beernbourbon (1510) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This looks scary comming out of the can. Thick, total black with a rich dense brown head. It looks amazing. The scent is chocolate, coffee, sweetness, and malt. Flavor is great, its thick, oily, and chewy. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and a nice subtle hop finish. Great stuff.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can pours thick, and I had to ratchet up the pour to see any head, but what did appear was the brownest head Iíve ever seen. The aroma is roasted and dark chocolate. The flavor is wow, like a dark chocolate malt with some coffee notes to bitter. The hops are there, but with such a massive sweet profile, it only serves as a balancing act. The palate is shake like. Iím tempted to hold the glass upside down to see if it stays in (OK, not really). Awesome.
barleywine1 (11) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My friends and I refer to this as "motor oil." Itís jet black, has a lot of personality, and is full of malty chocolate and hops. Iím almost always in the mood for one of these.
beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This Imperial stout pours black with a nice chocolate brown head. The nose is of roasted malt with hints of dark chocolate. Taste is much of the same. Great roasted malt, full bodied treat. High octane and tasty!!
BroSpud (2019) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can! It seems weird to me that I like this one as much as I do. It was one of my rare can purchases primarily just to add it to my ongoing can collection. But this is good. And looking at the other ratings it seems I am not alone. Iím not rating it as high as alot of other folks because I found it to be a bit too much on the sweet and syrupy side. I donít know, maybe itís the can but I canít seem to bring myself to give it a higher rating than this. Maybe another tasting in the future is in order. Yes. I think it is.
thefrutigers (104) - , Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can: Poured thick and black, with a medium dark brown head. Smells of roasted malt and carmel. Flavor was similar and not overally alcohol with just the right finish. There was a very slight metallic flavor (very slight, but I noticed) Full body mouth feel. Overall, the best can beer I think Iíve ever had...ever!
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2009 12 oz can courtesy of Discount Liquors (Milwaukee, WI). Pours a a pitch black pour, motor oil thickness with decent brown cocoa head that spots and laces well. Aromas are a touch roasted malt, with chocolate, coffee, light vinous and dark fruit qualities, with a touch of warmth. Initial is full bodied, putting some good roast and sweet chocolate and molasses, with bittering hoppiness to a decent extent. Coffee, a good portion of vanilla, and a touch of cream. More bitter and than sweet, roast is moderate, a funny feel on the palate. Ok, a bit dissappointing.
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2009 Can... Poured black with a light, brown head. Dark fruits, malt and warming alcohol on the nose. Thick, syrupy palate. Grains and bready notes with earthy vegetables. Definitely noticeable hops and a clean dry finish.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 1, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Pours jet brown with a foamy head that subsides to a think layer of tan froth. No lie, when you are pouring it into a glass, it really looks like you are pouring motor oil into your glass. The first time I had a can of Ten Fidy, it didnít even pour head.
Aroma: Roasted malts and caramel. Also whiffs of chocolate and dark fruit.
Taste: Dark chocolate, dark fruits, roasted and burnt malts and a bit of hop spiciness.
Mouthfeel: When you watch it pour, you can almost anticipate how thick this can be. Suprisingly it is still thinner than say Abyss, and Darklord. It feels mostly thick but not goopy.
Overall: This beer rocks. It have a nice balance of malts, hops, bitterness and sweetness for the style. You might walk up to a four pack of canned beer and say "no thanks, four beers for $9 - 11.oo." These four beers (if you can) will make for a tasty and fufilling evening of beer drinking.
paiste2002 (186) - Saugus, California, USA - MAR 31, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can, pours black as the night with a huge dark tan head that fell off to a dark tan ring around snifter this black elixir occupies. Aroma is big coffee, chocolate roasted maltiness, very inviting. Flavor is malty, sweet, chocolate, fresh roasted coffee with cream and finishes very nicely with touches of dark chocolate and coffee.
I do feel this one was a little thin for itís gravity, but a very nice imperial stout non-the-less.