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Beer – #911 – Oskar Blues – Ten FIDY

Oskar Blues Ten FIDY  beer that I’ve coveted for a while, one of those elusive and wanty beers, like Pliny the anything, or some of the other beers that I’ll never get to in the near future. A big Stout, small can,

This dog’ll hunt

355ml can of a beer that has 65 IBU, That’s 310 calories a serve size and with  10.5% ABV  it’s 2.94 standard drinks… its a big beer….

Brewed by Oskar Blues Brewery this is in the style that is of an Imperial Stout and the do all that in LongmontColorado  USA

Dial up the smile

Ten FIDY Imperial Stout – This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hide a hefty 65 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.

So, What could possibly go wrong? Love the can doodles, and that’s before you start. even down to the canned by Gristopher Robins’ …

Quite a strong aroma when you crack that lid, roasted burt.

Pour is thick dark black and the head is darker brown than I’ve seen recently, it’s also thick and firm and looks good enough to dive in.  Aroma is milk chocolaty.

Woof!  That’s a full noise full sound beer. Big bitter, much more than the 65 IBU suggests, a giant mount feel, Sweetness in spades, and a coating of bitterness/dryness on the tongue.

It’s everything that I thought it might be, a luxurious, decadent and accomplished bit of beering.

This is every good a beer, I think  nearly as the AleSmith Speedway Stout that I gave a 10 to, but not quite.  Now if I could get my hands on some Cigar City or Toppling Goliath…

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 9 of its things from the thing. Nearer to 10 than a 9, but there are no half marks, that’s like nearly winning lotto.  This is something I can tick off the list with a big smile. I thought that it could have done with being softer around the edges where it’s quite noticeable roughness chips in a bit. It doesn’t carry it’s alcohol well either, and you know you’ve got a thing going on. But still, Ten FIDY ….

The only thing I might add to all that is, just how many variations on this beer are there? and whilst it good to milk it, there must be a point where it’s labouring the point.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? The Liquorland had them, I’ve also seen them in good places.
  • Am I enjoying it? Yes.
  • Would I have another? Yes, sure, this should be in the
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? Gosh yes, this is rightly regarded as being in the mix for the best of beers in style.

Music for this:  ” Hugo ” and ” Deep in the long grass” on Spotify 

Hugo Chakrabongse Levy (born 6 August 1981), known under the mononym Hugo or Thai name Chulachak Chakrabongse


Imperial stouts are usually extremely dark brown to black in color with flavors that are intensely malty, deeply roasted and sometimes with accents of dark fruit (raisin, fig) or milk sourness. The bitterness is typically medium and often the low sie of that. Imperial stouts are strong and often exceed 8% by volume.


4 comments on “Beer – #911 – Oskar Blues – Ten FIDY

  1. Michael
    March 10, 2017



    • Philip Walter
      March 10, 2017

      The pint can is, and whilst the 355ml can isn’t cheap it’s not mad money


      • Michael
        March 11, 2017

        I’d possibly need permission. Or forgiveness. I know I’d need both for the $80 stout bottle from Garage Project.


      • Philip Walter
        March 11, 2017

        Indeed. I don’t know that I’d really enjoy $80 beer, because I don’t have excess money on that scale to not miss or buy other things with.


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