jbuskirk (517) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
It’s thick, black, and intense enough to fill your whole mouth. Freud would have a hay day with that sentence, but I refuse to tone it down because this is Ten FIDY we’re talking about. The Imperial Stout that’s smooth enough to pass as an Oatmeal Stout, hoppy enough to remind you of an IPA, and boozy enough to knock you on your ass. Yeah, that’s Ten FIDY for you. It looks like motor oil, has a head like chocolate velvet, smells like roasted malt and booze, and tastes like- Well, it would be impossible to describe the taste in a tidy sentence. There’s bittersweet chocolate, charred malt, big hops, silky oats, subtle caramel, and warm booze. Mouthfeel is viscid as all hell. Though Dale’s Pale Ale put Oskar Blues on the map, Ten FIDY is every bit as deserving of fame.
HuskerTan (616) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- Roasty, sharpie markers, subtle anise, caramel, cocoa, malty, alcohol, slightly bitter.
A- Black color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Roasty, malty, bitter, cocoa, mocha,subtle caramel, alcohol.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty bitter finish.
O- This was a beer I’ve wanted since I got into craft and now that Oskar Blues is in Nebraska I got my chance! I had immensely high expectations and I would say that overall they were met. The aroma was beautiful but it was softer and not as robust as I hoped for. The appearance was second to none. The taste was very well balanced and while I personally would’ve preferred a more malty finish over the slightly bitter one, I am not complaining. I really want to try the Stranahan’s Whisky barrel aged one now!
dhatton (97) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sludgy black body with dark brown head. Big roasted malt aroma with gentle chocolate and tobacco notes. Tastes of dark bitter chocolate, coffee, roasty malts, with some vanilla and black licorice accents. Creamy mouthfeel with nice kick of carbonation at the end. Dry bitter finish balances everything out.
Cool_Bond (1710) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark malt and alcohol in fragrance. The taste is heavy. The flavor of soy sauce, dark coffee and dark chocolate. Almost more like drinking cocoa powder. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. I was not at all impressed with this beer. It was a bit of alcohol in the taste as well. Nothing I buy again. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Habanero (2870) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours black with an average, creamy and tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and dark fruit notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry, with malt bitterness and alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Impy.
jackafholmes (486) - - FEB 14, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at sheffield tap. Poured like tar, black and tan. Aromas of dark chocolate and strong roasted milky coffee, some liquorice and smoke too. Taste tartly sweet deeply bitter. Indulgent thick body and slight tingle from the carb. Everything I hope for in an impy stout. Very very good.
tekstr1der (80) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours viscous and darker than dark. Clingy brown head. Smells of roasted, slightly smokey malt, coffee, chocolate - all with no hint of alcohol. Amazing. Taste is more of the same as the smells translate to a sweet, roasted, incredibly well-balanced flavor. Is this really near 100 IBUs? Remarkable. And dangerous. This goes down way to smooth and easy.
rjplumer (538) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth roasted chocolate aroma. Thick rich roasted chocolate tasting. Hints of coffee and caramel sweetness to balance it out. Mild bitterness.Black bodied with a thin dark tan head.
neongolden (644) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(355ml can @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Jan 26 2015) Pours pitch black with a small off white head and a little lace. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts that are a bit woody and ashy, traces of coffee, caramel. On the palate, quite roasty but still reasonably sweet with dark malts holding chocolate bar, caramel, burnt wood, a little coffee, maybe a touch of anise in there. Finish is pretty dry and quite roasty with a touch of grain, maybe a little bittering hop character. A little alcohol heat. Mouthfeel is medium full and a bit oily despite average carb. This is a straight up American-style imperial stout and a really good one at that, as close to a daily drinker as the style gets.
GarageBrewer80 (102) - SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Burk från SB. Svart oljig färg med stor brun skumkrona. Doft av portvin, lakrits och kaffe. Kraftfull smak av torkade frukter, kaffe, mörk choklad och salmiak.