Ten FIDY - Cherry | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mebuzzard on 01-25-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
16
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
11.56%
 
 
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 16
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Brick Store Pub

A: Pours pitch black with a half finger of off white foam. Appears quite viscous, but retention and lacing are not great.

S: Sour cherry upfront with lots of dark chocolate, molasses, and well integrated bourbon. The sour cherry is very much there, but plays a supporting role with the strong dark chocolate and molasses notes of Ten Fidy.

T: The flavor starts off with strong dark chocolate, stronger than I remember in the base beer. I get some molasses and toffee, and the sour cherry then comes out with some bourbon soon after. The sour cherry and bourbon are very well integrated in this stout.

M: Like Ten Fidy, this beer is quite thick and low, creamy carbonation.

O: I really like this version of Ten Fidy. The sour cherry and bourbon work very well with the viscous, chocolatey base stout. It seems chocolate comes out even more than I've ever had in any Ten Fidy, which is really nice.

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Photo of ArrogantDeadGuy
3.47/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep black 5000 mile old 10w30. The head is mocha in color though scant and lacking stamina. The aromas are hard to pick up, a little sweet, and a little bittersweet chocolate but those were hard to come by. The toasty malt flavors are complimented by a nice bittersweetness. The carbonation is hard to find at all while the milky consistency is nice around room temperature. Unfortunately with each sip the brew gets sweeter and sweeter, thicker and thicker. By the end of the glass my pallet is tainted with a bitter sweetness reminiscent of artificial sweetner. The style lacks richness in body and the flavors do not stand up by the end of a glass.

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Photo of emmasdad
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap Friday night at the Tasty Weasel in Longmont, Colorado. The beer board mentioned a barrel aged selection, which had been replaced by this beer. Poured a deep black color with a tight 1/4 inch head that stayed put throughout. Aromas of fresh cherries, oak and roasted malt. Full bodied, with dark cherries, roasted malt, chicory and oak. An excellent beer.

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Photo of jdubjacket
4.9/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Brickstore Pub in Decatur a few months ago and am reviewing from notes.

Appearance: Coffe black with a milk chocolate head. Head lingers and is delicious in and of itself.

Smell: Strong aroma. Smelled of coffee and chocolate.

Taste: Coffee, chocolate, followed by the sweet taste of cherries which is subtle enough to be enjoyable.

Overall, this beer was excellent. Unfortunately, it will never be made again according to the brewery...

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Photo of weeare138
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Billed as Ten FIDY with Cherries. Thanks to hopdog for sharing this 1 Liter fliptop bottle...
Appears an opaque, pitch black with a fluffy, dark tan head that slowly fades out. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of ripe fruit, mollasses, cocoa, black grapes, and roasted nuts.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a bit of a fig, molasses, and maraschino cherry juice.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, slick, with a cherry juice flavor that reminds me of "juicy juice" swirls along the tastebuds.

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Photo of OutlawJoseyWales
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

app: dark brown with a two finger head. on tap at Aromas, in athens, ga.

Smell: similar to taste

Taste: A chewy chocolate and coffee malt foundation, with sweet cherry flavor present, but not overbearing. not much hops, but they were balanced well. alcohol was extremely well hidden.

Mouthfeel: Thick and Chewy

Drinkability: Good for a RIS.

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Photo of planetscott
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was talked in to trying this by a friend. I was hesitant to try a fruit beer, but this one is pefect. Just a hint of cherry.

Appearance - Dark dark chocolate with a dark foamy head.

Smell. Roasty, chocolately with a hint of cherry. Very nice blend of aromas.

Taste - What a wonderful way to use cherries! Just a subtle hint of cherries softens the dark chocolate and roasted barley malts. A well balanced blend of flavors.

Mouthfeel - Wonderful smooth and silky. The way stouts should be.

Drinkability - This one should be savored over time. The warmer it gets, the more flavors come out. Not to be gulped.

Oskar Blues does it again!

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the Brick Store Pub in Decatur, GA. This beer is actually Ten Fidy RIS aged over sweet and sour cherries, and is 10% just as is Ten Fidy. This beer is an entirely different animal from Ten Fidy,however. The cherries must have been whole, and they weren't filtered out. What you get is an extremely unusual thick brew filled with cherry particulate- in the head, stuck to the glass, and in the beer.Its gor the consistency of a very light smoothie without the ice. The beer pours an inky black with a very odd dark brown head laced with cherry sediment. The head is down right chunky. The smell is pretty light,but has cherries and some dark malt. The taste is more complex, with rich dark malt, chocolate, coffee, and cherries as a subtle backdrop. A slight winey flavor from the cherries is there as well. The mouthfeel was just too thick.Its an interesting brew, but as the glass go toward the bottom the thickness got even more intense. I'm hoping that I got one of the early glasses from the keg or that the keg was unsettled, and hopefully others will have a more polished experience. Glad I tried it, but not an improvement on the Ten Fidy. The cherry flavor is not noticeable enough, and it mutes the power of the Ten Fidy slightly.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at an Old Chicago in Denver. Surprised to see it, or its kind
Pours a thick, almost globular black with brown head. Looks good, a bit odd.
Smell is fairly weak for an RIS, but still has the coffee and roasted malt overtones. No cherry aroma.
A good RIS taste. Coffee, roasted malt and some chocolate. The cherry is there, but off center, which is good.
Nice dry hops to it. Other dark fruits emerge.
I had a 10oz glass, don't think I could swig down a pint. Interesting brew.

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Ten FIDY - Cherry from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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