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:
#269
Reviews:
2,639
Ratings:
9,987
pDev:
8.9%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
750
Gots:
2,868
Trade:
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Ratings: 9,987 |  Reviews: 2,639
Photo of jsprain1
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Pretty much black. Head is huge thick and brown. Falls to two fingers and stays there. Two solid rings of lacing.
S- Sweet, roasted, and all sorts of nice flavors. Coffee, Chocolate, caramel, a bit of earth, a bit of hops. Very nice.
T- Starts sweet with an interesting and odd blend of caramel, apple, spice, and grapefruit. Gets more roasted with espresso flavors and dark coffee. finish is a huge kick of roasted flavors and hops competing and complimenting.
M- You can see it's thick the moment you pour it. Smooth. Body is crisp at first, but it evens out.
O- One of the best stouts I have ever had. Very good.

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Photo of Zraly
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mamaraza
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rootscipio
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Just a Awesome stout. Its the gift that never quits giving. Every time I have it I am reminded, yes, there is such thing as a superior stout over all the other good stouts.

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Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JerUrbans
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pour looks like tar with dark tan head that holds on well. Smells of roast and alcohol. Tastes fantastic, chocolate and roast coffee, the alcohol is there but well hidden. This is up there with the best mouthfeels I've had, it's smooth and really creamy and a nice little bitter chocolate at the end.

Overall, this is the best imperial stout I've had, excellent taste, excellent appearance, and excellent mouthfeel. I also like that it's canned, makes it very portable if I'm on an outdoor adventure.

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Photo of gruves33
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wilso411
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of C_Pel
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jerseybeerboy
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Almost onyx. Thick and syrupy. Abundant head that dissipates into fantastic lacing. A pretty beer!

S: Even though I'm drinking this from a snifter I'm not overwhelmed by the smell. That being said it is still a pleasant aroma of molasses and chicory.

T: Up front, chocolate coffee and light smokiness. On the finish dark fruit but not sweet. Awesome!!

M: Sticky! Sticks to the inside of your mouth like it does to the side of your glass. Wow!

O: this is what I want in a stout. As winter approaches and I switch to stouts porters and barley wines this beer does not disappoint. To me it lives up to the hype.

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Photo of IndieInc
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a pitch black color with a very thick, brown foamy head. Pours very thick. Head retention and lacing are both excellent. Aroma of strong roasted malts, chocolate and toffee. Big creamy taste. Silky smooth chocolate, toffee and some coffee bitterness at the end. Hides the alcohol content very well. This is very, very good.

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Photo of FyreStorm
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jjhanlon
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Joshua1973
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Micahz
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Etatrow
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of burns3y
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nace4
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ttime3131
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gregmoscetti
4.7/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A strong arm of a stout. Love affair born? Yup.

My first sip of this beer was on draft at LA's Fathers Office, however I only like to review a beer whileI am drinking it. Next came my county wide man-hunt to find this bad boy. After a cruise to huntington beach (followed by lunch at Beachwood BBQ), I was able to stock my fridge with 8 of these bad boys. I cracked one open while preparing some ribs for a "family" cookout and the first sip was just as good as i remembered. I credit Craftsman with making room on my IPA loving palate but I have to credit Oskar Blues for teaching me that love is real. If that can had arms, I'd hug it.

Even gave a taste to my Dog Archie. He wanted more.

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Photo of Afroman
4.7/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of fullmetal1381
4.7/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Midnight and black magic. Scientists studying dark matter should examine the contents of this can. Head? What head? We don't need no stinkin' head!

Smell: Like a chocolate malt. Nothing more needs to be said.

Taste: At once chocolatey and roasty. Closest correlate is Ghiradelli's Bittersweet Chocolate gracing a fantastic mocha cappuccino. Coffee finish with slight savory undertones.

Mouthfeel: Just enough carbonation to remind you that you are not, in fact, chugging a chocolate coffee shake. Smooth like Billy Dee Williams.

Overall: Until I get me some whales, this is the standard by which all other Imperial Stouts shall be judged.

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Photo of mmorris15
4.7/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beveritt
4.7/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz can into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to DoctorDog for hooking me up with this not so little gem. Can is black and silver with the image of the sun rising over a mountain. Bottled on 10-30-08 printed on the bottom along with the cryptic phrase "Who does #2 work for?"

Appearance: Looks like pouring motor oil in to a glass. Pours with just under 1 finger of dark brown head. This settles slowly, eventually dropping to a ring around the glass and a small island of foam above the nucleation site. The beet itself is black, completely and absolutely black. No sediment remains in the can.

Smell: Rich, sweet malt aroma with hints of molasses, figs, and tobacco. Alcohol is present in the finish.

Taste: Building flavor upfront, comes at you gradually rather than suddenly assaulting the taste buds. Strong flavors of licorice, molasses, and dark candi sugar. Alcohol is hidden very well, considering the 10.0 % ABV, but is barley discernible in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Slightly lower than average carbonation level, as expected for this style. Body is incredibly thick and clinging.

Drinkability: A wonderful sipper, too bad it doesn't make it to Ohio. I would love to age a can of this and see how beer in cans ages.

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Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 9,987 ratings
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