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RATINGS: 2214   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Pitch black body with a thick finger of dark tan head with nice retention. Nice spotty lacing. Very roasty, chocolate aroma. Bitter roasty malt notes, slight coffee and chocolate underneath and a powerfully bitter finish. Very nice beer (from a can!) Big time palate buster.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
darkguardian (726) - Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2008
12oz can. Pours a deep black with a rich chocolate head. Nose has some serious coffee and chocolate and a little smoke. This is a huge beer with a massive flavor profile. Some light coffee up front but not roasty, only very light coffee bean notes, gives way to a rich super smooth almost silky chocolate finish with hints of vanilla and oak and a nice oatiness. Low bitterness but this is definitely a sipper. Alcohol such as it is being fairly well hidden the mouthfeel keeps it firmly in the sipping category.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2008
Thanks BOLTZ7555 for the awesome trade. First of all, I love the fact that a great Imperial Stout comes out of a can...fantastic. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate, and a little coffee. Heavy chocolate flavor as well, little bit of bitterness at the end. Alcohol is evident, but it is very good. I might have to try some of their other stuff.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2008
Another outstanding selection from what is quickly becoming one of my favorite brewers. Low carbonation, pours a opaque black with a dark tan mild head. Nice nose of alcohol, with some roasted malts evident as well, but actually fairly mild. The taste is jam packed with rich chocolatey and coffee like flavors, with some nice spice undertones. Hides the alcohol, but has a nice warming effect. Toasted malts are also evident. Very complex, but well-balanced.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sbybeerguy (2) - California, USA - OCT 4, 2008 does not count
lucky enough to have it on tap at beachwood bbq in seal beach, california. being a big stout lover, i was anxious to give this one a whirl. a beautiful, thick almost black liquid with a slight caramelized head. aroma was wonderful with a lot going on. alcohol was present but not overwhelming (like avery’s mephistopholes). beautiful notes of coffee and chocolate. one of the best imperial stouts i’ve had....

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilovedarkbeer (2379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Can courtesy of BMan1113VR.. Pours slowly like thick motor oil that forms a black body with a reddish dark brown head. Nose is like my old humidor. Cedar and tobacco with some booze. Some of my favorite scents. Even when you swirl the body makes a sticky brown residue that creeps down the glass. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and seems to thicken up as it warms. Tastes like dark chocolate, java, and malted milk. Pretty dang good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle from Liquor max. An inky, thick pour, with a small, dark brown head. Completely black body. Alcohol legs, and some odd, spotty, complete lacing. Aroma is a bit weak, with alcohol, malt, light smoke and cedar and a bit roasty. Taste is malty, and roasty, a bit of rochefort, caramel and coffee. I find it a bit thin like all Oskar Blues beers. There is also a choclate milkshake/malt taste when it warms aswell, alcohol evident. Light carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (14388) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2008
Can. Nice brown head with good duration. Color is pitch black. Aroma and taste are rich with roast malt, coffee, chocolate and some hops.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2008
355 ml can at Ørsted Ølbar, Copenhagen. Black color, lovely brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate - all the good stuff! The flavor is chocolate and coffee, but also hops and burned malt. Fantastic mouthfeel. Balanced and complex.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2008
I have had this beer exactly one time before which was on tap at the brewpub. This is straight from the new can which is mostly black and silver, Raiders colors, not fucking cool…. The beer really looks like oil pouring from the can. The head was dark brown and the beer was obviously pitch black. The smell is excellent, roasty dark chocolates maybe a coffee bean as well and powdered cocoa. The taste is very nice, oaty for some reason, burnt, the smell is the best part. This stuff is definitely strong but i can not get over how good it smells. Buy this when you see it. Serving type: can Reviewed on: 10-11-2007 15:41:43


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