Oskar Blues 'Ten Fidy' Imperial Stout

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Oskar Blues 'Ten Fidy' Imperial Stout. 10.5% abv. 98 IBU. Pitch black in color. Thick creamy brown head, like melted ice cream. Outstanding retention and superb lacing. Nose of dark malt, raisins, smoke. Front taste of bittersweet chocolate, black coffee, dark fruit, smoked wood. Aftertaste of bitter earthy hops, cocoa powder, strong coffee notes on the back end. Big full body. Mouthfeel is hot, creamy, carby.

This is an incredible beer. The malty backbone is well supported by the myriad of dark fruit, chocolate, abundant hops, and smoked grain flavors. A great big beer that makes no bones about what it is: an imperial stout of the highest order. Strongly recommended.

From the brewery:

"This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hides a hefty 98 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt.  Ten FIDY (10.5% ABV) is made with enormous amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops. Ten FIDY is the ultimate celebration of dark malts and boundary-stretching beer."
[source: brew.oskarblues.com]

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