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RATINGS: 2002   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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ObsceneOne (32) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2008
So near to perfection it hurts. Pours Black and Flat, Sticks to the glass and smells of coffee nuts chocolate tobacco. On the tongue is it nasty good, Would make you want to hop up on a bad leg and do a good thing. Damn thats good.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2008
Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout ABV: 10.5 % Calories: estimated at 200 C Volume: 12 fl oz can Glass: 4 oz stem goblet Purchased at: Circle Liquor Super Saver Price: 4.25 Consumed at: home sensory first impression: The darkest, murkiest thing Ive seen in a glass. Like oil. The head is thin, but richly colored brown grey and tan. No light penetrates it. The aroma is chocolaty and coffee roasted nuttiness. Just a sip sends you going. What a long and luxurious taste. Affects the whole mouth. Its sweet, menacingly bitter, and malty. Its dark, and wholly, singularly impressive in flavor, color, depth, aftertaste, texture, and presence. One of the best beers Ive ever tasted. Aroma: 9 out of 10 Malt is espresso coffee and dark chocolate liquor. Hops are biting and bitter. Yeast is spongey, large particles, and clayey. Other flavors include: almonds, roasted notes, smokiness, and oak. Visuals: 5 out of 5 Color is pitch black. Liquid is completely opaque. Head and lace are: thin, but well colored. The weight of this beer must be hard to behold in lace. Taste: 10 out of 10 chocolate and coffee malts, sweet in the background, a bit cloying, hoppy and bitter with a sour finish. Well balanced. Palate: 5 out of 5 Body is heavy. Mouthfeel is all areas active. Texture is oily and luscious. Carbonation is minimal. Finish is long and complicated. Overall experience: 19 out of 20. I liked everything about this beer. Its an amazing example of the style.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2008
Can - pours black/deep brown with dark brown highlights and a very tight cocoa colored head that dissolves leaving a nice skim of fine bubbles across the surface. Aroma of burnt sugar, espresso & cocoa. Flavor is similar malty with touches of vanilla, cocoa and roasted malt. Nice hop bitterness tucked in near the back that finishes with an espresso & bittersweet chocolate note. Medium-heavy palate w/ silky mouthfeel but a touch lighter than many impy stouts .

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOMeal (1090) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2008
12oz can courtesy of Sparky27. This pours a dark brown with a beautiful, thin brown head that dissipated very quickly. Smell is of espresso and roasty malt. Taste is of cocoa powder, oats and coffee. Very tasty. Mouthfeel is thick and chewy with only a slight chalkiness. Slight bitter finish. Liked this Impy a lot.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Defreni (2325) - Husum, DENMARK - APR 25, 2008
Dse: Kulsort l der fylder glasset p en yderst indbydende mde. En anelse frugt i duften, men den kraftige brndte smag trder ikke frem i den. Fantastisk l, virkelig en stunner.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
toddkrem (92) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 25, 2008
Pitch black with brown head. Tastes roasty with a good balance of bitterness and sweetness. Not too sweet like Exhebition Stout. Overall very good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2008
Can. Known more appropriately as the beer that may kill me. Im drinking a ton of this stuff. Normally Id not put this much imperial stout down my throat on a regular basis, but for some reason I cant stop drinking these. Pours pretty much black with a very uneven and rocky brown head. Aroma is full of chocolate and malt with a fair amount of roastiness. Flavor has hints of coffee, tons of cocoa, chocolate, and roasted malt flavors. Finish packs a nice bitter punch and an alcohol warmth. A fairly creamy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation coming through in the end. I love it.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2008
Maybe it is just that I have not had a good Imperial Stout in a long time, or maybe it is the nostalgia that I feel when seeing the inky blackness of this stuff escaping the orifice of a metal can. A sight that conjures for me, memories of my dad pouring motor oil out of a can into one of our cars during the frequent home oil changes of my childhood. Regardless, this is a fine beer. Certainly this is one of the finest looking beers I have ever seen. The head is gorgeous and the absolutely opacity adds to the eye-candy. The flavor and aroma are almost perfect, the flavor more so than the aroma. The palate is a tad light for the style, but IMO this just lends to the stunningly drinkability of this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2008
This was a good imperial stout, and by far the most drinkable one I can remember ever having. Thanks to SurlySober for bringing some cans back from VA in his wooden leg. As he surmised, if you were going to drink an imperial stout every day, this would be the one to have. Id add that if you were looking for an imperial stout that got close to "sessionable," this would be it. Appearance was black and thick with a minimal tan head. Aroma was surprisingly floral to me; in addition to the usual aromas for this style (roastiness, coffee, etc) I got something that approached lavender. Flavor was hoppy and roasty and good, but not all that unusual - chalk this criticism up to how much Ive heard about this beer prior to having. Mouthfeel was smooth and slick but a bit flat. This is a really nice and drinkable beer. I would highly recommend it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - APR 22, 2008
Can thanks to CaptainCougar. Pitch black pour with nice sized frothy thick brown head. Nose of roasted coffee, malt and a touch of bittersweet chocolate. Flavor is slightly toasted hints of nuts, big with chocolate and a nice espresso finish. Texture is perfect with a nice creamy finish that has a nice touch of hops.


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