yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ten FIDY is a pitch black ale with a dense, caramel brown head that has excellent retention and really makes a mess of the glass. It has a resiny, roasty, chocolate-licorice aroma. It smells a touch sweet like molasses. It is heavy and smooth. The finish is clean and very dry. It tastes very roasted, like medium roast coffee, but it doesn’t get too astringent. Once again, there are notes of chocolate and licorice. It is well balanced and action packed. The aftertaste is like sweet resin. It’s a formidable beer.
trevor211 (1479) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful pour - black (even while pouring) with a burnt mocha head. Big roasty aroma, with toasted marshmallows, black coffee, and bitter chocolate. They’re absolutely right about the Whoppers. This is a big, thick brew! Flavors are more dry than sweet, with cacao, roasted coffee and burnt caramel covering a bit of molasses. Almost thick enough to chew. Very, very smooth and entirely enjoyable. MAN am I impressed with Oskar Blues!
allfreej (554) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 15, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at The Big Hunt, Washington, DC. I might have rated it lower from a can, but on tap, this stuff is dynamite! Pours black, with a dense brown head. Thick lace that hardens into a crust. Appearance of burnt motor oil. Nose is huge--coffee, chocolate, smoke. Falvor is malt, chocolate, coffee, smoke, malted milk balls, earth, alcohol, unbelievably complex. Thick, viscous, sweet, fillinf, shifting hues of flavor, over-the-top strong. I couldn’t have survived more than one pint of this stuff!
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can. Deep black body with a thick, lingering, chocolate colored head. Chocolate and roasted malt aroma with coffee and alcohol notes as well. Cocoa chocolate flavor with a bit of a roasted coffee flavor and a tingling finish of alcohol and aluminum (from the can). A delicious, surprisingly smooth chocolate stout.
SDalkoholic (2274) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from South Bay Drugs: Such the most blackest stout I have witnessed in a long time. Creates a huge abruption of violent dark brown colored head while a sweet and strong dark chocolate fills the aroma occupies my area. There are instant flavors of tartness which then leads to a sweet blend of chocolate and roasted down black malts. The drink is easily consumed but lacks a more fuller and creamier palate but I’m overly surprised that this imperial stout came from a can.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can, thanks to Alaskanwarren for this one. Opened for our "Reeser Got Married" tasting. Oily black, deep red-tan head. Bright salty licorice and sea air nose. Oily chocolate and cocoa powder flavor, intense and demanding. Ultra thick, full mouthfeel, giving that gorgeous melting chocolate sensation. Full, but without too much sticky. A pleasant Imp all around, but the mouthfeel--that’s truly fine. Thanks Brian!
nickd717 (3782) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2009 Can at City Beer Store in SF. A good beer but definitely not a standout for the style. Black color, dark brown head. One of the darkest heads I’ve seen in a beer. Aroma was roasted malt, coffee, and some hop bitterness. Flavor was more of the same, maybe a hint of dark fruit, bitter cocoa, and slight metallic notes. Smooth on the palate. Alcohol noticeable but not too much for the ABV.
Coltrane (108) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2009 Incredibly drinkable Imperial stout with a fair amount of roasted notes that are more coffee than chocolatey. Super smooth mouthfeel, almost shockingly so.
My favorite ’readily’ available imperial. Maybe just my favorite in general.
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So i had this for breakfast at the foodery in philly the other day and it was excellent. Great way to start the day, with a very thick chocolatey stout that had its fair share of hops and some coffee alongside. Best thing to come out of a can that ive had in a while.
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - FEB 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste 2/9 Can. Looks: Dark and opaque w/tan head. Aroma: Nice mild dark fruit with the roasted and toasted malt bitter coffee and chocolate. Taste: To style, nothing off and nothing fabulous. Good and smooth. Seems to have a freshness. Quite drinkable with little alcohol taste.