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RATINGS: 2049   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Found this at a little beer store in Annapolis - a few cases of it tucked under a shelving unit at the back of the store! Poured dark black, not even a hint of brown or red, but a rich brown head. Aroma was hoppy, sweet, woody, chocolate, anise. Mostly thick body (a little thinner than the flavor would’ve suggested), but still a very hearty drin with plenty of malty chocolate and a bit of coffee with a woody hoppy and somewhat dry finish. It’s great that they put this in a can.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Desert or breakfast even. Smells dark and oaty with the usualu coffee and coco. The head rises out of the body slowly but assertivly. 10w50 is about right goes down smooth with great body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Pours dark black with brown head. Strong burnt malt aroma. Flavors of burnt malts and coffee. Alcohol comes through slightly and gets a little stronger as it warms. Full body with minimal carbonation and a thick mouthfeel. A well done impy stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeSammy (537) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2008
aroma is chocolate and dark fruits.. Dates, prunes, raisins. Pitxh vlack with an amazing brown head, serious fingers. Not too thick on the palate. Flavor is loaded with chocolate, bitter, sweet, some coffee. AND it comes in a can. Warming dark fruit/alcohol finish. Lightly carbonated.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gabrielsyme (66) - Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Wow, this beer is intense. Pours very thick dark brown/block with chocolate brown head. It tastes almost like a cafe mocha at first, getting more bitter as the beer warms. The alcohol is differently hidden well in the taste (although i definately felt it), and i don’t get as strong a roasted malt taste as i do with other stouts.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2008 Can. Jet black, big thick tan head, and a bit of nice cascading after the pour. Espresso and booze on the nose. Straight ahead flavor for an Imperial Stout with well balanced coffee, cocoa powder, and dark chocolate up front and a warm, boozy finish. (note: on rerating a can with some age on it, the boozy finish is noticibly muted). Not the most complex example of this style, but it picked up more character with warmth. Good, solid beer, and upon rerating a slightly aged can, this one really improves with some time. Definitely would buy again and wait awhile to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarc (47) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Can - Warm roasted aroma. It pours black as tar. Thick with minimal brown head. The flavor is bitter-smooth a good balance of hops against a malt and mocha. As my first Imperial Stout it was quite good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2009 (USA) Beer courtesy of AFI96, Thx Waylo. Color is black as night with med brown head. The aroma is of malty chocolate, vanilla, and some hoppy notes. And the taste is thick with a pine needle bitterness, dark fruit and a sweet mocha mouthfeel. Really good stuff from a can, The beer gets better as it warms up !!! Great job Oskar Blues.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2008
(Canned) Extremely black with a small, but lasting, brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee, salty licorice, no alcohol. Very smooth, very licoricey, very coffee-malty flavor with milky sourness, but not much burnedness. Medium to full-bodied, moderately bitter palate with soft carbonation. A very smooth and balanced Impy with no alcohol flavor and the blackest color possible.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Can thanks to Beercellar. Holy S@#T, I cant believe this just came out of a can!!! Beautiful black pour with chocolatey brown head, which sticks around quite a while. Big coffee and chocolate on the nose. Flavor is the same with a good roastiness and some awsome piney hop bitterness. This ranks up there with some of my favorite impy stouts.


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