Ten Fidy from Oskar Blues

 

Now that we’re in a new year I’m going to change up my pace around Guys Nation. I plan on reviewing much more frequently and with a wider variety of beers. Since this is my first review of the new year we’re going to start it off big and not slow down! So here we go!

Tonight’s beer is Ten Fidy from Oskar Blues brewery. This beer is unique because it is a Russian Imperial Stout that actually comes in a can. This style usually comes in either a bomber (22 oz) or a 750 mL bottle. Hailing from Colorado this beer weighs in at a hefty 10.5 abv. Here in America our craft breweries put everyone, especially Canada, besides Belgium to shame I will be reviewing in a particular method each time. I will review Appearance, Smell, Taste, Mouthfeel and my overall opinion. So here we go.

 

Appearance:

Ten Fidy pours JET black with a small head that dissipates quickly. There doesn’t seem to be any lacing and after a few minutes what little of the coffee brown head there was is now gone.

Smell:

I am a bit disappointed by the smell here. I was hoping for a huge nose on this beer but am getting bits of chocolate and a big malty scent.

Rolling with some Beer!

Taste:

What the nose is lacking the taste makes up for tenfold. I am loving this beer and cannot get enough of it. There is huge notes of coffee and chocolate. This is a sweet beer that would be paired amazingly with some dark chocolate or any dessert. Oddly enough I’m getting hints of fruit which I wasn’t expecting at all. Notes of hops may throw a few people off but overall for a beer geek it doesn’t get much better.

Mouthfeel:

This beer should not be this easy to drink for a 10.5% beer. This is dangerous because I could put a few of these down and be flat on my ass. The carbonation holds up great and even for a huge stout this beer goes down easy.

Overall:

This is one of my favorite stouts hands down. If you are a fan of big beers I’d seek this one out. Sadly for me its not available in my state so I have to travel to get it. If you can obtain this beer grab it in a heartbeat because it is hard to be disappointed by this beer.