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:
#279
Reviews:
2,651
Ratings:
10,019
pDev:
8.9%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
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Ratings: 10,019 |  Reviews: 2,651
Photo of kirkse
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12oz can poured into Lawson's Tulip

A – Comes out of the can almost black. Pitch black in the glass with a dark chocolate brown head.

S – Roasted malts, chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. It smells like Ten Fidy. I don't know how else to describe it.

T – Similar to nose. Chocolate is more pronounced. Some bitterness. A little booze as it warms, but that is to be expected for a beer of this size.

M – Full bodied with moderate carbonation.

O – For me, this is one of those style defining beers. I always pick some up if I see it.

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Photo of 1600eman
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

The beer pours a very vigorous head that is a dark brown color resembling that of cocoa. The beer itself is an opaque black with dark brown notes. The beer has a very roasty smell with hints of dark chocolate sweetness to it. The beer also has a cocoa note that mixes well with the roast and dark chocolate sweetness. The beer taste is very roasted with cocoa and bit of dark chocolate swimming underneath of all the other notes. The aftertaste is very bitter, which is similar to the rest of the beer. Additionally, the earthy hops also make an appearance to offset the malts, cocoa, and dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is heavy bodied with some biting carbonation. While it is smooth, the beer also has a bit of texture to it as well. Overall, a fantastic beer that I come back to every winter and it still hasn't lost its appeal.

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

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had this at the craft beer outlet in Philly. Poured into a Cigar City pint glass. Damn does this stuff look like oil. Left amazing lacing and rings all the way down the glass and very thick at that. Opague black and had a brown heading.

Smell is all roasted malt with a heavy coffee aroma. There is a slight aroma of hops in this beer but very little until the big dark malts flexes it's muscle.

Taste is very similar to the aroma. Heavy dark malts with nice sting on the palate of hops. You can sense the hot booziness in the beer after the intial taste but is immediately replaced by the big malt in this beer.

Mouth is full bodied with very good carbonation and amazing velvety texture on the tongue.Leaves a heavy coffee aroma on the palate after a few sips.

Very enjoyable and very smooth.

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

Nice aroma. Coffee, but not too strong. Deep and dark fruit. Soft hop. Nothing over the top - so very well balanced.
Pours slowly. Small, but dense dark head. Opaque body. Looks like it should in my mind. Really dense and thick lacing. Never seem something quite like that before.
Wow! Now that's a nice beer. Again so very well balanced, yet rich enough to be fulfilling. Very complex but nothing dominant or overwhelming. No sharpness! No biting! Just straight up RIS flavors presented in the most pleasing form.
Feel is top notch. Smooth creamy and perfectly carbonated.
This deserves its spot amongst the top beers. What a joy.

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

Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 10,019 ratings