Ten FIDY | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Ten FIDYTen FIDY
BA SCORE
96.1%
Liked This Beer
4.39 w/ 9,884 ratings
Ten FIDYTen FIDY
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:
#252
Reviews:
2,618
Ratings:
9,884
Liked:
9,503
Avg:
4.39/5
pDev:
8.88%
Alströms:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
744
Gots:
2,825
Trade:
124
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Photo of porters4life
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of WolverineFan1243
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nace4
4.61/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a single-serve CAN into a stout glass.

Pours---absolutely motor-oil black. Thick, viscous, and everything a stout should be. The head is perhaps the darkest tan with mottled dark brown I've ever seen, and it's sticky, foamy, and has excellent staying power considering the ABV. The foamy lacing endures throughout the drink. I don't give "5" ratings on any point lightly--this is a winner.

The aroma is a full-on assault of complexity and power. Malts very forward, manifesting mostly in dark fruit, as opposed to coffee and chocolate, though they are present as well. Smoke and burnt sugar join the party, with the hops dancing in the background. Just a hint of booze completes it.

The flavor follows the look and the nose. Dark fruits (black cherry, fig and raisin), burnt sugars, blackstrap, smoke, and espresso coffee with hops arriving at the finish to balance the party. Perhaps a bit heavy-handed on the bitter notes, but that's more a matter of personal preference than criticism.

The mouthfeel is outstanding. Thick, chewy and heavy, yet the strong carbonation and hops provide a crisp finish.

This is a top-notch RIS. A must try.

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Photo of billydrinksbeer
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmurphy7
3.83/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brianstrong2
4.81/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FyreStorm
4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IBUBrew
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vandeir_bochi
4.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jgolka
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of _nickg_
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robertm2152
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BCurious
4.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

There's not much you can fault with the Ten FIDY. If I was going to introduce a novice to imperial stout, I'd start with this beer.

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

Photo of Grupatre
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cwrw
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shaneo42
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BJB13
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
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 +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jtee
4.79/5  rDev +9.1%
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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4.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gene-Colorado
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 96.1% out of 100 with 9,884 ratings
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