Part of our “Yes, You can Can” series, Oskar Blues’s Ten Fidy, is a big beer. Ten Fidy is nine-fifty (9.5% ABV), which makes it a higher octane ale. It has to be one the best canned beers that I’ve ever had; hopefully, I’ll have a lot more data to add to that later on. On to the review.
The Pour: TF was pretty black in color with a tall and stable, dark brown head. It looked thick, dark, and foreboding in the glass.
The Nose: Sweetness, alcohol, and roast were my first impressions of the beer. The second sniff let me catch some molasses qualities as well as raisiny fruit aromas. Coffee and chocolate could also be noted.
The Taste: TF had a nice mouth-feel. This beer was sticky and somewhat sweet in approach. Of course the alcohol and roast could also be tasted. The glass had some nice lacing on it as the beer inevitably receded down the side. Bitter coffee and chocolate left a lasting impression as the beer faded.
Overall, I think this is a pretty good beer and a nice price. I paid $10.99 for a four pack of what amounts to eight beers worth. If you are normally against a canned beer, this might change your mind.
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