Ten FIDY | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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96
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9,866 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:
9,866
Reviews:
2,616
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.24%
 
 
Wants:
743
Gots:
2,823
For Trade:
127
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 9,866 |  Reviews: 2,616
Photo of GoombahMike
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Exquisite. I'm used to calling Old Rasputin my favorite beer, but this baby might have just stolen the throne. The pour is thick, almost like mud, producing a dark brown, frothy head. Upon first ingestion, the beer coats your tongue and refuses to relinquish its hold on your taste buds. Oskar Blues has knocked it out of the park!

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Photo of MinerBob
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a dark toffee colored head. The smell of alcohol is predominate. It has a dark rich strong coffee flavor with some sweetness. It's smooth and creamy with an easy swallow. At 10.5% this is a great stout.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.92/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Living in the UK, this is a beer I sought out when visiting the US. Couldn't get it for a while, but was finally successful last year. I've had a few over the time, and here's my thoughts. Pours like death itself. Motor oil with a thick luscious head that has staying power and coats the glass. Nose is a bit milder than expected with rounded coffee, black licorice, and burnt sugars. Taste hit initially like it will be smooth and a touch sweet with lots of coffee and cocoa. Sadly, it quickly turns astringent and acrid. I wanted to love this beer, but the flavor just isn't that great. Mouthfeel is exceptional. Overall, what this beer does well is does magnificently, but the taste doesn't hold up.

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

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Casey_L
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nedster10
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SuiGeneris1
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slim_720
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of crisis1290
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

By far , one of my all time favorite RIP. There isn't much that can be said, that already has not been said about this gem !
Super black pour. Super fluffy head. Could be at least 2 1/2 -3 fingers ! One of the prettiest pours in all my days of drinking RIP. What makes this so speacial is how balanced this one is. Many RIP are super boozy and remain boozy from start to finish. This one is amazingly well balanced. Big fan !!

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Photo of ead73
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Burgh1328
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Virby44
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dms1767
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bshefftz
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EmeraldMist
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look - Pours the blackest black with a short brown head, no lacing. Visible alcohol legs.

Smell - Loads of roasted malt, ashy, burnt coffee, sweet fruity alcohol.

Taste - Like the aroma only stronger. Gigantic roasted malt body, bittersweet dark chocolate, alcohol is noticeable but this is such a big beer that it fits right in, bitterness towards the end but no hop flavors I can pick up, aftertaste lasts into oblivion with burnt brownie edges and charred malts.

Feel - Full bodied, chewy, very slick and oily on the palate, good amount of alcohol warmth.

Overall - This is a huge beer. Not very complex, but it will cure a stout craving in no time. Powerful.

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Photo of NMA
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rsuarez1982
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 911CROFT
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopsonhopsonhops
4.83/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

delicious, full bodied, thick like molasses, leaves you wanting more.

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Photo of Roco82
4.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This Imperial Stout definitely hits the tastebuds right. Not too heavy but a nice smooth body. The flavor hits a nice malty chocolate coffee flavor which hides the hops very well; hops are definitely on the back end. Impressive!

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

A 12 fl oz can, canned on 13th October 2016, with a note that said “Midnight on a moonless night”. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: It was black in colour with a nice two fingered mocha brown head that had great retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.

Aroma: Roasty coffee, rich dark chocolate and light char with hints of molasses and licorice.

Taste: Roasted malts, molasses and dark fruit plum and raisins to start, followed by rich dark chocolate, roasty coffee, caramel and a light char. Finish is lightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Rich, velvety, creamy and smooth. Full bodied with moderate to light carbonation.

Overall: A wonderful Imperial Stout from Oskar Blues which is nicely balanced and great to drink.

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Photo of Strohm
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
4.33 out of 5 based on 9,866 ratings.
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