Ten FIDY | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
oskarblues.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#273
Reviews:
2,641
Ratings:
9,997
pDev:
8.9%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
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751
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2,873
Trade:
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Ratings: 9,997 |  Reviews: 2,641
Photo of Perducci
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of scootny
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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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours black as night and thick as mud. Pretty large head forms, partly because of a violent pour, but I will also say the beer forms a large head by itself. Head is dense foam of a deeper chocolate color. Among the darkest colored heads I've seen. Lacing and retention is superb.

S- Heavy on the traditional dark malt roasts. Chocolate is the predominant flavor. A fair amount of sweet is there with the chocolate. Other malts are strong and dark in flavor. There is little to no detectable coffee profile in the scent.

T- Very similar to the scent, with the exception of chocolate being prominent. Starts with a big, dark, and somewhat bitter roast flavor profile. More coffee is present here before switching to the sweeter chocolate profile of the scent. Malts, slight coffee, and chocolate combine to present a solid flavor profile that isn't groundbreaking, but very good. This brew ends with a slight bite of the bitterness returning.

M- Creamy and thick, pretty much with an impy stout should feel like. Lower levels of carbonation provide the thick and creamy feel that I like in my big stouts. Towards the end of the drink the alcohol heat is detectable and can be felt down the throat.

Overall, this is an impressive impy stout. I've been looking forward to getting this one, and being near the Ohio border over break provided the opportunity to go get it. Nothing is too out of the ordinary as far as flavor goes, but the weight and feel of this one is pretty good. The only small drawback is the alcohol heat in the back of the throat.

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of devlishdamsel
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I tried this for the first time last night. It was nothing short of amazing. It had an amazing texture, very smooth and velvety, without being overly viscous. The flavor was intense, without being overly rich. That being said I tend to avoid stouts due to the aftermath, but please give me more!

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of VonThinker
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split a can with a fellow beerphile...

A: Poured into a standard draft glass, about 55 degrees. Color is very dark, almost opaque, espresso like. Viscous pour, leaving a well-formed medium brown head of about 1 1/2 fingers which is slow to dissipate

S: Chocolate prevails, almost "burned" or "campfire-like" but not overwhelming. Hits to back third of the tongue mostly

T: Chocolate, dark chocolate, burned toast (mild), blending to a fine raisin/caramel/mild coffee like concoction

M: Smooth, full, and creamy. Warm caramel/chocolate aftertaste

O: I am by no means a stout expert and got this based on its reviews here...however if this is at all representative of the fine Russian Imperial type I am sold!! Definitely a "dessert beer" This one could catch up with you! Left me with a warm feeling

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Photo of tcanaday
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally got around to picking up a 4 pack last night. Poured from can into a snifter.

Appearance: Motor oil like, no light makes it through this beer. Nice one finger dark mocha like head. Dissipates relatively quickly.

Smell: Not much of an aroma when cold, when warmed up a bit dark fruits are released, a bit of a boozy nose, a lot of malt and smells of intense chocolate.

Taste: The perfect imperial stout, a touch of carbonation, with the perfect balance of chocolate, malts and alcohol.

Mouthfeel: HUGE and thick mouthfeel, mouthfeel reminds me of that of Firestone 16 Anniversary, very thick supple but has a nice thick finish that dries slowly.

Overall: One of my favorite imperial stouts that I've trie thus far. Very drinkable for 10%, great beer for after dinner to appreciate all of the complex flavors of this beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Philousa
4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Imbibed on tap at Original Gravity on 12/14/12.

This is seriously black in color with a wispy dark tan head. Aroma is roasty. Lots of sweet chocolate, somewhat creamy, milky. No presence of alcohol burn. Taste is just as roasty as the aroma. Like burnt chocolate underneath milk chocolate. I get a little alcohol presence, a bit harsh before fading quickly. Some burnt toast follows with dark chocolate. This thing is seriously chocolatey. There is just enough hops to bitter out the dark chocolate: they work in tandem. Great finish, slightly dry. No wonder this is so highly rated. I only hope the carbonation is similar out of a can.

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Photo of SlothB77
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass

a: Extremely dark, espresso. With a thin, light brown head. Despite the darkness of the beer, pours thin.

s: Malt, with pungent chocolate, toffee, coffee, caramel

t: Chocolate, coffee, molasses, with a mix of creaminess and bitters in the aftertaste.

m: Roasted malts feel, light-medium bitters and some creaminess too. Light carbonation.

o: Overall, an excellent russian imperial stout. The taste itself doesn't betray the 10.5% ABV that its name does. The flavor doesn't seem as complex as a North Coast Old Rasputin, which I had recently, or as distinctive. Still an excellent winter beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

New can o Ten Fidy.

Pours thick and viscous. Awesome. It looks black with a dark brown head on it. very nice.

Lots of roast and dark chocolate. Gets a little campfire I guess you could say as well. Diggin it.

Balances well between roast and sweetness but weighs in a bit more of the roasty side. Hits with some bitterness. Nice notes of roast, coffee, and dark chocolate.

The mouthfeel is almost perfect. Thick and full with light carbonation that you can still feel.

Highly enjoyable brew here. Could sip it all day. Went well with a chocolate chip cookie I broke out towards the end of the glass.

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Ten FIDY from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 9,997 ratings