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 (8314) - 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 (4568) - 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 (5145) - 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 can’t 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. I’m new to craft beers but this is the first beer to absolutely "wow" me, I’ve 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 doesn’t 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. It’s a formidable beer.
trevor211 (1597) - 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. They’re 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!
allfreej (555) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 15, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at The Big Hunt, Washington, DC. I might have rated it lower from a can, but on tap, this stuff is dynamite! Pours black, with a dense brown head. Thick lace that hardens into a crust. Appearance of burnt motor oil. Nose is huge--coffee, chocolate, smoke. Falvor is malt, chocolate, coffee, smoke, malted milk balls, earth, alcohol, unbelievably complex. Thick, viscous, sweet, fillinf, shifting hues of flavor, over-the-top strong. I couldn’t have survived more than one pint of this stuff!
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can. Deep black body with a thick, lingering, chocolate colored head. Chocolate and roasted malt aroma with coffee and alcohol notes as well. Cocoa chocolate flavor with a bit of a roasted coffee flavor and a tingling finish of alcohol and aluminum (from the can). A delicious, surprisingly smooth chocolate stout.