Ten FIDY | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a syrupy motor oil black with a half finger of a dark mocha brown head that disappeared rather quickly into a thin brown ring of a head around the inside of the glass.

S - Nice big chocolate some coffee with a bit of maltyness at the end. With a few twirls I was getting less malts and more sweetness I am noticing almost like a sweet soy sauce aroma now or almost like some fresh baked cookies. Pretty interesting and delicious smelling.

T - I am letting this sit for around a half hour to get the most of it. The can wasn't really cold but I figure a good half hour after the pour should warm this up everything nicely and let it breath. Very malty with a big bitter dark chocolate taste. There is a nice caramel taste in the middle of the mouth that has some warmth behind it from the huge ABV on this. There is surprisingly more hops that I was expecting. The end of the tongue has a bit of that dank coffee in the aftertaste that gives this a great overall taste.

M - Full bodied (almost chewy) with minimal carbonation, the malt gives this a creamy overall feel that smooths this thing out to pure silk. Lots of alcohol warmth reminds you that you are in fact drinking a massive RIS. The bitters from the dark chocolate and the hops give this dry finish and gets you just thirsty enough to have another drink.

O - Ridiculous this thing is ridiculous. I love Russian Imperial Stouts but this thing is over the top I have maybe only had 5 oz of this thing because I want to make it last forever. Damnit I wish I could get this regularly!

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A- Pours think and black. Viscus with two fingers of foamy light brown head. Sticky lacing and creamy-looking.

S- Rich scent of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. There is a little roasty and boozy smell, but the nose is overwhelmed by sweet, rich flavors.

T- Very full flavors of chocolate, roast, toffee, lactose, and coffee. The beer is quite sweet. There is a subtle booze flavor and aftertaste of bitter dark malt.

M- Thick, syrupy, heavy, creamy and medium carbonation. I'm happy the residual mouthfeel isn't too sticky and overwhelming. Excellent execution.

A fantastic RIS. IMO, it's one of the best mouthfeels of any and also has an awesome flavor. I think the booze will settle down and the beer will balance out with some time. I hope the fullness and carbonation hold up well with some age!

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