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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4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can opened on 1.10.13.
Canned 09.24.12 Haulin' Oats

A - Pours a very dark brown with a thin dark brown head that sticks around.

S - Roasted malt up front, then some chocolate, subtle coffee and a bit of booze.

T - Very chocolatey, bitter coffee and then the booze.

D - Velvety smooth, low carbonation with a heavy body.

O - Great balanced and chocolate, in a can.

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of 57md
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown, not quite black with a thick finger and a half of fluffy tan head. Surprisingly, there is little retention in the head and only a trace of lacing on the glass. Nice roast in the nose and a modest sweet note as well. Stout bitterness combines with the smooth and silky body of a classic RIS. There is definitely some mild chocolate notes present as well as a hint of raisins and other dark fruits. The finish is roasty and bitter with only a trace of alcohol present. This is a complex offering that hides its powerful 10.50% ABV very well. Tasty and dangerous!

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Photo of Powderhornphil
4.32/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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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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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

WOW!!! Poured black as tar with a beautiful two-finger milk chocolate head, which receded quickly. Smells of sweet malt and a bit of chocolate. Taste is fairly complex, much like the aroma. Subtle chocolate, some molasses, maybe pumpkin skin bitterness. Not as extreme as BCBS and such, but definitely not a “standard” stout. Nice medium mouthfeel for a stout, but somewhat creamy. Very balanced…a real winner.

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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of --Dom--
4.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

All I can say is, I now believe the hype. Wow.

Poured from a 12 oz can into a snifter. Pours like motor oil, short dark brown head. Smells of rich chocolate, dark roasted malt sweetness.

Opens up with sweet rich chocolatey goodness. Dark deep roasted malt. The taste just keeps on going for what seems like forever. Slight alcohol heat, but it's definitely held in check. The finish is long and sweet. Some slight hop bitterness creeps in toward the very end.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth malty syrup. Carbonation is just right. Overall.... all I can say is just wow, this beer really lives up to the hype. By far the best Imperial stout I've had in this price range so far. I'm sure it's not the best in the world, but I picked up a 4 pack for $13. So it get's my vote based on value. Once again, well done oskar blues, well done.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.3/5  rDev -1.8%

12 FL. OZ. can
Served in a snifter
Canned on 11-14-11

This beer is as black and viscous and used motor oil. It has an inch of mud colored head with some lacing.

The smell has an anise aroma along with some burnt toast. I get some whiffs of alcohol, too.

The taste is mellow roasted malt with hints of anise. Muted alcohol makes an appearance.

This is a damn fine example of an imperial stout. It has no fancy additives or gimmicks. It is just a great beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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