Oskar Blues TEN FIDY (2012)
Brewed and Canned by Oskar Blues Brewery, in Longmont, CO. USA.
Year Round Brew.
12 fl. oz. (x4) / 15.99 USD / 10.5% ABV
About: "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. Ten FIDY (10.5% ABV) is made with enormous amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops. Ten FIDY is the ultimate celebration of dark malts and boundary-stretching beer."
Thoughts: Look what just showed up in town (I never see this stuff anywhere aside from trips to NH), and hell, it's only two and a half weeks old. Nice.
Ten Fidy poured a super dark brown that turned instant black in the goblet. It's got a dark milk chocolate head, and tiny black bubbles that move slowly towards the edge of the glass. It looks like floating forward through space. I'm officially tripping out while staring into this beer.
Smells like cold ass coffee, and after that fades, chocolate cereal... like syrup covered smacks or something. Thick and sludgy, notes of chocolate and toasty oats. It smells very sugary.
Tons of roasted malt explode in the mouth, followed by a sweet haze of booze, an extremely gentle bitterness and a warm feeling all over. Getting some dark fruit notes, and after a while the hops start tingling all around the place. Coffee in the taste is laying low, and there's a dominantly roasted and toasty quality to the whole brew. Lots of oats and barley, with caramel and chocolate in the background.
Finishes with some grassy tones and a haze of thick, foggy booze.
Mouth feel is pretty amazing. Probably the best thing about this beer. It's full, and just pops all over the place. It leaves a thick film in the mouth and coats after expanding really quick. This ones got a real warmth to it and I'm feeling the head down below. I like this one, but it's doubtful I'll buy another four pack anytime soon considering the outlandish price. It's all relative, but still.