coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 17, 2009
This is what an Imperial Stout should look like! So dark that it’s black liquid with a massive head of chocolate colored foam, produced from a medium pour. Amazing retention and great lacing.
Big chocolate and coffee notes mixing with sweet maltiness make this one truly inviting nose. Mild woody notes and a slight hoppiness. Hints of leather and caramel.
Lots of dark chocolate flavor combines with dark roasted coffee beans. Bite of liquorice. Taste/smoothness of oatmeal. Leather shows up in the taste, also. Hint of vanilla and some charred oak. Slight hoppy bite at the end.
Big, thick and oily in the mouth. As an Imperial Stout should be. Excellent.
This is an excellent brew. I’m slowly getting turned around to the idea of canned beers being okay, not an abomination.
If more breweries would produce canned beers on the quality level that Oscar Blues does, I’d have no problem with cans.
Man, I could drink these all night long! Damn, I love a good stout. mullet2007 (209) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - NOV 17, 2009
Can, over a year old. Courtesy of either beerbill or dchmela. Thanks! Pours thick like motor oil. Completely black opaque, with a very thin quickly dissipated dense deep brown head. Nose is dark and roasty, and maybe a tiny bit smoky? There’s some definite hop scent there as well, though it’s a bit faint, or at least masked by the big malt front. In the mouth, very thick, very complex. Nicely bitter, finishes with plenty of flowery hops on the tongue. Maltswise, it’s got plenty of chalky roasted malts notes. Some vague hints of dark chocolate, and maybe just a touch of the smoke that was in the nose? It’s just barely there, but you can detect just a touch of alcohol warmth at the end. Thick, oily, creamy, dense, with low but punctual carbonation. Very complex beer, yet still pretty drinkable. Very enjoyable. dmipa (13) - Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Discount Liquor Milwaukee, Wi. 4pk cans $9.99. (11/13/09) Very dark to black in color. Chocolate nose. Taste chocolate at first, then coffee, followed by sweetness, with a bitter finish. Very tasty, I would buy again. beercollector (23) - Astoria, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2009
A canned beer for sipping OUT OF THE CAN into a snifter, let it warm up and enjoy. Caramel, herbs, chocolate, nice body, and great flavor. A grat beer to drink. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2009
( 12oz can) pours blackest black with excellent lasting dark tan head and great coating of the glass. Nose is brownies, milk chocolate. Taste is sweet milk chocolate, cocoa and mildly bittering roasted hops. Finishes very creamy and roasty. As it warms the roasted coffee element becomes more apparent. This is a damn fine beer.
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2009
Can, yes yes yes yes yes!!! I finally got this beer, it only took 4 years to find it. 2009 can, pours a solid death black beer with whopping fluffhead tan. Aroma is pure chocolate and sweetness, hint of the high alcohol. Flavor is a complex malty icecream chocolate bitterness coffee explosion with a bite of the hops in the dryness of the finish. The body is medium to very thick. IF you like impy stouts, this is one to try. I am so glad I found this beer, thanks for making more of it this year OB. Kick ass!!!! Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2009 An inky black beer that glistens as it pours. This is my blackest stout, as it is deep black. The aroma was heavy on dark fruits, with a tarry scent from the high roastiness I assume. The taste was charred roastiness with some more tar & dark fruits & a silky mouthfeel. There is just something about an Imp. Stout in a can that fascinates me & makes me like this beer more. A black beer called Ten Fidy, Hmm I wonder what that means. Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2009
oh my lord this is so thick- tons of grapes, caramel, smoky black pumpernickel bread, roasted malts, so balanced and very simple and direct. Not too complex, but fantastic. Alcohol flavor is very thin. On tap at Abraxas Lounge, Miami Beach. StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2009 Black as night, thick as oil pour. Really nice chocolate covered head but dissipates too soon. Great chocolate and coffee aroma. Love the aroma. Slight alcohol smell. Was surprised to taste the hops under the coffee, malt taste. Nice taste. Not something you can drink too much of at once. If you like think, mocha stouts then this is about as good as it gets. I am glad I tried it but I wouldn’t drink this on a regular basis. Would be good as a late night, after dinner beer. Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2009 12 oz can! Okay, Ten Fidy may not be the very best imperial stout, but why do I like it so much? Its black. No, I don’t mean black like the other imperial stouts, I mean opaque, with a very brown persistent head. The finish is dark roasted malt. Ten Fidy is to imperial stout what French Roast is to coffee. Good stuff.