sauvintipper (6) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2017 does not count
12oz canned 8/24/2017 10.5% ABV 65 IBU poured into pilsner glass pitch black with finger-width tan head which slowly fades as beer warms to room temperature. Chocolate malt, coconut, dark fruit with a little hops on the nose. A smooth and chewy mouthful right out the fridge! Not overly sweet or alcoholic. Flavors are well balanced with malts, chocolate, coconut, vanilla, raisins and even a little hops, but not bitter. My first Ten FIDY, best non-barrel-aged stout I have ever had and much better than expected, wow! fidgetymidget (452) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 2, 2017
Jak na bezbecznego risa, naprawdę robi wrażenie. Bardzo czekoladowy i pralinowy w aromacie, do tego troszkę umami i paloności. Smak bardziej agresywny, kawowy, ale czekolady jest równie dużo. Sporo słodyczy w kontrze, sporo ciała. No naprawdę dobre Bill Becker (1775) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2017
From Dec 2007
I got this can in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!
It pours from 12oz can a pitch black with a small and quickly shrinking head of tannish foam.
The smell is roasted malt to the nth degree but I also can get some coffee and some chocolate.
The taste is strong and complex with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and a touch of caramel malt that slightly takes off the edge of the roasty goodness. The body is very thick and chewy and it's carbonation is light. What a sipper!! The finish has a nice hot cocoa kind of bitterness to it that really ends the session on a high note. Wow. I know it's 10%abv and it does give me a slight warming during and after the swallow but that doesn't hurt the drinkability of this RIS much at all. Oskar Blues....you've done it yet again!! My hat's off to you.
Thanks again, John, for including this in our trade! mieszal92 (406) - Gliwice, POLAND - OCT 30, 2017
No clue why my previous rate has disappeared... Tried twice- a can and two months later- draught. It's an ununderstandable fame for me, this beer is no more than average. Watery, weak body, overcarbonated, tastes like Coke. Doesn't deserve it's place.