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:
#450
Reviews:
2,664
Ratings:
10,065
pDev:
8.9%
 
 
Wants:
762
Gots:
2,890
Trade:
130
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Ratings: 10,065 |  Reviews: 2,664
Photo of snowen21
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

You don't rate this beer, it rates you. It's a "5". Period.
Don't like it? Then you have a problem. Yes, I live in Longmont.

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Photo of Mikecd234
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Frankenbeers
3.94/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ten FIDY is a go-to stout for me. Chocolate and coffee at a great price. The ABV is subdued. Try a very fantastic stout here. The barrel aged version is even better.

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Photo of Dawon
4.04/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ignatiusthan
4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Dark brown colour, pouring with a beautiful and persistent head.
Chocolate and oak barrel on the nose. Some cognac also.
Roasted coffee taste, dark malt, burned caramel, charcoal, chocolate liquor, oak wood, alcohol- cognac.
Bitter-dry aftertaste, after an initial sweeter sensation, with some woody and ashy notes.
On the can it is written "fully roasted ale" - couldn't agree more.
Very good indeed!

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Photo of BeerSexLove
4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of josanguapo
4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can. Fro 32GP. In Teku glass. Playing Game of Thrones. Very balanced, smooth, without an excessive sweetness and chocolatey notes. Abv fairly well hidden in flavors, although hits the head

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

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

Photo of jjanicik
4.88/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is the real deal. Alcohol does not stand out at all. Chocolate up front - subtle coffee. Smoother than Evil Twin Jesus series which I love to drink. Great price in comparison to similar Imperial Stouts.

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Photo of Snowcrash000
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch black coloration with a huge, creamy head. Smells of roasted, caramel malt, dark chocolate and licorice with a hint of dark fruit, coffee and vanilla. A certain hoppy note there as well. Taste follows the nose exactly, with a complex balance being dominated by roasted, caramel malt, dark chocolate, licorice and dark fruit: fig, plum, and just a hint of coffee, vanilla and a certain hoppy, almost piny, note. Finishes with a medium, dry bitterness. Smooth, almost oily mouthfeel with a medium body and low carbonation. Quite complex and well-balanced stout, very impressive.

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Photo of Impetuous
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black body with a large, dense head the colour of burnt caramel.

Body is thick, viscous and flat. Flavors are chocolate and coffee and pine hops.

Pretty awesome.

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Photo of Chackman151
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewDawg1123
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L - Pitch black and almost two fingers of light brown head

S - red grape, light coffee, tobacco, black licorice, roasted malts, dark fruits, and even some citrus and pine.

T - Each sip goes from black cherries to citrus to bitterness. Just a dark fruit and bitter bonanza.

F - Velvety and mouth-coating. No alcohol.

O - A world class example of the style that shows you don't need adjuncts or barrel aging to produce a stellar stout.

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Photo of BeerDreadz
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Electros
4.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BeerGlassesCollector
4.32/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brunsojw
4.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BGDrock
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown body, verging on black, capped by a luxurious milk chocolate head like a Cadbury bar, dense like a marshmallow and some of the best retention I've seen on any beer.
Chocolate, dark rum, burnt caramel on the nose.
Tastes like a pure dark chocolate bar with roasted coffee nibs in it. A pleasant building heat in the finish, very dry, and some lingering espresso bitterness. The notes of rum remain as well, and cassis. The best part - sweetness is subdued, acting as a touch of balance. This feels like the definition of roasted malts. Light carbonation and medium-heavy body, with a creaminess like a chocolate bar was actually melted in it.

This is intense, but unlike the other high ABV stouts I've had recently, not overwhelming in any way. The balance of flavours is spot on. And most importantly, not doused with sugar. The roasted malt flavours are left to shine, and they'll warm your soul.

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Photo of Djoneil
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft 12oz snifter of the 2017 @The Brass Tap in Baltimore

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Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 10,065 ratings