Sunday, December 11, 2011
Oskar Blue Ten Fidy Imperial Stout
Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout, the biggest and darkest offering from Oskar Blues, poured an impenetrable black into the glass, with a huge, orange-tinged latte head. The nose consisted of black licorice, herbs, mild coffee, and light campfire smoke.
Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout opened with a creamy mouthfeel that was surprisingly bright and fruity. The fruits quickly darkened and licorice came through, followed almost immediately by a coffee and burnt grains flavor alongside a sugary sweetness and lingering burnt sugar note. All the flavors were bold and aggressive, but the stout never betrayed the 10.5% abv.
Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout is not for the weak of heart or palette, and is without a doubt the most nuanced and complex beer I've ever tried out of a can. Then Fidy is one of the biggest, richest Imperial Stouts you will likely put to your mouth, and it behooves everyone to give it a shot.