Oskar Blues Brewing Barrel Aged Ten Fidy
What the brewers say
"Aromas of molasses and vanilla mix with flavors of dark chocolate, espresso beans, and roasted barley."
What our panel thought
"Roast and bourbon across the nose, with plums, dates, vanilla, and a chocolate/cherry-pie undercurrent. Roast malt adds backbone to the flavor, with restrained sweetness. Falls on the roastier side, dry, astringent. Invites another sip. Could handle, perhaps, a little more alcohol warmth."
What our editors thought
"A friendly throwback, reassuring and familiar, with sharp black malt on the nose. Layers of sharp, sweet, rich, and boozy. Breadth of flavor makes up for a generally thin body."