Oskar Blues Ten Fidy

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Type: American Double/Imperial Stout
  • Brewed by: Oskar Blues Brewery
  • Availability: Winter
  • Additional beer information
  • Region Available: Colorado
  • Aroma: Malty
  • Aroma Description: Moderate
  • Serve at Temperature: Ice Cold
  • Container: Can
  • Website: www.oskarblues.com
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  • 32 
  • 4.4/5 
  • 10.00% 
  • 874/3686 
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Oskar Blues Ten FIDY Imperial Stout - Now (11-21-07) available in cans, our winter seasonal beer is immensely viscous and loaded with neck-deep flavors of chocolate, malt, coffee, cocoa and oats.

It's the beer equivalent of decadently rich milkshake made with malted-milk balls and Heaven’s best chocolate ice cream. Ten FIDY is about 10% ABV and is made with enormous amounts of two-row malts, chocolate malts, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops. Its huge-but-comforting flavors hide a whopping 98 IBUs that are deftly tucked underneath the beer’s mountains of malty goodness.

Ten FIDY is the ultimate Rocky Mountain winter warmer, and further proof of the creative muscle of our beloved brewing staff. Look for fourpacks of Ten FIDY in select beer stores in Colorado. Out of state? We hope to send a few cases to a few of our other states in early '08.

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  • Jan 10, 2012
    TheCorkStops (70)Rank: Beer AmateurGroup: Barley Wine
    4.3
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    The Oskar Blues comes in a 12oz can, in four-packs. To the best of my knowledge Oskar Blues doesn't use glass for any of their beers. I've found that people are generally shying away from the can but it's gaining a little more of a following each year. The Ten Fidy pours out looking like warm (aka not quite so thick) motor oil. Not only is it pouring into my glass absolutely black as night, but there is almost no foam to speak of. The foam you see in the picture was only after pouring the last 3oz pretty vigorously. If you don't believe me, check out the video of the pour.

    The foam that does arise is a very dark almond shade of brown and lingers around for a long, long time. After about 20 minutes there is still a thin film of coffee-brown foam, with pretty significant lacing left on the glass. At first the nose is very soft with just a mild amount of roasted malts and coffee coming through. As the beer warms a bit, I'm getting a larger variety of roasts, toffee, chocolate, and more.

    On the palate the Ten Fidy is thick and viscous, yet very easy to drink. Tons of roasted malts dominate my palate with a clean toasty finish and just a touch of dry bitterness. This really is the monster of all Imperial Stouts as the beerAdvocate reviews state!
  • Feb 23, 2011
    madcaddie_foley (37)Rank: Beer NoviceGroup: Georgia Guzzlers
    5
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    This beer is ridiculously good. It’s high ABV and oil like viscousness shouldn’t scare you away, it should be embraced! And the fact that Oskar Blues has the cajones to put it in a can is what amazes me to this day.

    This brew is pitch black, I tried to shine a light through it only to have the light waves sucked in by the black hole that is Ten Fidy. All in all an amazing imperial stout.
  • Jan 31, 2011
    kaj-ii (782)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
    3.9
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    [Best served in a Snifter]

    Poured a muddy black with a very small medium brown creamy head that was fully diminishing and had excellent lacing. The aroma was of burnt cereal malts and a leathery doughy yeast with notes of dark chocolate, coffee and an mild alcohol scent. It tasted sweetly bitter with a coffee flavor at first and finished with a nice bitter-smooth flavor of coffee and chocolate that stayed with you for a nice while. Mouthfeel was full in body and creamy in texture with a flat carbonation. Overall a GREAT Imperial stout, lots of flavor and no taste of the high alcohol content.
  • Oct 1, 2010
    tbargebeer (2)Rank: Beer Novice
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    Ten Fidy is big. Ten Fidy is strong. Ten Fidy is deep, black and sticky. Ten Fidy is chocolatey, but don't call Ten Fidy a chocolate beer because Ten Fidy is not. Ten Fidy pours thick, grows a big head. Ten Fidy smells like bourbon and molasses. Ten Fidy coats your mouth in rich deliciousness and oh yeah, you like it. Ten Fidy makes other stouts look like YooHoo. Ten Fidy invented bacon. Ten Fidy is one of the best beers you will ever taste, but don't tell that to Ten Fidy; Ten Fidy doesn't play nice with others. Ten Fidy is number 1.
  • Jan 9, 2010
    DosBeerigos (102)Rank: Beer DrinkerGroup: IPA Lovers
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    Here is a sampling from our review (the fermentations reveiw) of Ten Fidy

    Ever seen the commercials with the engine sludge? I think Oskar Blues found a way to CAN that stuff. OK, seriously I think I’m going to order this tomorrow morning at Starbucks. **NOTE** I’m not a fan of Imperial Stouts but this one caught my attention, maybe cause its in a can and I love that a good beer can come from a can. Although the taste is very good,..........

    You can finish the review over at our beer blog.....its never too serious and you get the opinions of 2, not 1, but 2 beer nerds.

    http://dosbeerigos.blogspot.com/2009/12/ten-fidy-imperial-stout.html