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RATINGS: 2236   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2008 Can... Pours like used motor oil with a dark creme head that stands sentenal atop this dark, mysterious beverage. Aroma is roasted chocolate covered cherry nuts. Flavor is slicing chocolate with chunks of maple syrup and a hint of peat smoke. Has a mouthfeel thicker than jello. I would rate the appearance higher if I could. Well balanced, upfront, and unapologetic.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr (15095) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2008
The best thing to come out of a can since Guinness with a widget. Oil can black and thick, smoky and creamy, with chocolate and caramel. Best beer of the night, even if you count the Three Floyds tasting later that evening.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4333) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Black as midnight in color with not too much its darker tan colored head. Smell is dark chocolate, roasted and toasted malts, coffee, oats, and more. Taste is bitter, coffee, chocolate, malts, and goodness. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Poured from a can was a pitch black oil with a good mocha tan head. The color from the can is awesome.Smells of sweet cocoa, malt, and caramel. The mouthfeel is thick smooth and rich. Flavors are very good with solid bitter hops , coffee, and molasses. Great long finish. Killer brew!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2003) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Received via a trade with Beerlando. Poured extremely thick and syrupy into a pint glass, very thin oatmeal colored head. Noticable chocolate and alcohol aroma, but not overpowering. First sip tasted slightly smoky with a coffee aftertaste. Slight taste of alcohol, but in a good way. Will definitely try to get this one again sometime..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 Pours an inky, viscous black ooze into the glass with a dark brown head. Aroma is chocolaty with some coffee notes. This beer is extremely sweet. I dont get a good balance of coffee and roasted grain so much as I get intense chocolate sweetness. Really good beer but overhyped for me

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bilk (16) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Was lucky to find this on tap. 12 oz snifter arrived with a black liquid topped with mahogany colored head. First sip gave a rich chocolate, malt and caramel flavor. A bit of burn in back of throat. Very nice sipping ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2008
My gosh. This is ridiculous. Black beer with some good foam. Strong aroma. The taste wil kick you crazy. Incredibly strong sweet plum and alcohol flavor with a dash of stout malt. Rich, smooth, and deadly. You know its kicking your ass but your cant see it through the fog of all the smoothness. Can you tell by how coherent that just was. Rich sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2400) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Can. Heavy malt aromas of toasted, molasses, coffee and dark bread, moderate hops and yeast aromas of resin and earth, with raisin, charcoal, cola and alcohol. Head is small, creamy, light brown with fair lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is black as tar. Flavor is moderately sweet and lightly acidic to start, then the extra long finish is lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is full bodied, sticky/syrupy and the carbonation is almost flat. It finishes dry and lightly astringent. Drinking this Imperial Stout is like having a carnival in your mouth...in a good way.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4809) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2009 On tap at stone bistro. Pours a deep syrupy black, with dark brown forthy head. The apperance makes my mouth water. Bitter dark choclate, roasted coffee, smoked malt, plums, raisins, cherry, toffee, and hints of vanilla. This is a great dessert beer. The mouth feel is thick and silky, very good!


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