madvike (2374) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at The Tipsy Cow - Pours black with no head. Nose is big and boozy, with sweet brown sugar and molasses. Taste is the same, with even more sugary sweetness and heat through the finish. Thick and viscous. Why do I even try these beers anymore? I know theyíre going to be too sweet and boozy for my tastes, and 90% of the time they are.
bigbish (479) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a spectacular beer. If you like Ten Fidy, then you will be blown away by this. Lots of chared flavors, dark chocolate, whiskey, and a touch of vanilla. what a great beer. I could sip on this all day. Nice and thick in the mouth, low carbonation. The smell is amazing. Iíll stop gushing, just pour me another.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft on tap at Tipsy Cow (Madison, WI). Pours a stark black pour, thicker and black, opaque, with no real head. No lacing. Aromas are brown sugar, caramel, and roasty malts. Bourbon barrel, vanilla, and gentle spirit grace our presence. Some toast, cocoa, pretzels, some oak, vanilla, and touches of spirit grow. Initial is thicker bodied, full on the palate with vanilla, roasty malts, cocoa, and coffee. Toffee, vanilla, caramel. Some thicker body, richer barrel flavor. Touches of dark fruit dance in and out. Marshmellow, sweeter brown sugar, kisses of barrel dance in and out, masking heat but giving flavor. Fuller, not over barreled, giving good richer flavors. Fudge, touch of dark fruit, some roasty and cocoa, coffee elements flourish. Backend offers some spirit barrel, lots of vanilla, fudge, roasty and coffee elements. Really good flavors, nose. Good flavors, a bit sweet overall but thicker body with still a good barrel flavor. Pretty nice, a bit sweet overall. But a really nice offering.
crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I liked this quite a bit more than the original. Perhaps the mellowness of the aging process is what helped it most. I wouldnít age a can of Ten Tidy due to the bpa. But with the added bourbon plus the aging, it is a ton better. It seemed more bitter.
cbfobes (1940) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Dexters in Madison, WI, what a sweet find while stopping here, pours black with a thin dark brown head, the aroma is very heavy on the whiskey with some vanilla and oak as well, the flavor has a heavy whiskey front end with a nice sweetness in the finish with the chocolate, vanilla and toffee. Really interesting, as it warms it gets much more complex and more enjoyable, really enjoyed this.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a viscous dark brown No swirls no head no lace.
Aroma: Chocolate, whiskey, vanilla and leather.
Taste: Char and chocolate right away. Whiskey,vanilla, and chocolate cereal.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with very low carbonation.
Overall: Iím a huge fan of Ten FIDY. Itís so full of life and flavor. This barrel aged treatment took away some of its liveliness and didnít really improve upon any aspect of the beer. Iíve been chasing this ďtickĒ for years, glad I did, but Iím happy knowing the superior product is in the 4 pack of cans and not the whiskey barrel.
snownirvana (70) - - MAY 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From can into pint glass. A: strong dark chocolate, lots of chocolate and coffee malt, and smell of rich alcohol. App: the darkest, most inky beer I have ever poured. With a one finger very dark tan head. T: dyingStrong alcohol on the front, hints of chocolate and coffee. Back is solid alcohol with very mild hints of coffee the chocolate malts. P: very subtle bubbles, but very, very creamy and smooth with a medium-length aftertaste of alcohol.
brokensail (9147) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black as can be but also with very little carbonation and essentially no head. Smells of whiskey and a touch of vanilla, but fairly boozy. Some roasted malt, maybe some oak, and thatís about it. Not much complexity. The flavor is a touch aggressive on the alcohol flavor. Lots of whiskey and wood flavor, quite a bit of roast too. Could use a lot more vanilla and chocolate to soften things and sweeten it up. A big let down.
arminjewell (5148) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour on tap at Avery Strong Ale 2012, dark black pour with creamy tan head, aroma brought notes of big toffee, caramel, dark fruits slightly before whiskey and chocolate come through, hints of roasted malts and espresso laced in. Taste was a nice mix of sweet chocolate and dark fruits, some bitter espresso and cocoa powder mixed into slight whiskey notes that were fairly restrained, roasted notes round it out.
onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
At Averyís 2012 Strong Ale Fest. (Wild Turkey Version). Black with a thin chocolate milk head. Boozy chocolaty whiskey aroma with a roasty black malt, molasses, and oak with more chocolate. Flavor is surprisingly smooth with balanced whiskey boozy notes, a shade of oak, and a whole bunch of chocolate, a touch of coffee, and some burnt toffee. Amazing.