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RATINGS: 2228   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
valpoaj (660) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Can courtesy notalush - thanks Brandon! Something made me want to drink this out of the can, but for the purposes of rating properly, it was poured into a glass, and I must say, there’s a certain flair of pouring something this thick from a can...I feel I should be in my garage doing something like this! Anyways, pours black with thin tan head. Aroma does not go too far, but is full of malty and coffee aromas, and can be best described as ’sweet’. Flavor is very good, albeit bordering on too sweet...extremely lactic, full of caramel malt and chocolate, a hint of coffee and some oatmeal. High level of drinkability on this one, and the texture is just about spot on...some creaminess/oiliness, but not overly so. A nice offering!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2008
I likey... I drank this too fast to even sit there and contemplate all of its qualities, which are many. I’ll have to drink more and concentrate next time... yummy. Wait for the write up later.... LOL. But seriously, just like the Old Chub, these beers are just too easy to drink. I remember that it is pitch black, the flavor is a balance between the bitter chocolate coffee espresso and oatmeal stout like creaminess, palate is velvety and finish is dry sweet, just right for me.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells of coffee, roasted malt. Tastes overly sweet with some lactic qualities. I’m not seeing what others are seeing in this I guess.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 23, 2008
poured from 12oz can. Pours a dark dark brown with one of the darkest heads I’ve ever seen. Rich aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and some molasses. Flavor is very, very rich, reminding me of a dense chocolate-espresso lava cake. This was absolutely delicious. Palate is thick and full bodied with almost no carbonation. Notes of roasts, espresso, chocolate, hops, and darkness. Finishes on a deep bitter chocolate/charcoal note that was supremely tasty. Right up there with the top impy stouts I’ve tried.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPALover (63) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Aroma is thick malty with notes of chocolate and some alcohols. Appearance is black/opaque with a nice brown head with nice legs. Flavor is dominated by a heavy chocolate and cocoa flavor. I get licorice taste. Some hot tasting fuols are still preset. Overall this huge impy stout has a very nice overall taste that is very smooth and drinkable. Held back some points due to the remaining hot fusels.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeinDahlem (1359) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2008
That pretty can pours a thick, viscous black into my snifter, producing only a thin, dark brown head despite a vigorous pour. Inviting nose of strong, roasted coffee with bits of chocolate, smoke and sweet whiskey. Flavor is a rounded bitterness with very light sweetness, incredible dry-roasty aromatic backdrop with espresso and that sweetness providing a faint impression of dark chocolate. Touches of smoke and whiskey again. Booze is detectable but fits perfectly well in the overall flavor. Thick mouthfeel and a bit dry. Roasty-bitter aftertaste. Big and interesting slow-sipper.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (11554) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Can from alexsdad06. Poured black color with a moderate to large creamy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Heavy toasted chocolate and coffee malt with a small alcohol aroma. Full body with a creamy texture. Heavy balanced toasted chocolate malt flavor with a heavy dark chocolate bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer. Thanks Brad!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MtStateBeer (84) - Hurricane, West Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2008
12 oz. can. Pours a black color with a frothy brown head, fair lacing. Aroma is heavy roasted malts, caramel, dark chocolate, lots of coffee, and a touch of pine hops. Flavor is sweet dark chocolate, coffee, a bitter hoppy finish, and a touch of alcohol. Full bodied, creamy on the tounge and the coffee sticks with you for a while.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
soyorganic (295) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 Can: Poured almost like oil. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, toffee. Taste: has characteristics found in the aroma but with a smooth stout dryness. Complimented with a small but rich sweet chocolate flavor. This is thick, smooth and dry with a slight alcohol taste. Nice

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2009 This one poured from the can a pitch black color that was completely opaque and as thick as motor oil. A big, foamy coffee head crowns the top that settles slowly and leaves sheets of lacing around the glass. This looks very enticing in the glass. The aroma is nice and roasty with dark chocolate and coffee dominating the nose. There is a hint of creaminess to go with some piney hops in the background also. The flavor is fantastic showing huge amount of dark and bitter sweet chocolate to go with the roasted coffee and bitter hops. Sweet chocolate malt and oatmeal push through to smooth out the bitterness. This one is so smooth it just begs for you to drink more. Full bodied with a thick, viscous mouthfeel, but still smooth on the palate. The finish is long and roasty with the chocolate sweetness left behind. This just an awesome imperial stout in every way and I can’t belive I waited this long to try it. I’ll be drinking more of this for sure. These guys definitely make the best beer in a can.


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