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RATINGS: 2114   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcox90 (1585) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 23, 2008
The daughter unit brought this to me for Father’s Day earning herself some serious brownie points. Apparently this is now available at the liquor store near were she lives in Massachusetts. 12 oz can. Poured a deep,deep brown, almost black, with a small head that was almost as dark as the beer. Nose is dark chocolate & some coffee. Smooth, silky, creamy mouthfeel with very little carbonation. Flavor was chocolate, molasses, brown sugar and a small hop background, all in near perfect balance. This was a wonderful drinking experience.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Can. Aroma has notes of chocolate, coffee, red wine, oats. Black hue with an average sized medium brown head that mostly diminished and left good lace. Flavor is smooth chocolate, coffee, molasses and oats. Finishes bitter. Palate is full bodied and oily smooth. Fantastic brew except for the stupid can. Had to first clean top then clean white carpet after spill. Cans are for macros! Besides that this is a really good Impy with good oat and chocolate tones and a bitter bite. A good one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2008
Can, which is pretty awesome lookin’ I might add. Pours inky black with a dark brown head, really impressive looking as the carbonation rises. Aroma is straight up dark chocolate, not much else. Flavor is again dark, bitter chocolate, with a nice hops bitterness underneath and the alcohol not hiding. Rich and creamy mouthfeel. Enjoyable, if a bit one-dimensional in its chocolatey goodness. I found myself wishing for more present, upfront hop flavors. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thill25 (231) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2008
12 oz can from Redlight Redlight...Let me just say that this was an Imperial Stout kick to the face! Pours Florida swampwater black with a slight dark tan head...HUGE aromas of deep roasted coffee, dark malts, and bitter cocoa. The flavors are, coffee bitter chocolate, smooth malts, and a blend of bitter hops. The beer was velevety smooth with a lasting bitter finish. It was also somewhat thin despite how thick it looked in the glass. Excellent stout..

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Headbanger (3360) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2008
12oz can(courtesy of RSRIZZO)-Pours jet black like motor oil with a small dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and slight vanilla. Taste is of the same with a nice bitterness and dryness on the back end of this full bodied brew. Also, it came across lighter but still balanced. Great Brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Wow this was a menacing oily black pour. So dark that light cannot escape it. Viscous temperment with a lean but frothy hazelnut colored head. While tasting there were whisps of smoky colored "clouds" lurking atop of the murky black of this beautiful brew. Really burnt robust notes coming off to smell as well as a subtle chocolate and vanilla touch. Biting hop blast to taste with a dusty light piney presence and a lingering bittering finish. Considering the pour, the mouthfeel seemed a little lighter than anticipated. Not too much complexity here, but its strength is its simplicity. Wow, this beer is a STOMPER, and has a dangerous drinkability. Very tasty but proceed with caution.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Poured from the can like used motor oil with a dark tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruits. Flavor is roasted malt with chocolate a coffee bitterness in the finish and is leaves you with a dark chocolate taste in your mouth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4828) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Gford217: Poured a deep pitch-black color stout with a huge deep brown color head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of roasted malt with some vinous notes and some sweet notes. Taste is a mix between some vinous notes with some roasted malt and a quite sweet finish. I could not detect much coffee or black chocolate notes that I usually associated with the style. Full body with average carbonation and no discernable alcohol. Interesting sipper but I am not sure what the hype was all about really.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2008
12oz can. Pours pitch black with a tan leather head and small bubbles rushing up the side of the glass, truly a sight to be seen. Nose has some surprising amounts of fruit... some citrus and berry fruits that are mostly dominated by roasts and alcohol. Body follows with some added chocolate covered cherries, loads of cocoa and espresso. A very good brew, but I personally found it lacked the complexity of some others in this category. This is a big boy of a brew, just needs a bit more finesse to be exceptional.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6028) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2008
out of a can, pitch black color with almond colored head, aroma of chocolate and coffee, great flavors of hops, bitter chocolate, espresso, molasses and maple syrup, finish is dry and lasting


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