dogfishho (598) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a still, thick, opaque black with a rim of caramel colored head. The surface of the beer is completely still. The aroma is more subtle than I would have thought. There is chocolate and toffee with some wood. On the palate, this beer is incredibly rich... luscious. The bourbon is fairly understated but the wood comes out strong and balances a smoother rendition of the usual Ten Fidy. Awesome and worth seeking out.
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jredmond (5458) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
5 oz Draft at UES Pony bar with Linh during the "mountain high" event. Pours deep blackish body with deep red tint when a touch of light hits it. Light brown lacing. Aroma is super sweet chocolate syrup, bourbon and molasses. Mouthfeel is slick with notes sweet bourbon, chocolate, molasses, light licorice, booze, and a touch of vanilla.
rxeight (1365) - Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2012 2oz Sample at FOBAB, wild turkey barrel. Pour from tall can. Jet black with a slight head. A good amount of bourbon taste in this one but not as overpowering as many of the others. Nice malty sweetness mixes with the bourbon. Had this right after blacknote and I liked this a bit more.
hombrepalo (1831) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fobab.Pours black as black with only the thinest layer of oily head. Aromas of bitter grain, coffee liqueur, dark chocolate and alcohol. Plenty of alcohol in the flavour and lots of roasted brainy.
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap (listed as Wild Turkey Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy): The aroma consists of chocolate, molasses, black licorice, vanilla, and whiskey. Itís a dark brown, virtually black, with no transparency. It has a small brown head that leaves behind minimal lacing. The flavor starts with chocolate, molasses, and light black licorice. The finish has vanilla, coconut, and whiskey. Itís full bodied with minimal carbonation and a somewhat flat mouthfeel.
Beerman6686 (4419) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another one iíve been wanting to try for a long time. On tap at FOBAB in Wild Turkey barrels. This one poured an absolute jet black, just as ten fidy always does with a tiny dark brown head. Aroma was lots and lots of whiskey, with light dark chocolate, and strong roasted malts too. Flavor was very strong yet inviting. Lots of whiskey, but not completely covering up the awesomeness that is ten fidy. Mouthfeel on this stuff is thin moteroil and winey. Glad I got to try this one.
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the Wild Turkey whiskey barrel aged Ten FIDY poured up at the brewpub on tap with an aged motor oil darkness with a mocha head that leaves behind full on sheet lacing. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts and fudge brownie and chocolate. The taste is rich creamy heaven, what more do you need to know. OK, I get fudge brownie that employs European silky rich fatty butter yumminess, sweet smooth whiskey and dark roasted to near burnt malts. This is sweet smooth booze that picks up more dark roasted malts and a pleasing chocolate note into the finish. Holy cow! Simply amazing poetry being written here as the barrel aging only adds to the amazing base beer rather than smother it like so many other brews out there. This is holy hell good. I gotta sit down . . .
Sledutah (4921) - Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery, GABF weekend
Appearance: Black with a creamy tan, nitro, head
Aroma: Roasted malts, bourbon, woody and vanilla
Taste: Same as aroma. Dark roasted malts, bourbon, woody, vanilla and coconut
Very nice and smooth.
douglas88 (6122) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery during GABF week. One hell of a brew. Actually had the nitro whiskey version. Pours a jet black color with a big nitro head. A sweet vanilla nose with big bourbon and roast. Excellent flavor with dark fruit, roast, big whiskey, very oily palate. Damn!
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Pours black with a thin tan head. Spotty lacing. Aroma of bourbon and malt. Rich and smooth with flavors of oak, dark chocolate and malt. Moderately boozy finish with oak and chocolate lingering. Good all around.