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:
2,652
Ratings:
10,020
pDev:
8.9%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
754
Gots:
2,876
Trade:
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HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 10,020 |  Reviews: 2,652
Photo of Easton70
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Holy shit, this is amazing. I’m trying this on Christmas Eve after the dinner and a couple of Cruiser All Day Pale Ales and this is a great way to finish the evening.

I’ve got a hell of a cold but I can still get the aroma here: dark chocolate, dried figs and a hint of liquorice but the liquorice really comes through in the after taste once you’ve taken a gulp.

This is an amazing beer to drink at Christmas time. Definitely one to be savoured.

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Photo of BurtStL6
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep rich dark color, small tan head, rich chocolate scent, very full bourbon and chocolate flavor. “This dog’ll hunt”, “embrace the darkness”

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Photo of Stooven
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite year-round stouts.

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Photo of SBlobaum
4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wgkutz
4.04/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ericthered121
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zaktcc
4.57/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hcproff36
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of C_Adams
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aged 1 year, drunk room temperature into a snifter:

Dark as oil with a 3 inch rootbeer float head that diminishes completely half way through. Smells chocolatey with matching flavors of super dank chocolate as well as coffee, no alcohol taste for 10.5% abv beer, super smooth and silky. Dangerously drinkable, super crushable. Best RIS beer that isn't barrel aged. I can only imagine what the barrel aged would be like. Wow what a beast of a beer.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dan411
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I am relatively new to Russian Imperial Stouts, but am aware of this beer being one to try if you want a good one that's not barrel aged and "adjuncted." Super dark black both in the glass and on the pour. Aggressive pour of the last two or so ounces produced a big three finger dark roast colored head. I let this set out 20 minutes before drinking, and really didn't get a lot on the nose besides faint roast/char, coffee, and dark chocolate (the usual suspects with stouts). Taste follows the nose for sure. With the roast/char balancing well with the dark chocolate. Bitter to dry finish. The mouth feel is my favorite part of this beer. So silky and full, with just the right amount of carbonation. Almost like whole milk.

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Photo of SurgeG
4.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rdavis4
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NathanBeets
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jet black beer in a glass one finger tan head.

Strong coffee and chocolate aromas. A slight caramel note, and dark fruits. Lots of roasted barley as well.

In the taste the first appearance is fresh roasted coffee. As the beer warms more of the chocolatey and caramel flavors come forth.

A beautifuly, enjoyable brew.

One that I would recommend. I will purchase again.

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Photo of Rebrown221
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redbarnbikes
4.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lonewolfwmv
3.7/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Korymiller
3.96/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Terrific beer. Pours dark with a very chocolaty scent and taste. Great stout.

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Photo of rpcarr17
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grovejr20
4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PJCarnell
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of abjones22
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 10,020 ratings