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 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2149) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2012
On tap at Dexters in Madison, WI, what a sweet find while stopping here, pours black with a thin dark brown head, the aroma is very heavy on the whiskey with some vanilla and oak as well, the flavor has a heavy whiskey front end with a nice sweetness in the finish with the chocolate, vanilla and toffee. Really interesting, as it warms it gets much more complex and more enjoyable, really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Appearance: Pours a viscous dark brown No swirls no head no lace.

Aroma: Chocolate, whiskey, vanilla and leather.

Taste: Char and chocolate right away. Whiskey,vanilla, and chocolate cereal.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with very low carbonation.

Overall: Iím a huge fan of Ten FIDY. Itís so full of life and flavor. This barrel aged treatment took away some of its liveliness and didnít really improve upon any aspect of the beer. Iíve been chasing this ďtickĒ for years, glad I did, but Iím happy knowing the superior product is in the 4 pack of cans and not the whiskey barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snownirvana (70) - - MAY 15, 2012
From can into pint glass. A: strong dark chocolate, lots of chocolate and coffee malt, and smell of rich alcohol. App: the darkest, most inky beer I have ever poured. With a one finger very dark tan head. T: dyingStrong alcohol on the front, hints of chocolate and coffee. Back is solid alcohol with very mild hints of coffee the chocolate malts. P: very subtle bubbles, but very, very creamy and smooth with a medium-length aftertaste of alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
Pours black as can be but also with very little carbonation and essentially no head. Smells of whiskey and a touch of vanilla, but fairly boozy. Some roasted malt, maybe some oak, and thatís about it. Not much complexity. The flavor is a touch aggressive on the alcohol flavor. Lots of whiskey and wood flavor, quite a bit of roast too. Could use a lot more vanilla and chocolate to soften things and sweeten it up. A big let down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2012
Pour on tap at Avery Strong Ale 2012, dark black pour with creamy tan head, aroma brought notes of big toffee, caramel, dark fruits slightly before whiskey and chocolate come through, hints of roasted malts and espresso laced in. Taste was a nice mix of sweet chocolate and dark fruits, some bitter espresso and cocoa powder mixed into slight whiskey notes that were fairly restrained, roasted notes round it out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (3668) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
At Averyís 2012 Strong Ale Fest. (Wild Turkey Version). Black with a thin chocolate milk head. Boozy chocolaty whiskey aroma with a roasty black malt, molasses, and oak with more chocolate. Flavor is surprisingly smooth with balanced whiskey boozy notes, a shade of oak, and a whole bunch of chocolate, a touch of coffee, and some burnt toffee. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Camons (5042) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2012
Tap @ Vine Street Pub, Denver. Wild Turkey barrel. Pours pitch black with a fading brown head, leaving nice lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, caramel, dark fruit. Taste is very rich with roasted malts, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, sweets, oak, vanilla, bourbon, plums and other dark fruit. Full body, soft carbonation, long lasting finish with sweet chcolate and bourbon notes, alcohol well hidden. 280212

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Tap @ Vine Street. This version was aged in Wild Turkey barrels. Dark black appearance with a dark brown head. Dark roasty malts, light espresso, fairly sweet, somewhat boozy whiskey aroma. In the flavor, there was again a somewhat sharp, albeit sweet, booziness from the Wild Turkey barrels that didnít integrate all that seamlessly with the dark roasty, chocolate malty elements of Ten Fidy. Nice brew but I think the Wild Turkey barrels should be replaced with a different whiskey barrels for future releases.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Courtesy of jblauvs- huge thanks! The pour is inky black with a small tan head. The nose holds roasty chocolate, oak, mild lactic notes, a hint of popcorn, and caramel. The flavor holds more caramel, cherries, toffee, a hint of butter, and roast. The palate is thick and oily with a chalky roasty finish. Donít know quite what to think of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Inky Black Pour, Glugs out of the bottle. Aroma is woody, dusty chocolate with hints of vanilla, oak, and a hint of heat. Mouthfeel is considerably thinner than regular ten fidy, oily not as viscous. Lots of heat initially, Flavor is bittersweet chocolate, sweet boozy whiskey, cherry wood, loads of tobacco. Interesting to say the least, a little muddled and confusing, but relatively tasty

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