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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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.77/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lovely dark brown head of two fingers thickness. This quickly recedes to just a super thin ring. Color is a jet oil slick black. Makes me think of oil and coffee that has added viscosity.

Rich, deep roasted malt aroma. Savory coffee notes with stronger dark milk chocolate overtones. Smells warm and relaxing.

Pretty bitter roasted, maybe burnt in places, malt flavor from front to back. Warm oily palate. Bitter dark chocolate finish for sure. Good sipping beer, but not as good as the hype in my opinion.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.57/5  rDev +4.3%

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4.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 12 oz can into a snifter (notes collected from three cans over three nights).

A-This brew pours heavy and dark, pretty much black. The head is decently tall, about one fat finger, and dark mocha brown in color. The amount of head is surprising for 10.5% ABV. A chunk or two remains laced to the glass. Great looking RIS.

S-Smell is rich with heavily roasted malts. I detect notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and also a touch of warm, caramel-scented alcohol. The smell, unlike some RISs, is not overly bitter to my nose.

T-Taste mostly tracks the smell, but I find the taste to be more complex. I still get that ultra-rich, slightly caramel malt flavor, and a certain amount of semi-sweet chocolate and coffee, but there is also a booze-soaked fruit component (macerated cherries come to mind). A little smokiness on the tail-end, too.

M-Feel is heavy, carbonation is low, and it matches the brew well.

O-Having had Old Raspy and Narwhal recently, I was curious to see how Ten Fidy would hold up (especially against Narwhal, which I thought was a great brew). The canned beer does just fine, thank you. The flavors here are complex, the heat is nicely integrated, the appearance is right, and the feel is a great match. The only let-down (and I use that term loosely) is the smell. The nose just doesn't match the rest of the beer.

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

Single can from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo. Pricey, but I've heard so much good about this brew I had to indulge. Something special for my 700th review!

Ten Fidy pours a viscous inky blank into my Duvel tulip, producing a dark tan head of about an inch that settles into a thick ring. Each sip shows the real weight of this brew, generating a sheet of lacing.

Amazing nose for a canned stout - hell, for any stout. Sweet and mildly boozy, caramel, toasted malt, coffee, chocolate syrup, and a slight hint of smoke. Just smelling this brew is a treat.

Intense, delicious stout which displays remarkable balance of the aforementioned flavours. Begins sweet, with caramel, chocolate liqueur and coffee, before transitioning to a drier, roastier brew with smoke, toasted bread and sugar. Mild hops enter here. Surreal.

Smooth and silky, nice light but persistent carbonation.

If you are fortunate enough to have Ten Fidy in a nearby store, please send some this way! Why did I only buy one can?

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a snifter
Canned on 10-15-12

A- Pours midnight pitch black with a half finger brown head. Minor alcohol legs..

S- Roasted caramel, Coffee, char, toffee, Chocolate. A smooth smelling imperial stout.

T- A big roasty bitterness at first followed by a big roasted malt profile. Roasty to the point where coffee and smoke are presenet. A slight chocolate and cocoa. A big caramel body. A big hop bitterness and quite bitter for a stout. Fairly well balanced and drinkable for the size.

M- Big but drinkable. High bitterness. Smooth carbonation and body. Solid stuff all around.

O- This stout is the bomb. It hits on all key points and is quite balanced. Dangerously drinkable. A stout for any day of the year.

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 9,983 ratings
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