GT2 (7106) - Riverslime, California, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Churchkey. Poured pretty much flat with big brown bubbles on the edge of the glass atop a deep muddy brown to near motoroil black that leaves excellent legs on the side of the snifter. Aroma is not so different from Dark Lord: loads of residual sugars, maple, slight whiskey, port wine, but mostly is full of rum raisin. Taste is slightly spicy, a bit tart, sort of a chalky, thin palate. Really lacks the aroma, taste, and palate of the normal Ten-FIDY which produces a gargantuan head that explodes aroma, a bitter, thick body, and intense flavor profile. This is mellowed out, softened, really lacks any intensity. A little too sweet overall and not too much barrel/oak in the aroma or flavor. Was it worth $14 for a snifter? Hell no. I’ll take 5 Expeditions, thank you.
tgncc (2508) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bid departure from the standard Ten Fidy. Chocolatey, roasty in aroma and flavor. The flavor also had touches of vanilla, wood. Nice thick body. Roasty and sweet on finish. Excellent.
Godofthecellar (495) - NYC, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap pony UES, thanks Joey for the suggestion
5 oz poured jet black. Surprisingly not a strong smell, slight caramel malt and booze. Taste of roasted malt, oak, wood, and can def pick up the wild turkey, slight sweetness following through on the taste from the caramel aroma warm finish from the alcohol. Very nice
brystmar (984) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 Labeled "Wild Turkey Aged Ten Fidy" on tap at the UES Pony Bar. Black as night, plenty of tan head with good retention. Aroma suffers from "stout on tap" syndrome in that what’s here is good but it’s pretty subtle. Shame. Caramely, perfectly roasted malts kick things off. Overall profile is rich and mature. Whiskey barrel character ironically curtails the boozy fire that stews towards the end, leaving a chocolatey, mildly boozy finish. Viscous body is mostly up to the task but has a touch too much carb for my preferences. Fixes many of my qualms with Ten Fidy (namely the booziness). A very good BA stout overall, but falls short of greatness.
Raterhater (4) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Two words; oak, aged...... need I say more? an excellent fall/winter beer.
jtclockwork (6256) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler thanks to Mikey. Pours tar black. Nose and taste of vanilla, rich chocolate, heavy charred bread, oak, and liquid raisins. Thick gooey body.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Max’s. Thick oily pour with a dark tan head. Raisins on the nose with cream, vanilla, oak and berries. Smooth raisin taste with roasted biscuit and chocolate. Sweet with bitter finish that lingers.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
big sweet nose, lots of sugars, chocolate, a bit of booze. Taste is very sweet, lightly bitter, lots of chocolate, coffee, roast and vanilla. Oak is light. A bit thin on the finish. Nothing special, but better than recent batches of 10 Fidy.
scottw86 (1039) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2010 Aroma of vanilla, chocolate. Taste smokey, with lots of wood and oak. Sweet and flavorful. Alcohol slightly noticeable. Finish is bitter and lingers with chocolate malts. I think I like the whiskey version a little more because it is more complex, but this is a solid brew.
arone12 (895) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark dark black color with a small brown head. Smells of delicious vanilla, chocolate, wood, some cream and some coffee. Taste is quite amazing with many yummy flavors. Has all of the smells in the taste with more creamyness. Very good beer. Better than the regular and whiskey ten fidy.
Tower (9) - USA - AUG 5, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer rates up there with Deschutes Abyss, Full Sail Imperial Bourbon etc. Its smooth, rich, and complex. It has a good malty caramel flavor, with a hint of its strength (the batch I had was around 14%). Great beer easily top three for me.