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RATINGS: 2289   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 98   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Wow. This was good. Had a tap at Three Cellars. Pour was black as night, almost no head. Aroma is mainly roasted malt and a hint of chocolate. I cannot taste the alcohol itís hidden very well. It is very balanced, with mainly the roasted and chocolate notes you would expect from a stout. Yum. It was delicious. I couldnít drink more than two in a session, but I could drink this often.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Holy cow this stuff pours thick. Extremely thick on the palate, almost unpleasantly so. Very chewy. Milkshake is a good comparison. A little one-note as far as iím concerned- chocolate, and very roasty-bitter on the finish. Lacking complexity. Maybe I shouldnít have drank this when I was full.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
I bought this having no idea what it was -- simply something new that I had not rated before. Itís in a can...how good could it be? Imagine my surprise when this stuff pours out indeed looking like motor oil from a diesel truck. No head whatsoever. viscous and opaque. I sip. I canít even taste the alcohol, but the malts are deliciously deep, rich, and smooth. I also canít identify the IBUs -- everything is so nicely balanced. 10 minutes later, Iím buzzing like I just sipped some moonshine. Only then do I realize the wonder of this creation. Call me thoroughly impressed. This is one for winter, to be slipped graciously slow and coddled like a warm and toasty blanket in an ice storm. Try it. You will more than like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
handsomejn (72) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Thick on the palate. Nearly black in color with a frothy dark brown top. The taste is like chocolate oatmeal only chewier. The alcohol is well hidden, warmth and aftertaste of bourbon are the clues.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (9318) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 29, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2009 Re-rate 10/20/09: Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks David C. Black-colored with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, lots of chocolate and coffee. Sweet chocolatey flavor with some nuts, caramel hints, some roastiness, light fruitiness and licorice. Finish is slightly drier. Full-bodied. 7/4/7/4/15=3.7

(11/17/08) Can at Birreria Paradiso in Washington DC. A completely black beer with a big beautiful chocolate brown head. Aroma of espresso, some dark chocolate, burnt malt and hints of alcohol. Bittersweet flavor with some coffee, bitter chocolate, some herbal hints and a bitter finish. A nice thick mouthfeel. A very good Imperial Stout. 7/5/8/4/15=3.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (2106) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Crushed with Jakebra. Can from November. Pours pitch black with a beautiful brown head. Initial aroma of black licorice, definite roast, booze, and a bit of sherry oxidation. Flavor is more black licorice, some burnt caramel, and ash tray. Not as blown away as the first time I tried it. Definitely a bit flawed, but pretty damn good at the same time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Tap. Pour is thick black with a thick head that looks like chocolate milk. Taste is roasty with chocolate and alcohol. Iíd love to try a batch that has been aged for about 7 - 12 months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Draft: Poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was chocolate roasted malts. The flavor was ultra smooth, chocolate, creamy, coffee, and a hint of vanilla. Overall, one of my new favorite stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Pours very black, dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, alcohol, little oats, little dark fruits, little caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Absolutely great to finally try! Thrown in the freezer for a few minutes - perfect temperature. When cracked the can - no carbonation at all, but a bit of the black starts to come up. Poured in a glass - it looks like itís supposed to - motor oil. Pitch black, 100% opaque. Nice sized two cenitmetre tall brown head - absolutely perfect. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, alcohol, whiskey and oak. Full-bodied; Super strong oaky and roasty flavours with coffee and bourbon come out with some vanilla tucked in. Aftertaste is bitter, showing some nuts, cherries and a bit of milk. Overall, a great experience - I saved a lot in the can, just to drink a GOOD imperial stout from a CAN! I really enjoyed this, and if I were ever forced to bring a beer somewhere that bottles werenít permitted - this would be my beer of choice! I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from K&E Beverage in New Paltz, New York on 05-April-2008, sampled at home in Washington on 23-January-2009.

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