Ten FIDY | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

BA SCORE
96
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9,852 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
9,852
Reviews:
2,610
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.24%
 
 
Wants:
737
Gots:
2,818
For Trade:
127
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 9,852 |  Reviews: 2,610
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of FickleBeast
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz can poured into a Harpoon Winter Warmer snifter.

A - Pours pitch black with a half-finger of dark brown foam. Sheets of lace cling to the glass with every sip.

S - bitter roasted malt aroma

T - plum, roasted malt, burnt coffee. This would be truly excellent if it were not for a real astringency that I find a bit off-putting.

M - syrupy, very viscous. Really coats your mouth. Astringent bitterness lingers on the back of the tongue

D - Very drinkable for 10% ABV. A solid RIS that I would buy again.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of TKEbeerman
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured right from the can into my snifter.

A: I've had dark stouts before, but Ten FIDY might take the cake for the darkest stout I've poured to date. I live in Florida, the sunshine state, and I can tell you right now I'm holding this brew up the sun, and not even the sun's powerful rays of light can penetrate Ten FIDY. The head on this beer is something to be admired. It reminds me of a fluffy cap of dark chocolate whipped icing on a tasty birthday cake.

S: With certain beers, you can expect what you might find in the nose. I've begun to realize that it is the strength and the distinguishing characteristics between aromas that make a beer special. Ten FIDY falls into this special category. I've said before, you know a beer is gonna be go when you crack it open and your mouth waters from a distance. Roasted, toasty mault dominates the smell. Notes of chocolate and an alcohol tingle is also present.

T: Tons and tons of deep dark roasted malt and bitter sweet chocolate with notes of roasted coffee beans. The hops in the beer tingle your tongue as you slowly sip it down. My mouth waters after every sip of this brew, it's like I just can't get enough.

M: Silky smooth, light carbonation, a perfect combo for a beer like this. This beer just rests on your tongue, letting you take in all its glory.

D: This beer is DANGEROUS. You will find yourself cracking open another can after this, and then you will find yourself trying to hold yourself back from cracking open another. After failing to do so, you will find yourself falling into a deep sleep filled with dreams of Ten FIDY and a fluffy chocolate, roasted malted, beer land.

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Photo of ChrisPro
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can from Malt & Vine. Tasted blind with 14 other stouts that day. This was in top 3.

Pours a dark black with great mocha head. Hints of butterscotch, chocolate and dark brown sugar aroma. Incredibly sweet with molasses flavor. Medium body, incredibly smooth mouthfeel. I've put down a growler of this in a night, so it's incredibly drinkable.

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3.86/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First of all, thanks to beertunes for this one!

Ten FIDY pours a deep brown just shy of black with a big brown head. The aroma is an overwhelming molasses, like wiping blackstrap under your nose although it did calm down enough to notice a little licorice. The taste is very similar. It was kin to licking a taste of molasses and swallowing a little water. It eventually calmed down as well but went almost directly into bittersweet chocolate mode where that was all that I could taste. Near the end a little licorice and smoked barley came through but not enough. A sweet alcohol retro-olfactory is present throughout. The mouthfeel has a good imperial stout mouth-coating but is fairly smootth with just a bit of a syrupy feel and good carbonation to make it go down easier.

I must say it slmost unnatural to see something that dark come out of a can, and I mean that in a good way. I wonder if this gets a few bonus points for being from a can but overall it is a pretty easy drinking imp stout that is hard to stay away from.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.37/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amazing.

A= pours like old motor-oil out of a can, both of which are black. Little head, and of course looking more like foamed-chocolate. Entirely dense.

S= nice but not as powerful as the beer itself. Complex herbal hops scents, burnt everything you can think of, especially chocolate and coffee with a little rust-hint.

T= as bold as it appears. "The kitchen-sink of beers" I suspect. Burnt chocolates, malts, various hops that blend bitters and burnt tastes nicely. Coffee, no licorice or anise as I find frequently in these darker artist-craft beers, thankfully. Great from top to bottom.

M= burnt chocolate and mild bitters, a little sweet residue but not much.

D= great for maybe 1 or 2, a definite must-try for beer affectionados.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a goblet. Pours pitch black with no highlights, no real head either. The little bit it had looked like coffee colored soap suds. Zero lace.
Smell: Super roasted malts, chocolate, figs, earth and a touch of the booze. Very nice.
Taste/Mouth: Wonderful start with dark roasted chocolate, cherries, hay, expresso and maybe a touch of Anise. It is a little thin and there is zero carbonation. That would be one of the few minus points for the beer.
Drink: For a big beer this is an easy sipper. I'm a bit bummed out by the body but all's forgiven when it comes to the taste.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
4.33 out of 5 based on 9,852 ratings.
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