Ten FIDY | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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4.39 w/ 9,884 ratings

Brewed by:
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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4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Black pour with quickly receding brown head. Smells so chocolatey! Some sweet lactose smell with it. Big chocolate flavor with creamy mouthfeel, fading into a bitter finish with a bit of black currant. This is incredibly smooth and beautifully thick. I get so much chocolate and roast from this with just the perfect sweetness. Very nice, and from a can!

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4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have hesitated for years on this one because of the price point. Finally went for it.

Poured into a Sam Adams glass.

During the pour, it splashes into the glass with a deep brown/purple color that I've never seen in a beer before. The head is a smooth, chocolate brown color of its own.

The aroma has a boozy, slightly cocoa flavor, with a touch of plum and sweetness.

The flavor is fantastic overall. There's just the right amount of heat, which compliments the slight, dry chocolate primary flavor. Sweetness comes from a touch of vanilla, with some nice sweet raisin and a touch of fruitiness. Finishes dry and slightly bitter, but clean. For as big and bad as the can and pour look, this beer is like a big, soft pillow in the flavor. Pleasant and delightful all around.

Mouthfeel is just right; not too syrupy, not too thin.

Just a great beer all around. This is easily one of the best widely-available big ABV stouts, and certainly the best one in a can. Dare I say, it's worth the price.

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4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ten fidy
A: pours a black motor oil with no head.
S: coffee, caramel and some minor vanilla notes. What a mouth full.
T: Coffee and chocolate coat the palate as a nice chocolate flavor balances out the end with a slight alcohol burn.
M: Lots of vanilla notes intertwine with chocolate.
O: Wow, pretty good especially for a stout that can be found everyday.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black pour with a caramel/tan head.
Malty cocoa smell. Light smokiness.
Tastes great for this style. A lot going on. Chocolaty cream, burnt cocoa, toasted malts, and surely anise.
Thick, smooth drinking initially then a thick, sticky finish.
Overall this is one I pick up every so often (you do pay a premium). While I really like licorice in the form of the candy, I never enjoy that flavor profile so much when it's part of a beer...but Ten Fidy is the exception for me, as the variety of other flavors complement the anise aspect so it doesn't overpower. That make this a greatly unique imperial stout.

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

Enjoyed this beer on tap at Old Line Bistro in Greenbelt, MD out of an 8 oz pint glass.

A: Pours a dark black hue with a tan 1-finger head that quickly dissipates into a thin lace that disappears rather quickly

S: Great dark fruity aroma with hints of chocolate malt and caramel on the nose.

T: Chocolate malts, coffee, and deep dark fruits flavors make up this complex offering.

M: Heavy body and medium carbonation.

O: Wow – excellent imperial stout. Great flavors and aromas.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage...

A: Pours perfectly pitch black with about a half finger of dark mocha head. The foam settles fairly quickly, but a thing rings remains on the top of the beer until it the beer is gone.

S: The nose is malt, roasted nuts, slight burnt toast and raisin, and big milk chocolate.

T: The taste follows the nose exactly. I get a huge amount of milk chocolate, some malt, big roast, slight burnt toast, and minimal raisin. It really is excellent. I like my stouts with more burnt/roast than raisin.

M: Full bodied beer. It's sticky and sweet, coating and smooth.

O: Great beer. It's well balanced, and the flavors blend nicely between bitter and sweet. It's a wonderful stout... in a can or out.

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Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 96.1% out of 100 with 9,884 ratings
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