Ten FIDY | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

9,874 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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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into Duvel tulip. Reviewed from notes.

A - Literally pours completely jet black. Oily is a good word to describe it. Two fingers of tan head that dissipates into a thin wisp over the beer. Great lacing, Great looking beer.

S - Boozy bitterness, sweet malt, dark bitter chocolate, and some nice deep fruit notes that I love in a stout.

T - Bitter dark chocolate really comes through, really well balanced, not too malty or sweet, the dark chocolate really helps balance it out.

M - Again likening this brew to oil is the best comparison. In a word, I would describe it as slick. Very nice carbonation, really nice beer to sip on.

O - A great beer, that I had wanted to try for a long time. Really what can I say that hasn't been said on these reviews. Seek it out, it's worth every penny!

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz can (naturally) into a tulip.

A: I was really surprised as to how ridiculously dark this beer is. As I poured it it seemed to have the dark pitch black look of motor oil. There's a nice mocha head that slowly forms to the top of the glass which is about 1 inch in height, but dissipates to about 0.5in, leaving nice lacing. Pretty impressed just by this.

S: Aroma is rich and malty with a bit of smokiness in the background. There's a bit of subtle fruitiness in the background.

T: Follows the smell with a rich malty profile, with some flavours of molasses coming through. Finishes dry with that familiar roasted malt/coffee type with a bit of dark (like >70%) chocolate that I love about a good RIS.

M: I noticed it was a bit thick and heavy whilst pouring it. Mouthfeel definitely follows. Definitely heavy and filling, although the carbonation helps lighten it up a bit.

O: Definitely an expensive brew at about $4 ea, but well worth seeking out if you can. You're going to want to sip this one and never be disappointed.

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into an imperial pint glass

Appearance - Black as night and thick as motor oil, very low carbonation, thin tan head that doesn't stick around for very long,

Smell - Rich toasted malts, milk chocolate, coffee and a hidden floral hop smell but it's no surprise that it is there since this beer clocks in at a massive 98 IBU's

Taste - Massive chocolate and malt notes come in right away and fill the mouth. The hop presence makes itself known on the tongue but very subtly. Slight coffee tint near the end but oh that finish down the throat. It is like drinking liquid brownies. And the 10.5% ABV is completely hidden which is very impressive

Mouthfeel - Very smooth and textured mouthfeel. Good creaminess to it. The malt bill provides for a good bite

Overall - This is a fantastic beer in every respect. One of the best stouts I have ever had. The taste is just decadent and defines excess in every sense. Everything you could ask for in a beer from the malt bill to the hops and the rich chocolate. This is a beer to be treasured and not ignored, simply because it comes from a can. Most likely the best stout on the market that is available year round

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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

And now, for my Ten Fidy review... I have been waiting a long time to try this beer! It looks perfect... nearly opaque cola-colored syrup flows out of the can as a cascade of bubbles comes to a very frothy, tan colored head. The head later recedes, but stays put at about 1/2" tall. It sticks nicely to the side of the glass. The beer looks like an espresso, which is very pleasing to me.
The aroma is very vibrant, with wonderful dark fruits, such as raisins, dark chocolate, fresh coffee, grains, and smokiness. There is a zesty hint of some sort of citrus fruit tucked away in there somewhere, too. Now for the first sip... after a big mouthful I pause to take in just how rich and overwhelming this is! It's like a mouthful of devil's food cake. I actually pick up very sweet cherries initially, before the roasted, doughy chocolate and espresso flavors wash over it. Still, in the finish the cherries and bittersweet hops sneak out for a second. As the beer coats my mouth and goes down, it is very warming with the alcohol presence very apparent. Although being full-bodied is an understatement here as well, I can't put it down. One of the best stouts I've ever had. Not for those who are intimidated by very big beers.

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Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
4.33 out of 5 based on 9,874 ratings.
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