Oskar Blues Brewery stuffed Ten FIDY Imperial Stout into bourbon barrels for a minimum of eight months; allowing vanilla, oak, and bourbon flavors to permeate the pitch-black depths of FIDY. During maturation, the FIDY-plus-bourbon flavors mellow into a cool, drinkable, deeply complex brew.
“Ten FIDY is already a big beer and barrel-aging takes it to the next level of decadence,” said Head of Brewing Operations Tim Matthews. “Espresso and burnt sugar flavors are turned up to eleven; alongside rich chocolate and caramel notes. Basically, it’s a flavor beast.”
Next, we asked the crystal ball what to pair Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY Imperial Stout with. When we peered inside, we saw autumn days, football games, gatherings of friends, fireplaces, hearty stews and chilis, and decadent desserts. No, it didn’t mention anything about your dating life – sorry.