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RATINGS: 2056   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.


mesperon's rating

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2010
What a gorgeous mother of a beer! Deep black hole dark - light has no hope of passing throught this beer. I’ve never imagined a beer that thick and dark. Nice dark tan head with a little lace, doesn’t last. Aroma is of bright dark chocolate, dark coffee beans, cooked sweet fruit - apple maybe?, and nice roasty goodness. Mouthfeel is as you would expect - syrupy thick - with velvety soft carbonation. Starts light - tate doesn’t show up until the middle of the tongue. Starts with dark chocolate, carbon, licorice, maybe a hint of vanilla, deep woodsiness. Develops more into dark burnt roast - tastes like a campfire - in a good way. Alcohol is warming, but not overdone. An overlying sweetness doen’s compete with the bitterness but keeps it from being unpleasant. Kind of a meatiness in the end, crips bitterness lasts in the end. What a glorious beer. I will dream of this, and I may write a song about it.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vipinvelp (2126) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Absolutely black light brown lacing foam. Bitter chocolate aroma, bitter cold coffee taste, some chocolate notes, little cheese. Lasting coffee aftertaste. (Houston 201408)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewMetal (1) - Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
Poured an opaque black with a dense light grown head that hung around nicely. Strong coffee aroma with some chocolate in the background, also getting some raisiny notes. Very little hop aroma. Coffee and chocolate dominate the taste, with a firm bitterness from both hops and roasted malts coming through in the finish. Dark fruits coming through as it warms. Finishes a little sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1190) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4 oz draft pour shared by solidfunk at ChurchKey during their Sierra Nevada Beer Camp event. 2013 keg. Aromas of light booze, dark fruit, chocolate, roast, light caramel. Tastes of chocolate, roast, caramel, light dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. Prefer this one fresh I think.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jrwhitney6 (300) - - AUG 18, 2014
Pour from can. Dark, dark brown with cinnamon colored head that quickly recedes. Nose of dark chocolate, roasted malt. Taste of bitter coffee, a little chocolate, some hops and a little too much alcohol on the finish. It's good, but not an elite imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
matty (187) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2014
12 oz. can. Pours a black color with a thin, deep tan head that doesn’t stick around for long. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol and a touch of oak. Full bodied, it tastes of all of the above. Slightly warming, it leaves with a dry finish. Great beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
George2Tall (22) - - AUG 17, 2014
Pours black from the can. Very interesting, full bodied flavor. Not quite as good as Old Rasputin Russian a Imperial Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stizz19 (59) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Bought a 4-pack of this at Spinnakers liquor store in Victoria, BC. Pours a deep black color with a nice tan head. Smells malty, chocolatey and of slight coffee. Taste is the same. One of the finest Imperial Stouts i've ever had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (517) - Iowa, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Can. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste is powdered chocolate and coffee. You can taste a little alcohol. Great!

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
chucklemation (451) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a thick tan foam head. Has an aroma of roasted malts and even a little oak wood. Flavor is sweet chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, some bitterness underneath that, and some alcohol. Wonderful beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
benSmithwick (14) - - JUL 23, 2014
Fantastic, velvet finish, with lots of deep roasted notes that plays with the hopping... a masterpiece of a RIS


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