Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Jet black with a creamy chocolate head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, sweet berry maltiness, slightly citric, and annoyingly phenolic. Flavor was roast barley caramel and chocolate, berries and cream, and finished coffee and phenols. Palate was very smooth but the phenols were just a little cloying. The alcohol content made this just a little too annoying to call excellent, but its definitely good.
thejon375 (414) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Probably the best Imperial Stout ever made. Pours like 10,000 mile old motor oil. Great choc coffee flavor. Excellent palate feel and completely an amazing beer.
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2009 On tap at Collins Pub. Pours viscous black with no head. Smells like coffee and roasted malts- not too big. Drinks smooth and very thick. Oats, roasted malts, coffee, and some chocolate in a long, slightly bitter finish.
bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 19, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Black beer with a dark brown head. Light chocolate aroma with malt and light roast. Rich malt flavor with chooclate and light roast. Fuller bodied. Caramel, chocolate, and light roast lingers.
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black in color with a large brown head. Aroma is of molasses, roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate. Taste is of the same. Rich and thick motor-oil-dense body.
markwise (5096) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks kiefdog for the share. I canít believe that a world class beer comes out of a can. Dad gum it Osker Blues! It pours motor oil black with a dark brown head. Nose is roasted malt, alcohol burn, coffee, some coffee, slight licorice flavor, and dark fruit. A ton of yellow lace lines the glass when you swirl. Flavor is velvety smooth- very light on carbonation- with lots of ripe dark fruit, sweet chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee bitterness. Starts sweet, and finishes with coffee bitterness. Slight bourbony alcohol flavor throughout. Thoroughly enjoyable beer! If it spilled I would lick it off of almost any floor.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 Can - Thanks CaptainCougar! - Pours a think black with a medium dark brown head...aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malt...flavour is similar, rich chocolate, coffee, I get a bit of copper on the back end...good ABV that is pretty hidden..fun stuff...
JustinFromAL (125) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 16, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz. Can - Black as night, pours like used motor oil. Deep tan head with heavy lacing. Nose is heavy with roasted chocolate and coffee. Malty chocolaty earthy flavor that is absolutely amazing. Iím new to craft beers but this is the first beer to absolutely "wow" me, Iíve never tasted anything like it!
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ten FIDY is a pitch black ale with a dense, caramel brown head that has excellent retention and really makes a mess of the glass. It has a resiny, roasty, chocolate-licorice aroma. It smells a touch sweet like molasses. It is heavy and smooth. The finish is clean and very dry. It tastes very roasted, like medium roast coffee, but it doesnít get too astringent. Once again, there are notes of chocolate and licorice. It is well balanced and action packed. The aftertaste is like sweet resin. Itís a formidable beer.
trevor211 (1584) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful pour - black (even while pouring) with a burnt mocha head. Big roasty aroma, with toasted marshmallows, black coffee, and bitter chocolate. Theyíre absolutely right about the Whoppers. This is a big, thick brew! Flavors are more dry than sweet, with cacao, roasted coffee and burnt caramel covering a bit of molasses. Almost thick enough to chew. Very, very smooth and entirely enjoyable. MAN am I impressed with Oskar Blues!