Thursday, January 3, 2008

Ten Fidy - Beer of The Year, Denver Post

Ten Fidy Imperial Stout by Oskar Blues Brewery, $12.99/four-pack.

Ten Fidy Imperial Stout comes roaring out of the revered Oskar Blues Brewery just in time to warm the Colorado winter. As the late Country Dick Montana of The Beat Farmers used to say, it's just the man for the job, with alcohol by volume at a bristling 10 percent. Don't be scared off by the can — all of Oskar Blues' outstanding brews are packaged in metal.

The pour on this bad boy is rich and viscous, with a head like chocolate icing. The aroma is full of coffee and cocoa, and those hearty flavors wrap nicely around the hops and malt for a smooth, roasty fullness.

The oats used in the brewing process give Ten Fidy a satisfying roundness in the mouth. A hint of molasses balances the barleywine-like 98 International Bitterness Units. The high alcohol content is barely noticeable on the tongue (but trust me, have a driver or call a cab).

This Colorado-proud Russian imperial stout may be a bit pricey, but it's worth it: It's at least one Denver Post writer's beer of the year.

Source: By The Denver Post - Marcus Chamberland


debaser said...

Why am I thirsty all of a sudden?

Those are some freaking fantastic beers!

Anonymous said...

Soooooooooooo, When are we, in Salida, going to get it and the One Nut?! Comeon! Bring it like you brought Dales & Chub!!


FixieDave said...