroma. Heavy roasted chocolate malt body. Coffee and caramel finish. Sweet but not overly sweet. Smoother than expected but you can definitely taste the alcohol. Not for the amateur beer drinker.
May 20, 2023
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Reviewed by SpaceCamp from Virginia

4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a jet black that forms a moderate caramel head. Dissipates at a slower pace and leaves a good amount of soapy lacing and a nice level of retention on the top. Aromas of licorice, cherries, roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is heavy on the roasted malts, bitter chocolate, coffee, and earthy hops. Becomes sweeter towards the aftertaste with a boozy finish. Medium-bodied. A very good imperial stout that is worth a re-visit.
Feb 22, 2023
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