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RATINGS: 2254   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2008
12 oz can pour black aroma of roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt, bitter hops, andbitter chocolate. Whew, thick and good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Pours an extremely dark black from 12 oz can, forming dark brown head of foam. Aroma dark chocolates, deep roasted malts, hops and raw expresso beans. Flavour of much of the same, ABV well hidden in sweetness and bitter balance, the beer is very smooth, very quaffable. Would be drank in big quantities on tap, in the presence of of good friends and family. Superb beer, simply superb beer! Thanks DrBayern (Yo Matt!), for the complimentary can of beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 28, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2008 12oz can,courtesy of Swolf3. Extremeley dark pour, dark brown head. Malty aroma. Nice roasty flavor, not bad. EDIT: had this again and it was fantastic.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (665) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 28, 2008
The can pours impenetrable dark chocolate color with about an inch of slightly orange hued, tan froth; settling after about a minute. Extremely thick, it poured pretty much straight down, no arch. Smells of a bit of alcohol, and sort of like someone threw cocoa beans on a camp fire. It tastes like someone melted a bar of bittersweet chocolate, and that’s delicious by me. Served cold, dangerously drinkable. As it warms, I feel like the carb can’t quite hold it up, but don’t be afraid. I think the sweet and bitter are very well balanced considering the "size" of this brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (8320) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2008
Had this at the Orsted cafe/bar, Kobenhaven 13-09-08 Poured very, very dark actually lets not bat about the bush its black with a brown head Quite bitter in the mouth and yet also rather creamy, some nice nuttiness to this, very likeable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Haslinger (873) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2008
12 ounce can courtesy of Zinister. Thanks. Pours is so dark. Black is the right word. This beer smells incredible. The taste is very smooth and it tastes like you have almost a solid in your mouth this one is so thick. Very chocolatey and malty. This is is a great beer. I would buy this again soon. I cannot believe this is 98 IBUS

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
valpoaj (663) - 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 (6355) - 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.


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