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RATINGS: 2043   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kyzr (1147) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - APR 22, 2008
Can thanks to CaptainCougar. Pitch black pour with nice sized frothy thick brown head. Nose of roasted coffee, malt and a touch of bittersweet chocolate. Flavor is slightly toasted hints of nuts, big with chocolate and a nice espresso finish. Texture is perfect with a nice creamy finish that has a nice touch of hops.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2008
Pours a nice thick black color with a thick dark tan head. Aromas of sweet coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavor is of coffee, sweet roasted malts,chocolate and hints of toffee and vanilla. Great bitter aftertaste. And all this from a can! Awesome! Thanks Brewblackhole!.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2008
Can (12oz). Shared with garthicus, courtesy of blankboy. Pours like motor oil, thick, impenetrable black with a creamy dark brown head (5-). Aroma - burnt treacle, dry wheat, nut oil, hessian, mild peat. Taste - incredibly bitter, thick burnt malt body, long medium alcohol-bitter finish. Thick, slick, astringent and incredibly bitter. Lovely - thanks, Paul!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2652) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 22, 2008
UPDATED: APR 23, 2008 Shared with HogTownHarry, Harrys can (Blankboys can to Harry!), I cannot give enough thanks! Appearance: Used engine oil, whispy brown head, sticks to the sides of the glass almost when swirled. Aroma: Coffee, port, cocao, coconut, malt, turf and peat. Flavour: Wow, like drinking a glass of burning turf, amazing, cream, coffee, bitter, sweet, bitter again! Doesnít quite feel like 9.4% but there is some alcohol there, incredible. Long burning smokey finish. Mmm mmmm mmm Thanks Harry!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (5340) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2008
Tallahassee, Fl. - Liquor Loft, 12 oz can. Pours a jet black motor oil like, with a dark purple tint - dark mocha colored head, medium thickness, faint traces of lace. Aroma of dark chocolate, cold bitter day old coffee. Flavor brings out some dark espresso, bakerís chocolate, fresh potting soil - excellent cold weather sipping brew. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel,almost like a milkshake. Have not had a bad one yet from the Oskar Blues folks.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
legion242 (2142) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2008
Though I am stoked that these guys are comign to Texas and apprecaite what they are doing in regards to canning, I just think it is really counter productive to can an impy stout. That being said, I thought this one was just sorta pedestrian. 4-19-08, thanks to mar.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2008
Can->snifter: Pours a large, rocky, dark brown head that exhibits good lacing on top of a muddy, black body. The aroma is of molasses, caramel, and grain with the hops being floral and the yeast being like horse blanket. The body is full, the texture is thick, and the finish is astringent. The taste is moderately sweet and lightly acidic and bitter, finishing like sour milk. An excellent thick beer; I found it to be great from a snifter, but as well from a can, especially if you wanna feel like youíre slumming it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1354) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2008
True to itís billing, this imperial stout from a can pours like motor oil. Itís thick and viscous. Unusually alarming aromas of sweet fruit, figs, cherries and cinnamon buns. Palate is milkshake-thick, with a hot, medium-length finish. Flavors of coffee, roast, and bitter wood.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2008
Aroma: mm, nice, oily, coffee, LOVELY, liquorice, almonds, sourish, smoky, salty. DAMN good.
Flavour: sourish, sweetish-brackish, malty-roasted, dough, long afterbitterness.
Palate: soft, velvety, big & silky.
Appearance: ridiculously dark brown [i.e. black] w/ brown, superfine foamy head.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2008
poured black and looked as think as motor oil coming from the can. The head builds very nicely and is dark brown, making the beer look reminicent of chocolate mouse. aroma was nice, roasted, big, with some chocolate and coffee. Flavor was much of the same, big chocholate flavors, toffee, coffee, nuts, and a good bitterness coming through. mouthfeel was thick and delicious with soft carbonation. great imperial stout


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