Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout

Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial StoutThe finale of my mini-series on canned craft brew is Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout. I’m glad I drank the IPA after the watermelon. At 9.5% ABV, this stout will likely put me to bed.

Despite goofing on the pour and getting 3 inches plus of head, the beer turned out looking pretty. Decent lacing, although given the pour I would have expected more of that foam to stick to the glass.

The aroma is different. Boozy. Raisins? Yeah…definitely raisins. How odd for a stout.

The flavor has me happily perplexed. I’m definitely getting the same boozy raisin flavor that I smelled, but there is much more in here. Roasted malts for sure. Recent stouts I have tried have been relatively easy to diagnose. Chocolate or coffee or vanilla usually are obvious to my otherwise stupid-ass tongue. Not with the Ten Fidy…I just can’t put my finger on the flavors here. Very complex. Quality beer we have here.

To wrap-up this night of canned beer I have to say that canned beer stacks up just fine against bottled beer. The fact that a perfectly good stout can come from a can is a testament to that. It’s been a night of many firsts: three new breweries, craft beer in cans, my first watermelon beer, and my first triple review evening! If you’ll excuse me, my head is a little light.

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

4 thoughts on “Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout”

  1. I am pretty sure that Ten Fidy hasn't made it's way out here in a year or 2. That beer you had is likely aged, which brings out some interesting characteristics. Fresh, it's a bit hoppy, but still excellent. Aged, it's smoother and more of the malt character comes out. It's an excellent beer nonetheless.

    My favorite part of it is that it comes in a can and looks like motor oil when you pour it.

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