Ten FIDY | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

9,912 Ratings

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States

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

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4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted On: 02-27-2013
Freshness: Canned on 09-24-2012
Packaging: 12 oz. can
Glassware: Snifter
Purchased: Received from a friend

Pours black and opaque, topped with a finger-high tan head. Retention is low with a very nice lacing on the glass.

Aromas are of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, earthy hops and vanilla.

Flavors include toasted malts with some coffee elements, bittersweet chocolate, wood, smoke and some bittering from the hops and roast. Also features warming of the alcohol.

Thick and creamy body with low carbonation. The finish has some chocolate and malt sweetness plus the bitterness of dark roast coffee.

Overall, a well-rounded and heavy-hitting imperial stout. A slow-sipper due to the strength of flavor and alcohol.

Thanks to Craig for this one!

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ybnorml
3.63/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A jet black beer. Has a thick foamy dark brown head with some lace. The aroma starts with a solid grapefruit hop character with notes of licorice and chocolate in the background. A roasted malt bittersweet chocolate character covers your tongue. On the finish there is a hint of coffee just before a double snap of piney the citrusy hops wash down the back of you throat. Didn't really capture me as an imperial stout. But tasty none the less.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Desp59
1.96/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Lots of roast which I am not a fan of.

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3.92/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can, 9.4%

Pours an oily black in color, hardly any light gets through this one. A small tan head rests a top. Big nose, lots of roasty malts and whiffs of alcohol. Big sweet burnt malts invade initially, fruity mid palate with a bright hop character on the finish leading into a drying alcohol wave. Good weight to its body, low carbonation makes it feel 'bigger' than it really should i think, very good drinkability nonetheless. Im not quite sure this one lives up to the hype behind it but Ten Fidy is reasonable in price and definitely worth trying.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Canned with care, 11/09.

Ten Fidy pours super thick, with a black body and a tight brown head. Very dark.

Aroma has lots of chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruit and anise.

Taste is sweet and roasty, but dry on the backend. Starts fruity and molasses-like, finishes roasty and slightly boozy, though the 9.5 percent abv is pretty darn well hidden. Notes of cane sugar, dates, and both milk and dark chocolates. Mouthfeel is nice and thick, with smooth carb. Tasty beer here.

Overall, this is a very good stout. I'd like to see what a year in the cellar would do to this can. That's right: I'm aging a can of beer...

... end of December 2010 -- Aged imperial stout in a can: check! Definitely a smoother beer, but still nice and roasty. Aroma has improved. Far more drinkable and less sweet. Bumping this one up a few points. Cheers!

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.91/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned 11-11-14 now aged 13 months

L: black with a huge dark brown foamy head!
S: tons of dark roast in this one, but nothing special given the style
T: roasted malt, dark chocolate. More bitter notes than sweet. No alcohol tastes. Maybe the aging took away some favors, but this one is straight forward.
F: very smooth, aging this helped the feel.
O: likely won't get again,I want something more in the flavor. (Ba, coffee, vanilla, spices)

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4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one's been in my cellar for a little over a year. Thick, pitch black pour with a one finger caramel colored head that fades quickly with great lacing. Roasty malts dominate the nose along with hints of chocolate, mocha, coffee, and some subtle dark fruit. The taste follows suit with loads of roasty malt, milk chocolate, and espresso along with hints of toffee, molasses, cocoa, and just a touch of licorice on the finish. The mouthfeel is creamy, thick, and chewy with a nice bitter finish. Overall this has to be one of the best readily available Imperial Stouts on the market today.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Black and thick out of the can with a brown thin head

S: Alcohol and roasted dark malts dominate; a bit grainy; some slight vanilla and coffee--somewhat subdued

T: Roasted dry malts but some subtle sweetness, a bit of vanilla, chocolate, and caramel

F: Really creamy and smooth--well balanced mouth coat

D: For what it is, this is quite drinkable; a very delicious big stout in a can...awesome!

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 9,912 ratings
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