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Ten FIDY | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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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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4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 10/19/12, poured into my Founders snifter. First time reviewing this, but I have had it in the past before.

Glug, glug, glugs out of the can, resulting in a towering three-finger dark mocha head; bubbly and foamy. Head falls to a thin layer of a slightly lighter color, with chunks of lacing sticking behind. Almost black in color, motor oil black. Looks like a delicious Imperial Stout, I would say nearly perfect.

Full-bodied roasted malt aroma dominates at first, and throughout the drinking experience, though it does mellow along the way. I do not smell coffee or chocolate.

Taste is similar, but I do get hints of chocolate. Obviously severely roasted malt dominates, but I do get a dark chocolate flavor in there as well. It's also slightly bitter/hopped up a bit. Very enjoyable.

Feel is incredibly smooth until the end when the bitterness is noticeable. Perhaps most impressive, Ten Fidy somehow masks the 10.5% ABV incredibly well, where with others in the style there is a considerable amount of heat that goes hand in hand.
Here, there is no such "heat" accompanied by high ABV.

Overall, this is an amazing, unique imperial stout that I would love to get more of, even a case, maybe? It's very thick and heavy, but smooth and easy to drink at the same time. Cheers.

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4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a St. Bernardus Goblet

A: Pours thick and black, like motor oil with a dark brown head.

S: Vanilla (God I want to try the whiskey aged version), roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee in the nose.

T: Tons of dark chocolate, some coffee, some vanilla, roasted malt, yet not bitter.

M: Very full bodied and quite smooth.

O: If you can try it, do so. It's cheep and absolutely delicious. One of the best values out there, too.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Can that was cellared for a year, poured into a snifter.

A- black with a medium expresso colored head
S- vanilla, coffee, malty notes
T- flavors that mirror the nose, with a slight molasses finish
M- very lively in the mouth with medium carbonation. The taste continues to evolve in your mouth and has a great lingering finish
D- This is so good that it is hard to save the time to savor each sip. The high ABV doesn't appear in the taste as an alcohol burn.
O- One of my favorite beers, period. This is what I look forward to after a long day! I have never been disappointed by anything from Oscar Blues.

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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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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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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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Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 9,965 ratings
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