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RATINGS: 2124   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 98   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hide a hefty 98 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt. Ten FIDY (10.5% ABV) is made with enormous amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops. Ten FIDY is the ultimate celebration of dark malts and boundary-stretching beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Completely black pour into a snifter produced very little head. However, the foam that appeared was scarcely lighter than the beer! Chocolate/coffee dominates both nose and mouth. Very thick on the palate initially, but is not cloying at all. Probably a perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness. I would never have purchased this had it not come recommended by fellow beer drinkers I trust.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1140) - Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Dark black. Thin tan head. Super roasted. Cocoa nibs. Really solid stout. Coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (535) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Can to glass. Pours a deep black color with a creamy medium brown head. Aroma is a nice roasted malts, light chocolate character, oats. Flavor has a big oat character, roasted malts, touch of chocolatey sweetness. Long lingering roasted malts and oat character in the finish. Overall a very tasty imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (3298) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pour is a black motor oil out of the can. A small tan head forms with the aroma of an intense roasted malt with caramel and chocolate. Flavor is more of a rich chocolate with a heavy roasted malt mouthfeel but some hops are present as well. After 2k ratings there is not much more to say. a super thick an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kvv104 (13) - - DEC 9, 2014
Can. Pours pitch black with a nice bownish head. Taste like dark chocolate with an aftertaste of hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (392) - New York, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Pours a deep black with sizeable brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, caramel, chocolate, grass & light hop. Flavor is very sweet, light booze, chocolate & faint licorice. Bitter lightly hopped chocolate lingers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gad905 (161) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Year-old can into goblet, 3/1/14. Dark brown, tan head. Nose of chocolate, toffee, roast, coffee. Tastes big sweet dark caramel, milk chocolate, prunes, coffee, plus plenty of hop bitterness too. Very rich and viscous, silky smooth body, softish carb. Top drawer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
degbert (1192) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Can. Pours black as a Koch brotherís heart. High, medium brown, lacy, mixed-grain head. Nose is Dutch chocolate, coffee, smoke, dates, mint, and vanilla. On the palate -- holy gods, thatís big. Big coffee, big chocolate, lots of boozy vanilla flavors, fruit, some sweetness. Quite intense. Still manages to hold together into a coherent whole, though; itís not a mess, itís a well-balanced, tight, elegant beer that happens to have all the subtlety of a brick dropped into oatmeal. Finish is long, dry, and rife with smoke and coffee. Thisíll keep you warm for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimspady (196) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Dark black pour. Thin tan head. Big & bold. Slight bitterness in the palate. Smooth. Hides the abv well. Lives up to the hype.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bobhund (423) - - NOV 29, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (184) - - NOV 27, 2014
Can 2011 & 2014 2014: canned. Pours pitch black with a nice tan head. Aroma is rich intense chocolate, coffee, slight booziness, lots of roasted malts. Flavor is lots of chocolate, coffee bitterness. Roasted and fresh. More crisp. Nice mouthfeel. 2011: canned. Pours super pitch black (one of the darkest beers Iíve seen). No head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, lots of booze, less roastedness. Almost barrel aged. Way more complex than the 2014. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malts, and a longer coffee finish. Little bit of oak, maybe some vanilla in there too. Itís a little cleaner, and smoother, a little more refined. Little bit more booziness. Nice mouthfeel. Spot on. Better one? Probably the 2011. 3 years does this beer good. But the fresh one is awesome and looks a little better.

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