Beer and Cheer: Ten FIDDY Imperial Stout

Ten FIDY Imperial Stout Oskar Blues Lyons Ten FIDY is a big, bad mutha. Almost completely black, it looks like motor oil when poured out of one of Oskar Blues's unusual black-and-silver cans. But it tastes fantastic - rich, complex and brimming with roasty, toasty chocolate, nut and coffee flavors.

The price tag, around $12 for a four-pack, made it a tough sell, but it was worth every penny on a night when the snow began to really fly in the Mile High City. Brewed only in the last two months of the year, this stout is nearly 10 percent alcohol. So not only does Ten FIDY look like 10w-40, but it keeps your motor humming. - Jonathan Shikes

Craft breweries in Colorado and across the country make seasonal beers all year round, but the best of the best come out in the final three months. To see reviews of my other favorites, check out our Booze News blog archive.

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