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RATINGS: 2247   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Draft and can. Pours a black body with a brown head. Big malty chocolate, toffee, caramel, and oats. An underlying hop bitterness but not cloying. Strong roasty finish good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3981) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Pours a deep, opaque sable with minimal, fine-bubbled tan head. Rich, mocha-like aroma is just a bit sweet and a little smoky, and very appetizing. Superb coffee and chocolate flavor is mouth-filling and delicious, smoky and lively. Texture is thick and tingly so it satisfies on the way down the pipes.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2008
(Can) Pours to the blackest color I’ve ever seen from an Imperial Stout. Deep tan/Brown head that’s a solid two fingers. Smells of cocoa, malted milk balls and a touch of honey. Not terribly thick on the palate. Really opens up with more bubbles. The taste is, as expected, of chocolate and malt. There is a lingering sweetness that mixes nicely with the good deal of booze in this one. On the finish the hops finally come out. Thank god. Impressive beer, and the freshness and portability makes you wish more people would embrace the can.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Praetorian (86) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Pours like motor oil with a small light brown head with good lacing. It has a roasted aroma with notes of coffee and bitter dark chocolate. The flavor is of coffee, dark chocolate and oak with a boozy overtone. The overall flavor is slightly sweet with a bitter finish. The texture is creamy. I love this beer, its one hell of a stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2009 Can. Pours jet black, with a very small, dark brown head. Aroma is slightly sweet roasty malt, with coffee, earthiness, and black cherries. Flavor is chocolate, espresso, oats, slight malt sweetness, black cherries, and a tannic note reminiscent of red wine, that increases in the finish. Very smooth on the whole, both in the velvety mouthfeel, and in the blending of all the big-but-not-rough flavors. Alcohol barely noticeable. Excellent oatmeal-stout-style imperial stout.

4.3
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2008
All I can say is that if youre a fan of stouts like I am .GET THIS BEER. I have had some brews from Oskar Blues before but this one is the crem dela crim.Chocolate roasted malts exceptional mouthfeel over the top flavor its all here. Pours a thick oil black without the soy sauce mouth feel. Jumps to a finger to a finger and half chocolate beautiful head.Hmm all I can say is I want this to be a staple in my fridge for sure! Well I guess you can tell i like this offering.SOLID STOUT ALL THE WAY..

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2010 12oz can. Thanks to Nbutler11 for this brew. Pours black with thick and dense dark tan head. Aroma is strong with roasted malts and chocolate, caramel, oats and bit of coffee. Flavor is of roasted malt, oats, chocolate, caramel and finishes bitter with coffee. Nice thick mouthfeel. Finishes bitter but flavor is balanced. Nice big stout. Re-Rate: Another 12oz can from Nbutler11 that has been in cellar for over a year. Pours as good as RIS I have had yet. Pitch black with dark tan clayish colored head. Head looks like a milk shake. Nice lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, and some oat. Flavor has nice balance of roasted malts and chocolate with some oats, coffee, and bitter hops rounding it out. Finishes dry and a little bitter from hops. Has little bit of burn in the finish as well. Has a wonderful balance to it for such a big beer. Enjoyable on a cold winter night. 4

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Can...Pours a deep black hue with a big, frothy tan-brown head. Aromas of...yes....whoppers, chocolate, a touch of cream, and cooked oats..Im getting excited. Mouth feel is full bodied with a semi dry finish. Flavors of toasted oatmeal, a nice hop bitterness, but a lingering alcohol finish. Might be a little too cold right now. As it warms, the whoppers really come through. Amazing. One of the most unique impy stouts Ive had in a while ....

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demitriustown (1127) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2008
12 oz can via trade with nbutler11. Thanks! Aroma is big on roasted malt, chocolate cake, nutty, and an overall robust Imperial Stout scent. Appearance is pitch black with a really thick tan head that seems to linger around forever. Taste is malt, chcolate, coffee, nutty, roasty, and a bit of caramel. Palate is nicely carbonated on the tongue, sweet on the lips, and the aftertaste has a nice lingering coffee and malt overtone. Overall, Pretty darn good stuff coming from a can. Cheers!


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