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Review: Oskar Blues Ten FIDY (Can)
By Niko I (FF)
Wow I’m so used to writing bottle or tap after the name of the beer that I almost forgot this liquid greatness comes in a can. By the way on an unrelated note the title is a South Park reference for any fans out there. Regardless, so yeah cans seem to be sparking up a new little movement in the craft beer, and I’ve even seen rumors (anyone know if it’s confirmed yet?) that Sierra Nevada is going to come out with a release of their pale ale in cans. Even though it’s difficult to add a can to my bottle collection, I’m all for the idea. It’s something new and cool to see, especially with cans that look as cool as Ten FIDY, a 10.5% ABV Imperial Stout.
This beer has quite a reputation and deservedly so, because it’s fricken awesome. Pouring pitch black from the can, big notes of coffee, toasted nut, and chocolate steam out from the glass through the aroma. Roasted dark coffee beans explode onto the tongue, followed by a creamy nuttiness, solid vanilla, a touch of caramel, and dark chocolate. At 98 IBUs this guy is quite bitter, but in the form of delicious coffee flavors. This is what a coffee stout is meant to taste like, and I’d be curious to see what some barrel aging would do to this guy. Amazing stout.
Niko I (FF) Score = 9.75/10
Samuel G (FF) Score = 10/10
OVERALL = 9.9/10