When I was informed that Oskar Blues’ Ten Fidy is the greatest beer to ever come out of an aluminum can, I began my own quest to locate it. As a fan of both imperials and canned beer, I’m here to tell you: This canned imperial stout is the best of both worlds. My search for Ten Fidy began online at the Oskar homepage. According to the site, no distributors in Ohio sell this beer. I thought my quest was over before it began, but luck was with me and I adventured afar to find my relic. Okay, I didn’t have to battle a stubborn black knight, answer three questions or prove to a mob whether or not my wife is a witch. We were actually just visiting my brother-in-law near Pittsburgh. I strolled into a beer distributor and on the shelf there it was. The silver-and-black can sparkled in my eyes like the chalice of the heavens. I will not reveal how much I had to pay for the case — yes, I had to buy a whole case. Fortunately, my brother-in-law also enjoys good brew and we split the cost and the beer. Upon arriving at his castle we gathered some chalices of our own and poured it out at room temperature. This imperial stout has a huge 10.5% ABV that is wonderfully woven in. It pours coal black, as if I just opened an oilcan, topped with an everlasting head of chocolate mousse-shaded foam. The dark head slowly settled out, but left a hot cocoa-like swirl in the middle, a frothy collar and luscious thick lacing. An intense and dense hazelnut-coffee roasted aroma dominates here, though not actually smelling like real java was added. The taste is simply amazing. Add to the roasted coffee notes a little bit of cocoa and a whole lot of subtly sweet cream, all backed by a big beer hop finish. It drinks almost like a thick milkshake or chocolate malt. The presence of alcohol in the taste and overall experience is ideal for the style. I will, without a doubt, savor every can I have left. The “sacrifices” I had to make to find it may have been perilous, but I would gladly do it all over again to have more of the greatest beer to ever come out of a can! Thank you, Oskar Blues.