Ten FIDY | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

BA SCORE
96
world-class
9,853 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:
9,853
Reviews:
2,610
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.24%
 
 
Wants:
736
Gots:
2,820
For Trade:
127
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 9,853 |  Reviews: 2,610
Photo of Montanabeerz
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wattie83
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No denying this is a perfect looking imperial stout. Pitch black, highly viscous, big dark tan head, and sticky. Smells of burnt toast, rich dark chocolate, and sweet caramel with a hint of roasted coffee. Taste follows with a noticeable alcohol presence, and the sweet caramel covered dark chocolate it easily dominated by the roasty qualities. Fell in a bit harsh for me... A little intense on the carbonation and alcohol warmth. Overall, this is an outstanding imperial stout, but not my go to. Cheers!

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Photo of jacknyr08
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of agjohnson82
4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kurzman
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Bigbens42
4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of wafers
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeverSettle
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of JayKay412
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MAJ85
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.78/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Glanzman
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of mamaraza
4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marzen_Fan
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HardyA
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CanadianBacon
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - poured into a tulip, this is the stuff heaven is made of. It pours the deepest of blacks with no visible carbonation! The head is an extremely fluffy 3 plus fingers of milk chocolate brown. This is exactly what an imperial stout should look like.

Aroma - both milk and dark chocolate are present in the nose along with sweet caramel, on the back end I get rich coffee beans.

Taste - its pretty boozy up front but still remains really smooth. The coffees bitterness is also prevailent but in a really good way there is a caramel sweetness behind it and as well as a rich dark chocolate.

Feel - this beer is on the heavier side of medium bodied with very little carbonation feel at all. There is a boozyness on the back end and a slight burn from the booze but nothing intolorable.

Overall - This is exactly what an imperial stout should be. Its strong yet smooth the flavors are rich and bitter but not overwhelming. I just wish it was slightly cheaper and more widely available north of the border! Cheers

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Photo of Timc32
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evanwoertz
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
4.33 out of 5 based on 9,853 ratings.
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