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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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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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

12oz. can poured into a snifter.

A- Pitch black, no light penetration. Darkest head I've seen on a stout, like dark chocolate. Some light lacing on the alcohol legs. Best looking impy stout I've seen.

S- Deep, rich notes of coffee, chocolate, some roasty char, and booze.

T- Char, french roast coffee, dark chocolate, some light dark malty sweet notes, but a fantastic light bitterness to balance. Fan-freaking-tastic.

M- Rich, thick and syrupy. Creamy mouthfeel, with a light carbonation to scrub the palette and move things along.

O- Certainly one of the finest RIS's I've ever had. Will seek this one out.

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Photo of Dave1999
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours pitch black with a small tan coloured head.

The smell i dark malts, dark fruits, cherries and alcohol.

The taste is dark roasted malts, milk chocolate with a bit of bitterness to the aftertaste. Hides it's abv very well.

The mouth feel is smooth and creamy with low carbonation.

Overall this is an excellent beer, the mouth feel is spot on and the abv is undetectable. I'm not sure about the price though, about double that of old rasputin.

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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  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Kasie
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ThirdEyePA
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a deep black with a nice two-finger brown head, very good lacing.

S: The smell is strongly of roasted malts giving notes of chocolate, espresso, cookie, and subtle dark cherry. Some booze is detectable, as well as some spicy columbus hops.

T: The Taste is more of the same, with an emphasis on the cookie and chocolate, but still wonderful roasted notes. A nice hop bitterness throughout gives perfect balance to the sweetness. The hops also make an appearance in the flavor, in a nice spicy character that blends in with the roast.

Mouthfeel: The smoothest beer I have ever had. The robustness and silkiness of this ale is in perfect harmony with the low carbonation, letting the flavors take the stage. Perfect.

Overall: I absolutely love this beer, it is nearly flawless in my mind. It is rich and and complex beyond belief. I wish I got another four-pack, I could drink this for desert on a regular basis.

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 9,962 ratings
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