Oskar Blues Ten FIDY (Whiskey Barrel)
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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Another one i’ve been wanting to try for a long time. On tap at FOBAB in Wild Turkey barrels. This one poured an absolute jet black, just as ten fidy always does with a tiny dark brown head. Aroma was lots and lots of whiskey, with light dark chocolate, and strong roasted malts too. Flavor was very strong yet inviting. Lots of whiskey, but not completely covering up the awesomeness that is ten fidy. Mouthfeel on this stuff is thin moteroil and winey. Glad I got to try this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2012
This is the Wild Turkey whiskey barrel aged Ten FIDY poured up at the brewpub on tap with an aged motor oil darkness with a mocha head that leaves behind full on sheet lacing. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts and fudge brownie and chocolate. The taste is rich creamy heaven, what more do you need to know. OK, I get fudge brownie that employs European silky rich fatty butter yumminess, sweet smooth whiskey and dark roasted to near burnt malts. This is sweet smooth booze that picks up more dark roasted malts and a pleasing chocolate note into the finish. Holy cow! Simply amazing poetry being written here as the barrel aging only adds to the amazing base beer rather than smother it like so many other brews out there. This is holy hell good. I gotta sit down . . .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sledutah (4113) - Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2012
On tap at the brewery, GABF weekend
Appearance: Black with a creamy tan, nitro, head
Aroma: Roasted malts, bourbon, woody and vanilla
Taste: Same as aroma. Dark roasted malts, bourbon, woody, vanilla and coconut
Very nice and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5553) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2012
On tap at the brewery during GABF week. One hell of a brew. Actually had the nitro whiskey version. Pours a jet black color with a big nitro head. A sweet vanilla nose with big bourbon and roast. Excellent flavor with dark fruit, roast, big whiskey, very oily palate. Damn!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Pours black with a thin tan head. Spotty lacing. Aroma of bourbon and malt. Rich and smooth with flavors of oak, dark chocolate and malt. Moderately boozy finish with oak and chocolate lingering. Good all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Draft at Bavarian Lodge. Got the last bit of this as the keg kicked Friday night. Black, of course, and with a big hit of whiskey in the nose. Taste is a little sweeter than I might expect, with some cherry in the background. Got a very small sample, so more I really cannot add. To this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madvike (2581) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2012
On tap at The Tipsy Cow - Pours black with no head. Nose is big and boozy, with sweet brown sugar and molasses. Taste is the same, with even more sugary sweetness and heat through the finish. Thick and viscous. Why do I even try these beers anymore? I know they’re going to be too sweet and boozy for my tastes, and 90% of the time they are.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigbish (492) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
What a spectacular beer. If you like Ten Fidy, then you will be blown away by this. Lots of chared flavors, dark chocolate, whiskey, and a touch of vanilla. what a great beer. I could sip on this all day. Nice and thick in the mouth, low carbonation. The smell is amazing. I’ll stop gushing, just pour me another.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Draft on tap at Tipsy Cow (Madison, WI). Pours a stark black pour, thicker and black, opaque, with no real head. No lacing. Aromas are brown sugar, caramel, and roasty malts. Bourbon barrel, vanilla, and gentle spirit grace our presence. Some toast, cocoa, pretzels, some oak, vanilla, and touches of spirit grow. Initial is thicker bodied, full on the palate with vanilla, roasty malts, cocoa, and coffee. Toffee, vanilla, caramel. Some thicker body, richer barrel flavor. Touches of dark fruit dance in and out. Marshmellow, sweeter brown sugar, kisses of barrel dance in and out, masking heat but giving flavor. Fuller, not over barreled, giving good richer flavors. Fudge, touch of dark fruit, some roasty and cocoa, coffee elements flourish. Backend offers some spirit barrel, lots of vanilla, fudge, roasty and coffee elements. Really good flavors, nose. Good flavors, a bit sweet overall but thicker body with still a good barrel flavor. Pretty nice, a bit sweet overall. But a really nice offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (6343) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
I liked this quite a bit more than the original. Perhaps the mellowness of the aging process is what helped it most. I wouldn’t age a can of Ten Tidy due to the bpa. But with the added bourbon plus the aging, it is a ton better. It seemed more bitter.

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