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:
#279
Reviews:
2,652
Ratings:
10,020
pDev:
8.9%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
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754
Gots:
2,875
Trade:
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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Canned On: 11-14-11 @ 15:34 - "10WFIDY"
Tasted On: 01-28-13 @ 17:24

A (5) - Pours jet black, almost entirely opaque. A thin dark coffee colored head comes and goes quickly. Lacing is left with each sip and is reminiscent of motor oil, as is this whole beer.

S (4) - Chocolate, licorice, coffee and anise seed. Alcohol does come through on this one. Rich toasted malts, dark and semi-sweet. Smells of chocolate brownies or cookies.

T (4.5) - Rich dark chocolate. Sweet and toasty. Bitter cocoa, big malty chewiness to this one. Dark caramels and molasses here, licorice again.

M (4.5) - Med-full to full bodied. Not too sticky. Finish lingers & leads to deeper more complex flavors.

O (4.75) - Huge stout. Awesome balance, not too much char nor chocolate. Medium sweetness hides alcohol well. Nice work OB.

—CANNED ON—
10/07/[email protected] 20:41
—TASTED ON —
12/28/15 @ 19:44

A (4.5) — Pours a deep dark black hued liquid out of the glass into the small tulip. There is an oddly tall and billowy head of foam that comes out initially, though it does settle into a thin dark brown layer that sits on top of the body of beer, lacing left behind is quite steady, thick, clingy, and remarkable.

S (3.75) — Loads of dark roasted malts, charred malts, licorice, anise, light cinnamon, tobacco, malt, leather, cocoa, bitter espresso, lightly alcoholic and bitter.

T (4.5) — Notes of tobacco, dark chocolate, burnt Maillard notes of licorice, molasses, smoky charred barley and malt. Load of leather, lightly smoky malt notes. Really dark, deep, rich, robust flavors, managing all this depth without being sweet, there is a nice dryness here that is unexpected but quite appreciated. Big notes of charred malts, black leather, robust and smoky dark malts.

M (4.5) — Medium-Full bodied, lingering and full finish.

O (4.5) — Great overall, fresh this is a bit hotter and less developed, this little can really picks up steam with some age, I didn't expect this to age as well as it did, but I will be going back to buy more to lay down. Also, as this warms up there is a more noticeable astringent bitter note, this is one that is a bit better with some chill to it, don't cool it down, but don't drink above cellar temperature either.

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Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 10,020 ratings