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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4.8/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 12 oz can into Stone Brewing pint glass.

A: Pitch black with brown creamy three finger head that seemed to last forever. Nice lacing.

S: Amazing. Dark chocolates, Expresso, maybe some dark fruits, roasted malts.

T: Creamy, following nose with chocolates and coffe notes. Big flavors that I enjoy with an imperial stout.

M: Full bodied. Thick but not overly so. Creamy and coats the palette nicely.

O: Easily one of the best stouts. One of my goto choices.

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

A: Motor oil black with a light brown, almost maroonish creamy head leaving pretty nice lacing. Looks very rich and inviting.

S: Roasted malts, espresso, baker's chocolate, just a hint of vanilla, and some dark fruits in the background. The smell is incredible.

T: Mirrors the nose in many ways which is a very good thing. Lots of dark chocolate, plums, strong espresso, and roastiness. Wow.

M: Thick, creamy, smooth. What I imagine most stouts to be, only this time I'm not disappointed.

O: One of the few beers I've had where I find no flaws.

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4.94/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 ounce can poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a black color with a half finger head and decent lacing.

S: This smells amazing!! Roasted malts, dark chocolate, a little coffee as well as some nice sweet fruity aromas.

T: Lots of roasted malts, espresso, dark chocolate, smoke, and a little fruit. There are hops in there somewhere, but hard to find with all the other strong flavors. The alcohol is very well hidden.

M: Full bodied with just enough carbonation. Super smooth...almost perfect.

O: There's nothing bad I can say about this beer. It's damn near perfect.

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4.8/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Rerated on November 4, 2015.

$14.99/4-pack at TW-McLean. Canned on Sept 23, 2015. Consumed and rated on Nov 4, 2015. Poured into a chalice.

A decadent chocolate milkshake with the complexities of a fine wine. Quite possibly the best beer aroma ever. Certainly, an aroma that competes with the best hoppy IPA aromas out there. 4.75

A – Pours an inky black with reddish brown highlights. Has a two-finger reddish brown mousey head with white highlights. Good sticky lacing. Pours viscous, almost like a chocolate milkshake. 5.0

S – Milk chocolate, roasted barley, not burnt, sweet, almost unbeer-like, faint alcohol that keeps it from being cloying. Maybe even some slight spiciness and tobacco, faint coffee. 5.0

T – Roasted barley, coffee then chocolate. Alcohol is evident which only adds to the burnt bitter finish. 4.5/4.75

MF – Medium heavy with a dry finish. Creamy smooth, even velvety. 4.5

Purchased at a local bottle shop for $16/4 x 12oz cans.

Poured into a room temp nonic.

A - A somewhat viscous black beer. Pours like chocolate milk. Head is a rich medium brown, almost like moose. 2 fingers high. Average lacing.

S - Roasted malt, chocolate, some hint of nuts, reminds me a little of a chocolate milkshake.

T - Dark chocolate. Roasted malt. Some hops. Ends with some slight bitterness of burnt/roasted malt and hops. Its taste easily hides the 10.5% ABV!

M - Smooth and silky, but not like a nitro-tapped Guiness. Chewy.

O - An excellent beer. Easy to drink. In my top ten. Will always be available in my house.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can to my FW snifter glass
Canned 10-15-12 Peanuts Envy

A: Pours a dark coffee brown with the complimentary finger thick of mocha chocolate whip atop. Damn near motor oil status as the name suggests. Definitely dark and lovely in the glass. Persistent head with curtains of etched lace all the way down.

S: The nose carries rich chocolates with some firm roast barley and notes of dry roast coffee. Has a real earthy toasted grain aroma with some ash on it. Not all that intense but nice with some suggestive alcohol spice. Warming opens up a bit more of the roast with some stronger hints of cocoa.

T: Flavors are bold with rich chocolate. Much more than the nose suggests. Follows with additions of coffee bean and dark berry. Dark roasted grains are predominant throughout with a bit of charcoal, vanilla bean, dark licorice, and some earthy chicory or birch root likeness. The beer has a substantial bitter hop charge that brings out some ashy pine notes. There lies some hidden alcohol giving a mild spice kick towards the finish. Great balance considering the intensity of flavors here. Sweet with gobs of dark roast malts but not cloying. All around just a delicious beer.

M: Silken smooth feel with an overall lush cream like quality. Somewhat light on its feet all together. There is a puckering hop bite to the beer with a dry crisping towards the finish. After feel is sticky and sleek across the palate.

D: Deceptively drinkable for such a beast of a brew. Possibly the best beer that does come in a can. Tasting incredibly fresh and very hoppy even for imperial standards. Balanced with plenty of sweet chocolate and roast character followed by a firm alcohol presence. I do enjoy this stout greatly.

I really should be picking these up more often.

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4.82/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the greats. Simple as that. Black liquid, dense brown head that leaves sticky spots and streaks. Smell is Godiva meets Starbucks. Taste is as good as it gets with a huge chocolate front that is followed by a heavy roasted grain coffee finish. Hops are plentiful but because of the huge sweetness of the malt they are balanced to the point of playing second fiddle leading into a coffee like finish. The wonderful blend of dark and chocolate malts just lays the floor on this one. A touch of licorice. Finish is surprisingly clean and dry with an extra bold coffee taste lingering. A touch of grapefruit skin as well. Feel is smooth and chewy while remaining light enough to drink way to fast. Satin on the tongue with a perfect and subtle carbonation. One of the best RIS I've ever had. No barrel needed, just vision and expert brewing. WOW!

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