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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4.77/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Every time I've had this beer I've been preoccupied to do a real review! I picked up a 4pack after a long, cold day in the Chicago weather to warm me up. Poured into a pint glass and enjoyed.

A- Poured black, with some light being able to refract some dark brown color on the edge of the glass. This thing is really dark! When poured, big bubbles of foam, equaling around 3 fingers worth of dark caramel head was present. However, there was not much retention, but some spotty lacing appeared.

S- Initially I got a scent of booze, but I then got smells of baker's chocolate with some burn malt that was highly defined. This all ended with a smell of burnt sugar that made this thing smell pleasantly sweet, but complimented with the alcohol and bitter burnt malt.

T- Smooth and sweet baker's chocolate, followed by some sweet toffee. Ends with some bitter coffee and malt flavors that make this oh so enjoyable.

M- Moderate body for an IRS. Nice and smooth with a little amount of carbonation. Ends with a nice warmth down the esophagus.

O- This IRS is to die for. This beer is highly drinkable yet very complex. The great thing though is it's not too complex and I can drink a 4 pack of this in one session it's that good. It also isn't hot on the tongue but you do feel that nice warmth down your esophagus. Just a superb beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned in 2009, so a good 3 years aged.

Pours a jet black opaque color with a whisper of a burnt caramel colored head that leaves only a touch of foam around the rim.

Chocolate explodes out of the aroma, with a hint of soy. Roast malt and malted milk balls combine with booze, a little coffee, vanilla, and licorice to round things out. Dark fruit notes of cherries, figs, and raisins emerge.

Roast malt dominates the flavor throughout. Not as sweet as the aroma would lead you to believe. Chocolate, dark cherries, and toasted nuts form the background. Booze is subtle, along with vanilla and raisins, which carry into a coffee ground, slightly bitter finish. Sherry notes emerge as it warms.

Body is slick and syrupy, with minimal carbonation and slight alcohol warmth.

Very complex brew. Roast malt and dark fruit are in good balance. Not overly sweet or boozy. Just enough chocolate to accentuate the sweetness and detract from the roast bitterness.

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