Oskar Blues Ten FIDY - Stranahanís Colorado Whiskey Barrel
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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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 13/20
Travlr (17722) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Draft. Black, dark brown head. Boozy aroma, taste is oily chocolate with prominent whiskey. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (14045) - San Leandro, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2009
Inky black-brown. Still. Rich molassesy nose - you can smell how oily this is going to be. Intense, oily body. Molasses starts, then the barrel kicks in, bringing wood, lots of heat, and dark fruits. Burly alcoholic signature. The barrel is assertive but not overwhelming. So sweet and chewy. Reminds me of a rich, minerally, estate chocolate. Quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (12971) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Tap at The Tasty Weasel. Pours black with a dark tan head. Aromas of whiskey and dark malt. Full+ body and minor carbonation. Flavor is very burnt malt/some sugars/fair amount of oak. And whisky pervades all. Super excellent. Extreme whiskey influence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12516) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Draft. No head atop viscous brown-black body. Aroma is sweet, milk chocolate, whiskey, toffee/caramel, light grapefruit/earthy. Taste is sweet, vinous/lactic, milk chocolate, some cherry, whiskey. Sticky medium-full body, no carbonation. Too big to drink very much of.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2008
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a spare tan head. Aroma of oak, vanilla, roastiness, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, light licorice, and chocolate with a more carbonated than expected mouthfeel and a dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (11790) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2007
On tap @ 5th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured an opaque black with a large lasting brown head. Aromas of whiskey, oak, licorice, carmel, oak and fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smoooth. Flavors of whiskey, licorice, carmel, vanilla and dark chocolate with a lingering roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11172) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Served on draft as part of the Black Moonday event at Capital Alehouse in Richmond, VA. Pours a chocolate brown color with very little head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, caramel and some fruity notes. Taste is roasted malts, moderate bourbon, slight toffee and a cheesy note. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11064) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2008
Draught at the 6th Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours opaque with an average, fizzy, dark brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, chocolate, coffee), average hops (perfume), average yeast (leather) with notes of alcohol, prune, and date. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness and bitterness, light acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Whiskey Barrel Ten FIDY
Date: February 09, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Extreme Beer
Appearance: black, scant head
Aroma: strong wisky aroma on top of the rich chocolate
Flavor: the rich sweet bourbon flavor covers the chocolate and adds some alcoholic burn

Name: Whiskey Barrel Ten FIDY
Date: June 17, 2007
Mode: nitro
Source: brick store
Score: 3.4 to 4.1
Appearance: black, creamy tan head that forms as it rests and then slowly fades away leaving bits of lace in its wake
Aroma: rich milk chocolate and sweet licorice aroma
Body: huge thick body
Flavor: dark chocolate flavor grows and enrichens, the bourbon is much more subdued and is well balanced with the chocolate rather than covering it as before, the sweetness from the bourbon tempers the normal hoppy bitter edge, a touch of alcohol grows out of the bourbon, a bit of a bitter powdery dry dark chocolate character in the finish
Overall: the bourbon and chocolate play tag team for dominance until the bottom of the glass, picking up just a hint of oak that manages to sneak past the bourbon

Name: Whiskey Barrel Ten FIDY
Date: November 07, 2008
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
Aroma: big bourbon and black chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich sweet dark chocolate flavor, vanilla and bourbon sweetness, roasted and oak bitterness, hops manage to work their way through to add to the bitter finish, after several pints the dark chocolate and bourbon dominates, oak and roast melds together really well, coffee bitterness gets a bit too big after a while, pint after pint the roasted grows to the point that the bourbon sweetness can just barely keep up to balance it
Overall: needs just a bit more of the caramel sweetness to be the perfect chocolate bourbon candy

Name: Whiskey Barrel Ten FIDY
Date: June 28, 2012
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
Vintage: 2010
Appearance: black, creamy tan head, heavy lace
Aroma: rich chocolate and bourbon aroma
Flavor: big roasted flavor, sweet caramel, touch of vanilla, dark chocolate bitterness, touch of barrel tartness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 10/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ***+ /4

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