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Ten Fidy!

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alcaponejunior:
Excellent imperial stout from Oskar Blues. 

Fully blogged here.

TL;DR:


--- Quote ---Black as used diesel motor oil from an old caterpillar on the farm, with a great, lasting brown head and tremendous lacing.

Although it’s a bit subdued for an imperial stout, the aroma smells of sweet roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, molasses and caramel. The rising smell of alcohol seems to accent the complex aromas nicely.

Taste wise the complexity only increases.  Bitter roasted malts, molasses, honey, coffee, chocolate, a touch of dark fruits (raisins?), and notable alcohol taste are rounded out by a slightly acrid bitterness from the ample hops.

The body is thick and rich, gaining complexity as it warms.  Carbonation is smooth and silky.  A lovely burnt, roasty, bitter malt character finishes it off and leaves a nice stouty aftertaste.
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thebigbaker:
Very good beer and as far as I know it's the only RIS style beer in a can.  Was at OB in July and they broke out the whiskey barrel aged Ten Fidy for us to try and it was great. 

alcaponejunior:

--- Quote from: thebigbaker on December 28, 2012, 04:47:57 PM ---Very good beer and as far as I know it's the only RIS style beer in a can.  Was at OB in July and they broke out the whiskey barrel aged Ten Fidy for us to try and it was great. 

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Yes, I'd love to try that sometime! :D

MDixon:
I've had it on two separate occasions from the can where it was horrible. The acetadehyde would knock your socks off. I've also had it when it was great. It's been quite some time since I purchased any, perhaps I should give it another go.

thebigbaker:
I actually like Great Divide's Yeti Imperial Stout a little better.  I live closer to GD than I do OB, so I visit GD more than I do OB.  It's fun to sample all the different versions GD does with Yeti such as chocolate oak aged, espresso oak aged, whiskey barrel oak aged, regular oak aged, and their Belgian Style Yeti.  Have had all of these at their tasting room and they all very very good.  Most of these, if not all, are bottled and sold around the Denver area, not sure how far their distribution goes.

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