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: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Can to snifter-hybrid. Pours a used engine oil brown with just a small dark toffee colored head that doesn't hang around for long. A quick swirl coats the sides of my glass. As expected from an imperial stout, the aroma has a powerful roasted malt character with a significant backbone of dark chocolate and just enough alcohol to let you know this beer isn't effing around. The taste backs up the smell and then some. Dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, a hint of alcohol, a moderate sweetness, and just enough hops to balance it all out. Ten Fidy is heavy but not too much so. It's a thick velvety liquid that coats my mouth like fine grade A maple syrup. As the first sip touched my lips my stubble grew to a beard that would make a Viking blush, my wife became instantly 6 months pregnant, my enemies felt a chill run up their spines, and a battle ax appeared before me. This is a mans beer. On the can a message reads, "this dog'll hunt." And it will.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25


Pours an oily and inky black, cream-like. Minimal but dense brown head has very good retention. Mouthfeel is rich and satisfying, despite the low carbonation. Broad aroma of barrel tannins with dark roasted and chocolate malts. The 10.5% ABV is evident in both aroma and taste, but it’s still a pleasure to enjoy. Flavour starts surprisingly mild but quickly builds to quite a crescendo of malt and barrel tones, with an alcohol burn and bitter finish that lingers. Coffee, chocolate and whiskey tones are all beautifully balanced.

A stunning imperial stout and sipping beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out looking thick! Inky black color. An initial dark tan head forms, then subsides.

It’s got that RIS smell, which is a good thing, though not charting any new territory. Just huge roast, char, espresso, cocoa, and fruit notes.

Before I can even think about the flavor, I’m remarking at the body. This is thick! Body is just so full and satisfying. Flavor is equally large with an enormous amount of roasted malt at work here. Finish reveals some leafy hops, and there’s also a lingering char and black chocolate that dry it all out. Slight boozy tingle.

Overall this is a fine beer and worthy of all its accolades. Now I’m really eager to try it fresh to compare. Though I suspect it’s held up well in the can.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Removed from the fridge for about a half hour and poured into a large wine glass. Split a can 60/40 with a friend who doesn't drink much beer at all, let alone monsters like this. He loved it.

Pours black as pitch with ruby highlights around the meniscus, otherwise totally opaque. Thick, billowy 2 finger dark cappuccino colored head. Very thick and syrupy looking. Gorgeous stout.

The aroma is a big caldron of caramel, creamy coffee, chocolate, molasses, dark bread and plenty of hops. Very big and bold.

Taste follows the nose pretty well, with a spreading caramel malty sweetness up front, fading into bitter coffee/chocolate and big hops. Huge flavor. Alcohol well masked.

Mouthfeel is thick, rich, creamy. Carbonation is just right. Body is massive.

Man, that was some kickass stout. My non-beer drinker friend instantly said "whoa, you sip this stuff" and was surprised to be able to pick so many pleasing flavors out of a beer. I'll be getting more of this for sure.

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Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 9,996 ratings