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RATINGS: 2062   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Pours about as dark brown/black as you can get. Very rocky, brown head forms on top. Smell is roasted malt and milk duds. Taste is huge! Very roasted malts, and I mean roasted. Charred might even be a better term. Full, creamy and very velvety on the mouthfeel. This has a close feel as a weak milkshake as you can get. This would be very complimentary to a good dark dessert. Canít get over the amount of roast, chocolate and coffee that is here. Over the top, but good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2008
CAN: Can opens with no carbonation sound at all jet black with red, no dark tan head. various lacing. medium. flavor is thick coffee and even thicker chocolate and roasted barley. Nice finish. By itself itís amazing. Compared to other higher rated stouts (expedition) itís noticably missing a little something, but still very excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Amazing to look at as it pours from the can. Straight motor oil with a chocolate head. Bitter coffee and sweet chocolate in the aroma and flavor. I can see where the Whoppers comparison comes in. Ultra creamy mouthfeel. Large head but soft carbonation. Fantastic 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 wouldíve 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. Itís 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 (3025) - 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 (540) - 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 donít 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.


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