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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (1314) - Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2012 2oz Sample at FOBAB, wild turkey barrel. Pour from tall can. Jet black with a slight head. A good amount of bourbon taste in this one but not as overpowering as many of the others. Nice malty sweetness mixes with the bourbon. Had this right after blacknote and I liked this a bit more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Fobab.Pours black as black with only the thinest layer of oily head. Aromas of bitter grain, coffee liqueur, dark chocolate and alcohol. Plenty of alcohol in the flavour and lots of roasted brainy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4814) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2012
On tap (listed as Wild Turkey Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy): The aroma consists of chocolate, molasses, black licorice, vanilla, and whiskey. Itís a dark brown, virtually black, with no transparency. It has a small brown head that leaves behind minimal lacing. The flavor starts with chocolate, molasses, and light black licorice. The finish has vanilla, coconut, and whiskey. Itís full bodied with minimal carbonation and a somewhat flat mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerman6686 (4348) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Another one iíve 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 (6890) - 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 (4684) - 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 (6020) - 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 (8141) - 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 (2799) - 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 (2733) - 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 theyíre going to be too sweet and boozy for my tastes, and 90% of the time they are.

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