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RATINGS: 2390   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 98   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sallad (115) - USA - APR 22, 2009
Black like old motor oil. Not even a twinge of color at the edges when held directly to a 60w bulb. Dark brown head that barely wanted to foam despite a rough, splashing pour. Some dark roasted aromas, but sweet like caramel and toffee. Plenty of coffee and cocoa in there, too. A coating sensation of sharp but creamy dark caramel and the piney fragrance of alcohol. Finishes long and sweet and bitter all at once, with notable alcohol warmth.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2009
Pours out a black color with a thick brown head. aroma is big on malts, coffee, dark fruit, and choco. flavor is rather smooth with a lot of similarities to the aroma with a nice smack of hops in the finish. This can of burnt motor oil is great.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1794) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2009 12 oz. can purchased at Bon Vivant (bottled August 25, 2008). Pours as black as any beer I have ever seen. Looks thick like motor oil. Aroma is port-like; alcoholic with a hint of dark fruit. Flavor is decent. I detect some smoke from the roasted malt. I am tasting some of the dark fruit from the aroma. No taste of alcohol but I do feel the burn. Not my first can of Ten Fidy and I do remember liking this better. Must re-rate when I am certain it is fresh...Re-rate June 30, 2009. Much better this go round. Rich and creamy texture. Big roasted malt flavor. Huge dark chocolate taste. This is the beer I remember. An outstanding Imperial Stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2009
Can. Pours a black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malts, alcohol with quite a bit bitterness. Whoa is this beer thick and pretty good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2009
Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, molasses, dark fruits, and a little bit of some alcohol. Thick palate, kind of sweet at first but the roasted flavors hit you right after that. A decent bitter finish with a nice lingering flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2009
Can. Pours deep black with athin brown head with minimal lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with a bit of candy sugar. Flavor leans towards the sweet side, chocolate with a bit of biter roasted malt, licorise, brown sugar and a touch of espresso. Thick mouthfeel, kind of like a milkshake. Nice stout, very drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pede7 (5) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2009 does not count
Wow. Intense as you might expect. Had this awhile ago so the memory of the flavors eludes me but...the best part was how the waitress accidentally grabbed my glass off the table and then refilled it for free. BONUS! the picture does the head justice; dark as night and thick as a...wait for it...foggy night. one to savor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (1043) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 14, 2009
On tap at Hamiltonís. Pours pitch black and thick with only a thin layer of brownish head. Moderate aroma of roasted malts with bits of medicine-y anise. Strong flavor of espresso that has been slightly burnt. Flavors of dark chocolate follow. The bitterness beats out the sweetness, though it is hard to believe that this measures all the way up to 98 IBUs. I get some booze in the mostly bitter finish. I wonder how this tastes from the can.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - APR 14, 2009
ok i was blown away with this one. pours pitch black and thick like oil. just the littlest tan head around the rim. aroma is tons of chocolate, coffee, rich roasted malts, and toffee. drinks sweet up front with sweet chocolate pushing right through with some creamy toffee and caramel with it also. just a little coffee is tasted and it finishes sweet with a chocolate after taste. fantastic stout, and from a can no less.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2009
Lent is over! Made it. This one was sent via trade by Alldaydrinker! Thanks buddy. Impy stout out of a can! So glad to have finally tried it. Aroma is of burnt caramel. Pours a scary motor-oil black with a brownish-red head that doesnít stick around very long. Achohol presence is makes itself known, and the flavor has a bit of heat to it due to this. Itís big-bodied and has a slightly moderate hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy with a well-balanced amount of carbonation. Good, but I donít think this is worthy of 4ís.


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