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RATINGS: 2048   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.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
legion242 (2160) - 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 you’re slumming it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1359) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2008
True to it’s billing, this imperial stout from a can pours like motor oil. It’s 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

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Can, courtesy beastiefan2k. Not a great start to drinking this beer, as my white shirt got sprayed with a black-as-night imperial stout upon cracking open the can. Oh well. Pours as black as mentioned, with wet lacing, and a bubbly, well-carbonated head. Smoky aroma and roasted coffee. Toffee, too. Chocolate is rich and tells me that this is going to be delicious. Roasted, thick, juicy, chewy malts. Yummy. Big on smoke and coffee. And a delightful, well-balanced hoppy aftertaste. Drinking this beer is like chewing on braids of caramel and taffy. Roasted finish stays in the mouth for hours, maybe days. Very good, and way too drinkable, too. Awesome!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2008
Big shout-out to jrob_21 for this can. Pours black with a medium brown head dissipating to a ring within 20 minutes. Aroma of fudgey chocolate, oatmeal, toffee, butterscotch and a huge dose of planty pine hops. Aside from the hops (which I’d prefer to fade) the maltiness on the nose has me pretty psyched. Fudgey flavor is there, along with a bit of acidic coffee astringency, caramel, dirt, leaves, bitter tobacco-y earthy hops, noticable oats too. Finishes with an initially nice nutty flavor which gets quickly taken over with burnt pine and an ashy aftertaste. Thick and creamy texture, but not viscous really, medium carbonation. There’s some sort of clash between dense fudgey malts and astringency here. Still though, this beer’s very pleasant in the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bp (785) - Queens, New York, USA - APR 19, 2008
Can: pours a thick, sludgy, motor oil looking black with a nice thick, tan head, aroma of roasted malts and coffee, taste is malty with notes of coffee and chocolate, just the lightest hint of some hops as well, very smooth beer. I will certainly look to pick this beer up again!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2008
Can thanks to Sparky27. Pours a pitch black with nice dark tan head. Laces the glass as you drink it. Smells like chocolate oatmeal, coffee, and some wonderfully roasted malts. Has a creamy heavy mouthfeel. I should be using a straw to drink this syrup. Tastes of dark chocolate, some alcohol, and has a hop finish. Yummy brew. If only all canned beers tastes like this one I’d buy cans all the time!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2008
Darkness. Rich chocolate brown, ultra-dense 2" cream head. Outstanding looking. Aroma mildly of chocolate and cocoa with a fairly significant amount of PNW hops and some tinniness. Deep chocolate and cocoa flavor, but the PNW hopping interferes. I still do not understand the appeal of these highly hopped stouts as the hops interferce with the deeper malts. Perhaps this will improve over time as the hops mellow. As is, the hops and roast grate against each other as two diametrically opposed forces, and there is otherwise a lack of complexity and malt development.


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