Ten FIDY | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

9,869 Ratings

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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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Photo of Genghis22
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a like motor oil. Thick black and shiny. Creates a nice rich head that is the color of chocolate whipped cream.

S - Big tasty roasted malt smells, with touches of chocolate and toffee. Sweet and heavy on the nose. Smells awesome.

T - Sweet, chocolate and toffee at first. The hops kick in and balance out the sweetness half way through the sip. The aftertaste has coffee and bitter cocoa notes, which is a nice balance to the sweet begining of this beer.

M - Thick and syrupy, with moderate carbonation. This beer is smooth and velvety.

D - Incredibably drinkable. This is smooth,big and well balanced. The alcohol is completely covered up and the taste is awesome. My only complaint would be how sweet the first sip is, but the hops kick in right away and provide a nice balance.

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Photo of sjverla
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nose: Dark chocolate and molasses. Coffee and vanilla. A hint (very slight) of prunes. Mild liquorice.

Appearance: Jet black and viscous. Some cola-colored bubbles, but no head. A glass of tar.

Taste: Vanilla at first, followed by mounds of sugar and charcoal bitterness that prevent sweetness from being too much of a factor. The alcohol is present with a raisin-like quality. The feel is velvet smooth and decadent. It finishes a little hot and burnt/bitter.

Overall: Goddamn what a beer. A lot of flavor packed in that can. Roasty, sweet and bitter.

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

H. Straight up black, pitch black, as black as Nigeria
N. Coffee coffee coffee, dark chocolate, pure awesomeness

Ever seen the commercials with the engine sludge? I think Oskar Blues found a way to CAN that stuff. OK, seriously I think I'm going to order this tomorrow morning at Starbucks. **NOTE** I'm not a fan of Imperial Stouts but this one caught my attention, maybe cause its in a can and I love that a good beer can come from a can. Although the taste is very good, strong like a double shot of espresso but calms down rather quickly. A MUST TRY!

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Photo of dwitt24
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of astebelton
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of JonathanSuarez
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of DRush11
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of trentbrown89
3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of Beerrenda
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of jeg518
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Flippengruven
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of letshaveanother
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of HopintheSouth
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz can into a snifter, looks of spent motor oil! A dirty copper, light brown head even resembles such.

The smell brings on licorice, roasted coffee, and sweet chocolate. Very pleasant.

Subtly sweet with hints of chocolate and coffee. Almost like the best espresso I've ever had, minus the hop bitterness that bites as soon as it hits the tongue. Taste is right on key, and so drinkable at 10.5% abv. Amazing, it's hard to drink it slow!

It's smooth, silky, and leaves a coating almost like milk does in your mouth that stings of hops and the taste of roasted chocolate.

Very good stout, hand's down one of my favorites and glad I got to finally try it. If you can find one, drink it. Oskar Blues did a very good job here!

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Photo of WhoDatMatt
4.2/5  rDev -3%

Photo of abagofit
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FogDishHead
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bobtaylor0414
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ninjakillzu
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Poured into a Pint Defiance tulip. Initially there was a two finger brown head that receded into a thin ring around the glass. Body is pitch black.

S: Smokey dark malts and caramel. There seems to be some dark fruits as well, which is surprising.

T: Full of smoked coffee, dark chocolate, and caramel. There is a bit of sweetness.

F: Full bodied and smooth. Medium carbonation.

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Photo of joezak5
3.87/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased as a 4 pack at Joe Canals in Lawrenceville, NJ for $10.99. I do have to believe that $10.50 would have been the more appropriate price.

Appearance: Minus for the can. The lady ringing me up took one look at the $11.76 price and said that it couldn't be right. The wide mouth can opened to a weak sound and splashed a few drops on the counter. One in the Duvel sniffter is was a beautiful pitch black with thick cocoa head.

Smell: Very rich roasted malt with a slight spicy background.

Mouthfeel: Suprisingly inviscid and uncarbonated. The warmth of the alcohol starts to slide in with a very smooth swish.

Taste: Fairly straightforward roasted malt but without the bite at the end. The alcohol is very well hidden. The hops kick in on the swallow and the finishing exhale is a very mild roast.

Drinkability: Very drinkable for the style. I think the deceptiveness of the hidden alcohol and it's smooth texture.

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Photo of crbooher
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of 2xHops
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've seen this beer in my local stores so many times, but I have never bought a 4-pack. However, I finally got a glass at a local watering hole I frequent, and here I am.

The beer looks good with a good thick and black body to go along with tan lacing that's very thick and does not fade away quickly. The aroma's not something I'm qualified to assess. I can't smell very well!

The taste's great. It doesn't have strong coffee flavors like many RIS beers, and it's something I prefer. There's some sweetness to the beer to soften up the stout flavor profile.

The mouthfeel's great, and it's very viscous and nowhere close to being thin. It lingers in your mouth for a long time, and what can I say?

I'd buy this beer once in a while, and I imagine when I'm in the mood, it'd be worth the $14-$15 for a 4-pack.

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Photo of olfolxholme
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of dejrrma
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

$5 a 12oz can @ Brickstore.

a- pours jet black with a small coffee/creme colored head and leaves behind a good amount of lacing.

smells: lots of chocolate, coffee, and hints of cherries. a bit of booziness.

t- a nice, bitter chocolate up front. Then espresso, and ends on a very hoppy note. the alcohol comes through towards the end. none of the cherries i smelled in the taste.

m- thick and viscous, great carbonation. velvety in the mouth. at 10.5% the alcohol is well-hidden but it goes down with some of that alcohol warmth.

o- i've been wanting to try this beer for a while, but even though the price per oz is awesome, i've never been up to cough up $15 for a 4pack (stupid, I know). Now that i've tried it and enjoyed it I doubt I'll have that problem. Great beer and awesome that it's in a can.

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Photo of PriorDoubleDark
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of BlackNote
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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