by Oskar Blues Brewery (brewery website)
Origin: Colorado, USA – Type: Imperial Stout – Alcohol: 10.5%
The beer: I’ve said it before, Oskar Blues Brewery are one of my favourite breweries in the world and for a very good reason. This Imperial Stout is my favourite stout and whenever I can get my hands on this gem (whether at a bar or in a bottle shop) I jump at the chance.
Ten Fidy encapsulates all the great flavours that are associated with a solid stout and turns them up a notch, blending them seamlessly in to a thick seductive liquid.
As you take a sip your tongue will go through flavours of coffee, chocolate/coco, cream, caramel, burnt oak, smoky flavours and much more. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy but just enough to hold all of these delicious flavours together.
I think Ten Fidy’s biggest achievement is just how smooth and easy it is to drink, whilst containing so many varieties of flavour, textures and packing a whopping 10.5% ABV.
This beer is like eating a premium decadent chocolate desert or drinking a thick dark coffee. It should be treated as such.
The little extra: Ten Fidy has 98 IBUs and is made with enormous amounts of two-row malt, choclate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and various hops.
Where we bought it: Bottledog King’s Cross (69 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8TR)
Where you can find it