Oskar Blues Ten FIDY (Whiskey Barrel)
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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Ten FIDYís huge-but-comforting flavors hide a hefty 10.0% and 98IBU. This version is aged in whiskey barrels from Stranahanís Colorado Whiskey (Denver, CO) to create an even trippier extreme beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2008
EBF V NOTB. This was my first beer of the evening, and unquestionably remained my favorite from beginning to end. Looked absolutely gorgeous even in its two-ounce sampling glass, thick, dark, red-brown, chocolately head over a perfect black body. Aroma nice with notes of chocolate and a good deal of roastiness, but nothing that prepared me for the awesomeness to come. Waves of chocolate and berries (dark cherries, raspberries, boysenberries) flood the mouth. The whiskey never overpowers but merely adds layers of sweet complexities. The hops, while not the showcase, keep everything in balance the whole way through. The body is at once as full as can be, and as smooth and gulpable as can be. I canít think of any way to improve this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Whiskey Barrel Ten FIDY
Date: February 09, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Extreme Beer
Appearance: black, scant head
Aroma: strong wisky aroma on top of the rich chocolate
Flavor: the rich sweet bourbon flavor covers the chocolate and adds some alcoholic burn

Name: Whiskey Barrel Ten FIDY
Date: June 17, 2007
Mode: nitro
Source: brick store
Score: 3.4 to 4.1
Appearance: black, creamy tan head that forms as it rests and then slowly fades away leaving bits of lace in its wake
Aroma: rich milk chocolate and sweet licorice aroma
Body: huge thick body
Flavor: dark chocolate flavor grows and enrichens, the bourbon is much more subdued and is well balanced with the chocolate rather than covering it as before, the sweetness from the bourbon tempers the normal hoppy bitter edge, a touch of alcohol grows out of the bourbon, a bit of a bitter powdery dry dark chocolate character in the finish
Overall: the bourbon and chocolate play tag team for dominance until the bottom of the glass, picking up just a hint of oak that manages to sneak past the bourbon

Name: Whiskey Barrel Ten FIDY
Date: November 07, 2008
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
Aroma: big bourbon and black chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich sweet dark chocolate flavor, vanilla and bourbon sweetness, roasted and oak bitterness, hops manage to work their way through to add to the bitter finish, after several pints the dark chocolate and bourbon dominates, oak and roast melds together really well, coffee bitterness gets a bit too big after a while, pint after pint the roasted grows to the point that the bourbon sweetness can just barely keep up to balance it
Overall: needs just a bit more of the caramel sweetness to be the perfect chocolate bourbon candy

Name: Whiskey Barrel Ten FIDY
Date: June 28, 2012
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
Vintage: 2010
Appearance: black, creamy tan head, heavy lace
Aroma: rich chocolate and bourbon aroma
Flavor: big roasted flavor, sweet caramel, touch of vanilla, dark chocolate bitterness, touch of barrel tartness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 10/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ***+ /4

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2007
Tap at HDG. Pitch black beer with a thin brown head. Lovely aroma, deep, rich dark chocolate, soft vanilla and sweet oakiness. Chewy malts with light cherry/dried fruit in the back. Lots of sweet whiskyish malts, but without any oaky astringency. Earthy chocolate, toast and dark sweet caramel. Heavy molasses and lots of plummy/pruney dried fruit. Heavy charred roast towards the back. Intense sweetness up front but there is plenty of hoppiness to counter it. Earthy bitter finish. The oak and whisky are very well-integrated into this one. A fantastic Impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adrian910ss (2356) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2007
# 600. On tap at the Hop Devil Grill. Sampled via wine glass. Pours a pitch black with a medium brown head. Nice sticky lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate and black cherries with a hint of whiskey. Taste is thick, rich and creamy dark chocolate with black cherry and whiskey undertones. Excellent !!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2007
On tap @ HDG. Wow. Deep dark brown in color with a nice fluffy tan head that left a nice lacing on the glass. Malty chocolatety caramel aroma. Nutty, toffee and roasty notes. Malty whiskey and roasty flavor. Vanilla and oak notes. Full bodied. Taste is oak. Rich and creamy. Well balanced. Very smooth. Very drinkable. Definitely would have again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaxxDaddy (407) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Tap at HDG. Black with decent ring of tan on top. Aroma full of whiskey, yet not to the point of overwhelming the nose, which is a major problem in some other barrel-aged beers. This smell ended up being very inviting, adding along notes of oak and vanilla. More whiskey to come in the taste, which is well controlled and not abrasive. Finished off with plenty of roasted coffee from the base beer. Glad I got to try this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Tap at Hop Devil. Huge whiskey aroma. Balanced, lovely, bourbony taste. Hot. That this is such a strong underlying beer really helps tame the massive whiskey, which adds a ton of oakiness and vanilla but also a lot of heat. This beer is very well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Tap @ Maxís. IT was friggin good. Dark brown, big tan head, whiskey, vanilla, toffee, chocolate,.... a little bit of everything. Awesome .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Tap @ Maxís in Bímore. This stuff is hardcore!! Itís almost intimidating just to look at.....I have never seen a head with this color before....righteous!....Itís like a chocolatey-tan abyss. This stuff is whiskey-hot and damn good!! I have not had the regular version, I fear that Iím spoiled now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Tap, Maxís American Craft Beer Festival. Pours a pitch black core, cocoa-colored head with fine-bubbled lacing, coating the interior of the glass. Pleasant, dried fruit and chewy toffee aroma; slightest hint of vanilla, roasted malts; little whiskey to speak of. Perfect, velvety mouthfeel: dense toffee and caramel and dried dark fruits; light effects from the whiskey aging; layers upon layers of milk chocolate as well, almost reminiscent of chocolate milk, with a hint of toasty vanilla-tinged bourbon. Lengthy, milk chocolate and toasty vanilla finish; light sour-mash character. After rating this beer, I proceeded to drink way too much of it and forget the greater half of a fine evening.

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