Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
craftycarl21 (2073) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big big thanks to jblauvs for this one. Pours a rich rich black with a brown head. Aroma holds some nice shaved milk chocolate, a touch of roast and ash, cherry, woody vanilla, and some caramel. Flavor is very interesting; more notes of chocolate, wood, and chocolate. The palate is surprisingly much thinner than regular Ten Fidy; not nearly as viscous. Good, but a little weird.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at CCB tasting. poured black with a trace of a cocoa colored head. aroma and flavor were fudge, whiskey, vanilla, and some dark roast. body was thick and oily.
peteinSD (1174) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Still in the glass with no carbonation. Aroma is pure clean oak with slight mocha and underlying dry whiskey. Taste is light whiskey, roasted malt, touch of dark fruit sweetness, faded hops on the back end, and dry alcohol whisper. Completely different animal than the regular version and quite enjoyable.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to AZ via SpeedwayJim...Black pour, about three fingers of really nice tan head rises quickly and looks really nice at first, however it falls really quickly leaving no cap. Light lacing. Such promise to start, but to no avail...Unreal aroma, a wonderful sweet maple syrup dominates this, its as if maple syrup was dumped in it, light vanilla. Way on the sweet side, would love a little chocolate or coffee...The taste is not as successful, mostly because it just feels flat and light, needs to be full flavored. The maple syrup is gone, a little vanilla, alcohol...Easy to drink.
This is a beer worth trying for real. Another great Oskar beer.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big vanilla and whiskey aroma. Caramel, and Hershey’s syrup and fudge in the flavor. Actually a slightly lighter body than regular Ten Fidy. Not quite as sweet and syrupy as the original with a nice powdered cocoa in the finish.
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
growler pour. Pitch black with a light head. Great whiskey aroma and flavor. This one did real well in the barrels.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler courtesy of Cesar. Let me begin by saying I like the regular version much better. In my opinion it’s like Oskar Blues used a cheap crappy whiskey that instead of adding to the great flavors of the base beers actually distorted them.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On Tap at Oskar Blues Brewery, Longmont 15/09/2010 (As Ten Fidy Barrel Aged)
Big roast aroma. Black strong in alcohol and hoppy with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a coffee roast finish.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled Pre-sex. Bottle was from CBX. Thin pour, which I found rather odd being im a big fan of the base beer. Bourbon chocolate nose. Flavor was thin, buttery, slick finish.