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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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4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can, into my Surly Darkness mini-snifter.

A: Black. Pours about a half finger, bubbly, brown head. Settles quickly, but leaves a lingering smattering of carbonation of the surface. No real lacing.

S: Dark roasted espresso, with hints of molasses, dark chocolate, and peat.

T: Hearty malt serves as the base. Charred coffee beans, unsweetened bitter dark chocolate, pungent peaty moss, and just a hint of maple syrup or molasses. A little bitter pecan shell in there and tea leaves, too.

M: Thick and syrupy (...where's my spoon?). Lightly diluted sweetness in the start. Pungent, bitter, dry finish. High alcohol content is apparent.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is good. Dark and intimidating appearance. Fair head, but no lacing. Nose is a collection of coffee, chocolate, and molasses. Flavor even more so, a great combination of coffee, malt, sweet and bitter notes. Very well-balanced. Heavy alcohol content is deceiving. Overall, this is a great quaff.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

God damn this beer is thick! It is like pouring motor oil into a glass. At $15 for a 4 pack you would hope it stands out. It does, everytime I pour it I get excited. It's the first Oskar Blues beer I have had and it lives up to the hype the brewery gets.

I place this beer above; SN Narwal, Old Rasputin and Founders Imperial Stout.

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

Vicious black motor oil-3 finger head that quickly fades.

Deep roasted, charred malts. Chocolate, bitter coffee, slight anise.

Huge blast of bitter chocolate and faint coffee. Some anise and burnt caramel. Long bitter hoppy finish. Medium sweetness in the middle. Very unique.

Medium-Heavy mouthfeel. Smooth and coating.

Vicious, slick, hoppy big hitter. Not many like this one. Very nicely done and on the "must have" seasonal list. Would love to try the barrel aged version.

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Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 9,965 ratings
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