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Oskar Blues Ten FIDY - Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Barrel
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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Ten FIDY’s huge-but-comforting flavors hide a hefty 10.0% and 98IBU. This version is aged in whiskey barrels from Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey (Denver, CO) to create an even trippier extreme beer.



4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar (1139) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Draft at BA. Pours thick, black, completely opaque, with creamy mocha head that slowly dissipates to a thin layer of fine bubbles. Aroma: this has all the hallmarks of a big, beautiful barrel-aged stout. Vanilla is first in the door, accompanied by whiskey, chocolate, dark fruits. Smells like this is going to be sticky-sweet and delicious. And boozy. Taste: chocolate, roast, big alcohol presence. More roast bitterness initially than I expected, but gives way to a really nice blend. Everything a BA imp stout should be in taste as well it seems. Big sweetness tempered by big bitterness, with a somewhat dry but lasting finish. Bitterness borders on being astringent the longer I drink this, which is the only knock against it. Full body, thick, rich, velvet texture, average to high carbonation. Lots of warming alcohol in the end. Overall: this is exceptional. In a beer world full of barrel aged imperial stouts that are inherently likeable, even when they’re mediocre, this one does it all right and really stands out.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Not sure which barrel it was so put it here, on tap at Bigwood ’13 Pours black, minimal tan head. Smell big bourbon vanilla, great complex rich Taste sweet coco, roast, amazing chocolate Medium body, sipper Wow

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ericdevin (887) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft at Brouwer’s, Seattle. Part of Big Wood 2013. Pours a dark opaque color, little to no tan head. Aroma massive, Bourbon, chocolate, caramel, cookie dough. Body full and rich, smoother than the regular version, with a well-balanced woody bite to the finish. Top class.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe for Big Wood 2013, pours black with a small tan / light brown head. Aroma brings out big whiskey notes, and a bit of vanilla - not much of the base beer detectable on the nose. Flavour does, however - bringing out notes of lush chocolate and whiskey. The barrels don’t overburden the base beer’s elegant qualities, but instead accentuates the flavours beautifully. Silky, soft palate. Amazing stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
On tap at Brouwer’s Big Wood 2013. Black pour, with a huge nose. Seafoam candy, caramel, and vanilla. A little boozy, with dark toasted malts at the forefront. This thing is really, really big -- and quite tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1390) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2013
draft sampler at the brewery. actually they had new 1 yr old and whiskey aged to sample. pure awesomeness. pours black with coffee head. deep roasted malts and coffee and hints of chocolate. flavor was one of the best. lots of roasted malts good flavor of the whiskey and barrel. a sampler was all I needed at that point. will get more

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2658) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2013
Shared by Bill. Thanks man! Served alongside standard TenFidy. The appearance is identical to the regular version. Vey dark brown with a beige head. The aroma is also remarkably similar, with the addition of subtle whiskey. Delicate barrel notes with a slight tannic bite in the finish. On the whole, remarkably smooth. A top notch barrel aged stout.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2013
On tap at Falling Rock. Pours dark with hints of oak, brown sugar, molasses, and very hot. Smooth with large whiffs of vanilla, cocoa, and licorice. This is quite delicious and something to seek out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (5880) - Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Sampled at FoBAB ’12. Pours black with a medium sized tan head. The aroma and flavor was for the most part similar to the regular version of Ten Fidy; roasted malts, dark chocolate, espresso but add a nice touch of the barrel. Oak and just a hint of whiskey that adds a hint of cherry are enough to enhance the base just a bit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
valpoaj (635) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Sample FOBAB ’12 - Wild Turkey Barrel Aged variety - poured from unmarked tall boy, so this drink means business! Black with speckling of a head. Aroma is chocolate, hint of vanilla, and bourbon - sort of mild, and very inviting. Flavor is Ten Fidy, but with a smooth, mild bourbon presence, maybe a hint more vanilla (need side by side!) and some wood - good stuff! Palate mimics the flavor - smooth and rich, and this one had some serious body to it. Solid!


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